Thread: Gecko G540

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  1. #1
    Ordered a G540 from the manufacturer last week and actually received it less than 48 hours after ordering it.
    I'm amazed how small it is to say theres 4 drives and a bob in there, it literally fits into the palm of my hand!

    Just got to build my PSU now.


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  2. #2
    Did you get hit for customs ?
    John S -

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    John, No, Fedex man just dropped it off, all he wanted was my signature.

    Kip, Yeah its a lovely piece of kit, all the step//dir pins/sockets are numbered although you can't see them in the pic. They also supplied 4 9 pin plugs to go with it, a nice touch I thought.

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    That's probably the answer then in using Fedex.
    If it had come thru the PO it would have attracted VAT plus handling.

    I had some repaired units returned and the bastards charged me VAT for the second time because they had marked the package with the purchase price and not FOC repaired units and there is no way you can get this back.

    It would have meant getting a letter from the supplier, who can't be arsed as it's not his problem, then appealing against it, time wise a non starter in that wasted times would be greater than the VAT and handling paid, bastards.
    John S -

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Kip View Post
    A few letters exchanged and I managed to convince em they weren't getting a cent out of me....
    You don't think they'll just wait until next time someone sends you something by Fedex, then hold it to ransom

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Robin Hewitt View Post
    You don't think they'll just wait until next time someone sends you something by Fedex, then hold it to ransom
    Thats just Machiavellian, Robin... or its your paranoia showing through...

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    Quote Originally Posted by irving2008 View Post
    Thats just Machiavellian, Robin... or its your paranoia showing through...
    I just pay it, OTOH I get to reclaim the VAT content

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    I thought I got away with not paying the import/VAT on my smooth stepper, but alas, a letter turned up a few weeks later demanding a stupid amount :(. Still haven't paid it, but last time I did that they sent out another letter saying they were going to send out creditors.

  9. #9
    I'm expecting my letter sometime soon, however on one occasion they did forget me.:dance:

    I know that they can be sods for overcharging too, this link points to a site that provides all the different duty rates etc: http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg...9841842&r.s=tl

    Anyways from what I've gleaned I'll be liable for 15% VAT and 2.1% import duty.

    Lets hope they forget me again!!

    Dave

  10. or secondhand parts or used items... no VAT then

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