I'm moving to Kenya in the next month, and I have an enormous 27" iMac. I want to take it with me (I'm a software developer), but I'm doubtful that I can fit it in my luggage, so I'm thinking of shipping it.

The shipping costs seem affordable (†), but Kenyan customs fees are a mystery to me. This is not a new iMac. Should I expect to pay duty or taxes on it? How much? Are my customs-associated risks higher if I ship it than if I check it as luggage?

Detail: A site like myus.com quotes me ~$200 to send it, which is cheaper than

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    hi, speaking from my own experience of shipping tech equipment to thailand, vietnam, jamaica, not being able to find information about it, and then being hit with 20-100% customs fees, i would avoid shipping separately if at all possible Dec 2, 2016 at 9:16
  • Not exclusive to expats, this affects anyone travelling if you're taking it as luggage. Either reword, or ask on travel.SE.
    – Mark Mayo
    Aug 3, 2017 at 0:43
  • Travel isn't about people moving. If an expat who's moving, you take your 27" iMac with you. If you're just traveling, you don't. The help center is a big place. Where exactly does it say that this question is out of scope?
    – Merchako
    Aug 10, 2017 at 11:28


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