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07-2-2019 10:35 am  #1


A taste of things to come.

I have a small collection of wristwatches, some valuable old wartime ones and some newer ones. 

Anyone collecting watches will probably have a couple of foreign ones like Russian, Chinese and so on, often bought off ebay. Cheap Chinese watches have vastly improved in quality and reliability over the years and a quartz (battery) watch can be bought for a couple of quid upwards and a mechanical watch from about £12 up. A lot of them are called 'homage' watches which is a posh way of saying fake Rolex etc.

Anyway I saw a moan on a watch forum about a guy who bought a strap from USA for £27 incl p&p. He had a card from Royal Mail saying they were holding his item pending payment of £13.35 customs duty, vat & handling charges. 

Buying parts for my Harley Davidson I know this has always been the case for goods purchased from the USA, I guess this will also apply soon to purchases from within the EU. 

Life's little luxuries are about to become a tad more expensive, 50% more it seems.


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08-2-2019 6:01 am  #2


Re: A taste of things to come.

Yup Eezy.

Will soon have to be asking EU sellers if they mind sending items marked as a gift to avoid import duties.

I think when I've done it in the past from the USA, the amount to mark the parcel as valued at is about £35 to avoid the duty.


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17-2-2019 5:52 am  #3


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Hi Eezy
I don't know if this may help anyone importing stuff in to the UK, I had to pay DHL bloody extra Tax on a item so I paid, but the next time I got some goods I got them sent in via Swiss post and did not pay any tax, so maybe worth a try

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17-2-2019 11:17 am  #4


Re: A taste of things to come.

okdelboy wrote:

Hi Eezy
I don't know if this may help anyone importing stuff in to the UK, I had to pay DHL bloody extra Tax on a item so I paid, but the next time I got some goods I got them sent in via Swiss post and did not pay any tax, so maybe worth a try

Thanks for the tip, it all helps.
 


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01-3-2019 9:55 pm  #5


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okdelboy wrote:

Hi Eezy
I don't know if this may help anyone importing stuff in to the UK, I had to pay DHL bloody extra Tax on a item so I paid, but the next time I got some goods I got them sent in via Swiss post and did not pay any tax, so maybe worth a try

I am dealing on this matter on a daily basis and I can say from my experience sadly it's just a matter of a lottery. They skip some parcels at duty point, they don't tax everyone. So you may be just lucky. I had to pay previously on bloody 15 pounds or so worth item and on the same time didn't have to pay for much more valuable one. 

 

02-3-2019 10:54 am  #6


Re: A taste of things to come.

firebee wrote:

okdelboy wrote:

Hi Eezy
I don't know if this may help anyone importing stuff in to the UK, I had to pay DHL bloody extra Tax on a item so I paid, but the next time I got some goods I got them sent in via Swiss post and did not pay any tax, so maybe worth a try

I am dealing on this matter on a daily basis and I can say from my experience sadly it's just a matter of a lottery. They skip some parcels at duty point, they don't tax everyone. So you may be just lucky. I had to pay previously on bloody 15 pounds or so worth item and on the same time didn't have to pay for much more valuable one. 

That has been my experience also in the past.
 


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