General Discussion: So, from tomorrow ordering from Europe costs more ...


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sofashionmuchamaze
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844 posts since 12/12/13

24 Jan 2021 15:48
END has always been greedy as fuck.
D_m_n
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534 posts since 23/3/12

26 Jan 2021 15:17
Just got a duty invoice from DPD for some EG trews from Goodhood. Shipped to Berlin. Paid €200 + €10 shipping.

Description ENGINEERED GARMENTS PAINTER PANT -
Taxes €52.51
Import duties €26.79
Administration Fees €6.05
Total €85.35

Pretty hefty upcharge Eek

generic_guy
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9845 posts since 16/9/02

26 Jan 2021 15:50
Jesus, that is some bill Cry
Admin change is reasonable at least.
gawkrodger
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7622 posts since 4/11/08

posted 26 Jan 2021 16:02, edited 26 Jan 2021 16:02
perhaps not so bad, if Goodhood removed UK VAT as it would then essentially be 33 euros
RickRude
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3805 posts since 13/1/12

26 Jan 2021 22:58
Sent a pair of shoes to Finland as a gift (sold on eBay)
They’ve taxed the poor fucker 20 euros
pentonville
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900 posts since 12/3/12

26 Jan 2021 23:40
Is there no engineered garments stockists in Germany?!
wembly
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571 posts since 15/1/13

27 Jan 2021 07:39
one but poorly stocked - the bureau has a huge stock of EG and they are still part of the trade union with EU
bungleski
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482 posts since 21/7/11

27 Jan 2021 15:41
Brought an item from Grailed, seller located in Spain. Item posted on the 12 via Correos de Espana, last update on 14th saying it had been sent to the destination, but no updates since and nothing delivered. Anyone else experienced such delays? Not even at the point of finding out how much I’ve been charged extra!
Peanuts
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361 posts since 17/5/08

27 Jan 2021 15:45
bungleski wrote: Brought an item from Grailed, seller located in Spain. Item posted on the 12 via Correos de Espana, last update on 14th saying it had been sent to the destination, but no updates since and nothing delivered. Anyone else experienced such delays? Not even at the point of finding out how much I’ve been charged extra!

Grailed shipping never updates, better putting the tracking no (if supplied) into something like parcelapp.com and it should show up! Regular postal shipping is a nightmare atm.
agentbuca
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219 posts since 24/10/06

27 Jan 2021 15:47
bungleski wrote: Brought an item from Grailed, seller located in Spain. Item posted on the 12 via Correos de Espana, last update on 14th saying it had been sent to the destination, but no updates since and nothing delivered. Anyone else experienced such delays? Not even at the point of finding out how much I’ve been charged extra!

I've been waiting on a parcel from Arcteryx that's been held up since the 7th Jan from Germany due to Brexit related delays.
bungleski
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482 posts since 21/7/11

27 Jan 2021 16:33
Thanks Peanuts. Tracking there says I can expect it to be received by Royal Mail between 6th-22nd Feb..!
Quicker ordering from Japan!
@buca-comforting to know I am not alone!
1234589
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945 posts since 1/6/10

27 Jan 2021 17:51
An order from France turned up today - dispatched 4 Jan, tracking info never updated, came through Parcelforce and no duties or VAT to pay (yet).
Rirawin
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9488 posts since 17/7/05

27 Jan 2021 18:20
Had both my parcels from EU arrive without any delays or payment required before delivery. One via FedEx (no sign of customs/duties yet, but half expecting one) and the other DHL. The latter is still chasing payment, so raised it with the retailer and DHL to sort it out.

Unfortunately, need to return one for a replacement due to damage Cry
deuce
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13998 posts since 21/1/08

27 Jan 2021 18:52
bertoni
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1457 posts since 29/9/11

27 Jan 2021 18:59
bungleski wrote: Brought an item from Grailed, seller located in Spain. Item posted on the 12 via Correos de Espana, last update on 14th saying it had been sent to the destination, but no updates since and nothing delivered. Anyone else experienced such delays? Not even at the point of finding out how much I’ve been charged extra!

Still waiting on an order placed on the 24th December! London to France. Won't be ordering from the UK again I don't think. At least the Bureau is still within reach…..
Peanuts
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361 posts since 17/5/08

27 Jan 2021 19:05
bertoni wrote:
bungleski wrote: Brought an item from Grailed, seller located in Spain. Item posted on the 12 via Correos de Espana, last update on 14th saying it had been sent to the destination, but no updates since and nothing delivered. Anyone else experienced such delays? Not even at the point of finding out how much I’ve been charged extra!

Still waiting on an order placed on the 24th December! London to France. Won't be ordering from the UK again I don't think. At least the Bureau is still within reach…..

Matches are absorbing the costs for shipments to Europe (no DAP) or so they say. Have something arriving tomorrow, will update….
YLAup
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5624 posts since 5/9/11

27 Jan 2021 19:46
Had one pair of gruds shipped from some outback place in Rep of Ireland (by mistake), got stuck at customs for 5 weeks, finally delivered today with no further charges. Pants party.
swede
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9504 posts since 21/3/09

27 Jan 2021 20:23
our legacy aren't subtracting vat and saying that they are marking items as "duty paid" before shipping so i "shouldnt expect any further charges". doesn't fill me with hope whatsoever
Hanto
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2774 posts since 30/11/09

posted 28 Jan 2021 10:01, edited 28 Jan 2021 10:01
Recognised the guy in the picture as the Rivet and Hide owner, so haven't read it yet, but may be interesting to some.

https://www.ft.com/content/13f0f13a-abce-4327-ad81-aaf392518b2a

I know that FT often has a paywall, so this is the main bit.

Brexit costs have meant that Rivet & Hide, a menswear retailer with shops in London and Manchester, will make a net loss on its EU export business.

It’s absurd that the government is suggesting we open in the EU, create EU jobs and pay EU taxes — is that what people voted for?

Danny Hodgson, founder of menswear retailer Rivet & Hide
Founder and owner Danny Hodgson had been growing EU sales at more than 20 per cent a year since 2012. But since January 1, sales have almost halved, he said.

He used the example of a £265 pair of jeans made in Japan and sold to a customer in Germany from his UK stores. These jeans now face duties and taxes of £88, and shipping costs of £23, including a new £4.50 courier surcharge on all EU shipments and a £5 handling fee for duties.

As a result net profit on the sale will shrink to £45.75, but this is before the costs of overheads such as staff and rent that push Mr Hodgson to a loss. When in the EU last month, the company had been making a comfortable net profit of £104 on the same jeans.

“What are our options,” asked Mr Hodgson. “Increase the price of the jeans by £60? We price ourselves out of the market. Let the customer take care of the fees? Same thing. This is significantly more costly and puts us at a net loss.” 
Davinho
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2345 posts since 2/12/08

2 Feb 2021 14:29
Bit of advice if possible Fukers:

Ordered 2 pairs of running shoes from Runinn first week of January. They’ve been stuck in Spain for weeks and in the meantime I’ve sourced a pair from elsewhere. I got a letter this morning from parcelforce wanting £45 before they deliver the Runinn parcel I no longer need. After 20 days, if I don’t pay, this gets returned to sender.

What’s the easiest way of going about this? Should I pay the charges and sort the return myself? Or don’t pay and allow the parcel to be returned to Spain? WWYD?