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    Import supplements to INDIA

    Is there anyone from India who has bought supplements from bodybuilding.com. I'm planning to buy some but afraid of the custom duties. Can anyone tell me how much customs are charged???

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    Originally Posted by Bhavuk147 View Post
    Is there anyone from India who has bought supplements from bodybuilding.com. I'm planning to buy some but afraid of the custom duties. Can anyone tell me how much customs are charged???
    Which ones are you planing to buy.. ?

    I purchased ON - serious mass, whey and creatine. But locally felt it to be faster. Or there is a website which actually sells those products here in India.

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    Originally Posted by flashxpert View Post
    Which ones are you planing to buy.. ?

    I purchased ON - serious mass, whey and creatine. But locally felt it to be faster. Or there is a website which actually sells those products here in India.
    M planning to buy animal pack, now super enzymes and scivation xtend. Were u charged any customs?

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    I've imported to India but no customs duty

    I've imported bodybuilding supplements from bodybuilding.com many times to Bangalore without any duty . I made savings of 40% compared to supplements available at Apurva Agencies Chamrajpet Bangalore which also they supply fake products. Hence ordering from bodybuilding.com is cheaper and genuine products, only disadvantage is time taken for delivery is 4-5 weeks....hope you have benefited from my experience regards,

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    Hey Anand,

    I have ordered products worth 100 dollar but fedex is demanding some Rs.11000 more as customs duty. Could you tell how you got exempted from custom duties.


    Originally Posted by Anandkblore View Post
    I've imported bodybuilding supplements from bodybuilding.com many times to Bangalore without any duty . I made savings of 40% compared to supplements available at Apurva Agencies Chamrajpet Bangalore which also they supply fake products. Hence ordering from bodybuilding.com is cheaper and genuine products, only disadvantage is time taken for delivery is 4-5 weeks....hope you have benefited from my experience regards,

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    Angry i also ordered

    Originally Posted by Anandkblore View Post
    I've imported bodybuilding supplements from bodybuilding.com many times to Bangalore without any duty . I made savings of 40% compared to supplements available at Apurva Agencies Chamrajpet Bangalore which also they supply fake products. Hence ordering from bodybuilding.com is cheaper and genuine products, only disadvantage is time taken for delivery is 4-5 weeks....hope you have benefited from my experience regards,

    hey my order total is 94.58$ usd (5400 INR) .
    so i was wondering if duty will be charged or not?
    do you know any specific condition when duty is charged? because alot of people around here telling their story of ordering from bodybuilding.com and getting charged double as customs!
    indian govermnent is greedy, they shouldn't charge duties like that, they should lower indian market prices, and to prevent the inflation they instead charges tax from us people! this is wrong!
    they dont even allow to purchase from foreign market and charges taxes like hell!

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    Originally Posted by shivendramohan View Post
    hey my order total is 94.58$ usd (5400 INR) .
    so i was wondering if duty will be charged or not?
    do you know any specific condition when duty is charged? because alot of people around here telling their story of ordering from bodybuilding.com and getting charged double as customs!
    indian govermnent is greedy, they shouldn't charge duties like that, they should lower indian market prices, and to prevent the inflation they instead charges tax from us people! this is wrong!
    they dont even allow to purchase from foreign market and charges taxes like hell!
    i received a bomb this week, $164 custom duty for $145 product ( excluding shipping, which was approx $121)
    there is no logical condition, duty is levied on their mood. sometime they will say luxury items, sometime "illegal in india - you are importing drugs".

    Bb should open a local office in India.

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    Hey !1 I'm trying to order some supplements to India, May I know if anyone help what're the standard import duties/ taxes if any to import them from the US >>

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    Originally Posted by netant View Post
    i received a bomb this week, $164 custom duty for $145 product ( excluding shipping, which was approx $121)
    there is no logical condition, duty is levied on their mood. sometime they will say luxury items, sometime "illegal in india - you are importing drugs".

    Bb should open a local office in India.
    DAMN that is freakin insane. I think if i didnt live in america.. i wouldn't workout lol.. to many issues with shipping!!

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    Its not worth ordering IMO, customs are a huge pain in the ass.
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    Originally Posted by LLoydBanks View Post
    Its not worth ordering IMO, customs are a huge pain in the ass.
    Kinda how i feel lol.. id give up.
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    try a you tube he is sayin below 4 lbs no duty but more than that is risky

    Originally Posted by Bhavuk147 View Post
    Is there anyone from India who has bought supplements from bodybuilding.com. I'm planning to buy some but afraid of the custom duties. Can anyone tell me how much customs are charged???
    try a you tube he is sayin below 4 lbs no duty but more than that is risky

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    I have bought supplements..yes there are import taxes

    Hi, all, I think I would be the recent guy who has purchased supplements from "BodyBuilding.com". I used to purchase from one of the gym trainers in India, who said it was genuine stuff, and yes it felt like that, however the prices were a big hole in the pocket. I thought why not try bodybuilding.com and try my luck. N.B.: I did not brush up on my import duties knowledge. I ordered a stack of Dymatize Elite 100% Whey 10 lbs, ZMA 180 capsules, EVL Pre-Workout-60 servings (with two 8 servings free) totaling to INR 14,800/- approx.which included shipping and I paid the same through credit card. If I would have bought this stuff in India, it would have cost me INR 23500/- approx. The shipment was done on April 01, 2016. Than one fine morning I set about reading the reviews, which were negative almost, I got scared reading the reviews on import duties which ranged from 30%-150% depending on the mood of the custom officials. If it would have been 150% to the max, I would have ended up paying INR 37000/- in total. I spoke to the customer service..well not much help. However the shipping was smooth with courier done initially from RR Donnelley and than through ARAMEX and I received the shipment within 19 days i.e. on April 20, 2016, at Guwahati, Assam, India.

    Yes I had to pay tax of approx. INR 8500/- totaling the value to INR 23300/- so I ended up paying the same price if I had bought in India. I feel if I had shopped within USD 150 (including shipping-value of products matters to customs including the weight), may be I wouldn't have paid tax, but I shopped for USD 214 approx.with a greed of free goodies. I may or may not shop from bodybuilding.com in future, however the stuff is original and genuine. I would not shop from Amazon, rather I would shop from 'NEULIFE' whenever I am travelling to Mumbai or Delhi. So, guys be careful, Customs wont leave you!!!
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    Smile hey bro...anirudh

    Can u plz tel me tht.... if my order will be within INR 5000... I will not be charged the custom duties nd other taxes??? Plz rply

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    Can u tel me what supplement did u ordered and amount of ur order.. without any custom duties

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