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HoodiVision Pad Hat UK Import Fees

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Tony Tronic, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. Tony Tronic

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    Just some information if you live in the UK and are planning on buying a HoodiVision Pad Hat from the US.

    I received a notice through my door today from Royal Mail.
    It says I have to pay an extra £12.07 in charges for my PadHat mini.
    This breaks down as £4.07 VAT and a £8 handling fee.

    Its not a lot of money, but on top of the item price it is a steep percentage (around 50%) and thought some of you would like to know.

    I was expecting some kind of fee but personally I was a bit shocked.
     
  2. lclark88

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    All couriers add this admin fee if your import qualifies for duty. Unfortunately nothing you can do about it. I have had admin fees from FedEx, DHL, Royal Mail - annoying but unavoidable unfortunately.
     
  3. The Editor

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    Only way round it is if the sender marks down the value of the goods to a very low level (say $15), or puts down on the declaration it is a gift.
    Difficult for a lot of sellers but numerous Chinese companies will do this :rolleyes:.

    The down side is if the courier plays football with your package and it turns up as jigsaw puzzle of broken bits you can only claim the value of the declaration for insurance recovery.
     
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    Interesting. Mine landed today and no charge.


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  5. Kilrah

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    But then when they do that sometimes the customs office gets suspicious and decides to hold your parcel for 2-3 weeks while they do "verifications" then bill you for the same tax/handling, plus a storage and verification fee :rolleyes: