I bought a PS4 in UK and I've been using it for close to two and a half weeks here and I'm taking it back to India so will I have to pay them? There are no boxes, just the console in one suitcase wrapped in a blanket and the controller in another suitcase.

If I do get stopped how much will I have to pay? The total price I paid was around 38k including a game and the console.

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    Are you moving from the UK to India, or were you just in the UK on vacation when you bought it? That will probably change the answer (at least I know it would in many countries), and will also affect whether this question is on-topic here. – Flimzy Mar 29 '14 at 16:36
  • I was on a vacation in the UK for a while. I bought it there and I've actually been using it so I'm thinking I should be fine. The console costs exactly £349 which comes to less than 35,000 rupees. That excludes the 3 pound delivery charge. – Adit Mar 30 '14 at 5:18

According to importdutycalculator.com, electronics are never subject to Indian import duties:

Duty rates in India can be ad valorem (as a percentage of value) or specific (rupees per unit). Duty rates vary from 0% to 150%, with an average duty rate of 11.9%. Some goods are not subject to duty (e.g. laptops and other electronic products).

So you shouldn't be required to pay an import duty on your PS4, even if you were bringing it into the country to resell.

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    That website is incorrect. There's a duty-free limit of Rs 35,000 on all imports including electronics, with 36.05% slapped on top if you exceed this. See: cbec.gov.in/trvler-guide_ason22may2013.pdf – lambshaanxy Mar 30 '14 at 0:25
  • @jpatokal: That doesn't appear to contradict the site I quoted (but it also doesn't corroborate it)... but I haven't read the entire document. If you have better information, I encourage you to provide a new answer. – Flimzy Mar 30 '14 at 0:29

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