General Discussion: customs fuckers


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swede
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7083 posts since 21/3/09

9 Mar 2018 14:41
pray 4 rez
Rez
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7773 posts since 5/4/09

9 Mar 2018 15:02
Laughing out loud

Swede you love this thread, has customs hurt you bad before?
swede
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7083 posts since 21/3/09

10 Mar 2018 11:35
had a fair few run-ins with customs in my time. for clothes I rarely find it is worth the hassle. especially if the clothes are brand new etc. bike parts is a different story. especially if they are from china. can mark them down super low
Dee
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10855 posts since 22/11/07

10 Mar 2018 12:51
If dealing with proxy sometimes it works well to send the 1st payment to buy the product then a 2nd payment later (with description on the payment) for fees and shipping, declare the latter then if they ask for proof you can send them the paypal payment as proof. Could be a bit difficult if buying direct but works well on proxy services should you ever run in to customs.
pops
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3878 posts since 2/9/09

10 Mar 2018 16:40
^ this
blackham
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1631 posts since 17/7/13

21 Mar 2018 13:20


anyone have a clue what's going on here? Never received a letter from them stating I had to pay before it can be released…
swede
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7083 posts since 21/3/09

21 Mar 2018 14:53
uh oh Puzzled
padawan
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3910 posts since 27/6/03

21 Mar 2018 15:56
yip - this is the usual process.
Hanto
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1514 posts since 30/11/09

15 May 2018 08:33
Hi all. Anyone ordered from Amazon Japan before? I've got my eye on another Loopwheeler sweater and am not sure what the process/likely import fees will be.

Cheers!
andymakesglasses
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19994 posts since 26/1/06

posted 15 May 2018 09:33, edited 15 May 2018 09:33
I don't know if it's similar to the US Amazon but when I ordered something from there it charged me an Import Fees Deposit (around $8 ) as part of an estimated price. That estimate turned out to be accurate and was what I was charged.
Sumbeam
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742 posts since 27/1/11

23 Jul 2018 08:19
Don’t often order much from outside the UK, but I’ve seen something I want from the US. The item is on sale for $105 with shipping at $25 - can anyone estimate how much I’ll have to pay in import fees etc? I’d just like to work out if it’s worth buying or not.
Looking online it appears that I won’t be charged any customs fees as the item & postage is under £135. But will I have to pay VAT?
sodomgomorra
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1016 posts since 24/3/14

23 Jul 2018 08:32
Sumbeam wrote: Don’t often order much from outside the UK, but I’ve seen something I want from the US. The item is on sale for $105 with shipping at $25 - can anyone estimate how much I’ll have to pay in import fees etc? I’d just like to work out if it’s worth buying or not.
Looking online it appears that I won’t be charged any customs fees as the item & postage is under £135. But will I have to pay VAT?

https://www.simplyduty.com/import-calculator/
Sumbeam
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742 posts since 27/1/11

posted 23 Jul 2018 08:55, edited 23 Jul 2018 08:55

Nice one, thanks!