Odering DVD's from US?

If I order some DVDs from the US,

do I have to clear the customs ???

or will they send the DVD’s right to my doorstep ???

Thinking of odering some from Borders and Amazon …

Thanks

FunkyCat

I don’t know if this helps, but my customs form thingy said when I was moving that the government “might” confiscate my DVDs to check for Porn and they would charge you $3 or 3rm (can’t remember) for each they checked. I’m thinking it was about $3 though. Sent the all back to US instead of risking cause I had several hundred. But, I would certainly try, it’s worth the $3 test.

I’ve ordered dozens of DVDs from amazon in the past no problem.

However recently I ordered a whole bunch of the stargate SG1 series as well as books and the bloody customs charged me 57% of the cost of the goods. I told them to refuse the shipment and send it back.

The wanted to charge duty on the DVDs and books, not something I’ve had to do before. AND FINAS permits and fees - so what if a swear word is used in a show they going to take a whole disk and leave the series incomplete?

Hardly likely to send porn in - If I wanted porn I’d go to any of the pirate DVD shops where they try to sell me porn EVERY TIME i go in there - I don’t want it.

My friend is also having trouble - both Shipments going through UPS in Kuching, all his stuff is being searched individually and taking forever. He is soo fed up with living in Miri anyway, he reckon this is last straw and is looking at leaving possibly for job elsewhere (he’s oilfield so can easily go elsewhere and earn more).

Customs here are so slow and backward, not really in line with Wawasan 2020. When I lived in other countries was easy, amazon stuff turned up at your door, occasionally you paid a little duty.

In future I will send stuff to Singapore or Brunei and pick it up from a friend when I visit. I pay enough tax to the government why should I pay more. Its such a pain to order anything from the world and get it here.

[quote=“FunkyCatSpangky”]If I order some DVDs from the US,

do I have to clear the customs ???

or will they send the DVD’s right to my doorstep ???

Thinking of odering some from Borders and Amazon …

Thanks

FunkyCat[/quote]

I have ordered DVDs, Books and stuffs through Amazon and other resources in US but never had problems with Customs before. I will normally collect from Pos Malaysia and no questions asked. Whether they’ve checked or not on my parcels I am not bothered so long the stuffs I ordered is in good condition and nothings missing.
I think for movie videos, if they are strict it will end up in board of censorship for editing - filtering. If not mistaken they’ll charge based on movie running time. Experienced that when I was in S’pore trying to bring in Videos (PG) from JB. The charges end up to be higher than the videos. Shouldn’t have collected them from the board :x