Long time listener, first time caller
I’m looking to buy my first backpacking tent. I’ve seen very good reviews of the Naturehike stuff and I’ve sort of got my mind set on the Mongar 2. Now, we have the Naturehike South Africa store, which is very convenient, but I’ve noticed that the tents are about 3x more expensive than on AliExpress.
I’ve used Ali before, and I’m not too stressed about ordering from them, but as we know, the site price + shipping excludes import tax, which must be payed upon collection.
So I’m wondering if someone here has ordered a tent from Ali, and what they paid for import tax? The Mongar 2 + shipping is currently available for under R1500 on Ali, leaving a comfy headroom for import tax before Ali would become the more expensive option, but it’s worth checking first.
Also, if anyone has ordered a tent from Ali, how long did you wait? I’ll need mine by mid-October.