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Old 17-02-2010, 11:14   #681
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Old 17-02-2010, 12:21   #683
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:55   #684
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Any used http://www.dutycalculator.com/ before?
Free to use with no registration or e-mail address which is a bonus Shall find out in a couple of days how accurate it is when I get a package delivered. Showed that they no longer collect Import Duty if that value is less than £9, so only VAT+Handling charge to pay.

-- update --

The price given by it was pretty accurate, just a shame ParcelForce have such a high admin fee

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Old 11-02-2011, 10:48   #685
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For reasons Im not sure about, my older sister has decided to send my younger brother a iPad...

She is in Australia, and hes in England, and I've had the debate about 'just send the money I'll buy one here' but she seems hell bent of sending one...

Whats the best way to do it? it is a gift, and he's not aware its coming, but I guess its still going to be eligable for duty?
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:58   #686
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For reasons Im not sure about, my older sister has decided to send my younger brother a iPad...

She is in Australia, and hes in England, and I've had the debate about 'just send the money I'll buy one here' but she seems hell bent of sending one...

Whats the best way to do it? it is a gift, and he's not aware its coming, but I guess its still going to be eligable for duty?
Gift is treated no differently than non gift (for an item of that value) and would be liable to appropriate import duty/vat etc.

As you have already stated, the best scenario would be for the buyer to transfer the money to the UK and for the item to be bought here.
Unless of course, if when the import taxes are added to the purchase price in Australia it stills works out a saving (which I would assume would be unlikely).
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:28   #687
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yeah i reckon the shipping, import duty, vat and processing charges would easily add 50% onto the cost of the item in oz. not to mention potential warranty issues (not sure how apple are on this).

i would get the money transferred to you and then order it on her behalf. alternatively, she may be able to buy from the Amazon UK site and ship to your address? that might work.
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Old 11-02-2011, 14:07   #688
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Thanks guys, I assumed as much... I have tried to talk to her into just sending me the money but she is determined that she wants to send him the phyiscal thing....

Its not like they dont have ipads here....
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Thanks guys, I assumed as much... I have tried to talk to her into just sending me the money but she is determined that she wants to send him the phyiscal thing....

Its not like they dont have ipads here....
Does she realise she's setting the recipient of the parcel up with a bill of about £85 - £100 (estimate) just to receive it ?.
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probably more than that - the VAT alone (20%) would be around £100 depending on what model it is. then add the import duty and any customs handling fee.

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The import duties and VAT bill for this would be huge! Tell her to send money, or your sister will land him a whacking great bill along with the iPad.

I suspect part of th eproblem is that the import allowance in Australia is massively more generous than it is here - those lucky Aussies get AUS$1,000 tax free! That's well over £600.

You could easily send an iPad to there and it wouldn't cost a penny extra.

The UK allowance of £18 - about $AUS29 - is patrhetic, but then virtually every European country is. Mostly to protect the overpriced internal market.
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Old 11-02-2011, 18:35   #692
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probably more than that - the VAT alone (20%) would be around £100 depending on what model it is. then add the import duty and any customs handling fee.
True, I forgot how overpriced the Ipad is.

The "clearance fee" is about £12 - £15 as well these days isn't it ?.
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Old 12-02-2011, 14:53   #693
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Thanks guys, I assumed as much... I have tried to talk to her into just sending me the money but she is determined that she wants to send him the phyiscal thing....

Its not like they dont have ipads here....
Is she afraid you'll just spunk the money on something else..

Can't she order it from the UK Apple Store and get it shipped direct to your home address..?

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True, I forgot how overpriced the Ipad is.

The "clearance fee" is about £12 - £15 as well these days isn't it ?.
It's £8 from the Royal Mail (used to be £4) - but other carriers charge their own rates.

I wouldn't recommend sending an iPad by a standard mail option, go for the equivalent of Special Delivery which is trackable and insured.

Of course, that adds even more to the cost.

It's bonkers to send a gift like this, when you can send the cash and buy it here

If you couldn't buy 'em here that would be different
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Not to mention if something goes wrong with it the retailer will be in Australia.
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Can't she order it from the UK Apple Store and get it shipped direct to your home address..?
THAT would be a good way to go about it!
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Well the 'Good News' on this is that that apparently she cant ship it, since the Australian postal system wont accept any items with a battery

Looks like she is going to have to sort something else out
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I am awaiting a parcel that will have a customs payment but I thought I should have had confirmation of this a week or so ago. Anyone experiencing a delay in parcels from the US as well?

Can i chase post office or do I need to contact Mount Pleasant

Update - Local Sorting Office have had the parcel for 2 weeks but we had not received the customs note. All sorted now.

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Old 20-03-2011, 12:31   #699
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A question that's probably been answered in some form. I want to order a book & blu from Amazon.com. They total it together of course, but am I right in thinking the blu ray itself can be up to £18 and I should incur no charges due to the book being exempt?
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Yeah that is correct.

But be prepared for the Royal Mail to **** it up and charge you regardless leaving you the hassle of claiming the fees back..!
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