Need help with Mumbai Foreign Post Office

Discussion in 'Consumer Feedback' started by prabs, May 18, 2016.

  1. prabs

    prabs Well-Known Member
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    I ordered a Mi Gamepad and 90 Degree stereo cable from Gearbest both combined with gearbest's tracking cost and insurance was around 1.9K

    The last update on 2016-05-16 15:47 stated -
    "India, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner"

    There has been no update ever since. Please advice.
     
  2. adder

    adder Well-Known Member
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    Just wait for a week do not go there or call them.
    If the value is less then 2k,there should be no customs period.
     
  3. OP
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    prabs

    prabs Well-Known Member
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    Okay so wait till next Monday, right?
     
  4. OP
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    prabs

    prabs Well-Known Member
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    @adder - There's absolutely no update and I spoke to the post man who has got absolutely no clue. He only said that if it reaches him, he will deliver.
     
  5. adder

    adder Well-Known Member
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    Like i said it takes about a week for it to be released by customs.Post man rightly said he has no clue.
     
  6. OP
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    prabs

    prabs Well-Known Member
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    I called up the Foreign Post Office. The person said the box will be opened, the contents evaluated and accordingly I will be charged. They asked me to wait for a few days. I seriously hope they don't charge me too much or damage the goods.
     
  7. Lord Nemesis

    Lord Nemesis Overlord of the Universe
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    I ordered a couple of ORICO hot swap HDD bays from aliexpress recently with total cost $28. Parcel sent via china post on 2nd May, reached Calcutta on 9/10th, sent to Mumbai customs by 11th, cleared by 14th and delivered to my place on 16th. So, total 3 days spent at Mumbai customs and yeah, no customs levied.
     
  8. OP
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    prabs

    prabs Well-Known Member
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    - Not sure if gloating :cry:

    Update -

    2016-05-20 13:49
    India, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Return item from customs (Inb), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
    2016-05-20 13:49
    India, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE, Retention reason : Articles importation subject to restrictions import- license
    2016-05-16 15:47
    India, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Record item customs information (Inb), Air, MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE, Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner

    There is no mention of charge, will I be charged? :fearscream:
     
  9. Lord Nemesis

    Lord Nemesis Overlord of the Universe
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    Huh, what gloating? I tried to give you a reference of what to expect based on my recent experience.

    In any case below line means you should get ready to pay custom duty.

    You can expect duties around Rs 500 ~ 600

    A ballpark estimate as calculated on dutycalculator.com

     
    #9 Lord Nemesis, May 21, 2016
    Last edited: May 21, 2016
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    prabs

    prabs Well-Known Member
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    I was only kidding mate.

    Ridiculously with that additional charge I will end up paying more than the lowest price on eBay for it. What is odd about the eBay controllers is they don't include batteries which is strange considering Xiaomi ships with 2 AA batteries.

    Any chance of appealing to lower the charge if levied?
     
  11. Allywarrior

    Allywarrior New Member
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    I ordered supplements online close to $150 in value including shipping & Handling cost. Now since 6th March I am checking it on Indian postal service below is what update I am getting

    Date Time Country Location Event Type Mail Category Next Office Extra Information
    17/03/2017 12:39:57 India MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE Record item customs information (Inb) Air MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE Retention Reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner
    14/03/2017 10:48:18 India DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE Transfer from office of exchange (Inb) Air MUMBAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE
    11/03/2017 10:56:48 India DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE Receive item at office of exchange (Inb) Air DELHI FOREIGN POST OFFICE
    07/03/2017 22:00:00 Sweden LONDON Send item abroad (EDI-received) Air DELHI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
    07/03/2017 09:51:00 Sweden Insert item into bag (Otb) Air DELHI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE
    07/03/2017 07:44:00 Sweden Receive item from customer (Otb) Air DELHI EMS SPEED POST CENTRE


    How will the customs hold this and how much duty will I have to pay on food supplements ?
     
  12. rkkaranrk

    rkkaranrk Well-Known Member
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    All the shipments since March 17 are stuck as imports are on hold for some security reason, Also the last update shows as waiting presentation so wait for the next update it can take upto 15 days.
     
  13. chetansha

    chetansha Well-Known Member
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    Even containers are held up
     
  14. rkkaranrk

    rkkaranrk Well-Known Member
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    Imports does means everything, containers bags parcel ship plain anything which enter into Indian port from any route are closed since 17th till further notice.
     
  15. vivek.krishnan

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  16. chetansha

    chetansha Well-Known Member
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    [​IMG]
    This is the circular recd
     
  17. Allywarrior

    Allywarrior New Member
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    But my parcel came on 11th to India so it should not be on hold for that long.
     
  18. 6pack

    6pack Well-Known Member
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    GST is from April 1st. Why would they stop one month in advance? Are the GST rates even finalised? I thought the Parliament is still discussing about it for months.
     
  19. skoka123

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  20. ujar

    ujar New Member
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    After so many years I'm back on this forum.
    However, mine's also stating "Record item customs information (Inb),Air,CED KOLKATA,Retention reason : Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner".
    Does anyone have any update yet? It's showing from 1/04/17
     
    #20 ujar, Apr 5, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2017

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