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Gearbest VAT charge

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Hi All, Quick question, has anyone been given a VAT invoice on receiving items ordered from Gearbest? Was looking to buy a mobile from them - I've read elsewhere that no duty is applicable however … Read More
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8m, 1w agoPosted 8 months, 1 week ago
Hi All,

Quick question, has anyone been given a VAT invoice on receiving items ordered from Gearbest?

Was looking to buy a mobile from them - I've read elsewhere that no duty is applicable however VAT at 20% is liable, can anyone confirm?

Thanks
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8m, 1w agoPosted 8 months, 1 week ago
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Check for if same mobile is available through their EU warehouse to avoid VAT or duty charges.
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Import and is payable IF HMRC catch it at the port of entry.

As long as you have them ship using China Post 99% of the time it's get through because the dealer will list it with a value of less than $30. But if you have it shipped with carrier (DHL ect), it'll get here much fast but you will get hammered for import/VAT and a processing fee from the carrier.
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As above- import duties + VAT payable (+brokers fees) payable if Customs decide to check it . For the life of me I fail to understand why folks buy from China etc with no EU warranty and the chance of hefty fees to save a few quid . But I do buy golf tees and leather belts from there.

Edited By: rogparki on Nov 13, 2016 21:08

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