Author UK Brexit-the gift that keeps on giving 🤥  (Read 1822 times)

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    UK Brexit-the gift that keeps on giving 🤥
    on: June 01, 2022, 07:40:35 am
    June 01, 2022, 07:40:35 am
    Just to share with UK members that I ordered a new helmet from Germany (moto-thek shop) for delivery to the UK. I double checked that helmets are VAT (sales tax) free and made the order. The seller in Germany asked, after I placed , the order if I wanted to tho ahead as there were likely charges/taxes to be paid. Confidently or arrogantly 😊 I said that it was ok and would not be a problem. I was right the helmet is VAT free...so far so good....but...

    Import Charges
    VAT:
    0.00
    Brokerage Charges:
    11.50
    Freight Charges:
    0.00
    Government Charges:
    57.35

    So a total of £68.85 to pay. The "Brokerage " charge is UPS gouging the customer . The seller and UPS were not able to explain or give a breakdown for "Government charges"

    When I bought a similar item from a different seller in the Netherlands (Chromeburner) I had no problem and nothing to pay so choose your seller carefully and try to avoid any seller using UPS

    To end on a happier note even with the "charges" the helmet is still a decent buy 😁


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    Re: UK Brexit-the gift that keeps on giving 🤥
    Reply #1 on: June 01, 2022, 11:32:14 am
    June 01, 2022, 11:32:14 am
    Yes - not a great situation.

    If the helmet is for use in UK, I think I would simply opt for UK purchase - I think it will make any warranty claims or simply return after delivery, a lot easier.


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    Re: UK Brexit-the gift that keeps on giving 🤥
    Reply #2 on: June 01, 2022, 11:37:52 am
    June 01, 2022, 11:37:52 am
    You are not wrong in your thinking . When I said "decent buy" it was a face saver 😁 as now the helmet will be the same price  as buying in the UK so why bother 😊

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    Re: UK Brexit-the gift that keeps on giving 🤥
    Reply #3 on: June 01, 2022, 06:28:22 pm
    June 01, 2022, 06:28:22 pm
    Having been dancing around my handbag...weighing up the pro’s and cons of a set of rearsets which really is a separate issue, ended up buying a secondhand set which needed a few bolts and washers ordered them from Performance Parts near Daventry, 4 short bolts and custom washers that hold the carbon heal guards on and 2 plastic washers 20 quid would been a rip off......

    £92.60  :164: :164: