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Selaws

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Hey guys, was hoping you could help me with a customs/import fee issue.

I ordered 3 records from the US and the seller (Resonance Records) listed the value at 30USD (approx £25). I had to pay £18.92 customs charge on it. Now its arrived I was able to see the declared value and it just doesn't add up to me. As far as I am aware, Customs fees on goods over £15 is 20%. 20% of £25 is £5, plus the £8 handling fee is £13. I don't get where the £18.92 figure has come from.

Is anyone familiar with this that could shed some light please?

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Selaws

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The VAT charge gets applied to the shipping costs too.
Ahhhh ok maybe this is where it came from then. I couldn't for the life of me work out why it was such an obscure number.

Luckily, I still managed to get my items cheaper than anywhere else even with the import. Just less of a deal than if I wasn't hit with it.

Thanks for the help buddy!
 

Thackeraye

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Just a heads up for U.K. folks, there’s a lot of Glastonbury archive footage on BBC iPlayer just now. Some cool performances.

I watched some PJ Harvey earlier from 2004. Pretty sure I saw her on that tour in Glasgow and cannot believe it was 16 years ago! No idea where the time went.
I was at that Glasgow gig as well!
 

Selaws

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Out of interest have any of you guys ordered anything from America in the past couple of weeks? Im due a replacement record (they sent the same lp twice) but they are saying that USPS are no longer delivering internationally while COVID is still active. I asked if it was possible for them to use another service as USPS has no idea when they will be running again and I was told that the majority of delivery companies have halted international shipping.
 

Selaws

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I ordered a present for Mrs n (and no it wasn’t a record!) from the USA on the 19/6 and it arrived today
Do you know which postal service was used? I found it hard to believe the whole of the US have just locked international postage haha
 

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If anyone here sends stuff to US regularly, Royal Mail are heavily hiking up the price of postage from tomorrow, think on average will cost an extra £5 or so. Don't see any difference between inland parcels or UK to EU prices.
 

Selaws

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If anyone here sends stuff to US regularly, Royal Mail are heavily hiking up the price of postage from tomorrow, think on average will cost an extra £5 or so. Don't see any difference between inland parcels or UK to EU prices.
Damn, is that a permanent thing or just because of COVID-19? I tend to send a lot of records abroad which the buyer pays for, but if they bump it up I don't there would be as much interest as its already pretty pricey.
 
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