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Post  mcm motorsport Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:23 pm

is there a fee needs to be paid with buying items from the states when they arrive at your door?

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Post  Sal Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:50 pm

If the seller hasnt marked up the Customs form in your favour then the simple answer is normally yes in my experience if the value is over £40. If you are really unlucky the Post Office or carrier will also add a handling fee on top. I had an example of this earlier this year with some HPI models. Luckily the seller refunded me the extra charges.

I think a lot of people get caught out buying from the USA and Hong Kong on Ebay as they only look at the sale price and forget about duty charges.

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Post  mcm motorsport Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:02 pm

thanks chris for the help on this matter.
its a model at £40 so i guess i will know when it arrives here....perhaps being to late buy hey! Rolling Eyes

twice we bought parts from us for an engine,once i had to pay duty the other time we hadnt.

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Post  bmd Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:58 pm

paul, if its not away yet get the seller to mark 'GIFT' on the wee label on the package, this way no charges are incurred..........
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Post  Sal Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:17 pm

Make sure they mark it as less than £30 or so as well otherwise Customs will still be interested..

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Post  borbase Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:53 pm

Here in holland is that normal everything outside europe you must pay tax
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Post  mcm motorsport Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:43 pm

cheers guys.
im paying for it tonight so will tell him that billy,cheers fella.

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Post  bmd Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:46 pm

no worries m8, there should be a wee sticker which he fills in when posting, giving details of contents, value, etc, thats where he marks gift on it....
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Post  mcm motorsport Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:05 pm

ive just sent him an email asking would he do that before posting,so awaiting his reply.

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Post  brian Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:21 pm

Ive bought loads of 1/24 kits from china, japan and USA and never got done for customs charges. Some of those were over a hundred euro. I did get a letter from customs about one thing they had stopped alright but it was one of the few things i bought under the limit.

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Post  bmd Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:25 pm

better to be safe m8, a m8 got a 1:18 held at belfast, had to splash out £25 to have it released.......
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Post  mcm motorsport Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:32 pm

bmd wrote:better to be safe m8, a m8 got a 1:18 held at belfast, had to splash out £25 to have it released.......

yikes!!

just managed to buy another white s11 hpi model there tonight from a guy in uk. this model comming from states is another hpi white s11. thats me sorted for them...total of 4 in 2 weeks! cheers cheers

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Post  mcm motorsport Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:33 pm

feck its just dawned on me need another....jennings is in 1 at the ulster!

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