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Old 18 May 2011, 13:29   #31
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At 60 I'm interested as well, if we fit them ourselves does that mean we can move it on to another boat if we upgrade at some point in the future?

Very interesting...
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Old 18 May 2011, 13:50   #32
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have emailed them asking for a price for 10 units and delivery to 1 UK address.
anyone up on the customs rules about this stuff?
I know personal goods bought abroad have a 350 limit before attracting duty and VAT. Maybe we may have to split the order here...?
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Old 18 May 2011, 13:58   #33
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I know personal goods bought abroad have a 350 limit before attracting duty and VAT. Maybe we may have to split the order here...?
Is it not 18 the duty threshold for goods coming by courier / post? Are you thinking of the limit for stuff you buy on holiday and carry back on your person?
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it might be a case of negotiating the bulk buy & having them shipped individually from China.
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Old 18 May 2011, 14:07   #35
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At 60 I'm interested as well, if we fit them ourselves does that mean we can move it on to another boat if we upgrade at some point in the future?

Very interesting...
I moved mine from one boat to the next , they are about 2 inch sq black boxes so easily hidden away inside consoles or battery boxes etc and look very much like the black boxes that are in lot of looms on boats nowadays.
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Old 18 May 2011, 14:24   #36
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My experience is 24-36 hours when running on the internal battery.

A few points which need to be taken into consideration when you're hiding the tracker somewhere discrete...

1. The Xenun tracker in NOT waterproof. Easy enough to make your own provision for this though.

2. The hard wire charger is via a mini usb...you'll need to make sure the tracker is securely mounted and that the usb is taped or similar in place or, at least, check it's still connected after you've been wave jumping

3. Obviously, the tracker needs to be able to 'see' the GPS and GSM signals Having said that, I really struggled to find a place on my boat where it couldn't see these signals. In fact, it can still see them when my boats in the garage and when the loft above it is full of the usual family clutter and crap. Just saying test your location before committing to it.

4. Choose a PAYG SIM from a provider whose coverage is strongest in the area you'll be keeping the boat most of the time. Forget brand loyalty and test it regularly...some SIM's lapse if left unused even if there's credit on them.

Hope this helps...
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I'm interested at around the 60 mark
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Is it not 18 the duty threshold for goods coming by courier / post? Are you thinking of the limit for stuff you buy on holiday and carry back on your person?
Correct. Anything with a declared value of over 18 quid (soon to be dropped to 15) will be charged VAT and import duty.

I believe David at Xexun has sent commercial samples before now, these would have a zero value from the point of view of duty.
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Also potentially interested - hopefully I got this posted in time!!
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yep your in time....
no reply yet from China !
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