Buying on foreign websites usually tends to scare some because of the famous customs fees. Still, there is a huge advantage to buying from abroad. In this article, I want to present you with a tutorial and some tips on how to buy through Play-Asia, one of the best gaming sites and related products in the world.
A wonderful news happened in Play-Asia, you can now buy with boleto in Brazil and even split up to 6x on the card. Thus showing that Play-Asia captures Gamers and Otakus from all over Brazil and is always trying to facilitate our online purchases.
The Play-Asia website sells games, consoles, controls, accessories, books, code cards, toys, action figures, clothing, records, films and many other things. Always be aware of the product region at the time of purchase, this can influence the language and if your console will be able to run it due to the region lock (which does not exist in current consoles).
The Play-Asia website displays the value of products in reais and usually offers free shipping for some products and games. Even if you have to pay the freight, the values are less than the free market (less than 20 reais). Play-Asia accepts international visa and mastercard credit cards, Paypal, Skrill and even bitcoin.
Products in stock usually ship in 24 hours and take about 2 to 8 weeks to arrive at your home. Delays can happen because of customs, and the order can take up to 3 months to arrive. Fortunately this is unlikely with new import methods.
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Tutorial and Basic Tips for Using Play-Asia
The obvious first thing you need to do is create your account clicking here. The site is in Portuguese, but with several texts without translating into English. To get started, just add your email and password and move on. You will receive an email to confirm the creation of your account.
When you are already logged in, you need to add your personal details and your address. Be very careful and fill in the data correctly. Once you've added all your account details, you can search for your favorite product. Use the site search and filter the type of product you want.
Check the option available in stock only in the left menu of the website to show only the products that are in stock. You can also check the option discount only to display products that are discounted.
Read the entire product description carefully to avoid making any wrong purchases. Also read the reviews and make sure that the product is not in any used auction, as it affects the shipping price.
When you have found the product you want, just go to the cart and click Check-out. Now you will choose the address, then choose the shipping (stay tuned to the tips for choosing the shipping below), choose the payment method and pay!
Some banks, such as Itau, require entering the itoken to pay with the card. After paying for your product, within 24 hours it will be shipped, within a week he will be in Brazil, now the time it takes to get to your house will depend on customs.
Tips for buying on Play- Asia and not being taxed
Packages below 50$ can be taxed, especially if the package has the company logo, so choose the neutral package. Avoid asking Play-Asia to reduce the value of the package to be below 50$ because it doesn't work, the inspectors are not stupid. Especially if the producer is very expensive.
If you paid less than $ 50 and were still taxed, you can dispute the tax amount. For this you fill out an application which can be found in the mail or on the internet.
Always choose the cheapest freight and economical. Express and more expensive freight like DHL, Fedex, UPS and TNT have a 100% chance of being taxed. Don't forget to click Neutral / Gift Packing Options to select the package type and choose the Neutral Packing.
The tax may be higher than 60% that people imagine. That's because there are other taxes on the tax. Do not think that buying from abroad will always have an advantage, sometimes it is more advantageous to buy in Brazil.
You can buy freely games and products below 150 reais. Remember that books can never be taxed, so feel free to buy your sleeves, artbooks and other print publications.
Import at times like Christmas, Easter and other holidays. Holidays in Brazil dramatically increase imports, thus making it easier for your product to be shipped without being taxed, the big problem is that it will probably be delayed in delivery.
Regarding the tax of 15 reais of the Brazilian postal order, you can avoid it if your order is ePacket / EMS. The tracking codes that start with CP, LZ, EA and LX are from China and are also usually exempt from postal order.
Ready to buy on Play-Asia?
Don't try to be smart, be prepared to pay the tax, do a simulation and see if it's worth it. Don't be afraid to be taxed, there are thousands of orders and few taxes. Good luck! Don't even think about buying several products at once in the same freight. With the new import rules, your chances of being taxed may have increased.
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Recently I bought a pair of orange and blue joy-cons for only 250 reais with shipping, in Brazilian stores you can not find for less than 400 reais. Buying through Play-Asia has many advantages! Play-Asia is the safest store I know of for buying these things. Their service is great, and they always answer emails.
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