General Discussion: customs fuckers


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lothian
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330 posts since 2/11/12

14 Oct 2016 12:51
Has anyone ever shipped to U.K. using east Dane? do you get stung with import costs?
jvalley
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342 posts since 17/6/12

14 Nov 2016 13:00
who can i call/email to contest a customs charge? I ordered a pair of shoes from the states that cost about £280 and have been hit with a £140 charge?! surely can't be right
swede
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6336 posts since 21/3/09

14 Nov 2016 13:32
I remember the first time I ordered from overseas
padawan
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3636 posts since 27/6/03

14 Nov 2016 14:10
Can't contest until you pay for it to be released by Parcel Force. Then you will have to prove Price you paid for shoes. Oh and you will have to pay Parcel Force for the pleasure - extra 15 quid - Good luck
Egan
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336 posts since 17/10/11

6 Dec 2016 11:59
Can they use the value of postage to hit you with a customs charge? I've managed to request that the seller marks the price of the goods down, but he's saying the value of the postage may mean I'll get charged. It doesn't seem right to me.
Egan
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336 posts since 17/10/11

6 Dec 2016 12:00
Can they use the value of postage to hit you with a customs charge? I've managed to request that the seller marks the price of the goods down, but he's saying the value of the postage may mean I'll get charged. It doesn't seem right to me.
Egan
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336 posts since 17/10/11

6 Dec 2016 12:00
Can they use the value of postage to hit you with a customs charge? I've managed to request that the seller marks the price of the goods down, but he's saying the value of the postage may mean I'll get charged. It doesn't seem right to me.
Kadafi39
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1538 posts since 30/10/09

6 Dec 2016 12:07
No, don't think so.
Kadafi39
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1538 posts since 30/10/09

6 Dec 2016 12:07
No, don't think so.
Kadafi39
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1538 posts since 30/10/09

6 Dec 2016 12:07
No, don't think so.
Egan
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336 posts since 17/10/11

6 Dec 2016 12:28
Can they use the value of postage to hit you with a customs charge? I've managed to request that the seller marks the price of the goods down, but he's saying the value of the postage may mean I'll get charged. It doesn't seem right to me.
Egan
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336 posts since 17/10/11

6 Dec 2016 12:29
Cheers

Thought this post was filtered by my work
Sumbeam
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674 posts since 27/1/11

12 Jan 2017 22:22
Looking to order a jacket from Turkey, it's around £270 including delivery.
Anyone able to help with how much I could expect to pay in import taxes etc?
C-Stylez
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4567 posts since 4/7/12

12 Jan 2017 22:40
more than you'd expect
southpaw.6
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394 posts since 1/6/10

30 Jan 2017 16:26
Have a buyer from the US returning an ebay purchase
Is there anyway to avoid being stung by customs?
Does declaring 'Returned Goods' on the custom declaration work?
swede
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6336 posts since 21/3/09

30 Jan 2017 16:27
C-Stylez wrote: more than you'd expect

#voteleave
Crackajack
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6522 posts since 21/4/05

7 Mar 2017 21:13
What should I request of a USA based seller when it comes to the customs billet? Gift + what value? Not Gift?

Only work out cheaper without customs + charges so not sure it's worth it.
cassini
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450 posts since 13/6/10

8 Mar 2017 01:42
mark as a gift with a value below £39 (the threshold for paying customs duty)
du tan
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1249 posts since 15/8/03

19 Jun 2017 17:24
Which shipping option is best from USA please?
Just had a quote from FedEx for $120 for 3 t shirts, fuckers.

And mark as gift with under $39 value?
cassini
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450 posts since 13/6/10

posted 19 Jun 2017 23:14, edited 19 Jun 2017 23:14
USPS would probably be cheapest. I've had people send me stuff using their First-Class Package International Service.

Some of the price comparison websites like Parcel Monkey also have US sites that might be worth a look, though haven't used them myself.