Meh. UK Customs.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Chrismcfall, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Chrismcfall macrumors 6502

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    Getting something shipped to me from the US, and at the moment its sitting in Parcelforce's international hub...apparently waiting to be cleared by customs.
    How long does this stuff usually take? And will they charge me for just looking at it?
    Its rather annoying.
     
  2. Toe macrumors 65816

    Toe

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  3. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    You may have to pay import duty (think it's the same rate as VAT) but that is all you will need to pay. Normally only takes a few days.
     
  4. ::Lisa:: macrumors 6502a

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    Yeh, I agree. If they do 'look' at it and put duty and VAT you will also get a nice 'clearing' fee also for their 'admin and looking at it'. I hate UK customs.
     
  5. Craigtimms macrumors member

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    yeah ive had this problem it was there for a week though..

    over all i saved money on my stuff.. it was some bike parts.. in the uk.. £220.. in the u.s.. $220.. huhar! i had to pay around £30 extra ontop of my 'half price bargain'

    wish it worked for macs!
     

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