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Sending TV to India

Hi all,
I would be travelling to India and planning to send/carry my TV.
I don’t have the TV box or any receipt for this TV as I bought is from some one else who was already using it. Now,
1. Few people suggested me carrying TV along with myself while travelling is best option. But I heard I may have to do customs clearance and pay for them etc.
2. I checked with cargo services they said they can send but they said they are not sure if any issues happen in cargo clearance and we might have to personally visit and get clearance done.
Does any one has better ideas/had similar experience.
Any other suggestions are also welcome
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Re: Sending TV to India

This is hilarious. Do they not sell TVs in India?
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This is hilarious. Do they not sell TVs in India?
Ha ha ha they will sell but this TV what i have here is good i got is at cheap price hence want to take it.
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Ha ha ha they will sell but this TV what i have here is good i got is at cheap price hence want to take it.

...... and by the time the airline charged you excess baggage, you paid customs and whatever other taxes in India etc etc, you really think you'll save any money ?


It is almost certainly too big for cabin and unless it is properly packed the airline will refuse to take it and if it is propoerly packed they'll still charge you excess and over-sized baggage fees.


Hilarious or what ?
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...... and by the time the airline charged you excess baggage, you paid customs and whatever other taxes in India etc etc, you really think you'll save any money ?


It is almost certainly too big for cabin and unless it is properly packed the airline will refuse to take it and if it is propoerly packed they'll still charge you excess and over-sized baggage fees.


Hilarious or what ?
I agree with your points. This was the reason why i came to this forum if some has done this and how was their experience. I agree if its going too much then i have to sell in second market or put for free.

Hi all others,
If anyone has experience/any better ideas this please do help me
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Re: Sending TV to India

ok, first question

How big is the tv?
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ok, first question

How big is the tv?

Second question:


How big are your arms? Will you manage to carry it around?
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Re: Sending TV to India

About a year ago, I was surprised to see a man carry a large, flat parcel onto the plane as hand-luggage. I estimate it was about 90cm x 130cm x 15cm. He had tied a secure strap around it, and carried it on his shoulder, vertical against his body.
His system was something like this: https://images.app.goo.gl/N3pcsAWWJpMed4pV6 but more secure, like this:
https://images.app.goo.gl/1dzWDtpiGYzRiTRC7

It looked heavy. It had a FRAGILE sticker on it.

He told the steward that it was an art-work, and she helped him find a secret cupboard in which to stow it.

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Re: Sending TV to India

I don't think it is a good idea to take it on the plane, it may get broken. Just send it airmail.
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I don't think it is a good idea to take it on the plane, it may get broken. Just send it airmail.
Airmail you mean cargo ? or courier?
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Airmail you mean cargo ? or courier?
thats the question you answer???
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He told the steward that it was an art-work.
Did he have export papers for it?

Exporting artwork is a PITA even with the correct papers, my wife wanted to take some to Italy for framing, the money that she would have saved on having them framed in Italy was less the the cost of the paperwork!

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thats the question you answer???
It was question when he says airmail what was he exactly suggesting me.
I wanted to understand better so asked.
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It was question when he says airmail what was he exactly suggesting me.
I wanted to understand better so asked.
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And flies over your head
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Re: Sending TV to India

My post though was a joking one though:
Things can get broken on planes - so best to send it airmail.
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my wife wanted to take some to Italy for framing, the money that she would have saved on having them framed in Italy was less the the cost of the paperwork!

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Re: Sending TV to India

right as you're supplying absolutely no useful information lets assume is a 40 inch run of the mill cheap shit TV, as you have no packaging for it, and you most definitely won't be able to carry it on as hand luggage, the likely hood of it surviving your standard plane trip in one piece is zero.

So the only choice you have it to get a box for it, or get one made, maybe someone like interdiscount will have one roughly the right size in their rubbish, TV screens are extremely fragile so any knock or bend and it'll be toast.

Then you'll have to pay excess baggage

Or you could try and get it couriered over with DHL etc, but again, with the weight and how fragile they are when not in their original packaging with 10 others on a pallet, I really don't rate its chances.
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Re: Sending TV to India

I once got five extremely-well packaged T.V.s sent as hold luggage in a flight I was on from Turkey.

When we arrived in Heathrow, I saw, out of the plane window, the boxes being loaded on to a airside trailer-truck and then as the truck sped off around the plane taking the corner quite fast, I saw to my horror, all the boxed TVs fall of the trailer on to the tarmac.

All five were broken.
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Or you could try and get it couriered over with DHL etc, but again, with the weight and how fragile they are when not in their original packaging with 10 others on a pallet, I really don't rate its chances.
Naah, just wrap it properly and should be fine .
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Hi all,
I would be travelling to India and planning to send/carry my TV.
I don’t have the TV box or any receipt for this TV as I bought is from some one else who was already using it. Now,
1. Few people suggested me carrying TV along with myself while travelling is best option. But I heard I may have to do customs clearance and pay for them etc.
2. I checked with cargo services they said they can send but they said they are not sure if any issues happen in cargo clearance and we might have to personally visit and get clearance done.
Does any one has better ideas/had similar experience.
Any other suggestions are also welcome
Should be OK as hand luggage unless its bigger that 73" diagonal
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