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Notebook Computer to Vietnam

Old Jun 27th 2002, 11:52 pm
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I want to bring my notebook computer over to Vietnam and was wondering if there was anything I should watch for when I go through customs? Is there anything I have to pay to get my computer through like a tax or something?

I'm worried because the last few times I've brought a CD player and a camcorder they made me pay. They told me that if I didn't pay I'd have to leave my stuff there and I could get it when I go through customs again. Basically I don't want to bring my computer over there and have to leave it to possible theft.

I'm a poor college student and would hate it if I had to swallow $2000 worth of computer because of one mistake. Any input is great. Thanks in advance.
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Old Jun 28th 2002, 5:20 pm
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In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > I want to bring my notebook computer over to Vietnam and was wondering if there was
    > anything I should watch for when I go through customs? Is there anything I have to
    > pay to get my computer through like a tax or something?
    >
    > I'm worried because the last few times I've brought a CD player and a camcorder
    > they made me pay. They told me that if I didn't pay I'd have to leave my stuff
    > there and I could get it when I go through customs again. Basically I don't want to
    > bring my computer over there and have to leave it to possible theft.
    >
    > I'm a poor college student and would hate it if I had to swallow $2000 worth of
    > computer because of one mistake. Any input is great. Thanks in advance.

Don't know about Vietnam, but I've been travelling with a notebook, digital camera,
cellular phone etc. for about 12 months between 1999 and 2001 in Malaysia, Thailand,
Cambodia, Singapore, Laos and Nepal (on Perhentian island they called me "Mr.
Technology") and have never had any problems at the customs. I've lost count of how
many times I've crossed a border.
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Old Jun 28th 2002, 11:20 pm
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Got my brand new thinkpad in vietnam last march...

had written it in my declaration form at the custom at Saigon airport and no
questions or fees were asked...

btw i'm canadian

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    > I want to bring my notebook computer over to Vietnam and was wondering if there was
    > anything I should watch for when I go through customs? Is there anything I have to
    > pay to get my computer through like a tax or something?
    >
    > I'm worried because the last few times I've brought a CD player and a camcorder
    > they made me pay. They told me that if I didn't pay I'd have to leave my stuff
    > there and I could get it when I go through customs again. Basically I don't want to
    > bring my computer over there and have to leave it to possible theft.
    >
    > I'm a poor college student and would hate it if I had to swallow $2000 worth of
    > computer because of one mistake. Any input is great. Thanks in advance.
    >
    >
    >
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Old Jul 6th 2002, 5:46 am
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This might sound weird but, how would a Vietnamese born in the US be treated at customs when trying to bring the computer over? I have a feeling (could be wrong) that they treat Vietnamese Americans different then they treat regular Americans or Canadians for that matter. Sorry if I'm acting extra paranoid. ^_^
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Old Jul 6th 2002, 12:20 pm
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The renowned suntzu <[email protected]> wrote:
    > This might sound weird but, how would a Vietnamese born in the US be treated at
    > customs when trying to bring the computer over? I have a feeling (could be wrong)
    > that they treat Vietnamese Americans different then they treat regular Americans or
    > Canadians for that matter. Sorry if I'm acting extra paranoid. ^_^

Sounds like reasonable paranoia to me. If you "look like" you have family there, you
might be more likely to bring stuff in for them. Sorry, I can't comment on the actual
situation there, but this kind of profiling takes place at most border crossings.

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