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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:30 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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I've been stung for £12.46 VAT and additional £8 Post Office delivery charge by Customs & Excise for a purchase from the US. Is this because the sender did something wrong? or is it the norm?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:31 pm 
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its very normal :) various dodges around it though...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:35 pm 
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REKIBorter wrote:
I've been stung for £12.46 VAT and additional £8 Post Office delivery charge by Customs & Excise for a purchase from the US. Is this because the sender did something wrong? or is it the norm?


Perfectly normal if the declared value AND shipping cost comes to more than £38. The fixed £8 Parcelfarce fee is the killer on smaller items just above duty threshold....


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I got charged £4.00 VAT on labour charges when my rear shock was returned to me from the states, again the royal mail charges £8.20 were more than what the blood sucking vat man wanted!
where as the large anti roll bar for my JEEP shipped in from the states only incurred £22 import duty! and no handling fee as it was fed ex'd to me,


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