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What is the tax rate on imported pj's in the UK ?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Jones_Rush, Apr 1, 2002.

  1. Jones_Rush

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    Is there any distinction between CRT and Digital in this case ?
     
  2. robocook

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    import duty would be 14% then VAT at 17.5% on the price of the goods and the duty - yeap tax on tax!!!
     
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    Yet your AE100 street price is lower than the US, this is unbelievable!.
    A lot of guys from the US are contemplating the idea of buying the AE100 pj from Japan. The AE100 Retail price in the US is $2995 USD, but US dealers say the street price will be around $2000 USD, which is ~$600 USD more than the Japanese price. So, many US guys find it reasonable to purchase the AE100 from Japan, even if it means reducing their warranty to 1 year, and paying $200 USD shipping for each pj malfunction (warranty valid only in Japan).

    You in the UK, on the other hand, have a very easy life. If you were to import the AE100 from Japan, it would have cost you (including tax) 1316 UK pound, yet you have dealers in the UK who offer the AE100 for less than 1300 UK pound. Sound & Vision, for example, sell it for 1275 UK pound, which means that in order to top this price with import, you'll have to get the AE100 for less than $1355 USD, which is currently impossible to do.

    Your UK dealers are offering you the best price in the world that your country tax rate allows, so you don't have to worry about warranty or shipping. This is really great for you, and you should thank your dealers for doing a great job. They are not greedy as most dealers all over the world are.

    Edit: This is not to say all US dealers are greedy, since Panasonic probably ask more for the AE100 in the US, since the US has no taxes on pj's. This is targeted toward those countries which does employ a big tax rate on pj's, and dealers there are using it as an excuse to raise prices to a higher point then they should.
     
  4. nigel_williams

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    This must be first time that UK prices are better than US!! We get ripped off so badly here in the UK.
     
  5. patmyhead

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    If you buy from EU there is no vat etc as you pay local taxesonly
    panny is 1913 euros 2yr warenty delevery is about £30
    pat:) :)
     
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    As an American visiting the UK would I have to pay VAT?
     
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    You would pay VAT but shop would fill in a VAT reclamation form that you would have stamped at Customs at airport. It would then be posted back to retailer who would re-compense your credit card for the VAT less an admin fee usually.

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