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Post by Clueless on Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:08 am

Impurt duties as far as I know are for two reasons; 1) Revenue for the government, and to a lesser degree, 2) Protection for local sellers.

Clearly, when the duty on incoming books is higher than the cost of the book originally, people are not going to do much bying and bringing in of books and if/when that happens, the government loses.

I'm also wondering if there is a limit on the number of books someone can bring in by air and land.

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Post by Intercasa on Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:14 pm

It is to discourage education, did you have any doubts?
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Post by conejorapido on Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:33 pm

I have never been charged duty or taxes on any book I've ordered from Amazon and had shipped to me here. Only shipping.

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Post by viajero on Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:27 pm

Intercasa wrote:It is to discourage education, did you have any doubts?
Another conspiracy theory Spencer?

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Post by slainte39 on Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:46 pm

viajero wrote:
Intercasa wrote:It is to discourage education, did you have any doubts?
Another conspiracy theory Spencer?

After the books dry up, they will close the schools,

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Post by hockables on Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:57 pm



Must mean Law Books....

I regularly shop at all the Secondhand Stores and Bazaars... The Books available here are so Inexpensive
it doesn't make sense bringing my collections from Canada.

I've never ordered out for new publications... but there is always Kindle...

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Post by Intercasa on Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:10 pm

Or it could be to discourage libraries, no?
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Post by sparks on Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:38 am

There is not supposed to be duty on books but of 4 orders from Amazon they charged me on two.  It wasn't that much but still urked me

Maybe not marked BOOKS ?
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Post by Rolly on Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:48 am

It was explained to me that books shipped from the USA are not taxed; those shipped from Amazon's European warehouses are taxed.
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Post by Zedinmexico on Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:20 am

FYI Used paperbacks locally are now 5 pesos including LCS. Hardbacks are still 10 pesos at LCS.

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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:38 am

Can people who are not members purchase books at LCS?
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Post by viajero on Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:25 am

Lady Otter Latté wrote:Can people who are not members purchase books at LCS?
I used to before I got a Kindle.

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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:46 am

Thanks, Viajero.
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Post by Zedinmexico on Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:42 am

Lady Otter Latté wrote:Can people who are not members purchase books at LCS?


Yes...The money goes for new books at the LCS library and anyone is welcome to purchase used books.
Thanks for letting me give a commercial.

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