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    If you are ordering from outside the eu,america watch out for the hidden charges.The wife ordered a couple of items from the usa but had to go and collect it from gpo office because of charges. The items which included p and p came to $33 and she was hit with having to pay 12.16, 4 16 was for vat because anything over 15 is liable for vat and 8 handling charge,WHAT A BLO**Y RIP OFF

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    Like we've said on here many many times.If you add about 30% to the purchase price .That will usually give you an idea of the final cost in your hand.But with the huge overseas postage from companies like Cabellas, the Cost can be anything between 50-75% extra

    Jim
    Last edited by 3lbgrayling; 09-02-2013 at 01:20 PM.
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    One way round it i believe is to make sure they send it as a return and avoid all the said hassle.

    Mark

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    ask them to send as a sample with nil value

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    They just love to do that.So when it goes missing they get nothing back because they put nil value on the customs declaration.Really clever that.

    Jim
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    Am I imaging it or did I read somewhere that if someone sends you it personally, as a gift, then these charges dont apply? Anyone know? I have relatives in the US.
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    Reallity is .... if you think you're going to buy anything from outside the EU and avoid import duty / VAT and handling charges ... you're incredibly naive.

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    Wouldn't birthday present and insured delivery cover it.

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    Postage from the US is pretty expensive anyway. I have spent a fortune sending stuff back to the UK.
    As regards fishing equipment, I am still ordering stuff from the UK as it is cheaper even with P&P

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    Gift is still covered by the rules, Sorry.Which is about 17 including Postage.

    Jim
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