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pijoe 26th August 2015 03:17 AM

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Originally Posted by simonsays (Post 8041634)
my 2 cents ? nope, Philippines has too much democracy, to quote a Well Known Asian Statesman, and that's the reason for their extreme and increasing poverty !

In the first place, this kind of nonsense shouldn't have happened and if BoC decided to randomly inspect boxes, they should have done with minimum noise- after all, they used to do this years ago- and some boxes were pilfered actually, and after all BoC has every right to inspect anything that comes into the country

But suddenly, BoC decided to make some noise, and then the vocal activists are claiming that the Boxes are "SACRED"

Look at how the BIR Chief stays in the front page- including her vile attack at Doctors, running campaigns saying they are thieves, when in reality, most of the Philippine Doctors don't make much at all, working in rural hospitals. And don't forget, most doctors don't fully qualify to practice in private, till the age of 35 or more, which, in retrospect, is pretty insulting, unless the government had a welfare system to pay the doctors who are not working

And while Philippines Income Tax rates hovers from 5 % to 32 %, including lowly paid office staff, while most large corporates declaring billions in nett profit manage to pay next to no tax, using all the loopholes. The BIR Always publishes the list of top individual income tax payers, but I don't recall them having done the same for Corporates :)

Rant off :D

LOL... That was my attempt at irony just so I didnt have to say what you just said...Pakikisama baby...

197649 30th August 2015 12:51 AM

Well folks this is not about the boxes per sa but a shipper. I tried Forexworld. Ordered from Amazon and had delivered to their Los Angeles warehouse. After the got all the stuff they repacked it and the told me the cost via boat and via plane. So I told them plane. It was 45$ to ship by boat and took 6 weeks to arrive. By plane it was a lot more expensive 150$. I wanted the stuff now. It was shipped on 24 Aug it arrived on the 29th. Intact to my door. No hidden fees. Just so you know

197649 9th September 2015 01:27 AM

Here is what I got from Forexworld they will ship it at a cost of 300 USD all inclusive to my door.
ASUS GR8 R047R
2GHz PROCESSOR I7 4510-U
8GB RAM
1TB DRIVE
NVIDIA GeFORCE GTX 750Ti
WINDOWS 8.1

GIGAHERTZ 54995 PHP = $1174.48
VILLMAN 56988 PHP = $1217.03
ELNSTORE 64900 PHP = $1386.01
TAKATACK NOT AVAILABLE
ALIEXPRESS NOT AVILABLE
LAZADA NOT AVAILABLE

EBAY PH $800+$232.55= $1062.55 $232.55 is shipping
AMAZON $768.49 +$300=$1068.49 $300 shipping

That being said if it arrives from the shipper and there are problems then I would incur that cost of returning and a wait to resolve it,

M.C.A. 9th September 2015 02:37 AM

Computers built in the Philippines
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by c_acton98 (Post 8167786)
Here is what I got from Forexworld they will ship it at a cost of 300 USD all inclusive to my door.
ASUS GR8 R047R
2GHz PROCESSOR I7 4510-U
8GB RAM
1TB DRIVE
NVIDIA GeFORCE GTX 750Ti
WINDOWS 8.1

GIGAHERTZ 54995 PHP = $1174.48
VILLMAN 56988 PHP = $1217.03
ELNSTORE 64900 PHP = $1386.01
TAKATACK NOT AVAILABLE
ALIEXPRESS NOT AVILABLE
LAZADA NOT AVAILABLE

EBAY PH $800+$232.55= $1062.55 $232.55 is shipping
AMAZON $768.49 +$300=$1068.49 $300 shipping

That being said if it arrives from the shipper and there are problems then I would incur that cost of returning and a wait to resolve it,

You can have them built here, same way while you wait or upgraded, I had mine built here I have the ASUS motherboard also, we gave the specs and went to McDonald's for lunch and came back and it was nearly completed. They also have some pretty cool online sites that sell them this way, they also sell used or refurbished but I didn't want to go the refurbished route.


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