Am I going to be in trouble bringing a lot of electronics with me into Argentina?

newbeginnings

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US Citizen, I travel with a lot of electronics and am worried about getting absolutely annihalated by customs upon arrival. I have 2 laptops, 3 phones (1 new and 2 old backups in case one gets stolen) 4k projector, small speakers, portable music player, and more. In total, what I travel with probably values at around $7k.

From what I'm reading the duty free allowance is only $300!? And no items are exempted? Are tourists usually hassled about electronics? I imagine if they stopped me I would likely owe thousands in duties, no?

I also don't really have the option of not taking my stuff with me as I will be headed to Argentina from another country in Latam. I won't be heading directly from the US, so I have nowhere to leave it. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
 

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More than duty value is the visible assessment of resale value/potential, therefor the recommendation to not keep the boxes. Everything you listed sounds reasonable for personal use except maybe three phones (work, personal...and?) so just prepare a backstory for the worst case scenario of them asking.
 

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The main problem you will have is the voltage here is 240. It is great for UK travelers, but will present some problems for US devices.
 
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