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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:24 pm    Post subject: Import limits from US? Reply with quote

Anyone know how much tackle you can have sent in a parcel before you go over the import duty threshold?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

£19 including postal costs last time I looked.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Clive. Very low!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and I think it's £36 for a gift.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure exactly what the linit is, but as royvs said I do know Gifts arent subjected to the same limits.

Chris if there's something you ever need from here (U.S) just let me know and I could always send it to you to avoid any extra import costs for ya.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Steve,
was about to e-mail you about something else too and will pick this subject up too Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funnily enough I've just ordered a Cortland 555 from the US only £20!!! which includes the P&P.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't surprise me 'our goods' are less expensive than (most cases) the UK. Couple of reason: Size of the market here, and competitive nature of the market. Some manufacturers do put in a 'price control' on their retailers (no more than a buck or two from the highest to the lowest). "Want to sell our product? Here's the price you'll quote."

But with the upside down nature of the Dollar vs. the Pound/Euro it's still got to be a hell of a lot cheaper (even with your additional taxes) to buy here and have it shipped over.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shootinfishin wrote:
Funnily enough I've just ordered a Cortland 555 from the US only £20!!! which includes the P&P.


The ghost tip above arrived safe and sound by USPS with no tax to pay!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:57 am    Post subject: Just got done a rod kit Reply with quote

Ordereed a blank and all the bits from J. Stockard and the value came to £85.

I tracked the parcel and it was waiting in the not so local Parcel Force depot waiting for me to recieve a letter regarding the custom charges.

Anyway, I paid it yesterday £22.50 and it went out for delivery today.

Poxy security at work just handed me a red card from parcelforce saying that it could not be delivered cos security would not sign for it! They could have gave me a &*!^ing call!

From the Parcelfoce site:

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IMPORTING INTO THE UK

Introduction
Importing into the UK is usually straightforward, but there may be times when it becomes more complicated given the contents of the packages, or the reasons for import. We suggest that you contact HMCE for detailed information on import Customs procedures and charges.



If we receive a parcel from overseas, we will pay any relevant import duty, excise duty and VAT on your behalf to HM Revenue and Customs. Before the parcel can be released to you, we require you to repay this sum, together with our own clearance fee, details of which will be sent to you in a letter. To make things easier, you can now pay by credit or debit card on our website or over the phone. You can then also select how and when you would like this parcel delivered.

Import value thresholds
For goods moving within the EU, import duties and taxes do not usually apply. However, for goods imported from non-EU countries, Customs charges do apply, these may include import duty, excise duty and import VAT. Goods with a value exceeding £18 (for commercial items including internet/mail order purchases), or £36 in the case of gifts between private individuals, are generally subject to Customs charges. Normally charges are calculated upon the declared value (plus shipping costs for commercial items). Further general information can be obtained by contacting HMCE.


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