Originally Posted by Nick Hearne
This is what I have paid including local taxes!
As for guarantee I have bought this from the maker them selves so if it goes wrong then I do not go through an agent I go strait back to them!
Sorry Nick, I think you may have misunderstood me.
Local taxes would probably be a US sales tax, you don't have to pay this as it's an export. Duty is payable when it arrives into this country, probably be around 2.5% if it doesn't fall into the new criteria of extra duty as discussed in another thread. If it does then it will be an additional 6 or 7% on top of that, you will then have to pay Vat at 17.5% on purchase price, shipping and duty, and if it's being brought over by UPS or similar you will also have a "paperwork charge" of maybe £10.00 which is also VAT'able.
You may be lucky and avoid all of this, but it's unlikely. I ship goods on a monthly basis from the States and I hardly get away with it ever!!!
If you have a warranty issue, say for instance it falls off, then when they send you a replacement, you go through the same thing again!!!
Customs & Excise tend to not believe you when you say it's a free replacement.
I wish you well though, it pi**es me off just as much with the ridiculous prices charged over here!!!!!