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Old 19th March 2012, 11:13 AM
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And don't forget that under current Customs regulations it's up to you to ensure that the sender quotes the correct value on the package. If they fail to do so, it's us, the buyer, that lands in hot water, not them.
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Old 19th March 2012, 12:36 PM
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And don't forget that under current Customs regulations it's up to you to ensure that the sender quotes the correct value on the package. If they fail to do so, it's us, the buyer, that lands in hot water, not them.
Only if they find out the correct value! Don't think I've ever had a package that's had the correct value on it.
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Old 19th March 2012, 12:37 PM
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Don't think I've ever had a package that's had the correct value on it.
Nor me.
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Old 19th March 2012, 01:47 PM
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Well never order one from Amazon then. Just got done for VAT (no issue) and an 8 handling fee. Obscene amount to charge.
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Old 19th March 2012, 02:30 PM
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For Criterion Blu-rays I usually use 'MovieMars New Releases' on eBay as they reship it from Surrey, thus avoiding customs charges. Otherwise I sometimes ask sellers if they'll mark it as a Gift for me. (I think a previous poster might be confusing that with Amazon's gift-wrapping service? Two different things).
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Old 26th March 2012, 08:24 PM
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Anyone have any experience of Amazon Japan? I want to order something rather expensive off there, so am I right in thinking I'd be charged 20% VAT plus a handling fee?

The item's expensive enough! Wish I had a friend in Japan.
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Old 27th March 2012, 07:47 AM
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I've bought records from there with no problems, but that was before they lowered the threshold
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Old 27th March 2012, 07:58 AM
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The worst hit I ever had was when I bought two t shirts from the states. T shirts cost around 25-30 and was kindly asked for 18 upon delivery.

Xploited cinema were good for marking the package with a favourable value or 'gift'. Customs used to love opening parcels from them though. However, they just seemed to be checking for dodgy material as I never got hit with a charge even though there was always about 4-6 DVDs in there. I believe packages from Xploited were a favourite target for customs and there were plenty of stories about discs being seized, especially in Australia if I remember correctly. Luckily they didn't open the one order I got with questionable content.
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Old 27th March 2012, 09:56 AM
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I've ordered the M.R James set for 49.00 from AmazonUK (New Zealand seller).I'm dreading how much will be added if it falls foul of customs.Last time it happened on Amazon was with my Dolemite boxset.Having said that the M.R James set was going for about 100.00 bidding on Ebay.
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Old 27th March 2012, 12:27 PM
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17.80 would be my bet!

9.80 VAT at 20% plus the lovely 8 handling fee from Royal Mail.
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