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Old 30-03-2004, 17:42   #61
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Right tried ringer the number but to no avail. On average if its costing my friend 500 bucks and he send it how much do you think i would have to pay on top?
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Old 30-03-2004, 18:37   #62
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Right tried ringer the number but to no avail. On average if its costing my friend 500 bucks and he send it how much do you think i would have to pay on top?
The calculation is on the first post, we are not here to do your maths for you
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Old 30-03-2004, 18:45   #63
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Right sorry mate, jus wondering if anyone new the tax rate for an ipod and if they could help.
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Old 30-03-2004, 18:57   #64
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Right sorry mate, jus wondering if anyone new the tax rate for an ipod and if they could help.
But all the info is in the first post :confused:
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Old 30-03-2004, 19:29   #65
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Thats applicable to dvds i was wondering if anyone knew what it would be for an IPOD?
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Old 30-03-2004, 19:31   #66
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Then you will need to either find the TARIC code via their website or speak to the National C&E Helpline and ask them what the duty rate is.
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Old 30-03-2004, 19:39   #67
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Right okay thanks for the - there offices are closed will have a look on the site now.
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Old 30-03-2004, 19:59   #68
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I just re-read that BBC News article and it does mention the duty on an IPOD...

2%

I assume duty is the same for travellers as it is for post, therefore...

$500 price (no accounting for shipping here but strictly speaking you should add that too, or have you added that in the price?).

Convert to Sterling (assuming 1.8 $ to £)... £277.77

+ 2% Duty = £283.33

+ 17.5% VAT = £332.91

Then adding the handling fee for FedEx (as that's what you specified)...

+ £4.50 (assuming it's charged at the indivuals rate)

Grand total of £337.41

So that's a total of £59.64 in Duty, VAT and fees!

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So that's a total of £59.64 in Duty, VAT and fees!
Before anyone starts a moan at Customs, don't forget that the bulk of that (approx £50) is VAT. If you bought the ipod from a UK outlet you'd still be paying that VAT. In fact, given that prices are usually higher in the UK, you'd probably be paying more VAT than the £50 levied by Customs.
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Old 30-03-2004, 22:43   #70
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I just re-read that BBC News article and it does mention the duty on an IPOD...

2%

I assume duty is the same for travellers as it is for post, therefore...

$500 price (no accounting for shipping here but strictly speaking you should add that too, or have you added that in the price?).

Convert to Sterling (assuming 1.8 $ to £)... £277.77

+ 2% Duty = £283.33

+ 17.5% VAT = £332.91

Then adding the handling fee for FedEx (as that's what you specified)...

+ £4.50 (assuming it's charged at the indivuals rate)

Grand total of £337.41

So that's a total of £59.64 in Duty, VAT and fees!
Thanks for your time and effort it is much appreciated
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Old 03-04-2004, 11:10   #71
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Question

if ordering a r2 boxset from play - are customs charges likely or do play prepay thoses charges so nothing to worry about?

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Old 03-04-2004, 11:33   #72
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As far as I know, R2 sets from Play should have VAT & duty pre-paid so you should not get any additional charges. However, I get all my sets from Amazon so this is based on what I have heard people say on here over the months - any recent Play users able to comment?
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All Play's R2 stuff is VAT & duty pre-paid, in my experience.
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Amended original post to reflect the fact that RM posties do not collect cash, so if you get a charge from them, you have to pick up the parcel at the local sorting office.
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Amended original post to reflect the fact that RM posties do not collect cash, so if you get a charge from them, you have to pick up the parcel at the local sorting office.

They still do here :confused:
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They don't here, have to go and collect/pay at post office.

Got caught for customs yesterday Was in error as well as was well under £18.00 so now in process of claiming. Was fairly easy. Just phoned the number on the customs form on the parcel, told the woman I spoke to the situation and I just have to send off proof and I'll get a refund.

The royal mail charge will be the difficult bit me thinks.
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I want to order some dvds form DVDCrave and they might be posted by DHL is that a Gaurented customs hit or might it slip through.
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I want to order some dvds form DVDCrave and they might be posted by DHL is that a Gaurented customs hit or might it slip through.
It's far more likely to get hit, but no guarantee. With couriers you might find the bill for the customs charge arrives later (sometimes months later) as they pay it for you and then bill you.

How much are you ordering? Can you split it into small orders of under £18 each?

Or just don't specify DHL. I never use them when ordering from DVDCrave, just plain old standard post.
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I think just use standard post then and split the order up and then cross fingers. Thanks
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