First of all expect to pay 125 percent value of the laptop. Even if you bought an unexpensive laptop, Customs officials can still put their own price tag on the laptop value and impose a125 percent value. If you ship via FEDEX you may have to pay fees upfront. I WOULD NOT USE FEDEX. I would send the laptop via balikbayan and just put personal effect, on the Customs form. I would also include used clothing, purchased from thrift stores to fill the box up. Check with LBC for additional information concerning Balikbayan box shipping. My wife just sent one from Portland Oregon and it cost us $65.00 to send to Eastern Samar. See link below.