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 freeradical has been a member since 18/5/2009. Posts: 2
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 khunwilko has been a member since 27/1/2007. Posts: 560
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.
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 freeradical has been a member since 18/5/2009. Posts: 2