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Mike T12/09/2020 19:27:10
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Posted by Scott Edwards 2 on 11/09/2020 19:32:35:

It looks like from January 1st goods from the EU could be treated just like goods from the USA are currently. That's 20% VAT, 2.5% Customs duty, plus whatever the Royal Mail feel like adding for deigning to 'handle' it for us.

Actions usually have consequences...

Nigel R12/09/2020 21:28:02
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ED the bearings were old irvine 40 mains, the odd mixed metric / imperial size. The only place I knew of that sells them is boca.

Last time I bought a pair of bearings from them I escaped any charges so it didn't really register that I might get hit when I did this order!

Jesus Cardin12/09/2020 21:41:11
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Two important details:

1.- When you buy from USA you are not charged any USA tax; if you lived in the same Estate where the shop you are buying from is located you should be charged with the corresponding sales tax (from 18 to 25% dependending on Estates), so you should considere normal and correct to be charged VAT when goods arrive to UK!

2.- From 1st january 2021 and when buying from continental "Europe" you should have to ask the supplier to deduce his country VAT as you will have to pay the corresponding charge in UK so, perhaps, difference will not be so terrible -even for me when ordering from UK!

Edited By Jesus Cardin on 12/09/2020 21:47:04

Martin Harris13/09/2020 12:02:50
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Posted by Nigel R on 12/09/2020 21:28:02:

ED the bearings were old irvine 40 mains, the odd mixed metric / imperial size. The only place I knew of that sells them is boca.

Last time I bought a pair of bearings from them I escaped any charges so it didn't really register that I might get hit when I did this order!

When I spoke to Irvine about their odd bearings 20 years or so ago, they said that they recommended making conversion sleeves to convert easily obtained sizes.

Nigel R16/09/2020 17:23:36
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ha!

Who could make such a thing?

On this one it would need to make up the difference between 28mm and 28.575mm dia, to use a regular 6902.

Martin Harris17/09/2020 00:13:03
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I was just quoting Irvines - perhaps an oversized bore 1 1/8" OD bearing with a suitable width would make more sense?

Nigel R17/09/2020 07:34:36
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Sorry Martin, didn't mean for my post to be directed at yours, more what Irvine had said to you. It was a decidedly odd design choice to run with the mixed metric/imperial bearing in the first place when everyone else was using a metric bearing just a half mm different diameter.

I'm not sure about an internal sleeve for standard imperial size, I've only seen 1/2" ID listed for 1-1/8" OD, admittedly not looked for long though.

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