Websites that sell duty free tobacco and ciggies!!

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Found 27th Aug 2008
Has anyone ever used these websites that sell duty free baccy and cigarettes?? They advertise cheap smokes, but I am unsure if they are allowed to do this and will I be in trouble for buying them! Anyone help??
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Which websites are these?
yeah which ones? not heard of this before.
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There are quite a few.
uk.All-Cigs.com
cheap-cigarettes-here.com
cigs-sale.com

Not sure about them though! Prices great!!
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90% of the time they WILL get stopped by customs, their distinctive shape makes it easy for them to spot ciggies
I tried one once years ago and got a letter through from customs saying that they had seized my package! I think the website had a promise that if it was seized then they would give me my money back! CAnt remember the name of it though
Plenty of websites but customs will, if caught, confiscate or charge you the revenue tax payable in this country. I used them years back but stopped smoking. Luckily never pulled up apart from airport.
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emmaelise;2833058

There are quite a … There are quite a few.uk.All-Cigs.comcheap-cigarettes-here.comcigs-sale.comNot sure about them though! Prices great!!



I'm a copper, thanks for pointing me in the right direction ;-)
Take a holiday in Europe where duty is way lower, buy loads of cigs
bring htem home and you'll find the money you saved buying them abroad paid for the holiday with change agter
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masterruckus;2833073

I tried one once years ago and got a letter through from customs saying … I tried one once years ago and got a letter through from customs saying that they had seized my package! I think the website had a promise that if it was seized then they would give me my money back! CAnt remember the name of it though



Did you get, your money back?
DLM;2833102

I'm a copper, thanks for pointing me in the right direction ;-)



HAHA
nothing to do whatsoever with coppers, it's HMC&E that is the relevant authority.
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]http//ww…uk/

Not particulary cheap once you add the postage of £5.00 per 200 cigs. Also run the risk of Customs opening packages.
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karenhornby;2833109

HAHAnothing to do whatsoever with coppers, it's HMC&E that is the … HAHAnothing to do whatsoever with coppers, it's HMC&E that is the relevant authority.



Ok, i will let my friend's know ;-)
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DLM;2833102

I'm a copper, thanks for pointing me in the right direction ;-)



Blimey!!! Oops!!!:oops:
DLM;2833107

Did you get, your money back?



I honestly cant remember what happened! long time ago. memory is not what it used to be
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karenhornby;2833103

Take a holiday in Europe where duty is way lower, buy loads of cigsbring … Take a holiday in Europe where duty is way lower, buy loads of cigsbring htem home and you'll find the money you saved buying them abroad paid for the holiday with change agter



We were toying with the idea of a jolly abroad, to go to France or Belgium, somewhere just for the day or overnight . Although the fags were still not cheap cheap (sounds like a bird) . Cheaper than UK, but not hugely different!!
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I bought 200 from one and they came through fine (marked up as a gift). Second time it had a customs label and the postie was meant to collect the duty and RM charge (£31). Luckily he forgot.

Wont bother again as too risky. Better to get a cheap £30 flight and take an empty suitcase. Thats what I do 2-3 times a year.

Latvia - £6 per 200!

I normally go to spain though (£18 for 200 so I bring back about 16 x 200 each time)
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csiman;2833151

I bought 200 from one and they came through fine (marked up as a gift). … I bought 200 from one and they came through fine (marked up as a gift). Second time it had a customs label and the postie was meant to collect the duty and RM charge (£31). Luckily he forgot.Wont bother again as too risky. Better to get a cheap £30 flight and take an empty suitcase. Thats what I do 2-3 times a year.



Ahhhh! See that is what I dont want happening. I did asume that it wasnt the most legal thing in the world or everyone would be doing it.!
i bought some a few years back when i did smoke occassionally.
Wanted to charge me £40 so i just lost the £10 i paid instead!
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bod emrys;2833244

I bought a load of tobacco from someone in Spain on ebay once, he soon … I bought a load of tobacco from someone in Spain on ebay once, he soon got booted off ebay, but sent me an email saying that if I wanted more he'd just register a new account :-D



Cool! Am off to e-bay!!!
Just go to your local bootsale theres always someone there, and most have a regular if you know who to look for;-) I pay £4.50 for 50g of drum or £40 a sleeve of 10 packs.
I have used the sites before but stopped when they changed the law last year i think it was that you have to buy in the country to bring them into the uk so put a stop to any sent via post
masterruckus;2833073

I tried one once years ago and got a letter through from customs saying … I tried one once years ago and got a letter through from customs saying that they had seized my package! I think the website had a promise that if it was seized then they would give me my money back! CAnt remember the name of it though



same here , bought through tinterweb , seized by customs . lost £16 i think it was

website promised it wouldnt be stopped ior that it was Legal

customes letter said otherwise , didnt reply ......just left it
csiman;2833151

I bought 200 from one and they came through fine (marked up as a gift). … I bought 200 from one and they came through fine (marked up as a gift). Second time it had a customs label and the postie was meant to collect the duty and RM charge (£31). Luckily he forgot.Wont bother again as too risky. Better to get a cheap £30 flight and take an empty suitcase. Thats what I do 2-3 times a year.Latvia - £6 per 200!I normally go to spain though (£18 for 200 so I bring back about 16 x 200 each time)



Do you actually get away with them :?
There was a law introduced not long ago which banned this practice - so you run the risk of being caught !
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geoneo123;2834066

Do you actually get away with them :?


Its totally legitimate to bring back a reasonable amount for personal use (16 cartons is the accepted levels that people go by).
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harlzter;2833807

Just go to your local bootsale theres always someone there, and most have … Just go to your local bootsale theres always someone there, and most have a regular if you know who to look for;-) I pay £4.50 for 50g of drum or £40 a sleeve of 10 packs.


£40!

£30 at my local boot sale or £32 down my local. I dont know anyone these days who buys them from a UK shop. The tax take must be way down.
csiman;2834251

£40!£30 at my local boot sale or £32 down my local. I dont know anyone th … £40!£30 at my local boot sale or £32 down my local. I dont know anyone these days who buys them from a UK shop. The tax take must be way down.



was going to say the same. i buy mine at £28 a sleeve
amansk;2837822

was going to say the same. i buy mine at £28 a sleeve


Flamin hell! Dont suppose that the Chesterfield area?

Trouble is in our area a lot of the main suppliers have been busted, so demand is currently outstripping supply:x
harlzter;2837895

Flamin hell! Dont suppose that the Chesterfield area?Trouble is in our … Flamin hell! Dont suppose that the Chesterfield area?Trouble is in our area a lot of the main suppliers have been busted, so demand is currently outstripping supply:x



No, west london

Maybe I should sell mine for £33, make a fiver a sleeve :whistling:
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harlzter;2837895

Flamin hell! Dont suppose that the Chesterfield area?Trouble is in our … Flamin hell! Dont suppose that the Chesterfield area?Trouble is in our area a lot of the main suppliers have been busted, so demand is currently outstripping supply:x


Why not get a cheap day flight to spain for about £40 and stock up for the year (£20 a sleeve).
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