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Threadless Summer Heatwave sale - T shirts from $5
Threadless Summer Heatwave sale - T shirts from $5

Threadless Summer Heatwave sale - T shirts from $5

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The American Designer T-shirt site Threadless is holding one if its sporadic sale, this one lasts until the 8th June and has a bunch of T's reduced to $5 and even more at $10. Worth a look to make the best of the sunny weather?

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This is a good sale. Usually the sale T-shirts are only available in XL etc. But there are tons available.
None to my tastes though, which is a shame, as I have about 10 t-shirts from Threadless!

Any idea what p&p is like??

Thanks for the heads up, not sure why this is cold.

Shipping is ~$9, so works out best if you order more than one. Make sure you stay below the VAT-Customs threshold, otherwise you'll get stung not only by HMRC but also by Royal Mail if memory serves.

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andersh;5368652

Thanks for the heads up, not sure why this is cold.Shipping is ~$9, so … Thanks for the heads up, not sure why this is cold.Shipping is ~$9, so works out best if you order more than one. Make sure you stay below the VAT-Customs threshold, otherwise you'll get stung not only by HMRC but also by Royal Mail if memory serves.



Yup, it's $9 for up to 4 I think, then it takes a bit of a leap, so you may want to put it into more orders.

anybody remember what the threshold is?

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£18 odd (before postage)

answer :
Import VAT is payable on all internet shopping bought from outside the EU where the value is above €22 (£18).

Evilmonkey;5369254

£18 odd (before postage)


Doesn't that include postage? will check

this one was a bit hidden:
Inclusion of postage charges in customs value - Article 165 of EC Regulation (EEC) 2454/93 requires all postal charges levied up to the place of destination in respect of goods sent by post to be included in the customs value of the goods. However, this does not apply to gifts other than those sent by Express Mail Services.

not sure if that means customs only (which is a higher threshold) or VAT as well

Customs duty is payable on imported goods with a value of €150 (£120), although payment is waived if the amount of duty is less than €10 (£7).

andersh;5368652

Thanks for the heads up, not sure why this is cold.Shipping is ~$9, so … Thanks for the heads up, not sure why this is cold.Shipping is ~$9, so works out best if you order more than one. Make sure you stay below the VAT-Customs threshold, otherwise you'll get stung not only by HMRC but also by Royal Mail if memory serves.


Yeah royal mail etc charge a handling charge of around £10 when there is vat to pay

feeling hot hot hot.

I usually order 4 and get away fine with the threshold

Although this time around, there isn't really anything in a large that appeals to me.

Still, voted hot hot hot

14. I have just had to pay £3.23 VAT and £8 'handling fee' to receive my DVD I ordered on line. Why can’t you waive such a small amount?

We have no discretion to waive the import VAT under EU law and as soon as the £18 limit is exceeded, VAT is payable on the whole value of the package, including any postage and packing.

24.00 USD

=

14.6451 GBP

United States Dollars United Kingdom Pounds 1 USD = 0.610213 GBP 1 GBP = 1.63877 USD for 3 t-shirts plus $9 delivery

Evilmonkey;5368695

Yup, it's $9 for up to 4 I think, then it takes a bit of a leap, so you … Yup, it's $9 for up to 4 I think, then it takes a bit of a leap, so you may want to put it into more orders.


put 4 items in and the postage is $15.00 which would take it over the £18 limit

http://media.typetees.com//product/636x636/1647-tee_large.png
http://media.threadless.com/product/640x640/1555-storekids.jpg

http://www.threadless.com//product/1539/zoom.gif

These are the 3 I selected

wordsworth;5369472

14. I have just had to pay £3.23 VAT and £8 'handling fee' to receive my D … 14. I have just had to pay £3.23 VAT and £8 'handling fee' to receive my DVD I ordered on line. Why can’t you waive such a small amount? We have no discretion to waive the import VAT under EU law and as soon as the £18 limit is exceeded, VAT is payable on the whole value of the package, including any postage and packing.

Where is that from out of interest? They are right in the sense that they have no control because the sting is this side. I'm not sure about the postage costs being included though. I found this:
[INDENT]If you buy goods online from a country outside the European Union, for instance the USA, Canada, China, Australia
You will be charged:
- Customs duty if the amount of duty is €10 (£7) or over
- Import VAT if the value of the goods is €22 (£18) and over
- Excise duty for some goods like alcohol and tobacco[/INDENT]
customs.hmrc.gov.uk/cha…ent
[INDENT]2.3 Are import duties and import VAT always payable?
No. Customs duty is waived if the amount of duty is less than £7.
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 toiletwaters[/INDENT]
customs.hmrc.gov.uk/cha…ent
{edit}
Good choice on the tees, I went for photo finish also

andersh;5371299

Where is that from out of interest? They are right in the sense that they … Where is that from out of interest? They are right in the sense that they have no control because the sting is this side. I'm not sure about the postage costs being included though. I found this:[INDENT]If you buy goods online from a country outside the European Union, for instance the USA, Canada, China, AustraliaYou will be charged:- Customs duty if the amount of duty is €10 (£7) or over- Import VAT if the value of the goods is €22 (£18) and over- Excise duty for some goods like alcohol and tobacco[/INDENT]http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageVAT_ShowContent&id=HMCE_CL_001454&propertyType=document[INDENT]2.3 Are import duties and import VAT always payable?No. Customs duty is waived if the amount of duty is less than £7.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 toiletwaters[/INDENT]http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageVAT_ShowContent&id=HMCE_CL_000014&propertyType=document#P40_3190{edit}Good choice on the tees, I went for photo finish also


customs.hmrc.gov.uk/cha…ent from there own site though I think it unfair they do not mention that postage is included in the £18 more openly

really surprised this deal isn't hotter, I know that the exchange isn't as good as it was but these threadless deals used to very hot

I have 15 threadless Tshirts, but now they are not even worth $5, really they are junk, do not buy them, you can buy better quality (though not designs) at Primark.

They used to use Fruit Of The Loom and American Apparell, but decided to have their own Tshirts from India instead. These are very thin, bad material, and lose their shape and look awefull after a few hours wear.

This is really too bad and I won't be ordering any threadless stuff again until they change their tune.

D.

True. Such a shame. These used to be cool as F an now the quality has gone down hill and the designs are lame slogons and witty text prints. Really gutted about the drop in standards. I think this year will be the first year in ages that I wont bother buying anything from them.

I *only* wear threadless tshirts. Must have well over 15, and just ordered 4 more. I absolutely love the designs. The tshirts themselves feel amazing when you first wear them, but I agree that I am slightly disappointed that the "neck" goes out of shape so easily... That's the main issue. Two of mine faded quite badly too. Some seem really good. Seems to depend on the printing process... The "rubbery" print seems to last a heck of a lot longer (i.e. forever).

Still, I think they're worth it for the designs and rarely wear them for many months, because I'm constantly buying new ones.

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dapunk;5375203

I have 15 threadless Tshirts, but now they are not even worth $5, really … I have 15 threadless Tshirts, but now they are not even worth $5, really they are junk, do not buy them, you can buy better quality (though not designs) at Primark.They used to use Fruit Of The Loom and American Apparell, but decided to have their own Tshirts from India instead. These are very thin, bad material, and lose their shape and look awefull after a few hours wear.This is really too bad and I won't be ordering any threadless stuff again until they change their tune.D.



I've not noticed that at all, but to be fair I've only bought 2 in the last couple of years and one of those was a select T. Will keep an eye out as was going to buy a bunch for my daughter.

It would be a shame if this once great source dried up...

The way I understand it RE Customs is that the value of the goods alone cannot be over £18, but once it hits over £18 you get charged on value of the goods and postage, not just the goods.

So for example, say you bought £15 worth of shirts that cost £10 to ship, you wouldn't be charged.

If you bought £29 worth of shirts with £1 postage you would be charged the same import duty and VAT as if the goods were worth £20 and postage worth £10.

I'm curious about the gift option, which raises the threshold for import duty to £36. If I was to buy one shirt for a friend and 3 or 4 shirts for myself to a value of less than £36 would I be able to legitimately avoid the import charge on them?

Or is that not worth the effort?

This is a great deal - just ordered 3 t-shirts for $24 including delivery - so about £5 each! Don't know why it's going cold?
Incidentally, to filter to the $5 t-shirts that will fit, click the $5 tab on the home page, and then pick your size from the bottom.

(Surely if you want more than 3 t-shirts, it's worth separating it into 2 orders - still bargain prices!).

Podge;5382818

I'm curious about the gift option, which raises the threshold for import … I'm curious about the gift option, which raises the threshold for import duty to £36. If I was to buy one shirt for a friend and 3 or 4 shirts for myself to a value of less than £36 would I be able to legitimately avoid the import charge on them?



I'd like to know the answer to this also, got my eye on 2 for gifts and 2 for myself (total value of $50 including shipping - going for $10 tees mainly). I got hit with customs charges last time (very annoying) so I wonder what happens if I check it as a gift?

Edit: Would probably be worth doing it as two seperate packages I suppose - would come to $53 instead of $50 which is only about £2 difference overall.

Buy plain t-shirts from Primark/Fruit of the Loom and do your own designs...sorted!

Not very many designs i like, but its a good deal for the price. im sure the quality is just as bad/good as primark and there basically the same price.

martinmarv;5384007

This is a great deal - just ordered 3 t-shirts for $24 including delivery … This is a great deal - just ordered 3 t-shirts for $24 including delivery - so about £5 each! Don't know why it's going cold?



i just went to the checkout and it came up at $30 for 3.
$15 delivery, maybe thats why its cold?

need to get tthe shirts in 2's to get the $9 P+P to the UK

3 shirts works out at slightly over the limit, safe to try it?

The sweet spot is 5 t-shirts by the way, quite a bit below the £18 spending total and works out the cheapest per t-shirt.

1 shirt $14
2 shirts $19 so 9.5 each
3 shirts $30 so 10 each
4 shirts $35 so 8.75 each
5 shirts $40 so 8 each
6 shirts Over the £18 spending limit so not worth the risk!

$8 is less than £5 each so thats not bad at all really!

MIDURIX;5386603

The sweet spot is 5 t-shirts by the way, quite a bit below the £18 … The sweet spot is 5 t-shirts by the way, quite a bit below the £18 spending total and works out the cheapest per t-shirt.1 shirt $142 shirts $19 so 9.5 each3 shirts $30 so 10 each4 shirts $35 so 8.75 each 5 shirts $40 so 8 each 6 shirts Over the £18 spending limit so not worth the risk!$8 is less than £5 each so thats not bad at all really!



its the P+P which is the killer which from earlier posts in here seems to be included in the whole £18 maximum

How is it after all these years people still don't know the customs limits, there should be a section on the site or something.

As long as the price of the goods are under £18 you are totally safe. Don't forget however that Customs use their own exchange rate, so use this instead of xe or whatever to work out the threshold - customs.hmrc.gov.uk/cha…009

It is currently at $1.5649 to the £. This means you are safe up to $28.1682 for the month of June. If your item is going to be delivered in a future month though you need to be more careful as the exchange could go down.
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