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  1. #11
    does anyone know if it's best to order

    lots at once ? big fees

    or lots of little orders ? bigger post fees ?

    ???

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Want2build1 View Post
    does anyone know if it's best to order

    lots at once ? big fees

    or lots of little orders ? bigger post fees ?

    ???
    Since you have to assume that the sellers specify the correct value on the customs form, and asking otherwise would be illegal, then unless you can split the order into parts less than the 18 threshold to get charged VAT by HMRC, it's better to order once else you'll pay multiple 10.50 handling charges. Splitting seems unlikely to result in packages worth less than 18 if you're ordering ballscrews, linear bearings and the like.

  3. #13
    Thanks Johnathan
    I didn't know the threshold was only 18
    Last edited by Want2build1; 18-11-2013 at 12:54 PM. Reason: sp

  4. #14
    Just remembered I came across a box with a Parcel Force customs sticker, and they charged 13.50

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Want2build1 View Post
    Thanks Johnathan
    I didn't know the threshold was only 18
    Just checked and they've changed it again - it's now only 15:

    HM Revenue & Customs

    Quote Originally Posted by m_c View Post
    Just remembered I came across a box with a Parcel Force customs sticker, and they charged 13.50
    Those handling fees are annoying. I had one recently from fedex where the VAT was about 3, with 10.50 'advancement fee' added.
    Old router build log here. New router build log here. Lathe build log here.
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  6. #16
    well it arrived today... which I am impressed with :) ...

    no customs invoice or anything as yet ?
    might it turn up in the post ?

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    Since you have to assume that the sellers specify the correct value on the customs form, and asking otherwise would be illegal, then unless you can split the order into parts less than the 18 threshold to get charged VAT by HMRC, it's better to order once else you'll pay multiple 10.50 handling charges. Splitting seems unlikely to result in packages worth less than 18 if you're ordering ballscrews, linear bearings and the like.
    ...wondering ... my total was made up of , half price, and half post ... could I legally ask then just to put the 'item cost' price on the label ?

    I guess they do it to 'cheat' anyway ...

  8. #18
    Legally.....no you have to ask them to declare the full purchase value....however some sellers put small values on so you don't get hit with much. I think my 1300mm 1610 ball screw assemblies were declared at 12 ish each.......
    Neil...

    Build log...here

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Want2build1 View Post
    no customs invoice or anything as yet ?
    might it turn up in the post ?
    It'll drop through the letter box soon...

  10. #20
    fedex letter came
    it was 10.50 fedex fees, plus vat on the item so 53 total

    at least I know now !

    I've just ordered some solar PV panels from ALi

    Just shopping for linear rails now ....

    Should have a new CNC built early in the year :D

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