Has anyone any experience of buying items from China or from a website delivering items from China?
I have bought lots of low value items without issue, except not arriving sometimes but I am unsure about a more expensive item.
The government website isn’t exactly helpful. The item would be over the £39 gift threshold, even if the retailer detailed it as such but it’s below the customs amount of £135. But what about VAT it assumes VAT will be paid at time of purchase for items under £135 but I don’t think it will be.
As such does anyone know or have experience of VAT collection on goods purchased from China or outside EU, especially courier fees and delivery delays whilst paying any fees etc?