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    Re: Buying from the EU

    Quote Originally Posted by Budgie View Post
    I’ve just had to pay £72 on a £262 purchase to UPS from Italy, what a ******* joke.
    Budgie hows it going ?... see that charge how do you pay it, who asks for it ?

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    Re: Buying from the EU

    Quote Originally Posted by Gobert View Post
    Did people not expect this to happen once we were no longer part of the single market?
    Probably never realised how it was all going to work, I never gave it any thought for sure... my order to Carpi was 190 euros.. so at 20% that'll be just short of 40 quid but looking at Budgies charge it's 20% plus another 20 quid..

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    Re: Buying from the EU

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartb View Post
    Probably never realised how it was all going to work, I never gave it any thought for sure... my order to Carpi was 190 euros.. so at 20% that'll be just short of 40 quid but looking at Budgies charge it's 20% plus another 20 quid..

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    When the $ to £ rate was in our favour and bought stuff from the States, I used to add 25% to cover VAT / Import Duty / Courier Tax Collection Charge and it was usually there or there abouts.

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    Re: Buying from the EU

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartb View Post
    Budgie hows it going ?... see that charge how do you pay it, who asks for it ?

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    Usually collected online by the courier on behalf of HMRC - which they charge for - before they'll deliver.

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    Re: Buying from the EU

    For now its the shock factor because people are not being informed as part of the purchase process. Once systems catch up it should become clearer.



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    Re: Buying from the EU

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartb View Post
    Budgie hows it going ?... see that charge how do you pay it, who asks for it ?

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    Alright Stu how you doing. You pay the courier company online before delivery mate.

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    Re: Buying from the EU

    I think it will stop people from buying from eu countries as it now makes them more expensive.

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    Re: Buying from the EU

    Quote Originally Posted by Budgie View Post
    Alright Stu how you doing. You pay the courier company online before delivery mate.
    Good mate, hope things are OK for you too pal... OK so they email you a link or whatever, I'll be expecting 38.00 Euros VAT charge and as Gobert says the courier will add a service charge on.. I think this should be better documented when you buy don't you think, for example at checkout a tax and courier charge calculator should be made available.. that said after one purchase you'd be able to figure things out for the next time.

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    Re: Buying from the EU

    That ‘Brexit Dividend’ eh? Who the fk voted for this nonsense? Whilst we all come to terms with this BS, the big money/tax avoiders have already got their payout..
    Small Island for small thinkers. What do you expect! Sorry!

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    Re: Buying from the EU

    I would imagine most of italian shops would agree to lower declared shipping value

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