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    I had a whole lot typed and I deleted it as that it had no bearing on Ray Fine. I'll say this: see if they can cut you a deal on an additional/backup laser source. Power supplies and control boards etc. are cheap and likely already landed. Laser source warranty issues, especially when concerning mainland CH will be a nightmare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Clearman View Post
    Quote says including customs duty and shipping.
    But I don't think, as the manufacturer/ shipper NOT the importer, that they can pay US DUTY. I think that US Duty is YOURS to pay. Also Broker's fees.
    If I recall, mine said same thing almost three years ago. And they cover All Chinese export duties.....

    Just sayin. Please let us know if you go with them. Price is good Unless you have to pay 25% more
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lifer View Post
    But I don't think, as the manufacturer/ shipper NOT the importer, that they can pay US DUTY. I think that US Duty is YOURS to pay. Also Broker's fees.
    If I recall, mine said same thing almost three years ago. And they cover All Chinese export duties.....

    Just sayin. Please let us know if you go with them. Price is good Unless you have to pay 25% more
    Thanks to all, I appreciate the concern for any extra fees. This is one of the reasons I posted here, because you folks are more experienced with this. This is a quote from one of the last emails I recieved from the agent at Ray Fine:
    Dear S Clearman,
    I am very happy to receive.
    1.Thank you for your correction,You don't have to worry, it is really a 50W machine,Only last night I was too tired to notice this error(Please forgive me),The correct model is"RF-F-50W".
    2.Yes, you don't have to worry, it includes all the fees.(import costs,including customs duty,tariffs, entry fees and bonds).no other costs.

    I don't think there are any other hidden fees. I am about to pull the trigger, unless anyone has any other concerns I need to look into.
    For those that have done business with Ray Fine, is there anything I need to know about the bank transfer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lifer View Post
    But I don't think, as the manufacturer/ shipper NOT the importer, that they can pay US DUTY. I think that US Duty is YOURS to pay. Also Broker's fees.
    If I recall, mine said same thing almost three years ago. And they cover All Chinese export duties.....

    Just sayin. Please let us know if you go with them. Price is good Unless you have to pay 25% more
    Not arguing, but how then does a company ship things into US to be resold? How do they ship to a "US Based storefront for shipping and selling on Ebay as US stock?

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    This is just a complete total guess and speculation, but:

    What if LaserA China Co. sells to LaserB China Co., then ships the paid-for machines to LaserC USA Co-- all owned by the same people BTW- to sell as US Stock...? They were paid for in China, so, no tariffs--? And depending on their shipping connections they could possibly be fast-tracked on the cheap...

    Just conjecture, but I have to presume there ARE some loopholes in play
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    I'll spill the beans on what I have learned about this...
    USA company with contacts in China arrange for shipments of components to the US packed in the same crate as dog toys, dollar store stuff, as to avoid tariffs.
    USA company assembles the machine, and posts for sale on Ebay.
    That's why if you look at "other items for sale by seller", that's what's there, oddball non-related stuff.

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