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Customs Allowance

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by WBC, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. WBC

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    Guys,

    I know this is the wrong forum but I don't know where to ask.

    I'm looking to buy a few bits over the web from the states.

    Where do I find out about customs allowances so I can judge what to order without getting stung????

    Apologies for the non-AV post but I'm stuck and I know your a helpful bunch.

    Thanks
    Stace :D
     
  2. dolph

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    £18 allowance (including P+P)

    Not always easy to work out what you can and can't order. Box sets can be a problem but some sites will mark up items with a lower cost.

    When buying mutiple DVD's you can often select to have them sent seperately.
     
  3. WBC

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    Andrew,

    Thanks for your help but I was actually thinking about importing some clothes for the missus. It's her birthday coming up and you know what women are like for clothes ;) .

    Thats why I suggested it was in the wrong forum but I dodn't know where to post it!

    Thank Again
    Stace :D
     
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    Same rules apply - Duty and Vat is payable on all items imported (Customs only check stuff above £18 quid as there'd be too much to do otherwise)

    I find this LINK quite helpful
     
  5. NicolasB

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    If you can get it marked as a gift, then that goes up to £36 - but obviously that might legally constitute some sort of conspiracy to defraud or something like that, so it would be irresponsible of me to recommend that.
     
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    Cool!!
     
  7. Drunken Master

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    I tried to this when I was in America but post 9/11 the Post office have been hotting up on thing like this becuase you need to declared the sender, in this case you, and the recipient again you the post office wouldn't let me do this.

    Any way the Customs allowance is around £145 your much better off bringing them back in your luggage at least that they are safe.
     

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