Cargo container full of Balikbayan deliveries- shared from The Filipino Expat
This story starts with me wanting to ship a 27″ TV to the Philippines since Walmart and Best Buy had a pretty sweet deal for 24”-27” Flat screens under $140. I called my local Balikbayan cargo company like LBC to inquire about the electronics tax charge and sadly they are charging $50-100 tax fee on top of the shipping charges so that would be around $100-200.
Mind you the TV I’m planning to buy is around $99-110. That’s about less than PHP 5000. Supposedly as of October 2016 there is a new ACT that they are only to tax packages that are worth PHP 10,000 and up- no more than $210 as of Oct 2016 exchange rates Continue reading →
I’m scheduled to travel again to the Philippines in a few weeks so my time is more or less juggling work and prepping up for my trip. Which is great since I needed to take more video shots of the hotels I previously stayed last November being that my previous shots were unusable.
For years I’ve constantly blogged and reviewed different Balikbayan cargo sites. My favorite being Alas Cargo located in National City just a little south of San Diego. However the popular company most Filipino’s use here in the US would be LBC Express since they can easily remit money and pay bills through their onsite & online services.
I’ve been tempted since last year to try out their air mail service which boasted a 7-10 day delivery time to Manila. Up until now, I didn’t had any reason to use it until a friend of mine needed some quick buys from Old Navy to be shipped to her. Continue reading →