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Question about Amazon.com gift certificates

JayDee87

Standard Member
First of all sorry if this is in the wrong forum, wasn't exactly sure where to put it.


I'm wanting to get the first season of Heroes and I've been looking at getting it from amazon. It is currently listed at $36.99 which means it may get hit by customs.

I'm wondering if this is a way around it though -


I've never had any amazon gift vouchers but if I was to buy a $5 gift voucher and then use it myself would it take the price down to $31.99?

If so would this then be the price displayed on the package? If so it should be safe from customs.



So would this work?
 

jrwagh333

Active Member
haha that quite interesting.. never tried it myself, are you in the UK like me buddy? If so let me know how it gose.
 

Cenyb

Standard Member
I have used Amazon gift certificates which have been given to me, and with no exceptions Amazon have written the full price on the parcel, both before and after deducting the amount of the gift certificate. So it's likely you will get stung. Maybe others have had different experiences though.
 

JayDee87

Standard Member
I have used Amazon gift certificates which have been given to me, and with no exceptions Amazon have written the full price on the parcel, both before and after deducting the amount of the gift certificate. So it's likely you will get stung. Maybe others have had different experiences though.


Thanks for that. Was just an idea that came to me late last night.
 

nwgarratt

Distinguished Member
Gone up to $39.99 now. I wouldn't order unless it was $32.49 at the most to be on the safe side. If it is just over £18, it would still get about £11 worth of charges.
 

ScarfaceJoker

Active Member
Ah - but if HMRC see that a gift certificate have been used would they be inclined to see it as a gift? Therefore the limit would be higher than that of commercial goods? Could be worth contacting HMRC to see if this would be the case!

However - even if it proves undoable - it is an absolute cracker of an idea! :smashin:
 

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