18 Nov 2015 09:54
And then potentially a fee from Parcel Force for processing on top?
18 Nov 2015 11:46
so, the slight extra hassle of using a proxy is worth it then! ha
2 Jan 2016 17:29
Anyone ever ordered from Barneys New York? Bought a jacket and in the payment breakdown it includes a duties and taxes cost of £63. Does that mean my customs charges are paid for already or will I be stung again? Thanks.
2 Jan 2016 17:35
It is already calculated by Borderfree delivery company so that's all you pay
posted 2 Jan 2016 17:35, edited 2 Jan 2016 17:35
Are you sure? Asked the same question of a US store myself recently. Usually is just the sales tax in the states. Expect to pay customs and clearance fees (what a joke) on top, I was told.
2 Jan 2016 17:37
Most US shops have International check out options to avoid just what 2925mark just said.
posted 2 Jan 2016 17:37, edited 2 Jan 2016 17:37
Yes I am sure, cause I do shop from US shops online myself. The ones that have international check out options calculate tax and shipping do what you pay is final. Some don't have that option but if you put overseas address then they omit charging state sales tax and only charge shipping. That means customs at this end will sting you
2 Jan 2016 17:43
Pretty sure the tax breakdown will be the NY state sales tax, which everyone pays. If the item is over a certain amount (and if only the tax is £63 then I imagine it is) then its likely you'll need to pay customs upon the item entering the UK.
2 Jan 2016 17:45
Second thoughts, listen to centurionone
posted 2 Jan 2016 18:22, edited 2 Jan 2016 18:22
Yup a lot of the big US retailers like Barneys will allow you to pay customs and duties upon checking out with them. J Crew offered the same service before they launched their UK store. It makes the whole buying experience a lot more transparent and convenient as you're not sweating about additional charges when receiving it.
eBay runs something similar for eBay buyers, whereby the buyer can pay customs and duties when purchasing something from a foreign eBay seller. However, I believe this is restricted to people purchasing from US eBay sellers only.
2 Jan 2016 18:48
I used that. It worked pretty well
2 Jan 2016 19:38
I bought from Barneys before Xmas, paid the duties and taxes charge and there was no nasty surprise at this end.
2 Jan 2016 19:42
you shouldn't be paying ny sales tax if the clothes are being sent to another state or out of the country.
2 Jan 2016 19:51
Isn't that at the stores discretion?
27 Jan 2016 07:21
Any reason why customs would be holding an item sent to me from Germany? Unless it's just a random check