Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Re: moving to san pedro [Re: dschick] #501074
02/14/15 01:59 PM
02/14/15 01:59 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 136
Texas
T
tahunt Offline
.
tahunt  Offline
T
Cheaper to buy it in San Pedro than going online buying it, paying for shipping, then paying the duty you are charged on importing it.

Re: moving to san pedro [Re: dschick] #501080
02/15/15 02:24 AM
02/15/15 02:24 AM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 52
Florida
B
BZ Bound Offline
.
BZ Bound  Offline
B
I'm guessing if you go to the mainland, you can find much better deals and bring whatever you want back to the island?


Brett
Counting the days until I retire...

Re: moving to san pedro [Re: dschick] #501092
02/15/15 08:15 AM
02/15/15 08:15 AM
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,160
San Pedro
P
Phil Offline
.
Phil  Offline
P
The cost of getting to the mainland and getting around will eat up most savings and more. The differential between mainland and Caye prices is in general a lot closer than a few years back.

Re: moving to san pedro [Re: Phil] #501138
02/16/15 08:53 PM
02/16/15 08:53 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 111
A
Agavegirl Offline
.
Agavegirl  Offline
A
I don't live there but I do own there. One thing I wish I had brought down at some point is a crock pot. As someone else mentioned, quality pots and pans. A lot of things are available on the island but these are a couple of things hard to find. Rice cookers are available in abundance. Crock Pots and Calphalon not so much.

Also, certain electronics. Peripherals for computers and entertainment can be much more expensive.

Re: moving to san pedro [Re: dschick] #501160
02/17/15 11:44 AM
02/17/15 11:44 AM
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,160
San Pedro
P
Phil Offline
.
Phil  Offline
P
The above post touches on a good point. It is often about finding what you want not the cost of it. Choices/options can be limited and sometimes the cost of living here if you want an item is to pay more for it.

Re: moving to san pedro [Re: dschick] #501190
02/17/15 09:12 PM
02/17/15 09:12 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 70
G
Go South Offline
.
Go South  Offline
G
Would customs expect you to declare items if someone was to bring in their suitcase, a couple of used quality pots and pans, and some new curtains in an air sealed vacuum bag with their clothes?

Re: moving to san pedro [Re: Go South] #501201
02/18/15 06:20 AM
02/18/15 06:20 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 6,136
San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline
.
Diane Campbell  Offline
Originally Posted by Go South
Would customs expect you to declare items if someone was to bring in their suitcase, a couple of used quality pots and pans, and some new curtains in an air sealed vacuum bag with their clothes?


Yes. Read the customs declaration form. It's a little convoluted but eventually it makes sense.

Re: moving to san pedro [Re: BZ Bound] #501213
02/18/15 09:30 AM
02/18/15 09:30 AM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 62
D
dschick Offline OP
.
dschick  Offline OP
D
You can have items shipped in, but you have to pay a significant import tax. I've read that it varies between 25-35%, but I'm not sure if this is an accurate number. Since my husband is thinking about coming in as a QRP, we're trying to figure out what's most important to bring over in our shipping container, since it will be tax free.


Dawn Schick
Re: moving to san pedro [Re: dschick] #501295
02/20/15 12:13 AM
02/20/15 12:13 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 24
S
seaglass Offline
.
seaglass  Offline
S
I also do not live full-time on the island, but we are a homeowner. Every trip I bring items listed above, in my suitcase. Yes I do pay the import tax, but having quality items in our home is worth it. You may be able to find specific items, sometimes not, but household items you can find are the poorest of quality, so it's worth paying the minimal tax- just my opinion

Page 2 of 2 1 2

Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
ReefTV
Love FM
The Reporter
PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
San Pedro Fun Finder
Paradise Guy Event Calendar
Cayo Event Calendar

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
January
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (1 invisible), 915 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics70,434
Posts478,642
Members19,578
Most Online2,982
Jan 29th, 2019



AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1