Importing from USA

Where to buy / What to buy / Wheels / Protective gear
Forum rules
BRD Public Forum
Where to buy / What to buy / Wheels / Protective gear
Taya Thomas
Jedi Knight
Jedi Knight
Posts: 721
Joined: 10 Aug 2010, 08:27
Skater Number: 88
Team: ADHD

Importing from USA

Postby Taya Thomas » 03 Jul 2012, 15:54

Hi has anyone bought anything form the states? And if so how much dity/Vat/Tax did you end up paying?

User avatar
da silva surfer
Forum Ninja
Forum Ninja
Posts: 6763
Joined: 19 Oct 2010, 20:34
Skater Number: 48
Team: Cheering Squad

Importing from USA

Postby da silva surfer » 03 Jul 2012, 18:28

I bought my helmet from the states through amazon.com, import tax was $14 but I recently got refunded £1.50 (they said they overcharged on tax ;))

I normally don't shop on amazon but they do calculate everything for you before you buy so you know how much in £'s your gonna pay. This was through amazon themselves though not a "merchant" as not all people will ship abroad.

X

User avatar
Adele Linquent
Yoda
Yoda
Posts: 3176
Joined: 03 Aug 2010, 10:14
Skater Number: 0o
Team: Daughters Of Anarchy and Harlots

Re: Importing from USA

Postby Adele Linquent » 04 Jul 2012, 00:16

I bought my Torq skates from Sin City back in the days and they were £120-odd. I paid £20 VAT when I collected them at the Post Office.
I also bought socks and padded shorts for which I paid like £12 each or something.
Interestingly, when I bought the other pair of padded shorts (same shop, same shorts, same everything) I didn't have to pay anything. When I asked, the Post Office dude said they don't charge for all of them, it's at random.

Hope it helps. :smile:

User avatar
Del Boy
Padawan
Padawan
Posts: 178
Joined: 05 Dec 2011, 16:31
Team: Merby

Re: Importing from USA

Postby Del Boy » 05 Jul 2012, 01:26

I used to import lots of bike stuff from the usa and found out the the import tax varies significantly from item to item. I'm on my mobile now so its too hard to look, but customs and excise have lists of what you have to pay for which item. Interestingly, I discovered importing components has a much lower tax than importing a full bike. Might be worth checking if the same goes for skates.

- sent from my phony devise type thing

vile_shadow13
Jedi Knight
Jedi Knight
Posts: 563
Joined: 19 Aug 2011, 19:09
Skater Number: 666
Team: BRD A team, DOA

Re: Importing from USA

Postby vile_shadow13 » 05 Jul 2012, 23:42

When I bought my pads I paid £35


Return to “Skates & Gear”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron