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Firefly Blurays - £21.02 (inc. shipping) @ Amazon.com (US)
Firefly Blurays - £21.02 (inc. shipping) @ Amazon.com (US)

Firefly Blurays - £21.02 (inc. shipping) @ Amazon.com (US)

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Amazing deal, I've seen it on sale for more than £60 before. This is apparently a deal for cyber monday or something in America, so will probably only last a few more hours. Pity I noticed it so late.

Also the blu is region A and B so will play on UK players/PS3's

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how did you get that price including shipping???? for me it comes up a lot more

MarvinHC

how did you get that price including shipping???? for me it comes up a … how did you get that price including shipping???? for me it comes up a lot more



Choose the cheapest delivery option, this final price is £21.02

Bryan839

Choose the cheapest delivery option, this final price is £21.02



+1

Just ordered this. Great price @ £21.02 for Bluray

import duties, taxes and fees?

No1_Dave

import duties, taxes and fees?



The limit is £18 (including postage), so this might trigger some import VAT if you are unlucky...

customs.hmrc.gov.uk/cha…014

Edited by: "MarvinHC" 30th Nov 2010

Import tax doesn't include postage.

under the Customs limit, and VAT won't be too much, but it's the Royalmail handling fee

MarvinHC

The limit is £18 (including postage), so this might trigger some import … The limit is £18 (including postage), so this might trigger some import VAT if you are unlucky...http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageImport_ShowContent&propertyType=document&id=HMCE_CL_000014#P26_2855



The limit is £18 before postage, so if your item is less than £18 (without postage) then duty isn't due, however if it's over £18 then duty is payable on the total cost (item and postage).

diGriz

Import tax doesn't include postage.



The value of the goods for import VAT is based on the:

* basic value of goods, plus
* postage, packing and insurance, plus
* any import (Customs or Excise) duties charged.

barneydog

The limit is £18 before postage, so if your item is less than £18 ( … The limit is £18 before postage, so if your item is less than £18 (without postage) then duty isn't due, however if it's over £18 then duty is payable on the total cost (item and postage).



Not sure about that, otherwise everybody would pull the easy Ebay trick: Item value £1, postage £50 ....

Customs duty becomes payable if the value of the goods is over £135 but … Customs duty becomes payable if the value of the goods is over £135 but duty is waived if the amount of duty calculated is less than £9.

No1_Dave

under the Customs limit, and VAT won't be too much, but it's the … under the Customs limit, and VAT won't be too much, but it's the Royalmail handling fee



Correct, but 17.5% of £21 is £3.68 netherless, plus the handling fee which is how much these days? £5? £10?

No1_Dave



Correct, no duty, but import VAT is payable as of £18

MarvinHC

Not sure about that, otherwise everybody would pull the easy Ebay trick: … Not sure about that, otherwise everybody would pull the easy Ebay trick: Item value £1, postage £50 ....



From the detail of the section you linked to, I've highlighted the relevant bit

3. Charges

3.1 How are import charges calculated?

Charges are calculated by UK Border Agency (UKBA) staff at the postal depots where the packages are received. However, in some cases special arrangements are in place for goods purchased on the Internet (see paragraph 3.4 below).

Value Added Tax (VAT) - Import VAT is charged at the same rate that applies to similar goods sold in the UK and applies to commercial goods over £18 in value, and on gifts that are over £40 in value. The value of the goods for import VAT is based on the:

* basic value of goods, plus
* postage, packing and insurance, plus
* any import (Customs or Excise) duties charged.

MarvinHC

Not sure about that, otherwise everybody would pull the easy Ebay trick: … Not sure about that, otherwise everybody would pull the easy Ebay trick: Item value £1, postage £50 ....



They often do (though not to that extent) but the customs are not totally stupid

what happens if amazon declare the total price £21.02 on the packaging even though actual item price I paid is only £16.69?


Edited by: "No1_Dave" 30th Nov 2010

barneydog

From the detail of the section you linked to, I've highlighted the … From the detail of the section you linked to, I've highlighted the relevant bit3. Charges3.1 How are import charges calculated?Charges are calculated by UK Border Agency (UKBA) staff at the postal depots where the packages are received. However, in some cases special arrangements are in place for goods purchased on the Internet (see paragraph 3.4 below).Value Added Tax (VAT) - Import VAT is charged at the same rate that applies to similar goods sold in the UK and applies to commercial goods over £18 in value, and on gifts that are over £40 in value. The value of the goods for import VAT is based on the: * basic value of goods, plus * postage, packing and insurance, plus * any import (Customs or Excise) duties charged.



I guess this could be read in two ways. My interpretation is that over £18 you have to pay import VAT, and below is explained how the value is calculated including postage.
But I am neither a lawyer nor a tax expert

I dont think you will get stung too bad, maybe 5-10 pounds at the most. I get stuff from canada all the time, and never had to pay anything, but my dad always puts 23.00 value, which 25.00 is canada tax limits for export, I think

No1_Dave

what happens if amazon declare the total price £21.02 on the packaging … what happens if amazon declare the total price £21.02 on the packaging even though actual item price I paid is only £16.69?



Amazon are not always the best for consumer friendly customs declarations TBH and it is the value of the goods that's important so if they just put one figure on the form then that would be the figure taken into account.

MarvinHC

I guess this could be read in two ways. My interpretation is that over … I guess this could be read in two ways. My interpretation is that over £18 you have to pay import VAT, and below is explained how the value is calculated including postage. But I am neither a lawyer nor a tax expert



LOL neither am I, I used to have a better link than this but can't find it now but section 2.3 of this PDF is a bit clearer, the important phrase is "intrinsic value not exceeding £18, will not be charged any duty or VAT"

barneydog


Hm.... but wouldn't 'intrinsic' value somehow imply the value when you get the item, i.e. including costs to get it into your hands (= delivery)?
Again, I am neither lawyer, tax expert and English is not my mother tongue...


Edited by: "MarvinHC" 30th Nov 2010

I ordered this several months ago, paid something like £26 inc postage and didn't pay any import charges

I've ordered DVDs from amazon.com before and only had to pay the soriginal shipping fee amazon give

No1_Dave

what happens if amazon declare the total price £21.02 on the packaging … what happens if amazon declare the total price £21.02 on the packaging even though actual item price I paid is only £16.69?



You can claim it back if that happens as long as you have proof of actual cost.

Ordered this, great show, great price +1

The box set is often around this price on Amazon USA. I bought from them a couple of months ago for just over £17 delivered and it plays perfectly on my UK PS3 Slim. Worth the upgrade if you own the DVD set too, as the picture is a lot crisper.

Hmmm, my internet browser seems to have taken me to HotUSDeals, weird!

The Royal Mail handling is about £8, BE WARNED.

One of the best TV shows of all time.
Of All Time!

Ordered!! Thank you!

If the PRODUCT is under £18 then there are no import charges. If the PRODUCT is over £18 then you pay import charges on the product AND postage.
This will therefore be under the customs limit. Amazon declare the price either without postage or list the postage separate. I can't remember which but products close to the limit are fine.
Edited by moderator: "typo" 30th Nov 2010

When is this out in the UK? Think i'd rather save the hassle and wait

Dantooine

When is this out in the UK? Think i'd rather save the hassle and wait



Possibly never?

Ordered this deal thanks Aepyx, only this year have I gotten into this show thanks to Horror Channel and watching Serenity movie on ITV2.

Brilliant show, Nathan Fillion is a great character actor.

When you go to pay it says:
Estimated Tax To Be Collected: GBP 0.00

It's been out in America on blu-ray for ages now. There doesn't seem to be any plans to release it in the UK. If you want it, get this. It's hardly a hassle - the US site lets you login using your UK account.
The whole dvd to blu-ray upgrade thing in general doesn't bother me, but it's worth noting that the blu-ray has a 5.1 soundtrack whereas the DVD only has stereo. That's why I upgraded.

hukd5

It's been out in America on blu-ray for ages now. There doesn't seem to … It's been out in America on blu-ray for ages now. There doesn't seem to be any plans to release it in the UK. If you want it, get this. It's hardly a hassle - the US site lets you login using your UK account.The whole dvd to blu-ray upgrade thing in general doesn't bother me, but it's worth noting that the blu-ray has a 5.1 soundtrack whereas the DVD only has stereo. That's why I upgraded.



I think I will, cheers

Dantooine

When you go to pay it says:Estimated Tax To Be Collected: GBP 0.00



If you pick a higher postage option, it will add tax on, I was going to go for second best shipping yesterday but it added about £4.00 of tax deposit to the price.

Free shipping not working for me:

Why didn't I qualify for FREE Super Saver Shipping?

Not Eligible:Items shipped to addresses outside the United States are not eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping.

Ordered, thanks for that, been after it for ages

The only place I could see the region was on the picture of the backcover which is what I assume you looked at.

Shiny!
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