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help me figure out taxes etc for buying a buggy outside the uk.

(6 Posts)
misdee Tue 21-Dec-04 08:32:21

am looking at buying the e3 from a company in CAlifornia usa, and the interbank exchange rate makes it £232, which is £118 cheaper than uk prices. i will have to pay for taxes etc at customs right? how do i figure oput how much i'll be charged for buying outside the uk?

Piffleoffagus Tue 21-Dec-04 09:55:03

I never got charged on mine as he put it down as a gift but even so it's 17.5 % vat if you do
Which still makes it much cheaper
If you use kiwi dad Rodney he will put it as gift well he did for me
I think I answered your other thread too!

misdee Tue 21-Dec-04 10:06:18

i've emailed to ask anyway.

how long did it take for yours to arrive?

Pam70 Tue 21-Dec-04 19:40:44


I bought mine from Rodney in August. I was charged VAT at 17.5% - worked out about GBP40 or thereabouts as you're charged on the full cost of the item and the delivery.

Rodney declared it as a gift and put down a much reduced value on the item (and delivery) so that if you're charged VAT, it will be on the lower amount too.

Pam70 Tue 21-Dec-04 19:41:20

oh yes and I ordered on a Friday and it arrived the following Tuesday.

misdee Tue 21-Dec-04 19:54:11

yeah i'm looking using kiwi-kid company. one thing that worries me is it it arrives damaged or needs a repair, what can i do about it?

and roughly how much did it all cost in total including VAT etc? which combination did u get? am after double strolller, raincover and cocoon.

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