Q regarding importing from Movietyme + customs

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  1. BandofBrothers

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    Hi guys

    Quick question.

    There are literally 100 ish hd-dvd thats I want to import from Movietyme.

    If I order them all as SEPERATE orders, will I get hit by customs (I know the £18 rule)

    My main worry, is if several items ship out together, even if they are seperate orders, but get flagged at customs as "going to the same address"

    Can anyone help me?:thumbsup:
     
  2. norealplan

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    Should be fine mate. I've never had any problems with customs from movietyme.
     
  3. malkit

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    Even if you ordered them all together they would still send them out individually.
     
  4. BandofBrothers

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    so I am safe either way?

    Hmm might give the credit card a pounding later then:D :D
     
  5. Indiana Jones

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    Movietyme are a customs friendly company so the £18 rule doesnt apply and in the very unlikely event that you do get hit by customs they will refund you if you provide proof of the charges.
     
  6. Nic Rhodes

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    Movie time send out individually so no worries even for multiple orders. They are very customs savvy which is why they get my business. I have never been charged by customs for a MT order (including two players). Amazon orders I have been savaged recently.
     
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    OT

    There is a trick with Amazon US that invariably leads to them sending out one disc at a time. You simply order one "in stock" disc and one disc that's either not in stock or a pre-order.
    Amazon US's policy is to split such orders into a minimum of two deliveries with each individual delivery being declared for the customs amount of that individual order; not the total order value containing the two discs.

    I've even added a further disc after the first was sent out and the second was still awaiting stock, and had that third disc sent out separately as well.

    The other advantage is that postage per disc then becomes $4.74 instead of $6.95, which matches the very competitive postage charged by DVD Pacific.

    PS As I've been ordering some hard-to-find SACDs/DVD-As from Amazon US I've come across several items that remain out of stock for a while.
     
  8. Nic Rhodes

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    Thanks, it has been called learning the hard way with pre orders :) and replacements!!
     

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