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[Aliexpress] Umidigi A5 Pro smartphone ~$120

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gershon21 wrote: I chose DHL because it's been practically next-day delivery in my experience. Anyone have a DHL order ship yet?
Maybe next day, but they tend to rack on huge "service/brokerage/whatever else they feel like" charges on to their deliveries.
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gershon21 wrote: I chose DHL because it's been practically next-day delivery in my experience. Anyone have a DHL order ship yet?
I received the email for my DHL shipment. It hasn't shipped yet, waiting to be picked up.
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Spawk1028 wrote: Maybe next day, but they tend to rack on huge "service/brokerage/whatever else they feel like" charges on to their deliveries.
Brokerage and taxes should be around $30. If I weren't in a hurry for a phone I probably would have went with CP.
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Spawk1028 wrote: Maybe next day, but they tend to rack on huge "service/brokerage/whatever else they feel like" charges on to their deliveries.
No, you are confusing DHL with UPS, DHL brokerage is fixed to $14 + taxes, whatever extras is actually exact customs/taxes based on the declared package value and contents. Additionally, DHL would actually allow you to clear the customs yourself if you feel like at no extra cost: how-save-14-95-dhl-fees-self-clearing-packages-2076527/
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Zoughi1 wrote: Brokerage and taxes should be around $30. If I weren't in a hurry for a phone I probably would have went with CP.
CP brokerage is actually $10, a $130 package would most likely be brokered and taxed by CP if the seller declares its real value.
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aasoror wrote: CP brokerage is actually $10, a $130 package would most likely be brokered and taxed by CP if the seller declares its real value.
Yes that's why I wrote brokerage and taxes. $10 brokerage and $20 HST.
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Zoughi1 wrote: Yes that's why I wrote brokerage and taxes. $10 brokerage and $20 HST.
I meant to point out that CP brokerage is just $5 less than DHL (which kind of pays for itself given how short the transit will be in comparison), rest of the charges should be the same (assuming proper declaration). People are usually unjustifiably intimidated by DHL (when the real horror stories are always UPS related).
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I thought Lots of ppl choose CP to bet on hit or miss duties and tax.
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Roy2004 wrote: I thought Lots of ppl choose CP to bet on hit or miss duties and tax.
Only on low-value items, CP usually doesn't broker items where the brokerage fee ($10) will exceed the actual customs/taxes on the item, that's the reason many overseas sellers will declare lower values on their packages and send it via CP in the hope they get away with $0 brokerage (while DHL will still charge $15 brokerage on a package declared as "$5 toy").

So if the seller declares the phone as "$120 phone", you have 100% chance of "$15 + $15 (13% taxes)" charges from DHL at the door, and 90% chance of "$10+ $15" charged from CP.
yet, if the seller declares the phone as a "$20 mini-speaker", you have 100% chance of "$15 + $2.6" charged from DHL and next to 0% chance of "$10 + $2.6" charged from CP.
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aasoror wrote: Additionally, DHL would actually allow you to clear the customs yourself if you feel like at no extra cost:
Every courier allows you to do this.
Be aware that depending on where you are it is time consuming.
Here in Vancouver it's at least a 2 hour process because of traffic unless you live near the airport.
Personally I'd rather pay the $16 and not have to put on pants.
Roy2004 wrote: I thought Lots of ppl choose CP to bet on hit or miss duties and tax.
A lot of people do, but they're tightening up too.
Sub $100 you still have a chance at not paying but over $100 you're most likely going to pay.
That's not to say some won't slip by but I've paid on every package over $100 for the last few years.
Personally I'd rather ship via DHL than Canada Post. It's $6 more, but I get it MUCH faster.
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if DHL and seller declares value at 50$usd, u will pay around 23$cdn at door (brokerage and tx) same seller when i got the f1 play couple months ago
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Maybe I'm lucky, but I received my Xiaomi mi a2 phone from mi global store on AE exactly 12 days from order date. Basic AE shipping, delivered by CP, no duties.

I was shocked at the speed.
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Here's an hands on video of someone outside Umidigi who has received the A5 Pro phone .

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Zoughi1 wrote: Here's an hands on video of someone outside Umidigi who has received the A5 Pro phone .

Good looking phone but the guy that using the phone needs a lesson on how to navigate android properly and how to make a video. If he had done this properly he would easily have over 250k views withina few days.
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Zoughi1 wrote: Here's an hands on video of someone outside Umidigi who has received the A5 Pro phone .

It doesn't look like A5 Pro in the last few seconds of the video.
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