General Discussion: customs fuckers


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2925mark
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2026 posts since 18/10/07

22 Feb 2019 12:00
9 days?! I'm annoyed at 2 so far on something I'm waiting on. I've never experienced more than a day when waiting for customs previously. What a joke…
nothingelseworked
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3552 posts since 21/2/10

15 May 2019 12:42
Anyone ordered from SSENSE before know if you get hit by duties? As far as I'm aware they ship from Canada and they say that "duties are included" but the prices they sell products for are the same retail as UK shops…surely they're not swallowing duty cost for UK customers?
swede
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9391 posts since 21/3/09

posted 15 May 2019 12:47, edited 15 May 2019 12:47
They do add on customs prior to shipping. remember, you aren't paying canadian VAT as they are exporting it.. hence similarish prices
TheConductor
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4261 posts since 17/11/09

posted 15 May 2019 12:52, edited 15 May 2019 12:52
Bought a pair of CP boots from SSENSE and it included the import tax. Arrived and no import duties to pay and were marked full price. Really quick delivery as well.
nothingelseworked
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3552 posts since 21/2/10

posted 15 May 2019 12:54, edited 15 May 2019 12:54
swede wrote: remember, you aren't paying canadian VAT as they are exporting it.. hence similarish prices

Ah yeah didn't think about. Bit surprised tbh as it's cheaper for UK customers to shop with them than Canadian ones based on a few conversions I did. Just an arse-arche to deal with for returns I guess.

TheConductor wrote: Bought a pair of CP boots from SSENSE and it included the import tax. Arrived and no import duties to pay and were marked full price. Really quick delivery as well.

Safe Cool
LFC
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5121 posts since 14/6/11

15 May 2019 15:28
They do offers sometimes for free UK returns which is pretty good.
abagnale
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821 posts since 6/1/14

2 Oct 2019 13:54
Looking into ordering some items from japan. What are people declaring their values at these days? Not done it for a while so hoping to avoid the long waiting time and extra custom charges if possible.
Dee
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11868 posts since 22/11/07

1 Feb 2020 08:10
Haven still mark down a package?
mikon_nikon
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161 posts since 10/12/16

1 Feb 2020 14:34
Dee wrote: Haven still mark down a package?

To a degree. Email them ahead of the purchase (and don’t expect a specific response, I imagine they don’t want to put anything in writing). They’ve kindly left out tags / invoice for me previously which also helps.
jplxx
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1649 posts since 3/11/09

23 Jan 2021 18:15
What customs charge should I get hit with for a £160 jacket from Japan? Cheers
morgan
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1111 posts since 22/2/11

23 Jan 2021 18:37
Depends on what’s it’s made of. Also fabric might not be Japanese origin.
A commodity code isn’t just for a jacket.

It depends on type of Jacket and materials.
Rules of origin etc.
It’s pretty damn complicated.

You’re taking VaT and duty on the price they think your jacket is worth plus postage.

So it’s hard to say.


My opinion is use EePee. He will mark down and you’ll pay less overall.
jplxx
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1649 posts since 3/11/09

24 Jan 2021 05:13
I already bought it. Something second hand made in the USA. Just wondering what I’m going to expect. Probably about £50.
morgan
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1111 posts since 22/2/11

24 Jan 2021 06:27
I reckon you’ll pay around £60 but lots of factors.
You might get a customs fucker who thinks your jacket is the best jacket he’s ever seen and decide it’s worth 2k.

https://www.simplyduty.com/import-calculator/
Hanto
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2635 posts since 30/11/09

24 Jan 2021 09:13
abagnale wrote: Looking into ordering some items from japan. What are people declaring their values at these days? Not done it for a while so hoping to avoid the long waiting time and extra custom charges if possible.

I think I followed Riras advise and have gone 1700 yen for my last 4 or so packages. Shipped with Fedex, no problems. Mixture of new items with tags and used. Just ask zen to take logos of the box and to remove receipts.
generic_guy
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9746 posts since 16/9/02

24 Jan 2021 11:48
morgan wrote: I reckon you’ll pay around £60 but lots of factors.
You might get a customs fucker who thinks your jacket is the best jacket he’s ever seen and decide it’s worth 2k.

https://www.simplyduty.com/import-calculator/

Thanks, that calculator looks useful. Considering a Buzz Rickson jacket from Japan and that reckons about £65 which would be a pain but liveable with.

If you get overcharged you can fill in a simple form for a refund, years ago a seller marked some Bapestas with retail price rather than what I paid. Sent them a screenshot of the auction and got a refund pretty quick, although guessing they might be a bit busier at the moment.
pops
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4205 posts since 2/9/09

19 Feb 2021 20:28
Dee wrote: Haven still mark down a package?

Did this work out for you Dee ? Looking to order a couple of bits myself
Dee
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11868 posts since 22/11/07

19 Feb 2021 21:00
Didn't go for it in the end, been a while since I picked up anything from them.
pops
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4205 posts since 2/9/09

posted 19 Feb 2021 21:15, edited 19 Feb 2021 21:15
Ok ta Dee. Will send them a note and take my chances.

pops
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4205 posts since 2/9/09

1 Mar 2021 13:42

pops wrote: Ok ta Dee. Will send them a note and take my chances.

No markdown Cry
Trystero
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1633 posts since 1/8/07

1 Mar 2021 18:38
Just been told by a seller in Asia that I have to provide a Tax Identification Number (TIN) in order for them to send a parcel to me due to new UK customs regulations.

Anyone else had this recently?

I thought it seemed odd as TNI seems to mean National Insurance number, which I didn't think you were supposed to disclose to randoms in case of identity theft, but I found a few posts on Twitter from people who've been asked to supply this info since Jan so assume it's yet more post Brexit bullshit Sad