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Import charge

Post by kiter65 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:33 am

This has never happened before, ordered a couple of straps from Barton, cost about £26, received a notice for £12.76 customs charge :shock: will have to think twice before ordering from them again :(

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Re: Import charge

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:42 am

Probably £9 Royal Mail handling fee plus VAT, levied as value of goods was over the £15 VAT levy threshold.

Caveat Emptor. Simples. :eek:

Solution; buy straps individually to stay under the £15 threshold.

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Re: Import charge

Post by kiter65 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:45 am

Cheers Guy....every day’s a school day :thumbup:

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Re: Import charge

Post by H0rati0 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:13 pm

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:42 am


Solution; buy straps individually to stay under the £15 threshold.

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Yep, and Barton make that easy to do charging just $1.50 postage.
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Re: Import charge

Post by Thegreyman » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:33 pm

kiter65 wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:33 am
This has never happened before, ordered a couple of straps from Barton, cost about £26, received a notice for £12.76 customs charge :shock: will have to think twice before ordering from them again :(
If it makes you feel any better I too got charged a similar amount recently for a purchase of 4 Barton straps. I'll try and remember to buy one at a time in future.
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Re: Import charge

Post by 0uatiOW » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:44 pm

Fedex charges £12 for their service. I’ve not been that impressed by Fedex, but often the carrier isn’t the buyer’s choice.
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