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any problem if i bring things to pay part of my trip ?

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1. Posted by chinx (Budding Member 53 posts) 10y

hi!!!
i´m going to thailand, cambodia, laos, vietnam this summer and i was thinking in buying clothes to sell back in my country(spain) to pay part of my trip.i was thinking about 100 or 150 t-shirts (santa cruz, dc, rip curl, billabong....), last summer i was in thailand and they were really cheap, but can i have problens at the airport? in bangkok or in my country? maybe they charge me a lot of money if they find out?
what can i do to avoid it.
i was thinking in sending some of them by boat....
can you help me with this please
thanks in advance:):):)

2. Posted by festie (Budding Member 39 posts) 10y

isnt that un fair trading?

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1594 posts) 10y

Quoting chinx

hi!!!
i´m going to thailand, cambodia, laos, vietnam this summer and i was thinking in buying clothes to sell back in my country(spain) to pay part of my trip.i was thinking about 100 or 150 t-shirts (santa cruz, dc, rip curl, billabong....), last summer i was in thailand and they were really cheap, but can i have problens at the airport? in bangkok or in my country? maybe they charge me a lot of money if they find out?
what can i do to avoid it.
i was thinking in sending some of them by boat....
can you help me with this please
thanks in advance:):):)


Lets see if I get this right, you intend to purchase clothing in Thailand and bring that clothing back to Spain for re-sale. No problems buying stuff in Thailand and taking it out of Thailand.

Possible problem with weight allowance on the airplane (if you have a silver card or gold card they allow you a little extra on your weight allowance.) If you are over on the weight allowance you must pay for that extra weight! Possibility then exists that your country will impose a duty/fine on what you bring back into your country.

Another possible problem is that if you intend to travel to different countries and intend to bring that re-sale clothing across the border, the Cammbodian, Vietnamese, or Laotian customs officials may impose a customs fee.

If you make Thailand your last stop to purchase the clothing then you only have to contend with the airline and your country's customs officials.

Even if you mail or send items by boat you still have to contend with customs dues or inspections from your country unless they are completely inept. Your country may have an exemption for imported items carried by returning passengers, so many dollars, pesetas, Euros exemption - and then pay the duty on the overage.

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If you go to New Phetchaburi Road, near the Baiyoke Tower Hotel you will find a "mini" garment center. Many of the street vendors buy their sale items in this area. The KRUNG THONG PLAZA is sort of a warehouse apparel center where you can find lots of different clothing. Their e-mail address is: www.krungthong-plaza.com (near the Baiyoke Hotel.)

Good luck.