That's a measure which makes online shopaholics quite unhappy 😬. This means that all purchases above Rs 1,000 will be eligible to VAT charges when clearing customs in Mauritius. Previously, only items above Rs 3, 000 were concerned as there was a higher exemption value.
Applications for ICTA permits/licences/certificates are now online
Earlier today, I stumbled upon a communiqué from the ICTA. From what one can read, the ICTA will now have a web site from which all import applications (permits / type approval certificates) need to be made. They will also cater for document uploads to support your applications. Until now, this process required the importer... Continue Reading →
Reviewing the Miccus SR-71 Stealth Headphones & Mini-jack RTX Bluetooth transmitter
Welcome back to the blog for a new review of the gadgets I recently purchased some weeks ago. To start with, I should first of all explain the reason behind the purchase. Some parents with kids will most probably agree that noise is usually kept to a minimum whenever the kid is sleeping. And noise includes keeping the television... Continue Reading →
[Online shopping] – Existing ICTA regulations more strictly enforced henceforth
Most online shopping addicts have been surprised by the ICTA's Communique published yesterday. I must admit that I was confused too and I immediately mailed ICTA so that I could get in touch with someone before I post anything on my blog. Without getting any reply to my mail, I gave them a call today...
Will ICTA’s Trust Seal boost e-commerce within Mauritius?
According to this national regulatory authority for the ICT sector and the postal services, Mauritians might be more willing to purchase and carry out payment transactions without any fear on local e-commerce web sites displaying the "Trust Seal" awarded by the local authorities on several criteria.
Win iPhone skins, free stickers and 35% discount from Mauritian site, MadDecals.com
After the 10% discount valid up to 15 March 2013 in Clever Dodo boutique, another recently launched Mauritian site, MadDecals.com is today offering free stickers and iphone skins as well as a whooping 35% discount using the coupon code "yashvin35" till the 16th March 2013.
[Guest post] Have any of your parcels been lost on the way to your house?
If you’re used to online purchase, some of you can be as frustrated as me when it concerns the number of parcels which never reached me.
[Post-budget 2013] – Buying on eBay from Mauritius (Nov 2012)
Previously a customs broker was required to clear out your parcels from the customs if the total amount was greater than Rs10,000. This gonna change now with what was announced in the budget 2013.
Price of watches in Mauritius
Before finalizing the purchase on eBay, I wandered a bit in some shops to have a look and also, to see if it was really worth to pay some extra bucks by grabbing it from Mauritius itself
Getting refunds through eBay and Paypal
You have been happily shopping around on eBay but what happens when a seller needs to send you a refund?