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How to order From Japan and have it shipped here
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It all started when I saw this Fuck “Goyard” bag by Undercoverism.
FUCK by Undercoverism
FUCK by Undercoverism

I just had to have it and went to the Japanese version of Johnny Air Cargo to look for it. You register at this site, search for any item popular in Japan (anything from Comme des Garçons to yakiniku grills), pay for it, and From Japan will ship it to your country at a minimal cost.
They’re so fast. After less than a week I received my notice of receipt from the EMS claims at Philpost.
I sent my driver to Pasay with the signed claim card, my ID plus Php 3,000 (wild guess on my part) and hoped for the best.
After five hours he came back empty handed, except for these two papers

FUCK by Undercoverism

An official print out from Japan and a scribble from the Philippine post office said I was being charged PHp 7,577 for a bag that cost ¥41,895 including shipping.
Luckily Commissioner of Customs @ruffybiazon is just a tweet away and I asked his opinion.
He was surprised that I received an unofficial scribble from the post office and said I should get an official form and receipt.
As for the taxes, I was in doubt, but found this useful online calculator at this site and came up with this rough estimate

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I decided to swallow the cost and send my driver back with Php 8,000 and the papers. Three hours later he came back with this box and some change.

FUCK by Undercoverism

Inside, my gorgeous Fuck “Goyard” bag

FUCK by Undercoverism
FUCK by Undercoverism

I also got an official receipt. So all is well.
Here are the sites you need to know:
To order from Japan and have them shipped safely and fast, go to: http://www.fromjapan.co.jp/.
To calculate how much tax you can expect to pay here, go to this blog.
To see the Undercoverism collection, click here.

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Youdontgetmyemailyoufatbasher

I can’t believe your post about Ashley Rickards gaining weight! I saw that you closed comments for that paticular blog post, so I can only assume that it was because you recieved some kind of drastic backlash? Are you surprised. I think you should apologize. I am horrified by your post, and as someone whose best friend nearly died of an eating disorder, I think you have no idea what you have done. I am so angry…how could you do that?

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CVS Reply:

dont take it personally. it’s just my opinion. it’s just a show.

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Great bag! Thanks for the helpful links, Miss C. 🙂

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Mas mura dito 
http://zozo.jp/shop/undercover/goods.html?gid=1460181&did=&cid=12683

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CVS Reply:

I bought it there

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gonna buy one ^^

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If you know someone in Japan you can just ask them to buy things for you and it is tax free however it will take 23 days for the delivery.

http://balikbayanbox.jp/ 

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Jepjep Dee

so totoo pala yung Tax na yan. akala ko kotong lang ng mga taga Philpost. Had the same experience. Last December 2011, a friend from Portland, OR send me a Calvin Klein wallet and a DVD as a gift. After ilang days, I received a voucher/notice of receipt from Philpost. Dahil excited, punta agad sa Philpost. Pay 44.00 to get the package nga. Akala ko ibibigay na lang nila agad. Inoopen pa pala nila. Then nung chineck nung taga Philpost, tinawag nya yung babae na nasa table na boss yata nila tapos may pagcompute ang matanda. Maya maya binigay nya… Read more »

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The same thing happened with me at Philpost Makati. I ordered t-shirts from the US. Ganoon din ang tanong sa akin, kung personal use only, at saka siguro hindi naman mukhang mamahalin ang in-order ko. Slashed din ang amount due from the original computation. She was a kind lady sitting behind a wooden desk. Anyhow, either naawa lang ba siya or overstated ang computation, I don’t know. It made me vow to go back to Johnny Air for online shopping shipments. Tigilan na ang surface-surface mail na ‘yan. LOL

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Butch

So even if an item is sent as a gift it will still be taxed? That happened to me before, my friend sent me a bag from the States which she clearly defined on the package as a gift. But the customs guy wanted to charge me around P10k. He didn’t even know the actual value of the bag, so he just pulled a random amount from the top of his head and based his computation on that. I was so mad, I cried right there. In the end he whispered to me to just give him P2500 “pang Christmas… Read more »

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I experienced something like this a few years ago too. Me and a couple of friends bought magazines from Amazon Japan and had it shipped here by EMS. On my rough estimate, I knew I had pay around 700php (for a magazine that priced around 250-300php) including the shipping as I have split the shipping charges with my friends. When the package arrived, one of my friends were given the notice that she had to claim it at the Customs office and was charged an additional of 3000php to claim our magazines and I had to pay something around 1500php… Read more »

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omnesia

Sadly that scribble is really accurate–though they really do need to quote you on an official form. But yes, the computation is tortuous. So useless to complain to Ruffy Biazon about that. But what I’d tweet and suggest to him is a unilateral taxation system for goods ordered online and shipped to the Phils – if you check the Customs website for the different tax rates, it’s so complex. It would be appropriate for industrial or commercial orders, but I think for consumer orders we should just pay one flat rate, similar to a VAT or like in Singapore.

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Nice bag but the custom duties is like equal to a new bag 🙁

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you got the best color.

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Ida

Love the bag. 🙂 Speechless at the tax amount though. I wonder if it would’ve been better/cost less to have the Japanese merchant ship it to Johnny Air Cargo’s address in the USA, then Johnny Air it to Manila?

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CVS Reply:

thought about it too

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Whooaaa thank you Ms. C. You recommended that cargo nga way back last year. I ordered from Tokidoki and I was shocked about the total customs fee I had to pay. 🙁 But this tool is more helpful now to me. Hopefully I get to order more online hehe. 🙂

I will follow Ruffy Biazon now … and oh …the bag looks awesome! 🙂

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Missbeautifuldizaster

Hello Ms CVS,  I have a question. Is it true that whatever you buy at a dutyfree shop overseas you get to pay 10% tax for it when you arrive in the Philippines? Its just that the manong was trying to stop us from getting out of the airport asking about the branded shopping bag we were carrying. Clearly the amount was ridiculous because he was trying to tell us in hushed tone and he was telling us to try and do it secretly when we pay. We didnt ofcourse. Well, not to the amount he asked for anyway.  [Reply]CVS… Read more »

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I can’t be entirely sure, but I don’t think that’s true. You’re allowed nga to bring $350 worth of goods tax free into the country. So having you pay 10% on goods you purchased duty-free would contradict that rule.

If I were you I would’ve gotten the name of the customs agent and reported him.

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it’s mens, love it

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CVS Reply:

yes

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Nice…

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Nice…

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