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Buying car in PR and shipping to STX

 
Phizz
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Anyone have any experience in doing this with a used car? My thoughts are that it would be cheaper to ship than from the US. Would we pay the same duties etc. coming from PR?

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Topic starter Posted : March 17, 2018 10:28 am
speee1dy
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i could be wrong, but i thought the duties you paid had to do with foreign parts on the car

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Posted : March 17, 2018 3:53 pm
Phizz
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True. But I thought that a used car imported into PR would have already paid those duties.

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Topic starter Posted : March 17, 2018 4:27 pm
Scubadoo
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PR is in a different customs zone than USVI. Go figure. Don't remember the details but there may still be duty on stuff coming from PR.

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Posted : March 17, 2018 11:14 pm
STTsailor
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PR has 11.5% Sales tax. Maybe hard to dodge that. US made cars imported to VI have no import tax. Road tax is based on weight.

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Posted : March 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Phizz
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Thanks for the info!

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Topic starter Posted : March 19, 2018 10:20 am
bobn
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Nightmare process getting a car out of PR. Plan on visiting multiple places and inspections. God forbid the engine or frame identification number is illegible. Hire someone to do that if you can.

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Posted : March 20, 2018 2:09 pm
Scubadoo
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Nightmare process getting a car out of PR. Plan on visiting multiple places and inspections. God forbid the engine or frame identification number is illegible. Hire someone to do that if you can.

Guess they have a little problem with auto theft over there.

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Posted : March 20, 2018 3:04 pm
speee1dy
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the car i bought here was from puerto rico. the auto dealership here bought them, never paid for them. was hell trying to get a title for the car. the owner eventually skipped to florida

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Posted : March 20, 2018 5:33 pm
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