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just had a letter off revenue and customs, they have seized my 200 cigarettes, i thought you were allowed to bring up to 200 to the counrty? they came from the us, the worry is i have another 200 on t…
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
just had a letter off revenue and customs, they have seized my 200 cigarettes, i thought you were allowed to bring up to 200 to the counrty? they came from the us, the worry is i have another 200 on there way, is there anyway of getting them back or should i just leave it
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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#1
yes. you're allowed to bring them in yourself. not order them from abroad..

i doubt you'll get your other ones too.
#2
I agree with Tomm, but i thought you'd had a proper seizure!!
#3
Lulu'sMammy
I agree with Tomm, but i thought you'd had a proper seizure!!

Yes, emergency services NOW!!!
#4
looks like they are gone up in smoke im afraid, the ruling is you have to bring them yourself
#5
Lulu'sMammy
I agree with Tomm, but i thought you'd had a proper seizure!!


Same here
#6
markhodges1975
looks like they are gone up in smoke im afraid, the ruling is you have to bring them yourself


mhm.
If we were allowed to order them online, do you think anyone would buy them in the shop?
do you think royal mail would have had to close x amount of post offices?
1 Like #7
t0mm
yes. you're allowed to bring them in yourself. not order them from abroad..



Yes you can. :)


babyxxxxx, this may help you with the rules and regs regarding buying cigarettes from abroad.

You may also want to check out the HMRC webite
#8
"All cigarettes bought via the Internet must bear UK taxes"

This means bought online from tesco, or whatever.

IT must carry UK DUTY PAID on the packet.
#9
It will do ya good :w00t:
#10
nightswimmer
Yes you can. :)


babyxxxxx, this may help you with the rules and regs regarding buying cigarettes from abroad.

You may also want to check out the HMRC webite


thanks
1 Like #11
My sister orderes from here - in poland I think and to avoid customs they send one packet ( carton) every week, you order say 6 cartons and they will send them weekly no avoid customs duty
http://www.uk.all-cigs.com/index.php?lang=en&loc=home
so far she has never had a problem always arrive on time sometimes on Monday then on the Friday and she pays approx £13 per 200 marlboro
hope this helps someone out there
Please dont shout at me non smokers - I am a non smoker just trying to help
banned#12
if its noticed it will get pulled, if your lucky enough for it to get through un-noticed then good on ya, but its a chance you take, unless you pay the taxes
#13
I there anything left in Poland, dancers, workers and now ciggies! :?





BAD OCTYGIRL :p
#14
sassie
if its noticed it will get pulled, if your lucky enough for it to get through un-noticed then good on ya, but its a chance you take, unless you pay the taxes


Hi sassie thought you were talking about my post then, I am getting really jumpy on here this morning , must be too much caffeine:)
banned#15
octobergirl
Hi sassie thought you were talking about my post then, I am getting really jumpy on here this morning , must be too much caffeine:)


i was referring to all posts, if you dont pay taxes and they get noticed, then goodbye ciggies wherever you have got them from - lol
#16
You can have cigarettes sent in - or at least you could in the past.

However - they had to be marked as gifts and only done 'for occasions such as birthdays' it used to say on the HMR&C site. This was regarded as a concession, and not the law as such.

Remember for years they were taking peoples cars illegally for what later turned out to be bringing in what (after a court case paid for by a ferry company) turned out to be legal amounts of tobacco. However the records of the illegally confiscated cars had been 'misplaced' by then. The UK was also warned that Customs and Excise (as it was then) would be taken to court for their restricting free movement of citizens - by making people wait for hours to get back into the UK after booze cruises etc.

So if they can take cars illegally - and it takes a ferry company to pay for a court case to get someones car back - you are not really likely to see your fags again.

Alternately - of they are marked as gifts - and you dont receive a bundle at once with invoices inside - then you may get away with it.

To reiterate - the downside is they can largely do what they want irrespective of the law - as the cost of challenging them is too high for an individual to do on their own.

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