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Re: Clearance Returns

Post by A684TTQARX7 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:12 am

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This has worked for many years and CW would have stopped it or fixed the glitch if it was not allowed. For some reason, the promo code does not work on the C65 22mm bracelet but worked fine for me on the C60 22mm SS bracelet, titanium bracelet and leather straps.

The UK site will have about a 8 - 10% lower price than the .com/US site after conversion through my credit card company. Paypal conversion is crap as well so make sure to charge in it GBP and not USD when you use Paypal. And use a credit card that does not charge foreign transaction fees.

So if I use this method above the price that will be declared for customs to stay w/in the no duty/brokerage fee for shipments will be in pounds & not converted to US$ so it’ll stay under the US$ 800 threshold?

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Re: Clearance Returns

Post by Devarika Woulf » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:57 pm

Yeah. What I do is see what the UK price is without VAT and then bring that price to the Google converter. It converts it to USD and usually my credit card charges a few dollars more than what it lists. As long as the converter states it's well below $800 then that's all your card will be charged and what customs puts down. That's what I did and DHL is delivering my watch today with no fee.

Also, as nordwulf said never use Paypal's converter. It's terrible. Do note that the GBP to USD exchange rate changes on a daily basis. Before the recent Brexit process from Johnson it was a good 1.23. Now it's at 1.29. Quite a difference. :thumbdown:
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Re: Clearance Returns

Post by Thegreyman » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:16 pm

Devarika Woulf wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:57 pm

Also, as nordwulf said never use Paypal's converter. It's terrible. Do note that the GBP to USD exchange rate changes on a daily basis. Before the recent Brexit process from Johnson it was a good 1.23. Now it's at 1.29. Quite a difference. :thumbdown:
But to put that into perspective, in the year leading up to the UK voting to leave the EU (June 2016), the dollar was trading as high as $1.60 to the GBP, and still at $1.48 on the day of the vote. So your USD is still mighty strong against our weak GBP whatever way you look at it. When I bought my first proper watch (Tag Heuer) in the States in the noughties, I think it was about $1.85 to the GBP. So I feel more sorry for us on the currency front than you I'm afraid! Our US holidays and any purchases from the US are eye wateringly expensive these days.
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Re: Clearance Returns

Post by Eat My Goal » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:22 pm

Thegreyman wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:16 pm
Devarika Woulf wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:57 pm

Also, as nordwulf said never use Paypal's converter. It's terrible. Do note that the GBP to USD exchange rate changes on a daily basis. Before the recent Brexit process from Johnson it was a good 1.23. Now it's at 1.29. Quite a difference. :thumbdown:
But to put that into perspective, in the year leading up to the UK voting to leave the EU (June 2016), the dollar was trading as high as $1.60 to the GBP, and still at $1.48 on the day of the vote. So your USD is still mighty strong against our weak GBP whatever way you look at it. When I bought my first proper watch (Tag Heuer) in the States in the noughties, I think it was about $1.85 to the GBP. So I feel more sorry for us on the currency front than you I'm afraid! Our US holidays and any purchases from the US are eye wateringly expensive these days.
When i went to the States for 3 weeks in 2007 I got $2 to the GPB!!!!!

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Re: Clearance Returns

Post by jtc » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:37 pm

Eat My Goal wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:22 pm
Thegreyman wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:16 pm
Devarika Woulf wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:57 pm

Also, as nordwulf said never use Paypal's converter. It's terrible. Do note that the GBP to USD exchange rate changes on a daily basis. Before the recent Brexit process from Johnson it was a good 1.23. Now it's at 1.29. Quite a difference. :thumbdown:
But to put that into perspective, in the year leading up to the UK voting to leave the EU (June 2016), the dollar was trading as high as $1.60 to the GBP, and still at $1.48 on the day of the vote. So your USD is still mighty strong against our weak GBP whatever way you look at it. When I bought my first proper watch (Tag Heuer) in the States in the noughties, I think it was about $1.85 to the GBP. So I feel more sorry for us on the currency front than you I'm afraid! Our US holidays and any purchases from the US are eye wateringly expensive these days.
When i went to the States for 3 weeks in 2007 I got $2 to the GPB!!!!!
My wife and I (we weren't even engaged back then mind you!) went to Florida and did all the theme parks etc when it was that exchange rate. Even at exorbitant theme park prices, it still felt like we were living like royalty :lol:
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Re: Clearance Returns

Post by Bident » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:34 pm

If you are using a Mastercard, you can use their website: https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/consume ... rency.html to see what your credit card will charge you in your local currency. I would guess Visa must have a similar website.

As Frank (Nordwolf) mentioned, use a credit card that does not charge foreign currency transaction fees. Here in the USA, I use a JetBlue Mastercard issued by Barclays. It has no annual fee, no foreign currency transaction fee, accrues 1 JetBlue mile per every $1 spent on any purchases, and 3 miles per every $1 spent on JetBlue airfares.
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Re: Clearance Returns

Post by Eat My Goal » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:13 pm

jtc wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:37 pm
Eat My Goal wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:22 pm
Thegreyman wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:16 pm


But to put that into perspective, in the year leading up to the UK voting to leave the EU (June 2016), the dollar was trading as high as $1.60 to the GBP, and still at $1.48 on the day of the vote. So your USD is still mighty strong against our weak GBP whatever way you look at it. When I bought my first proper watch (Tag Heuer) in the States in the noughties, I think it was about $1.85 to the GBP. So I feel more sorry for us on the currency front than you I'm afraid! Our US holidays and any purchases from the US are eye wateringly expensive these days.
When i went to the States for 3 weeks in 2007 I got $2 to the GPB!!!!!
My wife and I (we weren't even engaged back then mind you!) went to Florida and did all the theme parks etc when it was that exchange rate. Even at exorbitant theme park prices, it still felt like we were living like royalty :lol:
It was brilliant - we did Vegas, all the theme parks in Orlando and Miami :)

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Re: Clearance Returns

Post by Thegreyman » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:37 pm

Bident wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:34 pm
If you are using a Mastercard, you can use their website: https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/consume ... rency.html to see what your credit card will charge you in your local currency. I would guess Visa must have a similar website.
Amex also has this functionality.
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Re: Clearance Returns

Post by A684TTQARX7 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:31 pm

Thanks everyone for the information.

Now for a twist I just found out that daughter & hubby w/be in UK during Thanksgiving week on a recruiting trip. What happens if I purchase/pay for watch based on the info that has been provided in thread from the USA, but darling daughter & hubby visit Maidenhead to pick up watch & bring back to states?

Will they have to declare it? Remember the purchase will be made & paid for stateside but picked up locally?

Can this work? Pros-Cons?

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Re: Clearance Returns

Post by jtc » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:13 pm

A684TTQARX7 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:31 pm
Thanks everyone for the information.

Now for a twist I just found out that daughter & hubby w/be in UK during Thanksgiving week on a recruiting trip. What happens if I purchase/pay for watch based on the info that has been provided in thread from the USA, but darling daughter & hubby visit Maidenhead to pick up watch & bring back to states?

Will they have to declare it? Remember the purchase will be made & paid for stateside but picked up locally?

Can this work? Pros-Cons?

Thanks
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Re: Clearance Returns

Post by Jcalder68 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:20 pm

Thanks.
A brief phone call to CW Towers this morning and I was told that shipping was taking about 3-5 working days after an order was placed. So, landing date about this time next week...? Happy Days!

Oh, and a follow-up question about my pre-order Sandhurst suggests that might be with me for the weekend. Happier days!

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Re: Clearance Returns

Post by downer » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:26 pm

A684TTQARX7 wrote:Thanks everyone for the information.

Now for a twist I just found out that daughter & hubby w/be in UK during Thanksgiving week on a recruiting trip. What happens if I purchase/pay for watch based on the info that has been provided in thread from the USA, but darling daughter & hubby visit Maidenhead to pick up watch & bring back to states?

Will they have to declare it? Remember the purchase will be made & paid for stateside but picked up locally?

Can this work? Pros-Cons?

Thanks
My understanding of UK VAT law is that goods that are delivered to a UK address (or in this case collected from UK) should have 20% VAT added. I believe it may be possible to reclaim this VAT at the airport on departure from UK.

I could be wrong though...
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Re: Clearance Returns

Post by Toph » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:34 am

That’s correct but it takes ages in the Uk and you have to drop a handwritten form in when leaving. Well last time I did this in 2014. I’m from UK originally
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downer wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:26 pm
A684TTQARX7 wrote:Thanks everyone for the information.

Now for a twist I just found out that daughter & hubby w/be in UK during Thanksgiving week on a recruiting trip. What happens if I purchase/pay for watch based on the info that has been provided in thread from the USA, but darling daughter & hubby visit Maidenhead to pick up watch & bring back to states?

Will they have to declare it? Remember the purchase will be made & paid for stateside but picked up locally?

Can this work? Pros-Cons?

Thanks
My understanding of UK VAT law is that goods that are delivered to a UK address (or in this case collected from UK) should have 20% VAT added. I believe it may be possible to reclaim this VAT at the airport on departure from UK.

I could be wrong though...
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Re: Clearance Returns

Post by WhiteWolf » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:22 pm

Got my shipping notice this morning for the NN C65 Auto i ordered on Nov. 8th.

***update*** Watch arrived today, Nov. 14th. less than a full week after placing the order. everything seems to be in great shape. the only thing i guess i could gripe about is that it was supposed to be signed for, yet dhl decided to just open my front door and sit it on the floor inside my house without any notification or having anyone sign for the package even though we were home at the time. that's not CW's fault but not that great by dhl.

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