PLAY-ASIA Import Duty

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Found 14th Nov 2011
I will be shortly placing an order with play-asia a value of £61 exc $19 fedex courier delivery cost, if anyone has experience of playasia can they tell me what the likely import duty cost will be?
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£0 if you're lucky, about £20 if you're not.
Original Poster
Ok could live with £20 on top,i just hope its no more as i know royal mail have an extra admin charge on top so i'm guessing the private couriers may also have some sort of seperate admin charge as well

WTP item is a PS3 game FF X111 2
Edited by: "Bully" 14th Nov 2011
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whatsThePoint

the duty rate is 3.5% on games plus the vat on top



Is that just on game price or total price including postage?
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Bully

Is that just on game price or total price including postage?


game price

plus about £12 royal mail collection fee so look at about £30 extra charges on a £61 item price (plus the fedex fee so your £61 item now becomes about a £100 purchase)
Edited by: "csiman" 14th Nov 2011
csiman

game priceplus about £12 royal mail collection fee so look at about £30 e … game priceplus about £12 royal mail collection fee so look at about £30 extra charges on a £61 item price (plus the fedex fee so your £61 item now becomes about a £100 purchase)



I Might be wrong here and chances are I probably will be, but surely there wouldn't be a RM fee and a Fedex fee??
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spikeyjacko

I Might be wrong here and chances are I probably will be, but surely … I Might be wrong here and chances are I probably will be, but surely there wouldn't be a RM fee and a Fedex fee??



Yeah i would be surprised if royal mail tried to charge as they won't be delivering it

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Bully

Yeah i would be surprised if royal mail tried to charge as they won't be … Yeah i would be surprised if royal mail tried to charge as they won't be delivering it


then fedex will charge the collection fee on behalf of HMRC
^you could if they allow it choose to pay the custom charge upfront to allow the parcel into mount pleasant (I think you have to be a customer of ups/FedEx/DHL etc to be able to do this)

Most just take the gamble. I've had the charges on everything so far. [edit] When I say everything I mean from anywhere outside the EU where I have bought goods.
Edited by: "dontasciime" 14th Nov 2011
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Pointless thread. Mods please delete this.
Original Poster
Got my invoice for the duty today @ £21 but as fedex delivered the item a day late due to a lazy driver they have agreed to pay this for me so good result in end.
Bully

Got my invoice for the duty today @ £21 but as fedex delivered the item a … Got my invoice for the duty today @ £21 but as fedex delivered the item a day late due to a lazy driver they have agreed to pay this for me so good result in end.


what is the delivery time? is it 1 to 3 days as promised?
thnx
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