Actual cost thread (international duty & tariff)
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Actual cost thread (international duty & tariff)

by adafruit on Thu May 26, 2005 1:49 pm

When you receive your kit, please add a note here mentioning what country it was shipped to and how much duty, tariff, VAT, etc. you had to pay. This will give me and others an idea of the 'actual cost'

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From Soviet Canukistan

by Jonnay on Tue May 31, 2005 3:06 am

In Soviet Canukistan (Canada) I had to pay around $31 CAD.

Hitting the box tomorrow.

by CoolRunning on Tue May 31, 2005 10:34 am

Sent with USPS Global Express Mail to Ireland, no extra charges :D


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by Daniel from Funland on Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:37 am

I had to pay 58€ VAT. Maybe you should mark the packets as a "Gift" in future.
Daniel from Funland

by dar on Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:38 pm

I paid 529 SEK VAT and 63 SEK in post office charges. Total 592 SEK

/Daniel, Sweden

by Frebrik on Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:35 pm

dar wrote:I paid 529 SEK VAT and 63 SEK in post office charges. Total 592 SEK

/Daniel, Sweden

What the...?
I paid 127 SEK VAT and 63 SEK in post office charges. Total 190 SEK.
My box says "educational electronic kit" or something, obviously I then got away with just 6% VAT instead of 25%. Odd. I'm not complaining!

/Fredrik, Sweden

by xonox on Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:57 pm

Got it on june 6. Paid around 465$(cad) for the kit, paid around 62$(cad) for the taxes + customs.

I can't wait to have completed the kit!

Thanks for packing it so well, the box had a corner that was well squished. Fortunately only the box suffered, everything inside seems intact.
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by 303user on Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:18 pm

UK customs charged me £32.61, less painful than I wuz expecting. So total amount was £222.56 plus about 8-10 hours to build (say £90 in man hours) equals £312.56 = not bad for a midi TB-303 :wink:

by Guest on Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:39 am

Mine is landed today. I had to pay absolutly nothing here in Germany :D !! Thank you Limor!!!

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by dvrX on Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:32 am

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by Laztvoyage on Sun Jul 10, 2005 9:05 pm

572 SEK vat plus 63 SEK postal charge in sweden. I checked with customs and its only 6% if its books and other paper thingys. maybe the Customs check-in person though educational = books or something. lucky basterd :)

Anyways, great, off to soldering. thanks limor!

by pempelson on Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:41 am


as it came from "adafruit industries" the customes seemed to be very interested
and charged me 16% import sales tax on "computer accessories" = 45,58 EUR

i´ll try to get some explanations from them on monday, maybe there is a little
chance to reduce those taxes....

...beside that i am happy !

thanx limor & the team behind this exiting project !!!
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by error1 on Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:37 pm

Norwegian customs figured the package contained "computer parts" and slapped on another $110US, roughly.

It's not much compared to what i've spent on equipment to make sure this thing gets built perfectly 8)
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by etaoin on Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:35 pm


x0xb0x: 306.38 euro through Paypal.
VAT and other duties: 59.31

so a total of 365.69 euro

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by no-fi on Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:09 am

#181 - Australia.

No customs, or taxes. turned up at my doorstep today unannounced.

If this is always the case, In future I suggest sending registered post to australia. parcel post can be pretty bad here if they're not forced to keep track of it, and registered post is only a few $$ more. much safer.
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