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Just spotted this on DX, it is apparently a refurb (what ever that means at DX I don't know:p).
But for what equates to about £35 delivered it strikes me as a reasonably good deal, there have been deals at Gamestation and Game etc doing these cheap, but I am sure they are not anymore.
Oh well, if it helps out one person it might have been worth typing it :

Mike..
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#1
Would be liable for import tax so if you get caught, it'll cost much more than if you bought from the UK.
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W1zz
Would be liable for import tax so if you get caught, it'll cost much more than if you bought from the UK.
Everything I've ordered from DE has been marked as a "gift" to avoid taxes :thumbsup:.
#3
Mike, these are 35.00 in my local Gamestation but not in everyones. So not voted
#4
strike
Mike, these are 35.00 in my local Gamestation but not in everyones. So not voted


Yeah, thats why I said "were" as that was the case a little while ago, these things vary in price so much it is daft, but maybe some one will get a deal out of it :thumbsup:

Mike..
#5
W1zz
Would be liable for import tax so if you get caught, it'll cost much more than if you bought from the UK.


You don't pay duty on anything that is under £100 now (might not be the exact figure, but it is around this), this changed sometime over christmas, although you might end up having to pay vat so +15%.
#6
- Note: this is a refurbished product that is factory tested to meet specifications that are identical to brand new counterparts. The outter casing of the product may bear slight scratches that does not affect operation. This product does not come with warranty. Should the product require repair or replacement, customers should contact Microsoft repair centers for assistance.

Not such a good deal this one i think:-(
#7
fat-pudding;4305641
You don't pay duty on anything that is under £100 now (might not be the exact figure, but it is around this), this changed sometime over christmas, although you might end up having to pay vat so +15%.


Wasn't this just for 'personal luggage' though.

/me Off to do some more reading.
#8
http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageTravel_ShowContent&id=HMCE_CL_000014&propertyType=document#P53_4320


[B]2.3 Are import duties and import VAT always payable?[/B]

No. Customs duty is waived if the amount of duty is less than £7.
Import VAT is not payable on:[LIST]
[*]commercial consignments eg goods purchased over the internet with an intrinsic value not exceeding £18, but this does not include alcohol, tobacco products, perfume or toilet waters
[*]gifts, excluding alcohol, tobacco, perfumes and toilet waters, with a value not exceeding £36 and which comply with the rules shown in paragraph 2.4.[/LIST]There are a number of other circumstances where relief from some or all customs charges may be available. If you think your goods may be eligible for a relief you should contact the National Advice Service for further information.
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[B]2.4 Gifts[/B]

Goods sent as a gift are not free of import duties and import VAT. However, customs duty will not be collected if the amount is less than £7, and import VAT is not chargeable if:[LIST]
[*]the value of the gift does not exceed £36
[*]the customs declaration is completed correctly
[*]the gift has been sent from a private person outside the EU to a private person(s) in this country
[*]the gift is for the use of either yourself or your family
[*]there is no commercial or trade element and the gift has not been paid for either directly or indirectly
[*]the gift is of an occasional nature only eg for a birthday or anniversary.[/LIST]Please note the purchase of goods from outside the EU to give as a gift to a relative or friend, whether or not addressed to that person, is treated as a ‘commercial consignment’ for which the import VAT relief threshold is £18 (paragraph 2.3 refers).
Looks like it's still £18, with £36 for gifts. If this is marked up as gift, then it should just get in.

There's nothing worse than being charged VAT and then the £10-£15 handling charge the couriers bill you for paying the VAT on your behalf.
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W1zz
http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageTravel_ShowContent&id=HMCE_CL_000014&propertyType=document#P53_4320

Looks like it's still £18, with £36 for gifts. If this is marked up as gift, then it should just get in.

There's nothing worse than being charged VAT and then the £10-£15 handling charge the couriers bill you for paying the VAT on your behalf.


Checkout: [URL="customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/downloadFile?contentID=HMCE_PROD1_028719"]This .pdf at hmrc[/URL]

and http://www.taxationweb.co.uk/tax-announcements/hmrc/online-shopping-gets-a-tax-break.html

and

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7727717.stm

The second link gives a url to a podcast that explains it, all I can think is that HMRC aren't very quick at updating their website.
#10
Thanks for the info, I'll update my noggin :thumbsup:
#11
Was away to post this. Bump and voted hot,

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