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    If i buy something overseas what are the chances of getting stuck with a duty charge

    seen an electric shaver on ebay U.S that would save me about £60 if i buy it there

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    Depends what the seller put on the customs declaration . . .

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    steve1221

    Depends what the seller put on the customs declaration . . .



    what do they usually put?

    and what shows up on the xray machine

    Eez1

    what do they usually put?



    They should put what it is and how much it is.

    It used to be if you could get them to put 'gift' and no value, you'd be fine. But they're doing far more checking now.
    Edited by: "steve1221" 23rd May 2011

    Original Poster

    not worth the riskthen even if they would describe it as a gift

    Is it 110 volt?

    44.67% approx..

    Banned

    next to nothing

    Banned

    On top of the duty and VAT tax, you will also be hit with a post office collection charge, which alone adds about a tenner to the cost.

    Personally, I wouldn't risk it - especially when you think about possible faults it might turn up with or develop!

    post office charge £8 handling fee now. it went up from £4 . so your looking at a minimum of £8+ will it be worth it?
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