Bringing Desktop from USA?....

Supercharged

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Hi y'all. I wanted to ask if anyone brought a DESKTOP from the US and their EZE experience (for the lack of a better word). I don't want to pay outrageous prices on an Apple desktop here even if I have to pay fees. I am in desperate need to have one for my biz. Any experience is greatly appreciated! oh brtw I do need to enter with my Argentine Passport....
 

sts7049

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i got my desktop here from the US but not through EZE. my stuff was shipped in a container and came in through the port.

if you bring it through the airport you can expect to have to declare it and pay duty.
 

Ries

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I have brought a couple down over the years, along with a couple of decent sized flat screen computer monitors. No problems whatsoever at customs, but I do make sure to tape a piece of 1/8" thick plywood over the screen, so the dont get broken or scratched. Currently, I run a Mac Mini, which was much easier to carry in my checked luggage, with a flat screen monitor I bought at FraVega. Its a reasonably priced way to get a current Mac (mine has a 1tb hard drive) but without hassling with large unwieldy objects. Monitors are more expensive here, and few years less fancy, but you can still get a pretty decent sized one for under $200 US.
 

elhombresinnombre

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This may not be much help to you since Apple have a reputation for being difficult for unauthorised people to dismantle but many, many years ago I brought a Windows desktop over by the simple expedient of stripping it down to its parts and bringing the same as a pile of cards and cables in my hold luggage. I simply reassembled it and used it without the case. That's not to be confused with the story of someone I know who shipped a complete iMac in their hold luggage with a label which read "Fragile! Computer inside." Neither the computer nor the rest of the luggage were ever heard of again.
 

semigoodlookin

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The smaller iMac will fit into carry on, if you remove the stand. That said, I agree with Ries that a good compromise to the worry of bringing a full sized PC is the Mac Mini and then purchase a monitor here.
 

Supercharged

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I have brought a couple down over the years, along with a couple of decent sized flat screen computer monitors. No problems whatsoever at customs, but I do make sure to tape a piece of 1/8" thick plywood over the screen, so the dont get broken or scratched. Currently, I run a Mac Mini, which was much easier to carry in my checked luggage, with a flat screen monitor I bought at FraVega. Its a reasonably priced way to get a current Mac (mine has a 1tb hard drive) but without hassling with large unwieldy objects. Monitors are more expensive here, and few years less fancy, but you can still get a pretty decent sized one for under $200 US.
wonderful piece of advice will do the plywood or something similiar
 
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