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Musky shop

Post by Danoutdoors » Tue Jun 11 2019 11:46

Anyone know what sort of import duties you can get hit with from ordering from over there? Thanks

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Post by royboy » Tue Jun 11 2019 12:46

Here in Ireland its roughly 34% on the total cost including shipping fees !

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Post by Steve Dennington » Tue Jun 11 2019 13:21

20% VAT + a fee from Royal Mail for collecting that VAT (£8.50 when I last ordered, but that was some time ago).

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Post by Danoutdoors » Tue Jun 11 2019 15:51

Thanks both, will see what happens they are on their way 👀👍

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Post by Steve Le maitre » Tue Jun 11 2019 16:31

Steve Dennington wrote:
20% VAT + a fee from Royal Mail for collecting that VAT (£8.50 when I last ordered, but that was some time ago).
Duty on the total including the air mail costs then vat on the merchandise vat on airmail cost and vat on the duty + Royal Mail ransom fee !
You made it sound all roses steve :tongues:

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Re: Musky shop

Post by Danoutdoors » Tue Jun 11 2019 16:44

Blimey! These lures better pay me back in pike 😱

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Post by Steve Dennington » Tue Jun 11 2019 17:58

Steve Le maitre wrote:
Steve Dennington wrote:
20% VAT + a fee from Royal Mail for collecting that VAT (£8.50 when I last ordered, but that was some time ago).
Duty on the total including the air mail costs then vat on the merchandise vat on airmail cost and vat on the duty + Royal Mail ransom fee !
You made it sound all roses steve :tongues:
Yep, that's why I don't order much from the States these days. Around 2007 it was so cheap it was even worth ordering stuff that I could get over here, but it certainly isn't now :cry:

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Post by Martin Ward P.A.C. » Tue Jun 11 2019 23:17

Those were the days my friend.....we thought they'd never end

Also quite a few of the shops would mark the packages in away that you paid nothing....was it under £30 was free other than delivery. All of a sudden on mass they suddenly seemed as if they could not be bothered with the UK market, many stopped posting here altogether. Could have been when Obama took over...well why not he is blamed for everything else :roll:

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Post by royboy » Wed Jun 12 2019 00:25

The big companies won`t undervalue any packages anymore .
The likes of Fedex , UPS , etc . are now obliged to report to the customs in the delivery country .
15 yrs back you wouldn`t get your parcel until you paid the duty plus handling costs to the courier on delivery .

In the last 12months I have received 3 parcels with no demands .
But the sting in the tail is a month later I received demands from Customs and Excise!
Worked out at 34% extra all in !

Thing I don`t understand is they also charge a levy on the shipping costs ?

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Post by markd » Wed Jun 12 2019 14:34

If they didn’t include shipping costs in the calculations then on the invoice the goods could be valued at £1 and they could make it up to the true value in the shipping costs, thereby escaping the duty. (hope that made sense🙂)

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Post by Tony McTaggart » Thu Jun 13 2019 01:09

markd wrote:
If they didn’t include shipping costs in the calculations then on the invoice the goods could be valued at £1 and they could make it up to the true value in the shipping costs, thereby escaping the duty. (hope that made sense🙂)
What if the sender from the states loses the parcel in transit ? He wouldn't be able to claim back say $100 dollars worth of lures if he's marked them down :thumbs:

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Post by jonsykes » Thu Jun 13 2019 02:34

Here’s some pics of an old box, good old days!
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Post by markd » Thu Jun 13 2019 05:43

Tony McTaggart wrote:
markd wrote:
If they didn’t include shipping costs in the calculations then on the invoice the goods could be valued at £1 and they could make it up to the true value in the shipping costs, thereby escaping the duty. (hope that made sense🙂)
What if the sender from the states loses the parcel in transit ? He wouldn't be able to claim back say $100 dollars worth of lures if he's marked them down :thumbs:
Not saying it happens a great deal when it’s business to customer, it’s more just in theory, the authorities covering their back basically.
There’s also the fact that shipping charges are just more revenue going to the senders country (the bill usually paid locally by the shipper) so the uk govt want their cut of that too.

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Post by Tony McTaggart » Thu Jun 13 2019 11:00

markd wrote:
Tony McTaggart wrote:
markd wrote:
If they didn’t include shipping costs in the calculations then on the invoice the goods could be valued at £1 and they could make it up to the true value in the shipping costs, thereby escaping the duty. (hope that made sense🙂)
What if the sender from the states loses the parcel in transit ? He wouldn't be able to claim back say $100 dollars worth of lures if he's marked them down :thumbs:
Not saying it happens a great deal when it’s business to customer, it’s more just in theory, the authorities covering their back basically.
There’s also the fact that shipping charges are just more revenue going to the senders country (the bill usually paid locally by the shipper) so the uk govt want their cut of that too.
I get what you mean buddy.....I've asked many a time for lure companies in the states to mark goods down or I've opted out of global shipping programs where tax is paid upfront.....I still always get hammered lol

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Post by royboy » Thu Jun 13 2019 11:41

Back in the day I actually got a MinnKota Motor and 2 folding boat seats in without getting caught for any extras !

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Post by Tony McTaggart » Thu Jun 13 2019 11:52

This was a couple of weeks ago and wasn't to bothered as not a chance of getting those lures here.
Pretty much explains the tax.
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Post by Mike J » Sat Jun 15 2019 09:27

Costs; My rule of thumb is that whatever the list price in $US it will cost the same in £Sterling when you have it in your hand.

The hike was because of the change in the EU customs processing its the same throughout the EU not just in the UK.

Now you know the cost of remaining.

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Re: Musky shop

Post by Danoutdoors » Thu Jun 20 2019 12:16

Had my letter arrive requesting payment for import vat and clearance fee amounting to £25
My overall order including postage was £260 reading through the posts I’m expecting customs n excise duty, I hope not but am prepared for it, we shall see

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Post by Tony McTaggart » Thu Jun 20 2019 12:41

That should be all you pay....the letter is for import tax and handling fee....
Not that bad if you get what you wanted imo.

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Re: Musky shop

Post by Danoutdoors » Thu Jun 20 2019 12:52

Yes as you say earlier Tony it’s stuff I can’t get over here, I treat the pike better than I treat the wife 🤣🤣🤣

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