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UPS And Import Duties

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Mr Milquetoast, May 3, 2005.

  1. Mr Milquetoast

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    I recently received a NeuNeo HVD2081 DVD player from China and was expecting to pay VAT on it but the UPS guy didn’t ask for anything at the door. I know FedEx like to make you think you’ve got away with it and then send you a bill for the import duties in a few weeks, but I’ve never received anything via UPS from abroad.

    Do UPS charge you at the door or send a bill later?

    Was upgrading my PC and am tempted to put the extra money towards that, so thought I best find out before I spend the money.

    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. Astaroth

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    When I had something from the USA by UPS (but it was several years ago) I was sent a bill a couple of weeks later for VAT & import duty
     
  3. vonhosen

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    Me too for UPS & Fed Ex
     
  4. Mr Milquetoast

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    Oh well, thanks for letting me know. I best not spend the money then :)
     
  5. pringtef

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    I ordered some kit from the states recently, about a grands worth, and UPS phoned me as soon as it arrived in the UK, and advised i either had to pay then, or with a cheque when it was delivered.

    What's crazy is that even adding 27.5% (VAT and import duty) onto the price of an item from out of the country usually still results in it being considerably cheaper that buying here!
     
  6. Miyazaki

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    Got my psp through from canada through ups, no charges at the door and none to date almost 3 weeks later.
     
  7. stealther

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    You just jinxed yourself there! :D

    That and I just sent UPS an email on your behalf :rotfl:
     
  8. Miyazaki

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    yeah, probably get a bill for £50 now! ;) oh ****!

    they couldnt really do anything if you didn't pay it could they!
     
  9. michaelm

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    Did you receive an invoice from UPS when the item was delivered stating that you may/may not be liable to pay vat & import duty, or did the delivery driver intimate this? If not, I don't think they have any legal right to charge you for it at a later date, even if they had to pay this themselves.
     
  10. pjclark1

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    what you do is sign the delivery "fred bloggs"
    then when they send you the VAT/import bill you reply

    "What delivery"
     
  11. mera50cent

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    Yo Any U ppl out dere no where u can buy cheap 32mb memory sticks for psp help plz
     

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