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[*] posted on 8-10-2016 at 04:22 PM


I gotta say, it is so arbitrary. I have brought plants in full view and no one said boo.

we have brought wood across, and no one said boo.

and we have been turned around, which was so disappointing. went to otay, hired a broker and went thru. We had to import the motor that time, plus other stuff...cost us $400 BUT WE GOT THRU. We live so far south that not being able to get into Mexico is a big headache.

and a friend who was bringing us some gorgeous triangle palms got them confiscated but he wasn't turned around.

it is very arbitrary!





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[*] posted on 8-10-2016 at 04:41 PM


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I built the garage in Oct/Nov of '08 right after I bought the place. The garage is 75'x25' and I should have gone even bigger 'cause it is already full. No such thing as "too big of a garage". I had Pansonia do all the cement and block work, he used 250 sacks of cement and poured the slab by hand in less than 2 weeks in July. He's a worker. Anyway I got lucky and was able to bring all the lumber down from NoB but now it not as easy as then. Good luck with yours.
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[*] posted on 8-10-2016 at 05:30 PM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaBlanca  
I gotta say, it is so arbitrary. I have brought plants in full view and no one said boo.

we have brought wood across, and no one said boo.

and we have been turned around, which was so disappointing. went to otay, hired a broker and went thru. We had to import the motor that time, plus other stuff...cost us $400 BUT WE GOT THRU. We live so far south that not being able to get into Mexico is a big headache.

and a friend who was bringing us some gorgeous triangle palms got them confiscated but he wasn't turned around.

it is very arbitrary!



"it is very arbitrary!"

You're absolutely correct. There have been countless threads about bringing stuff south and inevitably people post differing experiences importing the same items. Probably due to complicated rules that fundamentally don't have any practical reason for existing.
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[*] posted on 8-11-2016 at 06:01 AM


Sorry...I forgot to mention that they did tell me that with 25 pieces of wood or less I could have crossed. Above 25 and you have to cross with the commercial trucks. Who knows if that is actually enforced and as easy as it sounds. But it is what they told me. And they said it has to be at Otay Mesa.
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[*] posted on 8-11-2016 at 07:50 AM




I thought the amount was determined by cost....not pieces.




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[*] posted on 8-17-2016 at 07:25 PM


There ya go! I suspect it varies by who you speak with and what day it is.
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[*] posted on 8-17-2016 at 08:12 PM


Exactly!!!

Quote: Originally posted by Doug/Vamonos  
There ya go! I suspect it varies by who you speak with and what day it is.
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