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    Does anyone know a good site to open myself a US address so I can shop online and they to forward the parcels to me?
    Found MyUS myus2.myus.com/Mem…spx but the prices for postage are huge.
    Also ship2me.com does not provide a secure link to enter credit card details and I do not see any prices for postage so know what to expect.

    Regards
    Stefan

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    by shopping from the US this way, can you avoid tax and import charges?

    Hi
    I joined Bundle Box last month and bought and imported some presents in to the UK. It is free to join, and I found it very competitively priced for shipping.
    They take care of everything. All you do is fill in the details, the cost of the item, and they sort out all the taxes and shipping.
    You can even buy more than 1 item, and have them package it all up in to a smaller box, ie. cheaper for shipping.
    I thoroughly recommend them.
    I received my 2 items in less than a week, and I had nothing else to pay. Sorted :thumbsup:

    bundlebox.com/

    * The site I bought from in the US accepted Paypal, which I used to pay, but you can also use a prepaid credit card.

    moneysupermarket.com/c/p…de/

    Original Poster

    mai;7360417

    by shopping from the US this way, can you avoid tax and import charges?


    no idea but anyway inc tax/import charges some stuff is much cheaper
    bought something directly from a website in US and cost me inc postage £65 (say £100 inc tax etc when reaches UK) and same product in Harrods was £300 when I visited it few days ago

    Original Poster

    rehydrated;7360486

    HiI joined Bundle Box last month and bought and imported some presents in … HiI joined Bundle Box last month and bought and imported some presents in to the UK. It is free to join, and I found it very competitively priced for shipping.They take care of everything. All you do is fill in the details, the cost of the item, and they sort out all the taxes and shipping.You can even buy more than 1 item, and have them package it all up in to a smaller box, ie. cheaper for shipping.I thoroughly recommend them.I received my 2 items in less than a week, and I had nothing else to pay. Sorted :thumbsup:http://www.bundlebox.com/* The site I bought from in the US accepted Paypal, which I used to pay, but you can also use a prepaid credit card.http://www.moneysupermarket.com/c/prepaid-cards/guide/


    thanks
    looks good
    they include taxes as well in the quoted amount

    steffcip;7360777

    thankslooks goodthey include taxes as well in the quoted amount



    Hi
    Yes. You tell them what your item costs, and they tax accordingly :whistling:

    mai;7360417

    by shopping from the US this way, can you avoid tax and import charges?



    I don't think you can avoid taxes and import duty in any way. Soon as it enters UK through customs you will have to pay duty depending on where you are getting your stuffs from. (Zero for EU)

    HMRCs website will give you some idea:
    ]http//cu…ent

    Parcel2go is another service that can be used to import stuffs into UK. They will rent you a USA address and also help collection.
    ]https//ww…spx

    Never used them personally but heard they are quite good.

    rehydrated;7360486

    HiI joined Bundle Box last month and bought and imported some presents in … HiI joined Bundle Box last month and bought and imported some presents in to the UK. It is free to join, and I found it very competitively priced for shipping.They take care of everything. All you do is fill in the details, the cost of the item, and they sort out all the taxes and shipping.You can even buy more than 1 item, and have them package it all up in to a smaller box, ie. cheaper for shipping.I thoroughly recommend them.I received my 2 items in less than a week, and I had nothing else to pay. Sorted :thumbsup:http://www.bundlebox.com/* The site I bought from in the US accepted Paypal, which I used to pay, but you can also use a prepaid credit card.http://www.moneysupermarket.com/c/prepaid-cards/guide/



    Bundle box sounds good too. I will try them next time I buy something from USA. Thanks for sharing. Repped.

    I've been using Shipito.com for the last few months, found them to be very good. Offer a range of options from USPS, FedEx & AirMail as well, prices seem decent as well. Never had an issue with them, I can consilidate various parcels all into 1 to make shipping costs less.

    Bundlebox sounds good may have to try them out as well.

    Original Poster

    thanks exStudent as well

    nomeames;7360848

    I don't think you can avoid taxes and import duty in any way. Soon as it … I don't think you can avoid taxes and import duty in any way. Soon as it enters UK through customs you will have to pay duty depending on where you are getting your stuffs from. (Zero for EU)HMRCs website will give you some idea: ]http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageTravel_ShowContent&id=HMCE_PROD_009989&propertyType=documentParcel2go is another service that can be used to import stuffs into UK. They will rent you a USA address and also help collection. ]https://www.parcel2go.com/import-services.aspxNever used them personally but heard they are quite good.




    I thought they sort out the tax and shipping charges for you? as the user above said they had nothing else to pay.
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