By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
Forum sponsored by:
Forum sponsored by CML

buying from the US of A

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  
ben goodfellow 103/12/2013 20:57:02
avatar
1069 forum posts
41 photos

righty ho , im sure others have bought from america , and i ask if buying or spending say 500 pound , what sort of customs and shipping surcharges am i likely to be hit with when importing it , and is there any other info i really need to know ....... thanks

mal brewer03/12/2013 21:26:49
278 forum posts
Hi Ben,
you will be hit quite hard importing from USA,you will be charged import duty,(unknown amount,but normally about 2 1/2%,vat at 20%on the entire cost including postage,plus the royal mail handling charge,which was ,I think,?14 last time I used them.It's not cheap!!..........Mal.

Edited By mal brewer on 03/12/2013 21:27:30

Edited By mal brewer on 03/12/2013 21:28:15

Paul Thompson 103/12/2013 21:31:55
22 forum posts

I bought a kit from USA this year, kit was approx £380 inc. intl. shipping.

Import duty @4.5% plus 20% VAT gave me a customs bill for £108 (including £8 handling fee from Parcel Force)

There are online duty calculators that gave me fairly accurate figure of what to expect.

**LINK**

Paul.

Phil 903/12/2013 21:38:27
avatar
4218 forum posts
207 photos

The link Paul put up will give you a calculation of the tax. As Paul listed as well as the tax you normally get an additional charge from the courier normally about 8-15 pounds

I found a good rule of thumb when browsing is the price in dollars say $200 can cost you about the same in pounds to your door ie £200

But use the tax calculator before you order

Rich too04/12/2013 19:24:50
avatar
2725 forum posts
1020 photos
Posted by mal brewer on 03/12/2013 21:26:49:
Hi Ben,
you will be hit quite hard importing from USA,you will be charged import duty,(unknown amount,but normally about 2 1/2%,vat at 20%on the entire cost including postage,plus the royal mail handling charge,which was ,I think,?14 last time I used them.It's not cheap!!..........Mal.

Edited By mal brewer on 03/12/2013 21:27:30

Edited By mal brewer on 03/12/2013 21:28:15

 

still much cheaper than the uk though!

I've imported loads over the years, all kinds of rc stuff, and car/motorcycle parts as well. some suppliers let you chose the import value.......wink 2

Rich

ps I imported an oil cooler for a German car and saved over £80 (after all charges) over the uk price.

Edited By Rich2 on 04/12/2013 19:27:11

ben goodfellow 104/12/2013 19:35:04
avatar
1069 forum posts
41 photos

rich , i am cosidering a DA 60 , uk price 580 ish USA is 389, plus header is cheaper so is the can probaly 250 ish cheaper in total , which is quite a saving

All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of RCM&E? Use our magazine locator link to find your nearest stockist!

Find RCM&E! 

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
electricwingman 2017
Motion RC
Airtek Hobbies
CML
Slec
Expo Tools 14 July
Overlander
Gliders Distribution
Wings & Wheels 2018
Sarik
Advertise With Us
Latest "For Sale" Ads
What is the main brand of transmitter you use? (2018)
Q: What is the main brand of transmitter you use?

 FrSky
 Futaba
 Graupner
 HiTec
 Jeti
 JR
 Multiplex
 Spektrum
 Other

Latest Reviews
Digital Back Issues

RCM&E Digital Back Issues

Contact us

Contact us