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    I m ordering my fiance an engagement ring he likes off etsy but unfortunately only us sellers do them, so i was wondering if i ll have to pay customs charges on it or not?
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    Looks like you would have to pay VAT on it i.e. +20% of the value

    https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/overview
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    (Original post by ByEeek)
    Looks like you would have to pay VAT on it i.e. +20% of the value

    https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/overview
    So just vat but no other costs? I presume the post office will then send me a letter telling me how to pay for it.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    So just vat but no other costs? I presume the post office will then send me a letter telling me how to pay for it.
    Don't you usually get the little piece of card through the letterbox which asks you to go to a collection office to pay the cost, and pick it up...? Eg. for Royal Mail
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Don't you usually get the little piece of card through the letterbox which asks you to go to a collection office to pay the cost, and pick it up...? Eg. for Royal Mail
    I've never ordered anything outside of the Uk before, i've only had a card through once when my relative underpaid postage, but presume it can work the same way.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I've never ordered anything outside of the Uk before, i've only had a card through once when my relative underpaid postage, but presume it can work the same way.
    Yep, if I remember correctly, it was actually the same card and process, they just tick different boxes... (depending on courier I guess, but for RM, that's how it happened!). You can also pay it online and arrange to have it delivered the next day or something as well if that's more convenient...
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    If they do a spot check you'll have to pay 20% VAT on it before they give you the parcel.

    If they don't you're in luck.
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Yep, if I remember correctly, it was actually the same card and process, they just tick different boxes... (depending on courier I guess, but for RM, that's how it happened!). You can also pay it online and arrange to have it delivered the next day or something as well if that's more convenient...
    It's actually more convenient for me to use drop off points as the moment since i m working full time so wouldnt mind paying for it once i pick it up.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    It's actually more convenient for me to use drop off points as the moment since i m working full time so wouldnt mind paying for it once i pick it up.
    Fairs... Well, hope your fiance enjoys the ring!!
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    If they do a spot check you'll have to pay 20% VAT on it before they give you the parcel.

    If they don't you're in luck.
    fingers crossed they wont notice:P

    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Fairs... Well, hope your fiance enjoys the ring!!
    He picked it so he better had :P
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    fingers crossed they wont notice:P



    He picked it so he better had :P
    Hahaha, fairs fairs!
 
 
 
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