Hello Skooter Blog readers. Today I talk about buying a sound card Creative Sound Blaster ZX SBX PCIE Gaming Sound Card with Audio Control Module SB1506, acquired na Amazon and sent to Brazil by Shipito.
For those who still do not know, a Shipito It is a forwarding company (or redirection) ordering. If you like to look for new stores in the US may have noticed that most of them does not send to Brazil; other send to Brazil, but only via courier companies, which almost guarantees almost 100% tax or more; and other, as Amazon They send just a few products to Brazil, but others do not, as is the case of Creative Sound Blaster ZX SBX PCIE Gaming Sound Card with Audio Control Module SB1506.
That's where the Shipito, in it you register and receive a physical address in Austria and two physical addresses in the United States, one in the state of California and the other in the state of Oregon. Then you simply make your purchase and send in one of these addresses. Getting there, a Shipito you let, take some photos of the package, opens and takes pictures of the content if you want to. You fill out the customs form with the description and value of the goods, Choose the type of shipping and the Shipito sends it to you in Brazil or anywhere in the world.
I know of online stores in Austria. But in the United States because they offer two addresses is simple: some online stores US, inclusive a Amazon, charge a State tax when the recipient is in California. As for the Oregon State no state taxes. Note that in the US it is common practice the price shown in the stores does not include these taxes, unlike Brazil where the state tax equivalent (that would be the ICMS) is always already embedded in prices. Thus, when you go shopping in a physical store US, always have to remember that the value is on the shelf without tax, in other words, time to go through the box you should not be scared to see a larger value. The online stores is the same, but then the tax will depend on the state where you are. Some stores do not charge tax to send to California, do not ask me why, for I am not in order to study the tax laws of the United States to fund. 🙂 Apenas simule a compra para os dois lugares e tome sua decisão.
If California can have tax and Oregon has never, best ever send everything to Oregon, some? Wrong! The Freight Oregon to Brazil usually more expensive than California, probably because the distance is slightly larger and the package ends up having to go through California before being sent to Brazil. Furthermore, takes a few days longer also because of the greater distance. Then, decide to which state send includes variables such as the amount of your purchase (that influences the amount of state tax and freight) and the size and weight of the package (that influence the value of the freight). Complex right? Hard to derive a formula for it, then it is better to simply simulate and decide. In the event that my purchase in particular, offset send to Oregon. In other 3 I did then and still speak here in Skooter Blog ended up sending to California, it was more advantageous.
The cost for the Shipito do the service is $8,50 USD (U.S. dollars two) per package. For those who want to buy enough, There are also monthly and annual subscriptions that offer better prices and other possibilities, as to consolidate packages (join more than one package on one). There are optional items with extra prices. I recommend turning the option to take photo content, that custa $1,00 USD more per package (if preprogrammed), for thus gives to check if the store sent the correct product, in addition to extending the loss against collateral package to also cover damage to the goods. There is also a small additional credit card use fees, they pass on the cost charged by the service provider to the customer. A way out would be to send a payment order, but I think it is not worth it, it would end up costing more than the rate.
There are several types of cargo to the customer, which vary in price, deadline, availability of insurance, tracking, etc. Cheapest usually the category Airmail, compensating for lightweight products and cheap. Within this mode have the Economy, Priority and Express. None of them have tracking, Priority and Express but offer insurance. It is the slower option, because packets can go to Europe before coming to Brazil.
Then we have several categories USPS, including Economy, Priority, Express e os envelopes Flat Rate. Priority and Express have tracking and insurance. I opted for USPS Priority Mail, with tracking and insurance. Note that the insurance Shipito pays the freight value and product, but they will pay only the amount you stated in the package or what is in the invoice in the box (if you have), The smaller of the two. Therefore, if you declare a lower value, will only pay you the amount you stated.
There is also the category of courier services of freight, as FedEx and DHL, only recommend if you are in quite a hurry and willing to pay the high taxes, which in this case are secured. In other categories there is always the possibility that your package is released without taxation. That's not what happened in this purchase that report here, that came with tax. But it happened in the next purchase, that came free.
As the product, I decided to buy the sound card Creative Sound Blaster ZX SBX PCIE Gaming Sound Card with Audio Control Module SB1506 to put on a new computer that was building. I have a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum survived many upgrades and has been with me almost 10 years. I love it. I changed just about everything, only she remained all these years. Her front painelzinho is great to connect headset and control the volume without hassle. When assembling a new micro was natural to look for a replacement Audigy 2 ZS Platinum. But the previous line of Creative (Fatal1ty) had many complaints about the quality, in addition to high prices without a good justification for such. The new generation, that includes the Creative Sound Blaster ZX has been quite commended, besides having good fairer prices, so I opted for it. But in Brazil there was no place to buy it. Not even in the eBay I found, so I decided to make the purchase on Amazon via Shipito.
I really liked the Creative Sound Blaster ZX SBX PCIE Gaming Sound Card with Audio Control Module SB1506, a nice upgrade with respect to onboard sound. In addition to the excellent sound, the board has a beautiful view and is very pretty in the enclosure with side with acrylic. Made a point of the model ZX for the audio control module, that allows you to connect a headset and control the sound module in the volume button, without having to fumble in the operating system controls. The audio control module also has an excellent array microphone.
The purchase was made on the day 19/01/2013. It cost $119,99 USD and chose free shipping, which is more time consuming. Was sent by the Amazon for the Shipito via USPS and arrived there the day 25/01. After receiving the pictures from the Shipito fill out the customs declaration with “SOUND CARD”, stated the actual value ($119,99) and chose the shipping via USPS Priority Airmail. The package was posted the same day by Shipito, coming to Brazil on 31/01. Unfortunately ended up being taxed 60% do stated value, which gave £ 141,61, but still worth it, since the board was not available anywhere in Brazil, and even if I was certainly still would cost more expensive than product + shipping + tax.
|21/02/2013 11:50||AC (Removed)||Delivery Effected|
|Object received by: (Removed) RG: (Removed)|
|19/02/2013 10:58||AC (Removed)||Waiting withdrawal|
|19/02/2013 08:58||CSD (Removed)||Routed|
|Forwarded to AC (Removed)|
|15/02/2013 16:34||SITC RIO DE JANEIRO / GEARA – RIO DE JANEIRO / RJ||Routed|
|CTE transit Em CAMPINAS – VALINHOS / SP|
|15/02/2013 16:32||TREATMENT UNIT INTERNATIONAL – BRAZIL||Awarded|
|Freed peels alfândega|
|06/02/2013 09:20||SITC RIO DE JANEIRO / GEARA – RIO DE JANEIRO / RJ||Routed|
|In transit to RFB – NOTE ISSUE-taxed Taxation / BR|
|05/02/2013 13:47||UNIT TRAT INTERNATIONAL RIO RIO – RIO DE JANEIRO / RJ||Routed|
|In transit to Customs Enforcement|
|05/02/2013 13:46||UNIT TRAT INTERNATIONAL RIO RIO – RIO DE JANEIRO / RJ||Awarded|
|Received / Brazil|
|31/01/2013 23:07||UNITED STATES||Awarded|
|Received the unit export|
|31/01/2013 23:07||UNITED STATES||Routed|
|M traveling to TREATMENT UNIT INTERNATIONAL – BRAZIL|
|25/01/2013 20:26||UNITED STATES||Posted|
One drawback in this type of purchase is that, because it is local freight, a Amazon has no concern with the size of the package, sending ends on a larger box than is necessary. Shops and vendors eBay international shipping take care to make the smallest possible package, to minimize the freight. But shipments within the country where prices should not vary according to the packet size that does not seem to be a concern. It seems that it is possible to ask the Shipito to put in a smaller box, but not tried this.
And I'm ending here with a positive evaluation for everyone: a Creative Sound Blaster ZX SBX PCIE Gaming Sound Card with Audio Control Module SB1506, a Amazon and to Shipito. Do not forget to share the article with your friends if you like. Happy shopping. 🙂