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  • Bike discount order post brexit, import tax?
  • Premier Icon branes
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    However I’m sure that in 6months time euro purchasing will incur addition vat and admin fees every time.

    I’m not so sure about this – China imports are pretty hit and miss where duty & VAT is concerned I think? (although my recent experience is <£135) EU imports will presumably end up similar unless customs is better resourced in the future (i.e. proportionately better resourced).

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    They won’t be better resourced any time soon. They will be bouncing small items not pre-paid for VAT instead. It’s coming. If you’re assuming small items slipping under the net will carry on forever, I fear you will disappointed. China imports are one of the reasons for the changes coming.

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    China imports are pretty hit and miss where duty & VAT is concerned I think?

    Really? Its been years since I haven’t been hit for duty on an item that was correctly labeled…

    Also, when HMRC can make money they generally just throw staff at it, which seems to be the current gov response to this issue. They are well aware that revenue can be made/claimed here and will take every advantage to do so.

    Premier Icon chay
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    Arrived and no charges 😁

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    Mudhugger having issues with parcel sizing, let alone duty….
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1909199845885181&id=189731704498679

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    The reverb AXS I ordered is arriving today. Again, like others on here, no vat or duty to pay….

    Premier Icon bobodaclown
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    Just curious who are Bikediscount using for shipping?
    Ta

    Just thinking about trying to order a road groupset from them, seeing if could get it a little cheaper and in stock

    Premier Icon daveylad
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    dhl > parcelforce

    Premier Icon bobodaclown
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    Cheers, surprised PF always get me on taxes

    Might trying winging it to see what happens.

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    Looking at the box and customs forms DHL / Bike-Discount used – all of the pricing info is on the inside of the documentation rather than in view on the outside of the box, it would only take bike discount flipping the doc over to correctly show value for duty to be applied. So, at the moment, customs would have to physically open the plastic documemt packet to determine duty. This is prob how they are getting through.
    Edit: interestingly Bike discount also had the item listed as a commercial sample (in german), which is duty free so it would get through on those grounds…..

    Premier Icon hooli
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    all of the pricing info is on the inside of the documentation rather than in view on the outside of the box, it would only take bike discount flipping the doc over to correctly show value for duty to be applied.

    Problem with showing the value of item on the outside is expensive or desirable stuff gets pinched.

    interestingly Bike discount also had the item listed as a commercial sample (in german), which is duty free so it would get through on those grounds

    A good few years ago this was the default option of getting stuff in from china or the US without duty. When they clamped down on this everything was 99p, until it went missing and the courier would only refund 99p and not the few hundred quid you paid for your item.

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    Problem with showing the value of item on the outside is expensive or desirable stuff gets pinched.

    All of the RM and parcel force customs forms are front facing all info on out side.
    Just had another look at it, it’s the dispatch note showing outwards and customs declaration is completely hidden.

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    Quick update, picked up my parcel after paying the £140 in duty/vat&fees….. It took two weeks to get the documents to pay the fee, even then I had to ask my local parcel force driver to investigate for me…. Another week and it would have been sent back…

    Anyway bike discount seem on it now with correctly labeling their customs forms – all correctly filled in, even down to origin of manufacture. So I’d expect any of their orders would now have duty on them to pay…..

    I did this week get a parcel from R2 with no duty though, another from a Belgium shop with no duty and a further one from Germany again (77designz) with no duty.

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    recieved my BD.de parcel Customs seemed to have charged me some random import duty and without a commodity code to cross reference it against its hard to know if its right or wrong. I feel I’ve been overcharged by about £66.

    Have sent of a form to BF to seek more information, but its so difficult to find out information and speak to someone its almost like they don’t want you to.

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    What did you order?

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    lyriks

    Premier Icon lawman91
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    Damn, sounds like I missed out :/ ordered some G2 Ultimates today, might cancel now. Presuming if I dont cancel and refuse delivery they’ll be sent back and I’ll be refunded?

    Premier Icon burner
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    Had a wheel delivered yesterday with nothing to pay 😎.

    Premier Icon pobaker
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    i thought it might be to do with value at the minute. With customs prioritising the higher value parcels? I had a bike discount order worth about £200 with nothing to pay. Know someone else who had an order double that size and was hit with fees… might be based on value, might be random!

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    i thought it might be to do with value at the minute. With customs prioritising the higher value parcels?

    Nothing on the out side of mine to indicate value I think but it has been correctly labeled as sale of goods rather than commercial samples like the AXS reverbs earlier in this thread.

    The customs forms were spot on this time and a bit erm…. Irregular on the reverb AXS.

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    lyriks

    So add 20% for vat on the value of good and postage combined and 5% of the value of the lyrics, then about £16 charge from parcel force….

    My order value was 550 and I was charged 140… (110 of that was vat)

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    @monkeyboyjc
    Total in GBP was £573.77

    Import Duty: £81.38
    VAT: £132.54
    Handling charge: £12.00
    Total charges: £225.92

    I believe I should be charged using the commodity code for importing is 8714913039.
    Goods are subject to Value added tax (20.00 %). Importing from outside the UK is subject to a third country duty of 4.70 % unless subject to other measures.

    Import duty : £26.97
    Vat : £120.15
    Handling charge : £12.00
    Total : £159.12

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    Yep. You’ve definitely been over charged…..

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    My thoughts, the the whole process of non discussion about fees needs some sort of overhaul. No information about code applied and the “Here’s your bill pay it and then reclaim if you think its wrong” no discussion entered.

    I await a response from Border Force.

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    There is a 2nd level of complexity here which is, warranty.

    I bought a shock in Nov from DE, which has failed, but trying to get it warrantied by SRAM has been ridiculously hard. In the end i’ve been save by j-techsuspension who’ve taken it for me and shipped to SRAM for warranty….

    Other well known suspension companies wanted £50 + postage charges to do it …. Which whilst i can see their point…seems a little strong to me.

    The problem was, for me to ship it back to Germany back pre-brexit, was £20 and a quick bit of work, now there’s the potential of charges both directions and all the customs paperwork.

    I think this will be the end of Germany buying for the majority.

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    Well my package had a value of £545.04 and I was charged £136.09 in duties and fees – products were all from Taiwan….
    Unless the lyrics were manufactured where duties are much higher, you’ve been massively over charged.

    For anyone else interested – the customs form on my package had no external value shown. The customs forms had been opened. Charges applied and resealed in a new clear plastic holder. Personally I’m going to avoid ordering high value items from European companies now unless it’s significantly (30%) cheaper than the uk.

    The problem was, for me to ship it back to Germany back pre-brexit, was £20 and a quick bit of work, now there’s the potential of charges both directions and all the customs paperwork.

    Royal mail also expressly ban all compressed gas on international post, to get the best price it needs to be sub 2kg. Items like forks would need to go via courier, and cost £40+ for Germany. So it may work out cheaper/quicker to get items fixed in the UK and treat items like like they are 2nd hand.

    Premier Icon lawman91
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    Chickened out and cancelled the order, still in stock so can always go for it if I man up. Don’t really need them, but £260 for a set of G2 Ultimates is cheap as! 25% odd more than that, not so much!

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    @lawman91 cheaper at R2 bike (£234) and less risk on the taxes with my experience…..

    https://r2-bike.com/SRAM-Disc-Brake-G2-Ultimate-grey-Set

    Even if you get duties it should be less than £300 all in (approx)

    Premier Icon lawman91
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    Seems way more expensive on R2 for me, they’re showing 397 euro, so about £342… Plus, I’m a tart and would want the regular black or rainbow colour!

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