May 18, 2016

Receiving Gift in Ecuador VIA DHL Shocker!

A kind follower sent us a gift and when we went to the DHL Office to pick it up, boy we're we in for a shock. 
                          
We're an Expat Family of Five, Living Frugal, Healthy and Happy Abroad. We live in Cuenca, Ecuador and travel the Ecuador coast whenever we get a chance. We just adventured throughout the country of Panama for five weeks! Come along and enjoy some of our experiences with us!

4 comments:

  1. That's unbelievable Frank! How much of that is taxes? And was any of that cost charged by DHL? Good thing I decided not to DHL you the 55 inch 4K tv I was going to send you as a gift. LOL

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  2. Frank, thank you for sharing this video about having to pay such a huge amount of tax in order to pick up a package at DHL. I've heard and read so many comments about the difficulties related to receiving packages in Ecuador, but this really helps make it very clear!

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  3. Import tax and tariffs. You sounded surprised. Why?

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  4. Are you sure the Customs duty tariff was classified properly? Here in Belize, this is frequently the problem. Looks like Ecuador Customs tariff for hard drives is only 10%.

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