I stay in shady accomodation in a developing country in South East Asia where I rent a PO box. The only stated shipping option is UPS and they won’t deliver to a PO box. I went to their office to ask if I could pick it up there as I can’t trust people where I live. They told me it will definitely be stopped in customs and I’ll have to go out to the airport myself, but there’s no way to know the duty in advance.
I asked on the forums for foreigners staying in this country and was told that customs here will basically charge whatever they like as a bribe, so I don’t think that’s a good option.
Is there any way to have it come straight to my PO box as normal post, as it’s the courier service that customs target?
I could have it sent by a reseller but I’m concerned of malicious firmware. But I don’t understand how that works. When I receive it, is it possible to just 100% wipe it clean and download everything over, so if it was tampered with, it wouldn’t matter.
Thanks for any advice.