- Import duty when buying from uk website
So, bought an item from a uk website (proper one based in uk) and turns out they import said item from japan and send it directly to me.
As you can imagine, I am now liable for the import duty apparently (according to seller)
isnt there some consumer act or something that this contravenes? Should the import duty be stated in the selling price?
Advice sought and gratefully recieved!Posted 1 month agomattyfezMember
Sounds like a con to me, you’re only liable for the import charges if you import something, but there’s several grey areas.
It sounds like the company might be UK, but holds no stock, imported it and just passed on the cost to you.
More details needed though, does it still work out cheaper if you cut out the middle man and import the item personally?Posted 1 month ago
Company is uk based and has told me now that they don’t hold any uk stock. It has a statement buried in the site that the buyer may be liable for duty so not expecting much but it’s misleading at the least as the duty is not stated when you check out.
Not sure where I stand if I just say I don’t want it now…Posted 1 month ago
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