General Discussion: customs fuckers


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Hanto
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3289 posts since 30/11/09

1 Jul 2021 09:45
Anything to be done on claiming back vat on an Italian order? Glamood don't seem to deduct vat.
swede
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10145 posts since 21/3/09

1 Jul 2021 11:39
just going to have to swallow that charge king. shouldn't be an issue for you though Ubercool
Hanto
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3289 posts since 30/11/09

1 Jul 2021 12:49
Not if I can help it!
cutandpaste
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608 posts since 11/6/10

1 Jul 2021 15:39
Could use something like this;

https://www.vatfree.com/what-if-the-store-arranged-a-non-eu-delivery-via-air
ismvil
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1999 posts since 16/9/11

18 Jul 2021 11:16
Just had an invoice from UPS for 54p. Times must be hard

Hanto
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3289 posts since 30/11/09

18 Jul 2021 13:22
ismvil wrote: Just had an invoice from UPS for 54p. Times must be hard

What was the order value?!
ismvil
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1999 posts since 16/9/11

18 Jul 2021 13:45
Declared value was $200
Sholto
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733 posts since 25/12/12

19 Jul 2021 08:43
Umm you might get another invoice to follow that in the mail…
nothingelseworked
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3575 posts since 21/2/10

27 Dec 2021 13:34
If I buy from a private seller (Grailed, eBay, etc) somewhere in Europe will I have to pay customs?

Haven't actually bought anything outside the UK since Brexit so not familiar with the process.
NigelBenn
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4518 posts since 6/2/08

27 Dec 2021 15:03
Depends what value they mark the package as
Mosoona
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409 posts since 25/5/15

27 Dec 2021 15:23
Yeah if its declared value is below £135 you’ll be fine (as long as they don’t mark as a gift, in which case the limit is £39). Anything above £135 and you’ll pay 20% tax + handling fees, which vary between courier
nothingelseworked
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3575 posts since 21/2/10

27 Dec 2021 20:27
Cheers, guys.

It's £1k so wouldn't want to risk going with a lower declared value. So I'm essentially looking at around £200-250ish on top?
Mosoona
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409 posts since 25/5/15

27 Dec 2021 21:07
nothingelseworked wrote: Cheers, guys.

It's £1k so wouldn't want to risk going with a lower declared value. So I'm essentially looking at around £200-250ish on top?

Unfortunately yeah, if the seller/shop don’t offer any services to the effect of getting around customs (mention that as a few China-based shops seem to have cracked it for hi fi stuff). If you’re buying from EU/Japan/some other places, would double check and make sure they’re taking off tax, so you only pay once (at customs)
nothingelseworked
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3575 posts since 21/2/10

posted 27 Dec 2021 23:15, edited 27 Dec 2021 23:15
Mosoona wrote:
nothingelseworked wrote: Cheers, guys.

It's £1k so wouldn't want to risk going with a lower declared value. So I'm essentially looking at around £200-250ish on top?

Unfortunately yeah, if the seller/shop don’t offer any services to the effect of getting around customs (mention that as a few China-based shops seem to have cracked it for hi fi stuff). If you’re buying from EU/Japan/some other places, would double check and make sure they’re taking off tax, so you only pay once (at customs)

What are the services the China-based shops are using to get around customs? Assuming it's not something a private seller would be able to employ?

Edit: The seller is in Norway. Assuming we don't have any special/cushy deals with them that allows us to skip customs on imports from Norway?
Mr.X.
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3137 posts since 23/6/13

posted 11 Jan 2022 09:15, edited 11 Jan 2022 09:15
Has anyone else experienced the ballache that is trying to get your tax back on returned goods? You need MRN, EROI, address, emails, telephone, port of the shipment to give to HMRC in order to get your money back.

I did this last month with a FedEx shipment and now I'm having to do with DHL for something I bought from the Armoury HK which they then made me return to NYC.