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If i buy something overseas what are the chances of getting stuck with a duty charge

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5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
seen an electric shaver on ebay U.S that would save me about £60 if i buy it there
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5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Depends what the seller put on the customs declaration . . .
#2
steve1221
Depends what the seller put on the customs declaration . . .


what do they usually put?
#3
and what shows up on the xray machine ;)
#4
Eez1
steve1221
Depends what the seller put on the customs declaration . . .


what do they usually put?


They should put what it is and how much it is.

It used to be if you could get them to put 'gift' and no value, you'd be fine. But they're doing far more checking now.

Edited By: steve1221 on May 23, 2011 21:50
#5
not worth the riskthen even if they would describe it as a gift
#6
Is it 110 volt?
#7
44.67% approx..
#8
next to nothing
banned#9
On top of the duty and VAT tax, you will also be hit with a post office collection charge, which alone adds about a tenner to the cost.

Personally, I wouldn't risk it - especially when you think about possible faults it might turn up with or develop!
#10
post office charge £8 handling fee now. it went up from £4 . so your looking at a minimum of £8+ will it be worth it?

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