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Actual cost thread (international duty & tariff)
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by rephlex on Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:05 am

On the 19th of June. I think it arrived on the 29th

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by sash on Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:55 am

I paid June 4th, it shipped June 17th and arrived June 26th.
the tax was 38 swiss francs ( 25 euros).
TOTAL COST (with prebuilt USB, shipping and tax) : 315 € (400 US $)

we're lucky to have a low VTA in Switzerland !
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by altemark on Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:22 am

Arrived fine and well today, with tariff of 694 kr (= 76 EUR)
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by arithmetek on Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:53 am

Arrived in england with 44.20 of my own english pounds as a import fee, bloody parcel force!


Now to build!
come on you punts let's have some baretek acid.
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by jambee on Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:15 pm

The note from the German customs office arrived today (Zoll). They wanted 19% of the price on the receipt so I ended up paying 51 Euro mwst. The mistake was that I had it shipped to my office address and not home.
The customs officer told me that now the German Zoll calculate the price of shipping inside the cost of the goods and so the mwst is more expensive.
Oh well at least i got it.
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by equaliser on Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:07 pm

Kit arrived last week for me (in the UK) with £27.42 of VAT, and the mysterious Royal Mail International Clearance Fee of £4 - so £31.42 in total. Not as bad as I thought.
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by Psymiley on Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:33 am

Customs & Post office fee's totalled £30.77

(though I saved the 77p as they had no spare change of £10 note :lol:)
I wish I were payed in hexadecimal by an accountant that only understands decimal :D
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by Julian on Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:42 pm

I'm in Belgium
I had to pay around 40% of the total in VAT = 96.43€!!!
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by Localboy on Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:17 am

X0X 494

London

VAT £29.30
Parcel Force clearance Fee £13.50
Total :- £42.80

2 days to ship to UK,
1 day to get through customs
11 days for Parcel Force to deliver it.
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by rob on Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:45 am

Localboy wrote:X0X 494

London

VAT £29.30
Parcel Force clearance Fee £13.50
Total :- £42.80

2 days to ship to UK,
1 day to get through customs
11 days for Parcel Force to deliver it.


The UK customs seem to charge what they like:

Products
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1 x x0xb0x Kit (v1.0) = £184.75
x0x Extras Center-detent tuning pot
x0x Extras USB pre-built
x0x Extras Flat Diffused LED pack
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Sub-Total: £184.75
United States Postal Service (3.30lbs) (Express Mail International (EMS) (3 - 5 days)): £22.13
Total: £206.88


and on top of that I paid £55.95 in VAT and customs charges. That also included a £13.50 charge from parcelforce to sign the box out of customs. Joke! Parcelforce also did not send me a letter to say that the box had been held up with charges, so after a week of fretting I finally ascertained what had happened after many phone calls to various post offices, and arranged the payment of the customs charges myself.

Boo to Parcelforce - they are useless!
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by rockmanrock on Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:58 am

rob wrote:and on top of that I paid £55.95 in VAT and customs charges. That also included a £13.50 charge from parcelforce to sign the box out of customs. Joke! Parcelforce also did not send me a letter to say that the box had been held up with charges, so after a week of fretting I finally ascertained what had happened after many phone calls to various post offices, and arranged the payment of the customs charges myself.

Boo to Parcelforce - they are useless!


Muggins here can beat that! I've just spoken to my local Parcelforce office and they've told me it will be 7.60 import tax, 37.30 VAT and 13.50 handling fee, 58.40 all in! I got the kit, the flat LEDs, USB and centre-detent pot. Never mind, I'm sure the kit will be worth it.
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by Ghidorah on Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:09 pm

XOX 657 (Sweden)

Bought with flat LEDs, clear panels, center-detent pot and USB prebuild, cost including delivery was approx. 2900 SEK

Customs charges: 754 SEK
Post office charges: 100 SEK

Total cost: approx. 3800 SEK
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by matsu yue on Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:31 am

x0x 647 has landed!

got on the list march 20, ordered on june 21, and arrived july 16.

x0xb0x with some extras was 2811 sek. vat and fee was 721 sek. total 3532 sek or something like €380 or $530 (yikes the dollar is low!)

oh, and the ac/ac was 69 sek ;o)
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by ricco on Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:48 am

Hi there !

I am new to this forum, but have been reading it for some time now. ;)

Just wanted to let you know that x0xb0x kit #672 arrived home last wednesday... it took barely 5 days to come to France and I had no extra custom fee to pay ! Once, I bought a used Future Retro 777 and had to pay the 19,6% tax on it ! :(

It also came with 2 MiniPOV kits, for extra bun and blinkyness ! ;)

Eric.

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by chris_t on Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:24 pm

matsu yue wrote:x0x 647 has landed!

got on the list march 20, ordered on june 21, and arrived july 16.

x0xb0x with some extras was 2811 sek. vat and fee was 721 sek. total 3532 sek or something like €380 or $530 (yikes the dollar is low!)

oh, and the ac/ac was 69 sek ;o)


I've been on the list since 29 Jan 2007 still no mail saying i can have it :cry:

I feel left out.

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