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cspg
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posted 06-03-2013 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got the Fedex rates from Maribel at Winco. To recap:
  • Fedex Priority: $359
  • Fedex Economy: $338
  • UPS Worldwide Expedited: $452
  • USPS Express Mail: $106.40
  • USPS Global Mail: $84.88

Madon_space
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posted 06-03-2013 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got a reply back from Maribel saying $198.05 to ship it to United Kingdom via USPS International, heaven knows what the import duty would be.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 06-03-2013 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you will have to pay VAT (20%) plus the Post Office handling fee which last I heard was around £30.

cspg
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posted 06-04-2013 07:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Madon_space:
I got a reply back from Maribel saying $198.05 to ship it to United Kingdom via USPS International, heaven knows what the import duty would be.
Funny (relatively speaking) about the difference for the same package shipped from California to the UK and Switzerland...

20% VAT?

Over here, it's 8% but (obviously) the amount is calculated on the value of the goods plus the postage! On the latest package I received, I had to pay the VAT, a tax from the Swiss Post Office ($21) and another $15 because the Swiss customs decided that the package needed to be taxed (otherwise the package would have gone though the Swiss postal system with no taxes to be paid- it's some kind of a reverse lottery; you never know if you'll have to pay something or not!). There's also a storage tax ($13) just in case the package needs to stay overnight before being processed... And to top it off, your package can remain stuck at the customs for days without any explanation. One package got stuck one week; I emailed them asking "what the...!?!?", and the package arrived the next day with no taxes to be paid even though I should have... Lots of fun.

Besixdouze
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posted 06-04-2013 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Besixdouze   Click Here to Email Besixdouze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rick Mulheirn:
I think you will have to pay VAT (20%) plus the Post Office handling fee which last I heard was around £30.
Actually 20% Import VAT on cost of goods plus postage etc as expressed on the Customs Declaration Form and a further £8 Post Office Handling Fee.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 06-04-2013 08:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Besixdouze:
...and a further £8 Post Office Handling Fee.
You only paid an £8 handling fee? I've been robbed!

Half the time I get the distinct impression the people at the Post Office make these charges up as they go along.

Besixdouze
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posted 06-04-2013 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Besixdouze   Click Here to Email Besixdouze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the Royal Mail website:
If you are receiving a package from overseas (unless it’s from another EU Country), please be aware that it may incur customs charges. Any package assessed as being liable for customs charges will also incur a Royal Mail handling fee of £8.
As I understand it, the Postman can only leave you the card informing you that charges are due. You pay the handling charge and the Import VAT when you pick the parcel up from the Delivery Office. That's how it works Up North at least.

cycleroadie
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posted 06-04-2013 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine shipped today, due in to me next Monday.

Sam Que
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posted 06-04-2013 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sam Que   Click Here to Email Sam Que     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had an opportunity to see the display at Spacefest. An impressive display at a reasonable price. Glad I ordered one.

cspg
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posted 06-07-2013 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Shipped 6/3, arrived 6/7 via USPS Express Mail International in Switzerland. Probably should get it on Monday (can't wait for the duties and taxes... ).

cspg
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posted 06-10-2013 04:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Frame #90 arrived this morning (8 am), 6/10. $50 in additional sales tax and customs duties.

The frame looks terrific — as always.

Peter Kemp
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posted 06-19-2013 02:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter Kemp   Click Here to Email Peter Kemp     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got #94 here in the UK and collected it from the local Parcelforce depot yesterday (18th June 2013) after paying Customs and Post Office fees of £37.36.

Shipping to the UK via USPS was $85.19

I'm pleased Winco did not use FedEx to ship the framed set to me which was the case with the Shuttle pin set. Granted it arrived very quickly and FedEx paid all the duties etc up front and I paid them as soon as their Invoice arrived and I got an email confirmation of payment

However over two weeks later I received a letter stating I hadn't paid, suspending my account and threatening me with sendng in a debt collection agency.

It took some time to sort this out. They only seemed to have one telephone line to the appropriate department, constantly engaged but eventually I did contact them and after further correspondence I received an apology of sorts.

Had I been relying on them for my business I could have been seriously compromised. Not the best example of customer service I would have expected from a world-wide carrier.

There again, I have a friend who has used them on many occasions and can't speak more highly of the service he has received. Perhaps I was just unlucky!


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