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Importing R1 DVD Box Sets

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banned9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
Would you guys happen to know what the best site for importing R1 DVDs without getting hit by customs is?

I used DVD Pacific twice about 8 months ago - They marked down a my irst order, £20 box set, but they didn't mark down my £40-50 order. My credit card details also somehow got leaked to an American soon after...

Importing anime box sets is great for saving money...if you can get the store you order from to mark down the value. No-one likes a £21 custom charge.
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banned9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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banned#2
I'm well aware of that; I asked if anyone ordered from a store that mark down your orders.

I use VG+ for my NTSC gaming needs, they always mark down the value.
#3
[url]www.rightstuf.com[/url]
I do orders for about £200 at a time, never been hit by customs. There weekly offers are really good as well. Got 25 dvd's for $100 + (63postage) as an offer a few weeks back. got them in the post today (and these arnt old "shi**y anime series, newer stuff like Last Exile, Tsukihime, Mai HiME and Stellvia). Would really recomend them.

//Arcueid

(just for showing off, passed 600 single volumes of anime today ^_^ did a count)
banned#4
Remember seeing a Rightstuf saled posted on some yank forums, there were some real bargains. Didn't order due to being afraid of getting slapped by customs.

Do Rightstuf mark down all over £18 orders sent to the UK???
#5
They put the value of the order @ $1-5 per DVD. just checked on my most recent order,
total of 58dvds/CD's, paid a total of $438 INC postage, value they put on the package $60. recieved a box the size of a small suitcase, passed through customs without a penny added.
ive only done 3-4 orders from them, but considering what they cost... you cant really loose even if you where to be taxed...

Last weeks Special offer.

"From now until July 29, take 50% OFF the retail price of DVDs and UMDs from Manga Entertainment!(This includes pre-orders!)"

And for just $10 a year you can get an additional 10% off the retail price!

I normaly do massive pre-orders when its companys like VIZ, GENEON or BANDAI that have the offers. end up paying about $10 per volume of manga including postage :) (and remember these are on pre-order stuff, if your looking for older animes they are even cheaper)
#6
I was thinking of ordering a couple of DVD boxsets from DVD Pacific as they are like a third of the price than they are in the UK but after reading what happened to the original poster I seasrched furthermore and found that this seemed to be a major problem with DVD Pacific.

I was just wandering if anyone on HotUkdeals has ordered from DVD Pacific and if so have they encountered such problems of money being taken from your bank account.
#7
Ive orderd from there once, took over 7weeks for the delivery though (everything orderd was in stock) so i never botherd ordering from there again, there mail support was awfull though took 4 days for them to reply when i asked if they had a tracking number for it after 6 weeks.

Well it came unharmed, and i didnt have any problems with money disapearing from my account.

This weeks special offer from Rightstuf

From now until August 12, take 40% OFF the retail price of DVDs and 33% OFF the retail price of books and other items from Media Blasters, plus its Tokyo Shock and Kitty labels! (This includes pre-orders!)

Just orderd 12 Kongdoms (juuni kokuki) Berserk and genshiken =)
#8
Do customs only take into account the value of the product order itself and not the postage cost?
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^ Customs work on the declared value as on the sticker attatched to the jiffy along with the no prohibited material declaration & signature of company secretary - it is illegal to mark down the value. Any payable duty should always be paid where applicable. Only way to avoid it is to order in £18 & under lots - usually one box set at a time is fine. The other is to have the company import it themselves then ship it to you from within the UK which a few companies do, but you don't get the same prices as they will have had to pay import duty & VAT.
#10
I always use a damn fine seller on Ebay called Rinsalot. He competes very favourably with PlayUSA prices, gets stock 2 weeks before release dates and posts recorded delivery. No Customs charges cos he pays them. He might be slightly more than some US websites, but you pay for the service and not having to deal with some idiot in a US warehouse.
#11
To bad he dosnt sell anime :)
#12
lets say i buy 2 t shirts costing a total of £37.99 from the usa then will i get charged customs etc?
banned#13
[url]www.dvdboxoffice.com[/url] is great...free worldwide delivery (canadian site)
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seancampbell
^ Customs work on the declared value as on the sticker attatched to the jiffy along with the no prohibited material declaration & signature of company secretary - it is illegal to mark down the value. Any payable duty should always be paid where applicable. Only way to avoid it is to order in £18 & under lots - usually one box set at a time is fine. The other is to have the company import it themselves then ship it to you from within the UK which a few companies do, but you don't get the same prices as they will have had to pay import duty & VAT.


Too add to this and you can get serious fine and jail if found you are avoiding playing VAT by having your items marked down.
#15
jail would only be if you where doing it on a comercial scale, but a fine is very likely if they catch you out.

VeryVery : yes you are likely to get hit by tax if your seller marks it for its true value, BUT since its clothes you are unlikely to get hit if he marks it down since clothes value varys allot.

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