Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by otravers » Fri May 07, 2021 3:52 pm

Has anyone found brands for off-the-counter medication sold on Amazon that will ship to Chile for free? I'm tired of the Chilean scam of paying 2x-3x US prices for basics (Ibuprofen et. al.) but I don't know when we'll be able to freely travel to the US again.

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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by Rhodolite » Sat May 08, 2021 12:13 am

Not only 2x to 3x per tablet, but the tablets are lower strength. Meanwhile, my $130+ /month prescription-only (in U.S.) medicine is less than $30.00.

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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Sat May 08, 2021 3:25 am

I buy my aspirin and ibuprofen at the local veggie feria libre from "illegal" vendors at higher than normal dosis (prescription level) at much lower (for Chile) prices, screw big pharma...I have no qualms with that.
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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by otravers » Sat May 08, 2021 3:52 pm

otravers wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 2:19 pm
The main hassle is that you can't filter search results to only those that qualify for free shipping.
Well, I'm not sure if this only works for certain queries, but today I'm seeing an "Eligible for Free Shipping" checkbox in Amazon's filter pane on the left. Between this and Aliexpress items that seem to almost go through without customs/IVA charges, Chilean retailers had better up their game or they'll be relegated to selling only fresh and bulky items.

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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by Spudzilla » Sat May 08, 2021 9:33 pm

If you set your delivery country to Chile, you get items that ship to Chile. The free shipping items then show in the product description.
I agree that businesses will have to up their game. I also see some other oxen being gored. The proliferation of package forwarders will probably suffer, and of course the aduanas will be deprived of the taxes that are levied against shipping costs.

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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Sat May 08, 2021 9:53 pm

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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Sat May 08, 2021 9:55 pm

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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by RuneTheChookcha » Mon May 10, 2021 2:31 pm

To continue, this is the official formula. So, just divide your Amazon "import fee deposit" by 0.2614 and see if this corresponds to the price only or the price plus shipping, especially as recently the fee has decreased by a little bit. Too complicated to figure this out precisely.

https://www.aduana.cl/cuales-son-los-im ... 10804.html

¿Qué tributos deben pagar las importaciones?

Por regla general, las importaciones están afectas al pago del derecho ad valorem o arancel aduanero (6%) sobre su valor CIF (costo de la mercancía + prima del seguro + valor del flete de traslado) y pago del IVA (19%) sobre su valor CIF más el derecho ad valorem.

EJEMPLO DE CÁLCULO:

Valor CIF US $1.000,00
Derecho ad valorem (6% de 1.000) US $ 60,00
IVA (19%) (sobre 1.060,00) US $ 201,40

TOTAL TRIBUTOS ADUANEROS US $ 261,40
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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by otravers » Mon May 10, 2021 3:43 pm

I got an order delivered today, there was no paperwork from Aduanas coming with it. How do I know whether import fees were collected or that I should get the prepaid amount reimbursed by Amazon?

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Re: Amazon now offers free shipping to Chile

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Mon May 10, 2021 6:21 pm

RuneTheChookcha wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 2:31 pm
To continue, this is the official formula. So, just divide your Amazon "import fee deposit" by 0.2614 and see if this corresponds to the price only or the price plus shipping, especially as recently the fee has decreased by a little bit. Too complicated to figure this out precisely.

https://www.aduana.cl/cuales-son-los-im ... 10804.html

¿Qué tributos deben pagar las importaciones?

Por regla general, las importaciones están afectas al pago del derecho ad valorem o arancel aduanero (6%) sobre su valor CIF (costo de la mercancía + prima del seguro + valor del flete de traslado) y pago del IVA (19%) sobre su valor CIF más el derecho ad valorem.

EJEMPLO DE CÁLCULO:

Valor CIF US $1.000,00
Derecho ad valorem (6% de 1.000) US $ 60,00
IVA (19%) (sobre 1.060,00) US $ 201,40

TOTAL TRIBUTOS ADUANEROS US $ 261,40
eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:19 pm
So correct me if I'm wrong, if Aduanas doesn't just let it go (like they did a recent Ebay order for a health device at $50 + $58.88 shipping) it would be Aduanas dictated estimated original shipping plus cost of that minimum $49 dollar order with 6% then an additional 19% of that total

which should still be cheaper than the original Amazon shipping price...
From page 1, I originally got the formula from the MercdoLibre Vendors WA group, looks like they were indeed correct mas o menos.
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