Random Fashion Questions: japan proxy


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phelen
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6728 posts since 16/8/06

12 Oct 2021 10:50
Sumbeam wrote: My order arrived today, it was 22k yen, which wasn’t marked down. I expected I’d have to pay any fees before the item was delivered.
Is that not the case? Can I expect something through the door asking me to pay in the next few days?

Probably in the next few days.

Definitely not marking down any more. So not sure if next orders you guys are able to still.
Hanto
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3213 posts since 30/11/09

14 Oct 2021 05:24
Had one of my bits arrive at Zen and can still mark down.
sydneyking
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5088 posts since 26/9/09

17 Oct 2021 16:04
What’s the latest on marking down? I want to order something but as it’s reasonably pricey I don’t want to order then find out they won’t mark down
Hanto
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3213 posts since 30/11/09

17 Oct 2021 16:36
Seems to be account specific. Others will do it but you will. Need to pay a comission, E.g. White rabbit express.
phelen
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6728 posts since 16/8/06

17 Oct 2021 17:59
Is there a online calculator for custom fees to show much you may need to pay?, if not anyone who can mark down help a fellow fuker to grab something cheap.
Garscube
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36 posts since 9/5/07

17 Oct 2021 18:37
Put my first order through Zen last week or so, marked it down and it’s been dispatched via EMS.
Hanto
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3213 posts since 30/11/09

17 Oct 2021 18:53
phelen wrote: Is there a online calculator for custom fees to show much you may need to pay?, if not anyone who can mark down help a fellow fuker to grab something cheap.

Unfortunately not. There are hundreds, if not thousands of codes used by HMRC for tax and depends on all sorts. Item type, country of manufacture, materials used etc. So for example a RMF vest shipped from Japan will cost more as it uses leather and, more importantly, down and is made in Japan.

You can find the codes online via the gov site, but you'll never know 100% which is the right code.
phelen
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6728 posts since 16/8/06

17 Oct 2021 21:11
Hanto wrote:
phelen wrote: Is there a online calculator for custom fees to show much you may need to pay?, if not anyone who can mark down help a fellow fuker to grab something cheap.

Unfortunately not. There are hundreds, if not thousands of codes used by HMRC for tax and depends on all sorts. Item type, country of manufacture, materials used etc. So for example a RMF vest shipped from Japan will cost more as it uses leather and, more importantly, down and is made in Japan.

You can find the codes online via the gov site, but you'll never know 100% which is the right code.

Cheers mate, OK if anyone can help that be appreciated. Hope it just gets sold now.
phelen
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6728 posts since 16/8/06

26 Oct 2021 15:16
Hi what is the threshold for importing Japan stuff again, UK limit still £16?
EssexBoyII
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7218 posts since 5/6/07

28 Oct 2021 06:36
Anyone having or had issues contacting VCstorejp? Ordered something on shopify but wanted to speak to him about marking down but not getting a response on watsapp or IG
Crackajack
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8009 posts since 21/4/05

28 Oct 2021 11:41
phelen wrote: Hi what is the threshold for importing Japan stuff again, UK limit still £16?

Also interested in this.

And for standard Japan post is it best to mark as gift at that nominal value, or something else and remove tags? Friend sending, not using a proxy.
Crackajack
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8009 posts since 21/4/05

1 Nov 2021 18:20
Crackajack wrote:
phelen wrote: Hi what is the threshold for importing Japan stuff again, UK limit still £16?

Also interested in this.

And for standard Japan post is it best to mark as gift at that nominal value, or something else and remove tags? Friend sending, not using a proxy.

I think it's £15 or £39 if marked as gift. Not sure what people typically use though, especially for items with tags included.

Eeepee talked about marking various items at 3k yen a while ago, but it would ne 2k yen (£12.85) now.

I think remove tags, mark as gift and value 2k yen?
phelen
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6728 posts since 16/8/06

1 Nov 2021 19:17
Crackajack wrote:
Crackajack wrote:
phelen wrote: Hi what is the threshold for importing Japan stuff again, UK limit still £16?

Also interested in this.

And for standard Japan post is it best to mark as gift at that nominal value, or something else and remove tags? Friend sending, not using a proxy.

I think it's £15 or £39 if marked as gift. Not sure what people typically use though, especially for items with tags included.

Eeepee talked about marking various items at 3k yen a while ago, but it would ne 2k yen (£12.85) now.

I think remove tags, mark as gift and value 2k yen?

How did you find this out?.
Crackajack
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8009 posts since 21/4/05

1 Nov 2021 19:34
eBay forums, but it seems like the rule is actually - https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/tax-and-duty

VAT is charged on all goods (except for gifts worth £39 or less), so it seems gift and value under £39 is best way. Anything else seems to bring in the handling fee etc unless the seller has clearly added the relevant fees already.
phelen
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6728 posts since 16/8/06

1 Nov 2021 19:36
Crackajack wrote: eBay forums, but it seems like the rule is actually - https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/tax-and-duty

VAT is charged on all goods (except for gifts worth £39 or less), so it seems gift and value under £39 is best way. Anything else seems to bring in the handling fee etc unless the seller has clearly added the relevant fees already.

Thanks, I'm buying something via a proxy so I expect fees then if the limit is £39, disappointing.
Mosoona
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400 posts since 25/5/15

1 Nov 2021 20:10
Just make sure the item isn’t marked as a gift. I’ve had stuff from JP, Germany and the US in the past month and been fine as the items have been below £135. Below that and they assume you’ve already paid VAT with the retailer (which the retailer is supposed to collect, but not all do).
phelen
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6728 posts since 16/8/06

1 Nov 2021 20:35
Mosoona wrote: Just make sure the item isn’t marked as a gift. I’ve had stuff from JP, Germany and the US in the past month and been fine as the items have been below £135. Below that and they assume you’ve already paid VAT with the retailer (which the retailer is supposed to collect, but not all do).
For real?
Mosoona
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400 posts since 25/5/15

1 Nov 2021 21:37
From the Gov website:

Goods worth £135 or less in total
If you bought the goods yourself and they are not excise goods, the seller will have included VAT in the total you paid.

It’s why it’s a flawed system. But yeah, as long as it’s not marked as a gift (which then lowers the limit to £39) you’re fine if under £135.
Crackajack
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8009 posts since 21/4/05

1 Nov 2021 22:04
Gift under £39, normal under £135 - but this doesn't take into account that VAT would be due on the under £135 parcel, so presumably that is something that might get checked or need to be declared on the label? Gift under £39 would not be liable for VAT, and they would need to assess the true value somehow (hence remove tags).
phelen
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6728 posts since 16/8/06

12 Nov 2021 18:05
Order arrived pretty fast not using EMS, but airmail. Dispatched on the 8th and arrived today with no issues and no fees. Item was 20,000 yen market as gift but value declared.