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Any SVS owners in Ireland???

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by oconnpad, May 27, 2005.

  1. oconnpad

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    As the title suggest, anybody on here from the republic with an SVS?

    Did you have to pay import duties when it arrived?

    Thanks
    Paddy
     
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    Kramer keeps threatening to get a decent sub but I'm not sure that he has plucked up the courage yet
     
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    What about in the UK what kind of extras did you have to pay?

    I have down
    2531 PC Plus $775
    shipping $180

    but will there be a hidden charge by customs i'm not factoring into this? or is it a case i might or might not get charged, depends on the day type thing?
     
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    In addition to the costs payable to SVS which covers the sub itself plus the shipping we also have to pay import duty at 4.5% plus Vat at 17.5% on the total cost of sub + shipping + import duty.

    I know that you deal in foreign money in Ireland but here the cost of the sub plus shipping would be almost exactly £500 with import duty adding a further £23 and Vat a further £91 so that the total payable costs would be about £614.

    There is no escaping duties as payment has to be made here on delivery and I think that it's only postal packages that can sometimes escape duties.
     
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    ouch!!!!

    So 22% is a hidden cost really.

    I know including this 22% on top your still saving a good bit on the shop prices.
     
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    It is a cost payable on every subwoofer imported from outside Europe but in the case of Velodynes and M&K's etc the charge has already been paid by the importer and is included in the retail price that you pay in the shop whereas the SVS will be a personal import so you have to make arrangements for payment of duties yourself.
     
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    Yes, you have to pay customs, and VAT. Allow 25% on top of whatever you pay SVS.

    (well, I had to anyway)
     
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    Cheers Hazard.

    Was expecting something like that but hoping for something less.

    Anyway put in the order for 2531 PC Plus so looking forward to getting it but not to giving the taxman the best part of €200.

    Thanks Ian as well
    Paddy
     
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    When i lived in Ireland, i imported various bits and pieces into the country, and never got charged customs! :)
     
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    Funny you should mention that, I just imported $150 or so worth of fabric from the US to make my screen - and wasn't charged anything.
     
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    Hazard where you charged on your PC Ultra?

    I'd love to get away with it, who wouldn't but i'm prepared to pay for it and have budget for it so i don't mind paying as a worst case senerio
     
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    I sure was.

    I think it has a lot to do with how it comes into the country. Some couriers / delivery services will process the customs & VAT, others might not bother or might forget.

    SVS use BAX Global for shipping, and they didn't forget to charge me...
     

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