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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by G a f f e r, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. G a f f e r

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    Just in case you were considering buying a projector from outside the EU and were fooled into thinking you wouldn't pay import duty if it came as a computer peripheral, READ THIS FIRST.

    Reply is from HM customs and excise after I specifically asked them about this (ended up getting my projector from discount tv in the UK).:


     
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    a projector that can only display a computer source and nothing else...... they are talking out their backsides, even the most business orientated machines with no intention for use with anythign else are going to have at least a composite. i think this basically would mean no projector on this planet counts!

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  3. MisterBig

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    Even if the PJ only has a VGA socket on the back that doesn't limit it to displaying signals from PCs.

    Having said that I think you could make an argument for a DVD player being a computer;)
     
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    They might have a point if the item you class as a computer projector is labled on the box as home cinema projector, or video projector .. and also marketed as such. Im not saying that people havent managed to avoid Import duty .. or will avoid it in the future . but if you get caught and have to pay then its a fair cop. :lesson: The definition of a Data projector and a HC Projector is real fuzzy tho isnt it all just coloured dots.. :D
     
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    Get it from Price Japan. They mark it as computer display. DHL ship it. Clear it through customs. Charge you VAT (and Only VAT) and that's that.
     
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    COOL!
    Id just been waiting for an email respnse myself
    well if they said it it must be true
    now which us supplier can i get an optoma h30 from
     
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    Ive been looking into buying a projector from the usa as well and because of the cracking exchange rate there are some great deals out there

    Im afraid although its stupid but there appears to be 2 codes for projectors and heres what it says on their website

    "3. SEPARATE UNITS Commodity Code

    Computer projectors
    These must be capable of displaying signals from a computer and no other source. 8471 6090 00

    Dual purpose projectors
    In addition to displaying a signal from a computer, these projectors may handle signals from a video recorder, TV tuner, video camera etc. Regarded as video projectors.
    Flat panel types e.g. LCD, DLP Other types e.g. cathode ray tube 8528 3005 00 ,8528 3020 90 "

    so does anyone know what the extra duty is on the pther code??

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    youll need to look up TARIC CODES
    afaik video proj may be rated as 14%
    depends as said above if labelled comp.display may getaway with less
    why are uk prices so high??
     
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    Given the exchange rate and cost of a ticket to the US why not treat yourself to a long weekend?
    Bring a little PJ back in your luggage :)
     
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    then you risk having to pay sales tax AND UK vat and import :eek:

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