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Old 09-08-2004, 05:17   #101
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Anyone know if I will get hit by customs with a DVD boxset from 'Powerplay' (based in jersey/gurnsey?) I've ordered from Play before and never been charged.
You will need to check with them to see if they pre-pay the VAT as Play and the such do, in which case you will be safe.
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Old 09-08-2004, 10:12   #102
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You will need to check with them to see if they pre-pay the VAT as Play and the such do, in which case you will be safe.
Only in the case of R2 (i.e. UK/EU sourced) DVDs. Those from outside the EU don't get VAT/duty pre-paid.
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Old 09-08-2004, 15:17   #103
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I've ordered £56 worth of CDs from America (software) so can anyone tell me how much I'll pay if I get stung? Is it just 17.5%? And what would the charge be if I ordered £150 worth?
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Old 09-08-2004, 15:42   #104
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I've ordered £56 worth of CDs from America (software) so can anyone tell me how much I'll pay if I get stung? Is it just 17.5%? And what would the charge be if I ordered £150 worth?
Read the first page.

However you will have to find out what the duty is for software and substitute the duty in the calculation on the first page. All other values will apply (VAT and handling fees) on top of the duty. It will come to more than 17.5% for certain.

You need to contact HMC&E to find the commodity code for software and then you can look up the duty rate for that code. I'm not sure if you can do all of that online or if you need to call them.
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Old 31-08-2004, 11:59   #105
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The URL for the current rates seems to have moved - here is the one for September 04:

http://www.hmce.gov.uk/channelsPorta...CE_PROD_010488

They now seem to only allow you to get the rates by downloading a PDF (~ 33k)

This seems to be a generic page:

http://www.hmce.gov.uk/channelsPorta...d=EXRATES_2004
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Old 06-12-2004, 19:16   #106
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Does anyone know what the current score is with R1 boxsets from CD-Wow! (UK)?

Are they still reshipping from the Isle of Man or are they reimbursing via vouchers if you get caught by the customs rozzers?
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Old 06-12-2004, 20:31   #107
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According to this recent thread they are still customs friendly; I'll let you know in a couple of days as I ordered the Fanny and Alexander 5-disk Criterion from them and it's on its way...
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Old 06-12-2004, 22:46   #108
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Looking at that thread they don't seem friendly full stop if you do get charged.
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Well they bleedin' well better be customs friendly as I've ordered a Matrix set with them.
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Bearing in mind of course that by law you are supposed to be paying VAT/Duty
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Old 07-12-2004, 08:23   #111
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Naturally, but I ordered from them due to them being accomodating. I could have ordered from DVD Soon and took the risk - probably would have worked out cheaper with the charge too.
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Old 07-12-2004, 15:08   #112
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Looking at that thread they don't seem friendly full stop if you do get charged.
But it says...
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"You should not have to pay any duty on items ordered from us, if you find that you have been charged we would be happy to refund you the amount by e-voucher."
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immediate response from cd-wow they are sending me sa voucher to cover the customs charge
Seems to be customs friendly to me (well, if you plan to buy anything else from them)?
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It also says that he hasn't received the voucher and they are ignoring his emails.

I'll wait and see what happens, no point in bothering too much with it now.
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It also says that he hasn't received the voucher and they are ignoring his emails.
My mistake - or rather my browser's (?!)... until I looked just now it stopped with The Dot's last post

As you say, we'll just have to wait and see...
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Oky doke, my Fanny & Alexander set just turned up, customs free

It came in a cardboard box, posted in Middlesex, with "No Declared Value: F:N" written on the label where it usually shows the value.

Lovely looking set, btw - three digipacks in a cardboard slipcase, a bit like the Monterey Pop set, only bigger
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What exactly is Mount Pleasant? A town, name of the customs building?
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What exactly is Mount Pleasant? A town, name of the customs building?
Main sorting office in London where most if not all the post from abroad comes into and is sorted before being sent off around the country. And home to a lovely unit of posties who assess and levy VAT and duty on all our packets
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With the £ so strong, I'm looking to get some R1 boxsets. Which places am I least likely to get stung by customs??
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Old 01-01-2005, 18:26   #119
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With the £ so strong, I'm looking to get some R1 boxsets. Which places am I least likely to get stung by customs??
Why not try Loaded247 they are based in the UK and dispatch everything from there so they dont charge customs, just ordered a few Region 1 DVD's from there a few days ago to try them out.

I also think CD-WOW doesnt charge customs either, because again they are based in the UK, so give one of these 2 companies a try.

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I also think CD-WOW doesnt charge customs either, because again they are based in the UK, so give one of these 2 companies a try.
They're UK based but the majority of their business is located in Hong Kong, but if they ship an item that's over £18, they'll ship it via a UK or EU depot (though some stuff comes from Douglas in the Isle of Man which I'm not sure about the EU VAT/duty status). If it's under £18 it will probably be shipped from HK unless it's an item that can't be sourced from the "grey market" (i.e. far east), and then it will be shipped from the UK.

I'm not sure about music CDs these days as CD-Wow were bullied by the music industry into not supplying grey market CDs to UK customers because of the illegal protection racket the industry has, so they have to source from the UK . If you live anywhere else in the world, they can ship a cheaper grey import

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