Hello 99ers, re Nano S Wallet: Do you know if people in the USA are paying custom clearance fees, since the Nano S is from France?

Bitcoin Questions and AnswersCategory: General questionsHello 99ers, re Nano S Wallet: Do you know if people in the USA are paying custom clearance fees, since the Nano S is from France?

Heather Joy asked 7 months ago

Hello 99ers, re Nano S Wallet,
Do you know if people in the USA are paying custom clearance fees, since the Nano S is from France? 
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Today is Mar 7/18 and the Nano S is 79 EUR with free shipping (Trezor currently charges EUR 89 with 22 shipping) During Nano S checkout, it states: “Customs clearance fee can be claimed by your carrier or customs service. Please check with your local service in case of doubt .Our products customs code is 8471.80 Note that NO order refund will be accepted in case the customer refuses to pay for customs fees or incorrect delivery address.”
I checked https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-22/pdf/2014-29942.pdf for France’s code but did not find my answer. So today, I paused my order until I hear from your savvy panel of experts.  Also, do you know if Trezor is from the USA? I want to avoid extra charges.
Thank you from Heather Joy.

1 Answers
Steven Hay answered 7 months ago

Hey Heather,
 
Well, Trezor is from the Czech Republic so you’ll probably be in the same boat with them. Avoid the temptation of buying either hardware wallet from a US reseller. There have been incidents of resellers on sites like eBay delivering tampered devices to buyers, which end up stealing the buyer’s coins!
 
I wasn’t able to determine the rates you’d pay to import either hardware wallet. I imagine that the Trezor will have the same HTS code as the Ledger: 8471.80 which covers “Other units of automatic data processing machines.” You don’t enter France’s code as far as I understand but that code. So try again and see if you can get the rate from that site – I don’t think it’ll be too high for electronics.
 
If you have friends or family in Europe, you could always ask them to order the hardware wallet for you then send it on marked as a gift. That way it might get through customs.

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