General Discussion: customs fuckers


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swede
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8128 posts since 21/3/09

9 Mar 2018 14:41
pray 4 rez
Rez
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7989 posts since 5/4/09

9 Mar 2018 15:02
Laughing out loud

Swede you love this thread, has customs hurt you bad before?
swede
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8128 posts since 21/3/09

10 Mar 2018 11:35
had a fair few run-ins with customs in my time. for clothes I rarely find it is worth the hassle. especially if the clothes are brand new etc. bike parts is a different story. especially if they are from china. can mark them down super low
Dee
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11234 posts since 22/11/07

10 Mar 2018 12:51
If dealing with proxy sometimes it works well to send the 1st payment to buy the product then a 2nd payment later (with description on the payment) for fees and shipping, declare the latter then if they ask for proof you can send them the paypal payment as proof. Could be a bit difficult if buying direct but works well on proxy services should you ever run in to customs.
pops
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4039 posts since 2/9/09

10 Mar 2018 16:40
^ this
blackham
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1721 posts since 17/7/13

21 Mar 2018 13:20


anyone have a clue what's going on here? Never received a letter from them stating I had to pay before it can be released…
swede
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8128 posts since 21/3/09

21 Mar 2018 14:53
uh oh Puzzled
padawan
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4087 posts since 27/6/03

21 Mar 2018 15:56
yip - this is the usual process.
Hanto
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1768 posts since 30/11/09

15 May 2018 08:33
Hi all. Anyone ordered from Amazon Japan before? I've got my eye on another Loopwheeler sweater and am not sure what the process/likely import fees will be.

Cheers!
andymakesglasses
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20230 posts since 26/1/06

posted 15 May 2018 09:33, edited 15 May 2018 09:33
I don't know if it's similar to the US Amazon but when I ordered something from there it charged me an Import Fees Deposit (around $8 ) as part of an estimated price. That estimate turned out to be accurate and was what I was charged.
Sumbeam
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810 posts since 27/1/11

23 Jul 2018 08:19
Don’t often order much from outside the UK, but I’ve seen something I want from the US. The item is on sale for $105 with shipping at $25 - can anyone estimate how much I’ll have to pay in import fees etc? I’d just like to work out if it’s worth buying or not.
Looking online it appears that I won’t be charged any customs fees as the item & postage is under £135. But will I have to pay VAT?
sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

23 Jul 2018 08:32
Sumbeam wrote: Don’t often order much from outside the UK, but I’ve seen something I want from the US. The item is on sale for $105 with shipping at $25 - can anyone estimate how much I’ll have to pay in import fees etc? I’d just like to work out if it’s worth buying or not.
Looking online it appears that I won’t be charged any customs fees as the item & postage is under £135. But will I have to pay VAT?

https://www.simplyduty.com/import-calculator/
Sumbeam
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810 posts since 27/1/11

posted 23 Jul 2018 08:55, edited 23 Jul 2018 08:55

Nice one, thanks!
illwill
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3725 posts since 17/5/04

21 Dec 2018 12:01
Just got stung with a big DHL import bill.

I was expecting to pay VAT but didn't think the duty would be so high.

Any idea what the tariff is on clothing (jacket specifically) from outside EU?
andymakesglasses
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20230 posts since 26/1/06

posted 21 Dec 2018 12:11, edited 21 Dec 2018 12:11
Anything under £135 - No charge

Gifts worth £135-£630 - 2.5%, but rates are lower for some goods - call the helpline

Gifts above £630 and other goods above £135 - The rate depends on the type of goods and where they came from - call the helpline

https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/tax-and-duty

VAT will be much more than the duty generally.

You can use an online calculator to see if it tallies up with what you were charged: https://www.simplyduty.com/import-calculator/
illwill
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3725 posts since 17/5/04

21 Dec 2018 12:33
Cheers.

Works out about right Evil

Didn't realise you had to pay duty on the (very high) delivery charge as well.

Massively played myself. This bargain is anything but. Laughing out loud
pops
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4039 posts since 2/9/09

13 Feb 2019 07:03
Got a package coming from JP that’s been stuck in customs waiting clearance for 8 days now. Is this kind of delay unusual ?
sydneyking
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4586 posts since 26/9/09

13 Feb 2019 08:48
Think they’re in the process of migrating to the post Brexit model
pops
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4039 posts since 2/9/09

posted 13 Feb 2019 11:02, edited 13 Feb 2019 11:02
sydneyking wrote: Think they’re in the process of migrating to the post Brexit model

Reckon you could be right.

Also tracking literally just updated. customs charges raised Sad
Hanto
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1768 posts since 30/11/09

posted 22 Feb 2019 11:35, edited 22 Feb 2019 11:35
Does anyone know anything about this?

eu-japan-economic-partnership-agreement

Does this mean that we now have the same import fee policy with Japan as we do with the EU? At least for the next month?

Edit - Sorry just missed the comments above!