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Had issues with Vaping kit at Post office, and now.....

Post by SlackWaster » Mon May 07, 2018 9:00 pm

Hello everyone.
Having visited Cambodia and Thailand about 20 times over the last 10 years I decided to take the plunge and move here two months ago. I run an online business so it's all sweet right now, I am really enjoying the place. Sure, there's challenges, but why wouldn't there be?

Any day now I will be receiving a parcel from UK containing several personal items of clothing and cologne, etc. And....a brand new vape.

I mentioned this to a few people as I am not sure I will get a customs check and they'll almost certainly be able to identify the vape and probably not let me have it. I am desperate to npot start smoking again and have found the vape works wonders - I am 2 years without cigarettes. Now, a couple of friends I have here who have lived here for years said to offer them some dollars as 'tax'. However, that sounds like a bribe to me and I don't want to get in any trouble - I would like to respect this place and the people However, if that's the done thing, maybe it would make sense, I get my vape, they get the tax, everyone's happy.

Advice please?
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Re: Had issues with Vaping kit at Post office, and now.....

Post by Username Taken » Mon May 07, 2018 9:40 pm

Pay the tax.

I'm sure you can buy vape here, somewhere.
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Re: Had issues with Vaping kit at Post office, and now.....

Post by cannabistourist » Mon May 07, 2018 9:55 pm

It's not bribery, it's just the normal process !
And anyway why you couldn't buy it here ? Even in Thailand where it's illegal ecigs are everywhere !
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Re: Had issues with Vaping kit at Post office, and now.....

Post by KickingWithRedLabel » Mon May 07, 2018 9:56 pm

As mentioned above there are several shops that sell vaping devices and e-juices here in PP. There are even a few expats that are in the retail business if you want to have a more trusting seller. Of course this does not answer your question but provides an alternative if you have problems with the post office.
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Re: Had issues with Vaping kit at Post office, and now.....

Post by SlackWaster » Mon May 07, 2018 11:42 pm

Hello everyone
Thank you for the replies - to make it clear ( I guess I'm sounding like a right virgin here) it's not a customs tax, it's a sweetner for sure - but are you people saying they won't flinch if I offer a few $$? I really don't want to get in trouble.

Regarding buying vapes here - yes, I know someone, but they're really old, poor quality out of date ones, I already spent more than I wanted to on a couple that didn't last, that's why I ordered from abroad. I thought I'd be OK as I got a parcel a while back and the man in the Post Office barely even looked. But I had another delivery and they went through it with a fine tooth comb.

OK - so if it's usual to offer 'tax' do I give it to the man searching my parcel, or the uniformed man in the room out back where they'll take me?

Really appreciate your help.
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Re: Had issues with Vaping kit at Post office, and now.....

Post by cannabistourist » Mon May 07, 2018 11:53 pm

SlackWaster wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 11:42 pm
Hello everyone
Thank you for the replies - to make it clear ( I guess I'm sounding like a right virgin here) it's not a customs tax, it's a sweetner for sure - but are you people saying they won't flinch if I offer a few $$? I really don't want to get in trouble.

Regarding buying vapes here - yes, I know someone, but they're really old, poor quality out of date ones, I already spent more than I wanted to on a couple that didn't last, that's why I ordered from abroad. I thought I'd be OK as I got a parcel a while back and the man in the Post Office barely even looked. But I had another delivery and they went through it with a fine tooth comb.

OK - so if it's usual to offer 'tax' do I give it to the man searching my parcel, or the uniformed man in the room out back where they'll take me?

Really appreciate your help.


What are you doing in Cambodia ?! We are here because we can pay and cheat the system every time we don't like it !
Of course ! pay if they are not too greedy !
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Re: Had issues with Vaping kit at Post office, and now.....

Post by SlackWaster » Tue May 08, 2018 12:36 am

(Takes deep breath) - OK - I have paid the Thai and Cambodian police, but they're not backward in coming forward. If I'm not crawling round the bottom of a cell later this week I'll let you know how it goes.

Do you think he will offer me a price, or just confiscate it and expect me to make an offer?
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Post by cannabistourist » Tue May 08, 2018 12:41 am

If they do not ask directly, ask if you can pay the "tax" ?
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Re: Had issues with Vaping kit at Post office, and now.....

Post by frank lee bent » Tue May 08, 2018 1:58 am

i have never been asked for anything more than a fee for the phone call, like 50 cents.
do not offer anything up front or mention anything at all about it unless they mention it.
chances are, innate laziness will allow it to sail right through.
negotiate by half if they ask
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Re: Had issues with Vaping kit at Post office, and now.....

Post by AndyKK » Tue May 08, 2018 3:50 am

SlackWaster wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 12:36 am
(Takes deep breath) - OK - I have paid the Thai and Cambodian police, but they're not backward in coming forward. If I'm not crawling round the bottom of a cell later this week I'll let you know how it goes.

Do you think he will offer me a price, or just confiscate it and expect me to make an offer?
But there is this..............................

E-cigs were banned in Cambodia in 2014 as a test that was supposedly carried out showed that they may be more harmful than regular tobacco. There is a strong Cambodian market for black market vaping equipment and many users have reported no difficulties in bringing in their own vaping gear.
https://e-cigaretteuk.org.uk/countries- ... ed-vaping/

Cambodia likewise banned e-cigarettes in 2014, allegedly after an obscure study found the devices contained “high levels of nicotine that could cause a more serious impact on health than cigarettes.” However, the Wall Street Journal reported at the time that it was actually Cambodian Prime Minister HE himself who ordered the ban on imports and sales of e-cigarettes “for fear they are having a negative impact on the youth.” Meanwhile.
http://www.tobaccoasia.com/features/asi ... certainty/
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