It’s not that there is no demand, these laptop shops do not have taste at all
3yrs ago when I was shopping for a No-cd/dvd laptop (wanted a slim and sleek laptop), I coundn’t find any.
I had already identified what I needed (an Asus v500ca) and there was nowhere I could get it from. Tried to send a friend who was in Dubai to check for me but it was not available there too.
So I hopped on Ebay, found one with the specs I needed (i7, 8gigs ram etc) and shipped it. Used USPS and it did cost $80 for 3 days delivery from the US and for sure, the third day after shipping the thing had arrived at City Square by 10AM. That looked like 2 and a half days.
Went to pick it and guess what the taxes
- Tax 16%
- Duty 0% for new computers
- Railway Levy (ya SGR na hata reli haikua imeanza )
*IDF 5000 bob
*Government of Kenya tax 5000bob (because it exceeded 30,000bob:expressionless:)
WTF is GOK tax??? Kwani VAT ni ya Somalia???
Reminded me a few months ago the same year had imported an item worth $30 and shipped via DHL. All those taxes and DHL told me GOK applies for goods worth 3000bob and above. How now???
So I ended up paying over 6000bob in taxes and etcs above kwa kitu ya 3K??? Ni vile sikua na otherwise and I really needed it.
Back to laptop. Hiyo mathogothanio yote nilipie si ni msoto pap???
Some guy kwa posta was like hii kitu ni ya bei sana. Kuja kando kidogo…
Halleluhya. Gave him 3K and off I went