RE: Importing SheevaPlugs into the UK
~£25 would be quite good.. Though, I'm suspect it may be more
Although, I'm sure someone sent me a link saying that the UK
tax/vat/duty/whatever import limits had been increased to £100...
We shall see!
From: Aurelien Jarno [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 02 June 2009 16:36
Subject: Re: Importing SheevaPlugs into the UK
peter green a écrit :
> >Was wondering if anyone on here had imported a sheevaplug into the UK
> >Wanting to know if you got charged vat/import tax/any other extra
> costs? As I was considering (changing) sending it to a place of work
> rather than my personal address..
> I don't have any experiance with the sheevaplug in particular but here
> is some general info.
> Officially they are supposed to charge you VAT if it's over a certain
> threshold (£18 IIRC) and customs duty if it's over another higher
> threshold (I don't remembers how high) . In practice that won't always
> be the case. Sometimes senders lie about the value of thier packages and
> sometimes packages just seem to slip through even with correct
> declarations. If VAT or duty is charged the carrier will almost
> certainly charge a handling fee as well.
> My educated guess given the sheevaplugs size and value is that you
> probablly will get charged for importing a sheevaplug from a reputable
> vendor in the USA.
FYI I had to pay around 30 EUR (VAT + fees) to Fedex importing the
Sheevaplug to France. I guess you can expect the same for UK.
Aurelien Jarno GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73
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