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steffcip Avatar
6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Hi

Does anyone know a good site to open myself a US address so I can shop online and they to forward the parcels to me?
Found MyUS http://myus2.myus.com/Memberships.aspx but the prices for postage are huge.
Also ship2me.com does not provide a secure link to enter credit card details and I do not see any prices for postage so know what to expect.

Regards
Stefan
steffcip Avatar
6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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#1
by shopping from the US this way, can you avoid tax and import charges?
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Hi
I joined Bundle Box last month and bought and imported some presents in to the UK. It is free to join, and I found it very competitively priced for shipping.
They take care of everything. All you do is fill in the details, the cost of the item, and they sort out all the taxes and shipping.
You can even buy more than 1 item, and have them package it all up in to a smaller box, ie. cheaper for shipping.
I thoroughly recommend them.
I received my 2 items in less than a week, and I had nothing else to pay. Sorted :thumbsup:

http://www.bundlebox.com/

* The site I bought from in the US accepted Paypal, which I used to pay, but you can also use a prepaid credit card.

http://www.moneysupermarket.com/c/prepaid-cards/guide/
#3
mai;7360417
by shopping from the US this way, can you avoid tax and import charges?

no idea but anyway inc tax/import charges some stuff is much cheaper
bought something directly from a website in US and cost me inc postage £65 (say £100 inc tax etc when reaches UK) and same product in Harrods was £300 when I visited it few days ago
#4
rehydrated;7360486
Hi
I joined Bundle Box last month and bought and imported some presents in to the UK. It is free to join, and I found it very competitively priced for shipping.
They take care of everything. All you do is fill in the details, the cost of the item, and they sort out all the taxes and shipping.
You can even buy more than 1 item, and have them package it all up in to a smaller box, ie. cheaper for shipping.
I thoroughly recommend them.
I received my 2 items in less than a week, and I had nothing else to pay. Sorted :thumbsup:

http://www.bundlebox.com/

* The site I bought from in the US accepted Paypal, which I used to pay, but you can also use a prepaid credit card.

http://www.moneysupermarket.com/c/prepaid-cards/guide/

thanks
looks good
they include taxes as well in the quoted amount
#5
steffcip
thanks
looks good
they include taxes as well in the quoted amount


Hi
Yes. You tell them what your item costs, and they tax accordingly :whistling:
#6
mai
by shopping from the US this way, can you avoid tax and import charges?


I don't think you can avoid taxes and import duty in any way. Soon as it enters UK through customs you will have to pay duty depending on where you are getting your stuffs from. (Zero for EU)

HMRCs website will give you some idea:
http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageTravel_ShowContent&id=HMCE_PROD_009989&propertyType=document

Parcel2go is another service that can be used to import stuffs into UK. They will rent you a USA address and also help collection.
https://www.parcel2go.com/import-services.aspx

Never used them personally but heard they are quite good.
#7
rehydrated
Hi
I joined Bundle Box last month and bought and imported some presents in to the UK. It is free to join, and I found it very competitively priced for shipping.
They take care of everything. All you do is fill in the details, the cost of the item, and they sort out all the taxes and shipping.
You can even buy more than 1 item, and have them package it all up in to a smaller box, ie. cheaper for shipping.
I thoroughly recommend them.
I received my 2 items in less than a week, and I had nothing else to pay. Sorted :thumbsup:

http://www.bundlebox.com/

* The site I bought from in the US accepted Paypal, which I used to pay, but you can also use a prepaid credit card.

http://www.moneysupermarket.com/c/prepaid-cards/guide/


Bundle box sounds good too. I will try them next time I buy something from USA. Thanks for sharing. Repped.
#8
I've been using Shipito.com for the last few months, found them to be very good. Offer a range of options from USPS, FedEx & AirMail as well, prices seem decent as well. Never had an issue with them, I can consilidate various parcels all into 1 to make shipping costs less.

Bundlebox sounds good may have to try them out as well.
#9
thanks exStudent as well
#10
nomeames
I don't think you can avoid taxes and import duty in any way. Soon as it enters UK through customs you will have to pay duty depending on where you are getting your stuffs from. (Zero for EU)

HMRCs website will give you some idea:
http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageTravel_ShowContent&id=HMCE_PROD_009989&propertyType=document

Parcel2go is another service that can be used to import stuffs into UK. They will rent you a USA address and also help collection.
https://www.parcel2go.com/import-services.aspx

Never used them personally but heard they are quite good.



I thought they sort out the tax and shipping charges for you? as the user above said they had nothing else to pay.

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