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Ordered a roof spoiler from California on the 20th September of eBay tracked parcel and it said holding at post Office Depot contacting addresse .Got letter this morning asking to pay import vat and clearance fees £29.77 is this normal never ordered anything from the states before this roof spoiler is becoming expensive now postage was $49 as well thanks Taff.

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Ordered a roof spoiler from California on the 20th September of eBay tracked parcel and it said holding at post Office Depot contacting addresse .Got letter this morning asking to pay import vat and clearance fees £29.77 is this normal never ordered anything from the states before this roof spoiler is becoming expensive now postage was $49 as well thanks Taff.

 

Yep. Thats normal.

everything coming in to the UK has vat added to it unless its very small/cheap. various shippers have their own ways of collecting the money.

ALL of them charge a handling fee.

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i dont follow your thoughts here.

Why is it a rip off. Everything you buy in the UK has vat on it. Halfords. Ikea. Currys etc etc

 

yes I know we pay vat but be pay to much vat be nice to order some stuff from outside the uk and not pay vat some times

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the bad bit about getting stuff from the US is if it has a problem you either have to send it back or even if they just send a replacement you might get stung for more VAT.

so on top of shipping and tax you should also have insurance...

 

however it is a bit of a lottery and not everything gets hit with tax... it depends on what the consignment papers say and who is working that day...

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