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Good deals on Amazon.co.uk--updated regularly (Part Three)

Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by superstar19, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

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    You're very welcome and glad to have been of assistance on this thread, probably for the last time.:sigh:

    I tried ordering an item from Amazon UK today and was greeted with a £10+ "import fee deposit" surprise .

    I thought the Johnson/UE deal meant business as usual/no customs duties, at least for inexpensive goods, but it seems I was wrong.

    Actually some items are cheaper from Amazon.com, some months ago I ordered a 2LP album and paid just $8 for shipping and no additional taxes.

    £10 to fill a customs form? Come on... :laugh:
     
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  2. Almost Simon

    Almost Simon Forum Resident

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  3. imarcq

    imarcq Men are from Mars, I'm from Bromley...

    Yes that was useful. I had NO idea that the £15 VAT exemption had been removed worldwide. I just tried to buy THE EXACT SAME $7 record from Deepdiscount which a few days ago didn't have VAT added as the total cost of the item plus shipping was under £15. Now they have automatically added it on! I just think this is HMRC being bloody lazy and trying to simplify VAT collection...and of course boost our government coffers!

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

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    They add the import fees, but the VAT is deducted. I did some tests, and the final price of my order is the same +-5%.
     
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  5. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

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    But, if I'm not mistaken, if your order exceeds €22, the customs guys enter the scene and you have to pay.
     
  6. Nightswimmer

    Nightswimmer Forum Resident

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    Just like I will stop selling to UK customers.
     
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  7. John D.

    John D. Forum Resident

    Is no VAT still intact for USA buyers from UK and EU?
     
  8. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

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    You do not have to pay for anything if you paid for Amazon Global Shipping (please check the terms of this kind of shipping where everything is explained - in short Amazon precalculates all taxes and import duties applicable in the destination country and pays them on our behalf. If the actual amount paid is less then amazon refunds us; if more then we are not charged in addition). I am doing this for years through US and JP amazon. I was once advised by a DHL broker to do it, so as to avoid the charging of these import taxes and duties in Greece plus these terrible DHL/UPS etc. handling fees.
     
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  9. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

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  10. Almost Simon

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  11. Dubmart

    Dubmart Forum Resident

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    Our EU friends do realise that they will be paying VAT on ALL imports regardless of value come July, I believe the UK regs are just the UK implementing EU regulations early due to Brexit, or rather on time as the EU delayed it by six months due to Covid, don't blame us for EU legislation: 2021 UK and EU VAT changes | UK Seller Centre .
     
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  12. It's Felix

    It's Felix It's not really me

    I agree. Amazon do seem to have pumped up the prices on vinyl the past 18 months or so. Very few deals.
     
  13. Dubmart

    Dubmart Forum Resident

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  14. hodgo

    hodgo Tea Making Gort (Yorkshire Branch) Staff

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    Moderator Note:

    Twelve posts have deen deleted and five members have been thread banned for engaging in political discussion regarding the rights and wrongs of Brexit.

    I realise that Brexit has caused difficulties for members who are buying and selling items between the UK and EU states, so I will clarify what you can and cannnot discuss on the forum regarding this issue. I should note however, that I should not need to do this because our rules are very clear in not allowing political discussion of any kind so here we go.....

    You are not allowed to discuss the following....

    1. The rights or wrongs of Brexit.
    2. How you did or didn't vote.
    3. No criticising either the EU, UK or people of said regions, we are friends and this should always remain the case.
    4. No comments such this is what the UK voted for, or the EU is evil, undemocratic or any other comments, insults or criticisms that can be hurled at either side.

    You can discuss the following.....

    1. Changes to VAT, shipping costs and any other such charges that are now being added to and affecting your transactions.
    2. Any delays related to customs checks and other such administrative issues.
     
  15. myles

    myles Forum Resident

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    It's such a controversial issue, but not half as controversial as the amount of warped records Amazon seem to hold!
     
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  16. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

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  17. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    It is not a complex business. If you are selling outside the EU, then you don't have to charge VAT. It becomes a little more complicated if you use a platform such as ebay or Amazon. Strictly speaking, ebay and Amazon have different companies set up in different markets, but they are effectively a spider's web of interconnections.
     
  18. OobuJoobu

    OobuJoobu Forum Resident

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  19. Gavaxeman

    Gavaxeman Take me back to dear old Blighty...

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  20. Almost Simon

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    Almost Simon Forum Resident

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  23. imarcq

    imarcq Men are from Mars, I'm from Bromley...

  24. McWolfred

    McWolfred The power of the riff compels you!

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  25. imarcq

    imarcq Men are from Mars, I'm from Bromley...

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