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CD Wow Shipping

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD discs' started by mykl1971, May 16, 2004.

  1. mykl1971

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    Someone over on DVDReviewer raised an interesting point.

    They received a package from CD Wow which was over the £18 threshold and it seems to have come via Sweden - hence no extra charges.

    Anyone heard anything more than this ?
     
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    Hi just before christmas i received my indy boxset from cd wow and that came via sweden too.
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    CD-Wow have shipped some items over £18 via Sweden for at least a couple of years.

    However, I don't think this is a guarantee of avoiding customs charges.
    I could be wrong, but are Sweden even a member of the EU?
     
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    I use another US company that ship via Sweedish post but I still get caught for customs now and again.
     
  5. mykl1971

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    I started this thread because CD Wow used to post via Sweden as a way of avoiding the charges. I was only wondering if they were now doing the same thing again.
     
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    Yes, Sweden's a member of the EU.
     
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    Hi,

    Do the custom charges get issued here in the UK?, if over £18. So does it matter what country it gets shipped from anyway?. Be it japan or Sweden?.



    rai
     
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    But if it's come from an EU country, there should be no customs charges.

    I think.
     
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    From the sticky above:

    This thread should hopefully answer all your importing, customs, charges etc related questions.

    If there is anything important I have missed off, or stated incorrectly, please post on this thread and I will incorporate it into this post.

    Basics:

    If you purchase an item outside of the EU that is over £18.00 and customs catch it, you will be charged duty for it.

    The £18.00 value is excluding P&P.
    For example an item costing £17.99 with £4.00 postage will not be liable for duty, but an item costing £18.50 and £4.00 postage will be liable for duty at the full amount of £22.50.

    Charges are as follows:

    Duty is 4%, plus 17.5% on top of that, aswell as the post office collection charge of about £4.00. The charges will have to be paid to the post office/postman before you can get your item.

    Note: These charges are based on DVDs only through the post office, other items such as hardware will incur widely different charges and other carriers such as parcelforce, DHL etc will also vary with the addition that some carriers may deliver and then invoice later for the charges.

    Information:

    Purchasing from UK and EU based retailers will not incur any charges, but purchasing from non UK/EU retailers will.

    See this Customs link for detailed information:
    http://www.hmce.gov.uk/forms/notices/143.htm#P41_1716

    As for CD-WOW, I think they stopped shipping via Sweden and as far as I know, haven't restarted.
     

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