VAT Charges buying from Deal Extreme

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Found 29th Dec 2009
Wanted to buy this dealextreme.com/det…435

BUt i just wondering will i get VAT charges on it or not. Anyone here have any ideas?

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never had to pay vat as they send as gift

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You might get lucky, you might not.

No one could say for sure. However it doesnt sound that cheap (given the exchange rates). Makro were selling a 3.5" version for £68 ]last week. (Yes it was HD with HDMI)

might also want to check it comes with a uk 3 pin power adaptor as picture shows a 2 pin adaptor

More likely to get charged VAT if shipped by EMS as they are usually tracked rather than the standard Airmail. Gift will only cover you to £38 and not any amount. Really is hit and miss though but you should include it in your calculations just in case they stop it.

Didn't HMRC put the import 'before duty charges' up to £108 in december? or did I dream that.. Im sure I read it on here.

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Didn't HMRC put the import 'before duty charges' up to £108 in december? … Didn't HMRC put the import 'before duty charges' up to £108 in december? or did I dream that.. Im sure I read it on here.



I think it was for places outside of the EU or inside it or something to do with America.

EDIT:- news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm
Internet shoppers will not have to pay customs duty on items they have bought for less than £105 from outside the EU.

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t0mm;3883508

Didn't HMRC put the import 'before duty charges' up to £108 in december? … Didn't HMRC put the import 'before duty charges' up to £108 in december? or did I dream that.. Im sure I read it on here.



Dunno. I know it was being increased when you had bought it abroad (ie on holiday). Not sure if that was for postal stuff as well (or when it started.)

t0mm;3883508

Didn't HMRC put the import 'before duty charges' up to £108 in december? … Didn't HMRC put the import 'before duty charges' up to £108 in december? or did I dream that.. Im sure I read it on here.



Its a bit of a con has it applies to the Duty only charges and not VAT charges,They probably caught a load of people out with this.

1. When will I have to pay Customs duty and import VAT on goods purchased on the Internet from outside the European Union (EU)?
Import VAT is payable on all internet shopping bought from outside the EU where the value is above €22 (£18).

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).

These limits do not apply to alcohol and tobacco goods where both excise duty and import VAT may be charged.

Oh the fond memories of the days when 22 euro cost 18 pounds. The family day trips to the R.o.I in a classic motor, usually a 2006 Ford Focus. With nothing but ham and cheese sandwiches a flask of tea and an 18 pound note tucked neatly into a faux leather wallet from Topshop.
The first stop was always the petrol station to fill the wagon. We never just filled the tank, oh no, that'd mean we would be weighed down by a million plastic coins, we just bought the petrol station and got a square note back.
The greatest day trip was when we travelled to Shannon and bought the airport and still had change from the 18 pound note to fly to New York for a shopping spree.
Those were the days.....
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