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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:11 am    Post subject: Wheels from the states Reply with quote

I have the chance of an old set of BBS from the states however no surprise the shipping and taxes is a killer anyone suggest any alternatives not in any hurry to get them ,possibbly throw them in a container if anyone is shipping a car ?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you pay import tax on used goods?

If the seller declares that they are used 2nd hand parts I thought you didn't?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strangely there does seem to be import tax on used goods over approx £35 in value , I think the theory is that UK tax wasn't paid on the item when new.
Even if they are shipped as a gift it's taxable.
There are companies that will ship as combined ground freight but usually they have to be collected from a central depot and the location is dependant on who you use but its often the cheapest option.

Someone like these guys who combine shipping and sell space on other peoples shipments.

https://www.uship.com/ship

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a killer as you say, paid a healthy whack when importing some cup 1 mags' from california. Depends what value the contents are noted as and if all goes pear shaped what the insurance would pay.... Nothing like the feeling of opening boxes that have travelled half way around the globe wondering what you'll find inside... Surprised Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My understanding is

20% vat on purchase price + you also pay vat on the shipping charge

4.5% import duty on wheels this varies depending what your parts are.

so cost of wheels plus above charges and shipping for 4 wheels appears to be £250-£300

so it ends up an expensive proposition
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