General Discussion: customs fuckers


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2925mark
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2017 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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3550 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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8846 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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4228 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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3550 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.

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LFC
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4539 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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780 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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11591 posts since 22/11/07

1 Feb 2020 08:10
Haven still mark down a package?
mikon_nikon
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130 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.