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    Shipping Costs from USA - lot more than i figured

    Not a happy chappy
    Trying to get a coat from US and have found the following costs

    Jacket 180 USD
    Shipping 92 USD
    Duties and taxes 101 USD
    Total some 373 USD or £240 (based on the site's exchange rate)

    Now i can opt out of the Duties and Taxes, in effect they pay them "for me" saves me having to pay them on arrival but knowing my luck they'd be even more

    Can't get it from a UK retailer either. Anyone going to USA soon lol?

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    Doesn't help that the pound is at an all time low

    Original Poster

    Yeah i guess so.
    Not bought from non UK retailer before so all new to me but was shocked

    What jacket is it, maybe one of us can find it?

    Original Poster

    Well i've spent the last hour looking :oops: and normally good at this kinda stuff but it's got me stumped. Found one on amazon.com but on checkout says cannot ship to UK :-(
    ]Under Amour Fleece

    If I ebay something from the US - I get the seller to mark a low value ($15) on the shipping papers - also declared as a gift.

    You miss those nasty taxes 'n stuff

    Original Poster

    Lol sneaky but i like it :giggle:

    cant you buy from ebay.com and ask the seller to send to the uk i buy loads from the usa and shipping is normally around $28 shop.ebay.com/ite…t=0

    on the original site theres a region selector, i ve checked not availiable in the UK, but since they do send to UK maybe contact CS and ask if they can get it??

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    mumzyleah;3347480

    cant you buy from ebay.com and ask the seller to send to the uk i buy … cant you buy from ebay.com and ask the seller to send to the uk i buy loads from the usa and shipping is normally around $28 http://shop.ebay.com/items/?_nkw=Under+armour+Fleece+jacket&_sacat=0&_fromfsb=&_trksid=m270.l1313&_odkw=Under+armour+Fleece&_osacat=0


    To be honest, daft as it sounds, i didn't think to look on ebay. I know that sounds mad just don't wanna get a fake one :oops:
    Have *just* been looking there cos of robtallica's idea and thank you for the link

    @Diva, yes, they do have a UK site but they don't sell, it's more a catalogue tbh and only site that does have a wide range is ]Pro Direct Soccer and they don't have any. Guess it's gonna be a call to Under Armour on monday and/or take a punt on ebay.

    Appreciate the responses folks, thank you

    robtallica;3347419

    If I ebay something from the US - I get the seller to mark a low value … If I ebay something from the US - I get the seller to mark a low value ($15) on the shipping papers - also declared as a gift.You miss those nasty taxes 'n stuff



    Depends on the item but this can be a bad idea as the insurance is based on the value it's marked as which means if you mark an expensive item down and something goes wrong in transit you could lose out quite a bit of money.

    John

    Original Poster

    Sage and sensible advice as always John, always appreciate your input :thumbsup:
    Have contacted a seller on ebay, i await their reply........

    Aside from the item going missing it looks like Customs are well aware of the gift trick
    customs.hmrc.gov.uk/cha…454
    "Other websites may advertise that they will misrepresent or undervalue your goods so you avoid paying any extra Customs charges. However, by law you are the importer of the goods and are legally responsible for the information on the Customs declaration made by the sender and for any charges due. If you buy goods and the declaration is found to be incorrect, you may be liable to financial penalties or prosecution. In addition, the goods may be seized. It is in your interest to ensure the sender completes the Customs declaration accurately. "

    Some couriers Fedex etc charge a hefty admin fee for collecting customs fees etc If I were you I would assume I was going to have to pay customs and VAT and if it slips through without being picked up than thats a bonus.

    I've seen a mention on some forums that US postal service items are more likely to slip through....

    Original Poster

    Won't be doing that then either wasn't gonna cos i'd be the one who would get stung mind.
    Thanks for the post Gari

    Original Poster

    hottoshop;3349346

    I'd be contacting one of the UK retailers and seeing if they can do … I'd be contacting one of the UK retailers and seeing if they can do anything for you.http://www.underarmour.co.uk/shop/find-a-retailer

    Think i'll have to try and contact UA direct since when i have rung stores for stuff on the UK site they don't have it, just the base layer stuff really. Pro direct which i did link to seems to have the widest range but still not this darn fleece lol
    hottoshop;3349346

    Out of interest the fleece you want is not renamed for the UK is it … Out of interest the fleece you want is not renamed for the UK is it ??http://www.underarmour.co.uk/shop/search/results/pid1000466-Men-s-ColdGear-Armour-Fleece-Full-Zip-Hoody-/1000466-001

    No, that's not the one. The one you linked to is a hoody, the one i am looking for is a proper fleece, windproof and all that Had a good luck for it on UK site and nothing comes close. Even what *is* on the UK site is not all fully available in UK stores :?
    Do appreciate the help mind thank you

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    oi matey my local store is an underarmour stockist and I by loads of the stuff from them just waiting for the latest hoodie will print out the item and get my mate the manager to make some enqs and they are open sunday. I have found alot of the stuff thats in the USA is coming through, also I have a mate in Kentucky who send me gear from the US and I have nevr paid taxes .. can always have a word with her and sort things out.. only doing this are your a blue , plus I quite fancy one of them fleeces..

    Original Poster

    Yeah? That'd be the best news i have heard all day and we've not even kicked off yet lol. If you, i'd be grateful, yes please :-D
    That's it, it's not like a fleece i have seen in UK before, looks a little different without being way out there.

    D_C - You at home or work?

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    Syzable;3349734

    D_C - You at home or work?


    at home sy try the home number :thumbsup:

    dog_cop;3349744

    at home sy try the home number :thumbsup:



    Get a cuppa ready.......dialling now. :-D

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    boydent999;3349730

    Yeah? That'd be the best news i have heard all day and we've not even … Yeah? That'd be the best news i have heard all day and we've not even kicked off yet lol. If you, i'd be grateful, yes please :-DThat's it, it's not like a fleece i have seen in UK before, looks a little different without being way out there.


    I`ll pm you my mobile number if you need to chat :whistling:

    Original Poster

    dog_cop;3349750

    I`ll pm you my mobile number if you need to chat :whistling:

    Best offer i have ever had on this site, best take it seems :?

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    boydent999;3349769

    Best offer i have ever had on this site, best take it seems :?


    oi do yu want some help or a slap :x

    Original Poster

    dog_cop;3349777

    oi do yu want some help or a slap :x

    Nah, just a fleece please Let us know how you get on at your local store and if needs be if you could ask your friend Kentucky that'd be great.

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    boydent999;3349802

    Nah, just a fleece please Let us know how you get on at your local … Nah, just a fleece please Let us know how you get on at your local store and if needs be if you could ask your friend Kentucky that'd be great.


    tell yu what you ring my mate in the US.. she would be pleased to talk to you :?

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    ooh the new under armour hoodies are in for me

    Original Poster

    Lol now you're just upsetting me :-( only want a fleece
    No thanks to ringing your friend, it's ok i don't know what the logistics are of it.
    Trying to be serious for a second, if you don't mind asking the shop manager that'd be great over and above that leave it for now. If the shop can get one, sorry two, you wanting one as well lol great, if not, not to worry

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    boydent999;3349850

    Lol now you're just upsetting me :-( only want a fleeceNo thanks to … Lol now you're just upsetting me :-( only want a fleeceNo thanks to ringing your friend, it's ok i don't know what the logistics are of it.Trying to be serious for a second, if you don't mind asking the shop manager that'd be great over and above that leave it for now. If the shop can get one, sorry two, you wanting one as well lol great, if not, not to worry


    oi mardy bottom, just rang our store he is ringing the Exeter Branch which has a massive under armour section and mentioned coats costing over 200 quid. But will be popping in later to pick up my new hoodie tops nice Blue one with big logo on front .. so you might be in luck .. but now looking at the fleece I want one :whistling:
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