items from outside the e.u
Last Post 10 Mar 2015 07:36 PM by Lummox. 11 Replies.
Printer Friendly
Sort:
PrevPrev NextNext
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Author Messages
fingerplateUser is Offline
Mad Keen Collector
Mad Keen Collector
Send Private Message
Posts:328
fingerplate

--
16 Dec 2014 09:00 PM  
I've bought an item from outside the e.u and is over 100 years old if this is marked antigue item returning to county of origin would this help me avoid customs charges any help folks
LummoxUser is Offline
Guru Tat
Guru Tat
Send Private Message
Posts:3366
Lummox

--
16 Dec 2014 09:20 PM  
It should do, but they often don't take any notice !! You can claim it back if they muck up. A BETTER option is to try to get the sender to put a low value on the customs docket

Cheers Lummox
rustytinsUser is Offline
Tat Addict
Tat Addict
Send Private Message
Posts:538
rustytins

--
16 Dec 2014 10:56 PM  
I've tried a couple of times with this. Go on hmrc website, there's a code number for this. and a particular phrasing. Most times they've ignored it, but a couple of times they've let the item come through without charge.
SteveTheTykeUser is Offline
Guru Tat
Guru Tat
Send Private Message
Posts:1115
SteveTheTyke

--
16 Dec 2014 11:11 PM  
Claiming a refund.....HMRC......that's a new one!!! As Lummo says, keep the price down, way down, its the only way of avoiding the greedy Government getting a slice of the action. US$50 max.
davethebirdmanUser is Offline
Tatter
Tatter
Send Private Message
Posts:75
davethebirdman

--
17 Dec 2014 07:03 AM  

If its an antique item and over 100 years old it should attract nil customs charges. However, you will still get charged the VAT on the item and the shipping costs.

As already stated the website will give you the code to use. The thieving Government will try and take everything they can. If you do get charged and you try and claim it back
they will expect an expert opinion on the date or some documentary evidence. (My item had been published in a price guide)

The only problem with valuing a item below what it is worth is Insurance should it get lost.

Good luck..

Alan BlakemanUser is Offline
Guru Tat
Guru Tat
Send Private Message
Posts:1177
Alan Blakeman

--
06 Mar 2015 01:27 PM  
Sadly the goalposts HAVE been moved and no longer is an Antique item returning to its country of origin free of any duty.

They CAN impose a charge placed upon the declared value. We ALWAYS advise customers when sending parcels overseas that they are best to accept a 'nominal value' to avoid import charges. We pack on the premise we would gladly kick the parcel downstairs and it would survive. Unfortunately you then can come unstuck with consequential loss - they MIGHT (after a fight) pay something out if it goes astray - but the low value sours the claim (if it's worth more).

Life just dunt get any easier……..
LummoxUser is Offline
Guru Tat
Guru Tat
Send Private Message
Posts:3366
Lummox

--
06 Mar 2015 05:17 PM  
Whats even more annoying in some ways is when its a small charge say 3 to 4 quid and you get charged £8 on top by the post Office to collect the 3 quid. How the F**k does that work ? ....plus because they won't collect monies at the door they leave you a card and you usually have to drive to a Main post office to collect it. So its tax ! ....insulting collection fee ! and its not even delivered ! Hows that for Great British service with a smile !

lummox

SteveTheTykeUser is Offline
Guru Tat
Guru Tat
Send Private Message
Posts:1115
SteveTheTyke

--
06 Mar 2015 05:57 PM  
Two words immediately spring to mind.....SHAFT...TED
enamels1000User is Offline
Guru Tat
Guru Tat
Send Private Message
Posts:2196
enamels1000

--
09 Mar 2015 11:16 AM  

 GREEDY GOVERNMENT,,ONE DAY THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GET BY WITHOUT MY HELP,,£356,52 TOTAL CHARGE FOR IMPORTING A ANTIQUE S/W REVOLVER,

pezpez2User is Offline
Tat Addict
Tat Addict
Send Private Message
Posts:602
pezpez2

--
09 Mar 2015 02:04 PM  

 you might be better off going with a sawn off shotgun if you have got one

trixon telstarUser is Offline
Mad Keen Collector
Mad Keen Collector
Send Private Message
Posts:321
trixon telstar

--
09 Mar 2015 05:43 PM  
G.C.H.Q.on your case now Joe!
LummoxUser is Offline
Guru Tat
Guru Tat
Send Private Message
Posts:3366
Lummox

--
10 Mar 2015 07:36 PM  
Only one word for em Joe ................** Bastards !! **
You are not authorized to post a reply.

Active Forums 4.2
NOT LICENSED FOR PRODUCTION USE
www.activemodules.com