Since my wife does not have a work visa, she’s moved here to TN from Taipei since last year and is bored out of her mind… so my wife jumped at the excuse to keep herself busy when one of her friends asked her to buy ‘stuff’ (read name brands) for them and then send them over to Taiwan for them as a number of businesses here will only send to a US address. From there, other friends followed. Uggh.
Although we get reimbursed, I didn’t like the arrangement as we had to spend our own money first and some of the items that these people want to buy are not cheap. Not to mention that we’re on the hook for any shipping problems (despite telling her friends that we will not be responsible after sending the items by post) if anything should happen as we were the sender on record.
Any way, I’d like to know what kind of problems would occur if we started (we haven’t yet and I am anticipating that it wouldn’t be long) shipping computers (ie. iPAD). I know that if you ship any computer to Canada, there are a whole bunch of forms to fill out for customs and you have to pay duty and possibly HST (GST and PST).