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Amazing deal, I've seen it on sale for more than £60 before. This is apparently a deal for cyber monday or something in America, so will probably only last a few more hours. Pity I noticed it so late.

Also the blu is region A and B so will play on UK players/PS3's
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#1
how did you get that price including shipping???? for me it comes up a lot more
#2
MarvinHC
how did you get that price including shipping???? for me it comes up a lot more


Choose the cheapest delivery option, this final price is £21.02
#3
Bryan839
MarvinHC
how did you get that price including shipping???? for me it comes up a lot more
Choose the cheapest delivery option, this final price is £21.02

+1
#4
Just ordered this. Great price @ £21.02 for Bluray
#5
import duties, taxes and fees?
#6
No1_Dave
import duties, taxes and fees?


The limit is £18 (including postage), so this might trigger some import VAT if you are unlucky...

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageImport_ShowContent&propertyType=document&id=HMCE_CL_000014#P26_2855


Edited By: MarvinHC on Nov 30, 2010 08:20
#7
Import tax doesn't include postage.
#8
under the Customs limit, and VAT won't be too much, but it's the Royalmail handling fee :(
#9
MarvinHC
No1_Dave
import duties, taxes and fees?


The limit is £18 (including postage), so this might trigger some import VAT if you are unlucky...

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageImport_ShowContent&propertyType=document&id=HMCE_CL_000014#P26_2855




The limit is £18 before postage, so if your item is less than £18 (without postage) then duty isn't due, however if it's over £18 then duty is payable on the total cost (item and postage).
#10
diGriz
Import tax doesn't include postage.


The value of the goods for import VAT is based on the:

* basic value of goods, plus
* postage, packing and insurance, plus
* any import (Customs or Excise) duties charged.
#11
barneydog
MarvinHC
No1_Dave
import duties, taxes and fees?


The limit is £18 (including postage), so this might trigger some import VAT if you are unlucky...

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageImport_ShowContent&propertyType=document&id=HMCE_CL_000014#P26_2855




The limit is £18 before postage, so if your item is less than £18 (without postage) then duty isn't due, however if it's over £18 then duty is payable on the total cost (item and postage).


Not sure about that, otherwise everybody would pull the easy Ebay trick: Item value £1, postage £50 ....
#12
Customs duty becomes payable if the value of the goods is over £135 but duty is waived if the amount of duty calculated is less than £9.
#13
No1_Dave
under the Customs limit, and VAT won't be too much, but it's the Royalmail handling fee :(


Correct, but 17.5% of £21 is £3.68 netherless, plus the handling fee which is how much these days? £5? £10?
#14
No1_Dave
Customs duty becomes payable if the value of the goods is over £135 but duty is waived if the amount of duty calculated is less than £9.


Correct, no duty, but import VAT is payable as of £18
#15
MarvinHC
barneydog
MarvinHC
No1_Dave
import duties, taxes and fees?


The limit is £18 (including postage), so this might trigger some import VAT if you are unlucky...

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageImport_ShowContent&propertyType=document&id=HMCE_CL_000014#P26_2855




The limit is £18 before postage, so if your item is less than £18 (without postage) then duty isn't due, however if it's over £18 then duty is payable on the total cost (item and postage).


Not sure about that, otherwise everybody would pull the easy Ebay trick: Item value £1, postage £50 ....


From the detail of the section you linked to, I've highlighted the relevant bit

3. Charges

3.1 How are import charges calculated?

Charges are calculated by UK Border Agency (UKBA) staff at the postal depots where the packages are received. However, in some cases special arrangements are in place for goods purchased on the Internet (see paragraph 3.4 below).

Value Added Tax (VAT) - Import VAT is charged at the same rate that applies to similar goods sold in the UK and applies to commercial goods over £18 in value, and on gifts that are over £40 in value. The value of the goods for import VAT is based on the:

* basic value of goods, plus
* postage, packing and insurance, plus
* any import (Customs or Excise) duties charged.
#16
MarvinHC
barneydog
MarvinHC
No1_Dave
import duties, taxes and fees?


The limit is £18 (including postage), so this might trigger some import VAT if you are unlucky...

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageImport_ShowContent&propertyType=document&id=HMCE_CL_000014#P26_2855




The limit is £18 before postage, so if your item is less than £18 (without postage) then duty isn't due, however if it's over £18 then duty is payable on the total cost (item and postage).


Not sure about that, otherwise everybody would pull the easy Ebay trick: Item value £1, postage £50 ....


They often do (though not to that extent) but the customs are not totally stupid
#17
what happens if amazon declare the total price £21.02 on the packaging even though actual item price I paid is only £16.69?



Edited By: No1_Dave on Nov 30, 2010 08:53
#18
barneydog
MarvinHC
barneydog
MarvinHC
No1_Dave
import duties, taxes and fees?


The limit is £18 (including postage), so this might trigger some import VAT if you are unlucky...

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageImport_ShowContent&propertyType=document&id=HMCE_CL_000014#P26_2855




The limit is £18 before postage, so if your item is less than £18 (without postage) then duty isn't due, however if it's over £18 then duty is payable on the total cost (item and postage).


Not sure about that, otherwise everybody would pull the easy Ebay trick: Item value £1, postage £50 ....


From the detail of the section you linked to, I've highlighted the relevant bit

3. Charges

3.1 How are import charges calculated?

Charges are calculated by UK Border Agency (UKBA) staff at the postal depots where the packages are received. However, in some cases special arrangements are in place for goods purchased on the Internet (see paragraph 3.4 below).

Value Added Tax (VAT) - Import VAT is charged at the same rate that applies to similar goods sold in the UK and applies to commercial goods over £18 in value, and on gifts that are over £40 in value. The value of the goods for import VAT is based on the:

* basic value of goods, plus
* postage, packing and insurance, plus
* any import (Customs or Excise) duties charged.


I guess this could be read in two ways. My interpretation is that over £18 you have to pay import VAT, and below is explained how the value is calculated including postage.
But I am neither a lawyer nor a tax expert ;)
#19
I dont think you will get stung too bad, maybe 5-10 pounds at the most. I get stuff from canada all the time, and never had to pay anything, but my dad always puts 23.00 value, which 25.00 is canada tax limits for export, I think
#20
No1_Dave
what happens if amazon declare the total price £21.02 on the packaging even though actual item price I paid is only £16.69?



Amazon are not always the best for consumer friendly customs declarations TBH and it is the value of the goods that's important so if they just put one figure on the form then that would be the figure taken into account.
#21
MarvinHC


I guess this could be read in two ways. My interpretation is that over £18 you have to pay import VAT, and below is explained how the value is calculated including postage.
But I am neither a lawyer nor a tax expert ;)


LOL neither am I, I used to have a better link than this but can't find it now but section 2.3 of this PDF is a bit clearer, the important phrase is "intrinsic value not exceeding £18, will not be charged any duty or VAT"
#22
barneydog
MarvinHC


I guess this could be read in two ways. My interpretation is that over £18 you have to pay import VAT, and below is explained how the value is calculated including postage.
But I am neither a lawyer nor a tax expert ;)

;)

Hm.... but wouldn't 'intrinsic' value somehow imply the value when you get the item, i.e. including costs to get it into your hands (= delivery)?
Again, I am neither lawyer, tax expert and English is not my mother tongue...



Edited By: MarvinHC on Nov 30, 2010 09:59
2 Likes #23
I ordered this several months ago, paid something like £26 inc postage and didn't pay any import charges
#24
I've ordered DVDs from amazon.com before and only had to pay the soriginal shipping fee amazon give
#25
No1_Dave
what happens if amazon declare the total price £21.02 on the packaging even though actual item price I paid is only £16.69?

You can claim it back if that happens as long as you have proof of actual cost.
#26
Ordered this, great show, great price +1
#27
The box set is often around this price on Amazon USA. I bought from them a couple of months ago for just over £17 delivered and it plays perfectly on my UK PS3 Slim. Worth the upgrade if you own the DVD set too, as the picture is a lot crisper.
#28
Hmmm, my internet browser seems to have taken me to HotUSDeals, weird!
#29
The Royal Mail handling is about £8, BE WARNED.
#30
One of the best TV shows of all time.
Of All Time!
#31
Ordered!! Thank you!
#32
If the PRODUCT is under £18 then there are no import charges. If the PRODUCT is over £18 then you pay import charges on the product AND postage.
This will therefore be under the customs limit. Amazon declare the price either without postage or list the postage separate. I can't remember which but products close to the limit are fine.

Edited By: hukd5 on Nov 30, 2010 11:42: typo
#33
When is this out in the UK? Think i'd rather save the hassle and wait
1 Like #34
Dantooine
When is this out in the UK? Think i'd rather save the hassle and wait


Possibly never?

Ordered this deal thanks Aepyx, only this year have I gotten into this show thanks to Horror Channel and watching Serenity movie on ITV2.

Brilliant show, Nathan Fillion is a great character actor.
#35
When you go to pay it says:
Estimated Tax To Be Collected: GBP 0.00
#36
It's been out in America on blu-ray for ages now. There doesn't seem to be any plans to release it in the UK. If you want it, get this. It's hardly a hassle - the US site lets you login using your UK account.
The whole dvd to blu-ray upgrade thing in general doesn't bother me, but it's worth noting that the blu-ray has a 5.1 soundtrack whereas the DVD only has stereo. That's why I upgraded.
#37
hukd5
It's been out in America on blu-ray for ages now. There doesn't seem to be any plans to release it in the UK. If you want it, get this. It's hardly a hassle - the US site lets you login using your UK account.The whole dvd to blu-ray upgrade thing in general doesn't bother me, but it's worth noting that the blu-ray has a 5.1 soundtrack whereas the DVD only has stereo. That's why I upgraded.

I think I will, cheers
#38
Dantooine
When you go to pay it says:
Estimated Tax To Be Collected: GBP 0.00


If you pick a higher postage option, it will add tax on, I was going to go for second best shipping yesterday but it added about £4.00 of tax deposit to the price.
#39
Free shipping not working for me:

Why didn't I qualify for FREE Super Saver Shipping?

Not Eligible:Items shipped to addresses outside the United States are not eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping.
#40
Ordered, thanks for that, been after it for ages

The only place I could see the region was on the picture of the backcover which is what I assume you looked at.

Shiny!

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