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hi, i am wanting to buy some games from ebay, but they are from china. can any1 tell me what the import duty would be? they only cost a few quid but have been stung with fee's before when buying a cam… Read More
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
hi, i am wanting to buy some games from ebay, but they are from china. can any1 tell me what the import duty would be? they only cost a few quid but have been stung with fee's before when buying a camera.
have been on customs website but that aint much help.

thanks
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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#1
providing they're sent in seperate packaging you wont get charged customs tax on anything up to £18 (this doesn't exclude postage)

so if it cost £12 for the item and £10 for postage it would still only be worth £12.
#2
If I remember correctly import duty is only paid on items above £18.00.
#3
i dont think you pay tax on anything thats under £17 in value
#4
5% import duty, +VAT, +~£8 post office handling fees. Sometimes they might even charge an extra 2% on top of the total, if with royal mail.

Other courier might charge more with handling fees.

exempt when under £30 something if marked as gift, else it's under £17, £18.

the numbers probably vary slighly, but you get the point.
#5
cheers guys, wasn't sure if the postage counted. :thumbsup:
#6
email the seller and ask them to mark it as a gift

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