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Posting Mobile Phone from UK to Luxor Help

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Hi can anyone please offer some advice me and my husband would like to send a mobile phone to Luxor from the UK as a gift for his brother but unsure on what is the safest company to use and whether duty tax will need to be paid? Would normally bring gifts on our holidays back to Luxor but we will not travel now for quite a few months. Any helpful advice would be great.

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Two Words forget it,
It will never arrive, best to give it to any tourist heading this way, so that could be some time....:cool:
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Personally I wouldn't take the chance of posting a new mobile to here. If it don't get nicked, the brother could face quite a surprise import duty tax. If I were you I would ask on here if anyone is coming over and wouldn't mind delivering it for you once you have had it delivered to their UK address. :up
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I agree with the above suggestions.

Or, send the money Western Union (TV Street). Phones are about the
same price here as in UK.

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Another choice may be to order it for him using a regional online site such as http://egypt.souq.com/eg-en/mobile-phone/l/ , although they are not quite Amazon!

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Yeh, great idea! then they can send it to to his street address via the postman, when we get street addresses oh and postman.
Last letter for me, years ago, I heard about, someone passing shouted "Hey Hamza there's a letter for you at the post office. "Oh right, what did it say ?
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Hi all thanks for the advice I thought it would not be the best postal service although sending documents in the past has been fine I was not sure about sending expensive gifts. I had a look at that website has anyone used them before are the reliable?

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Best postal service ? it's not even the worst postal service...it's no postal service, anyhow it would only be a TV licence demand...:cool:
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Don't use Fed Ex...... :))) :))) Phones I think are cheaper here than in the UK, so like others say give him the money instead 200le will get him a good Chinese phone capable of making calls and sending txt's

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I've used Souq and (I think it is slighter better for range of products http://www.e3050.com ). In both cases they use a courier service, and delivery is usually within a week. But, they will only deliver to proper addresses - which for houses in Luxor is problematic. To get over that, I've used local West Bank hotels, but your relative may know of a local shop that you can use.
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I've used the Souq too, it only took 2 days for my mobile phone to arrive from Cairo. Aramex (Courier Services) just took it to there shop on TV street and rang me to say I could pick it up :)
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