UK Customs ..

Discussion in 'Shopping' started by Cliff Lee-Buechel, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. Cliff Lee-Buechel

    Cliff Lee-Buechel Summit Camper

    I want to buy some Dutchware from the US and wondered what is the max import buy is before UK customs suck the fun out of it ?

    Anyone know?

    Cheers
  2. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    £15 or less. delivery counts towards the £15 too. dutch is a stickler for declaring the correct amount too which for me usually leads to a £1 vat bill plus £9 from parcel force fee.
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  3. Cliff Lee-Buechel

    Cliff Lee-Buechel Summit Camper

    owww that sucks I hoped it was more than that without postage
  4. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    used to be £19 but they dropped it a few years back after jersey started a vat haven retail bonanza lol
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  5. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    I've found the application charges to be a bit of a lottery.
    I've had packages declared at $100's through without a charge & then one at $30 get clobbered.
    The handling charge has always been more substantial than the tax which is a bummer.
    I may have been lucky but 75% of the time I've got away without any charges.
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  6. murpharoo

    murpharoo Section Hiker

    My experience is similar to @Whiteburn

    Some big value items seem to slip through whereas other smaller ones get charged. A postie I chatted to said some containers / shipments get checked thoroughly , others not at all.

    A bit of a lottery....
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  7. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    See if UK hammocks has anything you need, or if they will order it in with their bulk orders.
    Good luck
    Neil
  8. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

  9. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    The intention of Where to Buy was more about posting links to manufacturers/retailers etc

    I'll leave this one here

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