|ben goodfellow 1||03/12/2013 20:57:02|
1069 forum posts
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 brewer||03/12/2013 21:26:49|
|283 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 1||03/12/2013 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.
|Phil 9||03/12/2013 21:38:27|
4258 forum posts
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 too||04/12/2013 19:24:50|
2839 forum posts
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.......
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 1||04/12/2013 19:35:04|
1069 forum posts
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
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