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  • freeradical

    Joined Travelfish
    18th May, 2009
    Posts: 2

    I want to send my daughter her laptop from the UK to southern Thailand. She is teaching there for there for the next six months. Any advice on how I could go about doing this safely?

    #1 Posted: 18/5/2009 - 23:35

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  • khunwilko

    Joined Travelfish
    27th January, 2007
    Posts: 560

    A basic laptop in Thailand costs about 20000 baht - might be cheaper quicker and less risky to buy a new one and either email her files/data or copy it to a CD or stick and post it.

    either that or send it with a friend, by hand

    #2 Posted: 19/5/2009 - 14:36

  • DShearer86

    Joined Travelfish
    26th March, 2009
    Location United Kingdom
    Posts: 16

    You can send it by a courier compnay e.g DHL, Fed ex. Shouldn't cost more than about £100-150. As long as she has not been in Thailand for more than 6 months she can import personl effects free of duties and tax (as long as it's just ONE laptop!) The problem with laptops is that their batteries are lithium powered. Lithium batteries are clased as hazardous cargo and some couriers may not handle them. In which case I'm sure she can purchase a new battery in BKK fo fairly cheap.

    #3 Posted: 21/5/2009 - 17:46

  • freeradical

    Joined Travelfish
    18th May, 2009
    Posts: 2

    Thanks for helpful advice. Think she's going to buy a Notebook there as the safest option, and I get to inherit her laptop!

    #4 Posted: 21/5/2009 - 20:26

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