Feb 6, 2008

Is it a good idea to take Game Console to India ??

xBox, PS3 or Wii

After paying indian customs ... it will turn out cheaper in India

Some consoles are region specific & doesn’t come with international warranty & moreover the games which are available in India will not work with some console because of the regional differences

Most US / European consoles work on 110 volts and if you accidently plug it into 220/240 ............ and its really costly to sent it all the way to US/ Europe for repair ...... it would too long be a period and you might end up paying whole lot.


Buy Step Down Converter
220 to 110 volts voltage converter, voltage transformer, international converter, voltage transformer


If you ship it using a Carrier
Using a carrier like DHL/Fedex/UPS will get your items through customs without any hassle, only that you'll have to pay duty.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fedex and DHL will always be checked by Indian customs, so if you are getting something like the Iphone and are afraid of customs then registered post is the smartest move no doubt but its risky with Indian Postmen stealing stuff. Also be aware that Fedex and DHL charge a huge brokerage price which often is greater than the price of the object.

Anonymous said...

hi I am taking a canvas painting to India as a gift from Australia, should I pack it in a box? if so does anyone know how much it will cost or should I take the canvas of its stretcher and roll it up and take it on board with me?
The size is 761mmx918mm 37deep

Dr. Shah said...

From what i know, you are allowed to take electronics worth Rs.25k to Mumbai.

I took my PS3 while travelling from NY to MUM and wasn't charged a dime. I was asked at mumbai "bag me electronic kya hai". i replied PS3 and i doubt if they understood what i meant. But they let me through. I also had a laptop and cheap logitech 2.1 speakers. Overall the cost of the PS3 and the speaker was less than 25K. To be on the safer side i got receipts for both. $299 for the PS3 and $40 for speakers.

Anonymous said...

Hello Dr. Shah, did you go through red or green channel and are you a former Indian national? Thank you.

faishal said...

I want to take 40inch samsumg LED tv to trichy its cost around Rs. 45000, do i need to pay any custom in the airport for itif yes let me knw pls. Please let me inform me in my email id :- faishal675@gmail.com

faishal said...

I want to take 40inch samsumg LED tv to trichy its cost around Rs. 45000, do i need to pay any custom in the airport for itif yes let me knw pls. Please let me inform me in my email id :- faishal675@gmail.com

faishal said...


I want to take 40inch samsumg LED tv to trichy its cost around Rs. 45000, do i need to pay any custom in the airport for itif yes let me knw pls. Please let me inform me in my email id :- faishal675@gmail.com

dinesh kumar said...

i want to take LED TV by international flight from lagos to India which is costing 90,000 INR. we are person my self , wife and two kids. do we need to pay duty on it. size of TV is more than 80inch

rahil sand said...

hello Dr. shah
i meant to ask you if you were having any problems in relation to the voltage factor here in India.??

ravi kisti said...

Dear
I bought 49" LED TV in Dubai I need to carry from dubai to hyderabad. but airlines said 49" TV its not allowed to carry.
Please advice witch airline its allowed to carry.