Ordering from amazon.com - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

Ordering from amazon.com

Deal4Me Avatar
8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
Hi All

amazon.com have buy 2, get one free on selected blu-rays. Using the blu-ray region code guide, there are some greats films on there and I was able to find three that I like for roughly $30/£16 that would work on my UK PS3.

Anybody have experience with ordering from US Amazon? Any customs charges, extra delivery charges? etc

Thanks
Other Links From Amazon:
Deal4Me Avatar
8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
Options

All Comments

(19) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
if its under £18 no custom charges, delivery will take about week and half. Im unsure if they will work on your PS£ (uncalled for cheap shot @ ps3 :oops: )

I think the Blue rays are region locked, so they might not work over here, im sure someone will come any second now and clear it up for you
#2
http://www.blurayregioncodes.com/index.php?region=a

PS3 are region locked, but some blu-rays are actually region free :)

Thanks for replies


- Do you know if its under £18 includes delivery charge? Or do the good have to be under £18, then delivery after that is OK. How much customs is added aswell?
#3
I think the £18 includes p&p.
#4
Deal4Me
http://www.blurayregioncodes.com/index.php?region=a

PS3 are region locked, but some blu-rays are actually region free :)

Thanks for replies


- Do you know if its under £18 includes delivery charge? Or do the good have to be under £18, then delivery after that is OK. How much customs is added aswell?

Hmm Im unsure, Im 70% it includes shipping but not totally sure.
#5
Or just have it marked as a gift and then they cant charge you anything.
#6
Items: $44.85
Shipping & Handling: $11.46
Promotion Applied: -$14.95

Total Before Tax: $41.36
Estimated Tax:* $0.00
Order Total: $41.36

Over £18 anyway for 3 blu-rays. How much is customs?
1 Like #7
I would estimate about £12 handling charge +17.5% of the total value of the products
#8
Ouchy, gonna give it a miss then! What a shame :(

Cheers, have repped
#9
mfc1986
I think the £18 includes p&p.


No it doesn't. It's the price of goods that have to be £18 or less.

However, if you go over that and are taxed, then they include the cost of P&P when working out how much you owe them.
#10
deathtrap3000
Or just have it marked as a gift and then they cant charge you anything.


Firstly,, it is illegal to do this and a company like Amazon would never do it. Secondly, you will still have to pay tax on any gift with a value of £36 or more.
#11
nightswimmer
Firstly,, it is illegal to do this and a company like Amazon would never do it. Secondly, you will still have to pay tax on any gift with a value of £36 or more.


Well if you think its illegal to send yourself a gift then no wonder your an unhappy person.:p
#12
Deal4Me
Items: $44.85
Shipping & Handling: $11.46
Promotion Applied: -$14.95

Total Before Tax: $41.36
Estimated Tax:* $0.00
Order Total: $41.36

Over £18 anyway for 3 blu-rays. How much is customs?


If the price of goods is $44.85 - $14.95 = $29.90 then you should be fine, as it is below £18.

However, Amazon have habit of putting the non-discount price on their customs labels, so to be safe, make sure you keep hold of your invoice, that way if you do get charged, you can prove that your items were less than what was stated on the customs slip.
#13
deathtrap3000
Well if you think its illegal to send yourself a gift then no wonder your an unhappy person.:p


Not unhappy, just trying to help. Sorry if it came across that way. :oops:
#14
I think that the customs can be a bit hit and miss. I oredered just before christmas about $800 dollars worth of bits and chose for them to all be delivered in one shipment at the cheapest and slowest rate. Typically three different parcels arrived on different dates. I only got charged for one at £20 total. I was expecting to have to pay more, maybe cause of the Xmas rush that they slipped through.
#15
Thanks nightswimmer.

So best case scenario would be $41.36 (£23ish) with no extra charge delivered.

Worst case could be $41.36 (£23ish) + Based on harvie - £12 handling + £4 (roughly 17.5% of goods) = £39 delivered

Best = £23
Worst = £39

This roughly correct?

Not sure whether to risk it....
#16
s73
I think that the customs can be a bit hit and miss. I oredered just before christmas about $800 dollars worth of bits and chose for them to all be delivered in one shipment at the cheapest and slowest rate. Typically three different parcels arrived on different dates. I only got charged for one at £20 total. I was expecting to have to pay more, maybe cause of the Xmas rush that they slipped through.


Yeah, it can be a little hit and miss at times, and if you're lucky some stuff will get through. :thumbsup: Trouble is, there's no way of knowing beforehand what will and what won't be lucky. :?
1 Like #17
Deal4Me
This roughly correct?

Not sure whether to risk it....


There shouldn't be a worst case scenario. :)

Just to confirm what I was saying, this is taken from the HMRC Website:

2.3 Are import duties and import VAT always payable?

Import VAT is not payable on:
- 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



And this is from the DHL website:

Are there any reliefs from Duty and VAT?
Yes, they include:

- Goods of £18 or less in value (excluding postage, packing and other miscellaneous costs) this does not include alcohol, tobacco products, perfume or toilet waters
#18
Thanks for that, have repped you.

Just one more thing, if I get hit by the charges, how do you pay for it? Do they leave you a slip to pay online? Cash on delivery?
#19
Deal4Me
Just one more thing, if I get hit by the charges, how do you pay for it? Do they leave you a slip to pay online? Cash on delivery?


It depends who is handling it. It's been a while since I've had to pay anything, so it might have changed by now, but if I recall correctly:

If it's via RoyalMail, then you get left a note by your postie, and you'll have to go and collect it/pay the charges at your local delivery office. (The postmen used to be able to collect smaller amounts themselves, but I think they have stopped doing that now)

If it's via a courier service such as ParcelForce, DHL, FedEx, etc. then you'll receive the item and get an invoice from them in the post sometime later (it can take a few weeks).

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!