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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:36pm
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Ean47

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Hi I hope you can help me with this prob I have just received a XBOX game in the post from England for Xmas and I was charged over 18 Euros import ,the game cost £53 ,  I though on BritX the deal was under £150 no import charge so have I got this wrong ?  Thanks you for your time    Ian Gibson.

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Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:36am

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Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:36am

Unfortunately it is a lottery, I ordered 2 items from Marks & Spencer Spain total value €52 duty €26.01 my husband ordered an item from Cotton traders value £35 no duty charged??

No one can explain the logic (if there is any) in the amounts being charged and when, as I said in another post on the subject, it feels like it depends on the mood of the courier and which way the wind is blowing when the item is delivered.

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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:55am

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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:55am

Pix Elated wrote on Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:36am:

Unfortunately it is a lottery, I ordered 2 items from Marks & Spencer Spain total value €52 duty €26.01 my husband ordered an item from Cotton traders value £35 no duty charged??

No one can explain the logic (if there is any) in the amounts being charged and when, as I said in another post on the subject, it feels like it depends on the mood of the courier and which way the wind is blowing when the item is delivered....

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I too had a parcel from M & S es, total 72€ , no duty charged. A lottery as you say and another "gift" from Brexit!!!!!

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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:02pm

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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:02pm

Mary4321 wrote on Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:55am:

I too had a parcel from M & S es, total 72€ , no duty charged. A lottery as you say and another "gift" from Brexit!!!!!

I did get a refund from M & S fortunately,  ever the glutton for punishment I have ordered a set of Teddy fleece bedding from M & S value of order €60 + €8 postage, will be interesting to find out if any duty will be charged.

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Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:55pm

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Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:55pm

When I lived in the UK and ordered video games from Japan and Canada I think the max value to avoid duty was £18.  A quick Google suggests for Spain it's 22 Euros, so not dissimilar. Although, to be honest, Google wasn't that helpful - looks like it's one of those things that's really hard to find the actual rules for.

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Posted: Fri Dec 3, 2021 2:54pm

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Posted: Fri Dec 3, 2021 2:54pm

MikeyP wrote on Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:55pm:

When I lived in the UK and ordered video games from Japan and Canada I think the max value to avoid duty was £18.  A quick Google suggests for Spain it's 22 Euros, so not dissimilar. Although, to be honest, Google wasn't that helpful - looks like it's one of those things that's really hard ...

...to find the actual rules for.

Parcel delivered today by SEUR no duty. If this is something caused by Brexit why are only some carriers charging duty? 

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Posted: Fri Dec 3, 2021 3:18pm

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Posted: Fri Dec 3, 2021 3:18pm

Someone on another forum has just paid 7.48€ to receive a calendar from the U.K. 

RRP of calendar was £9.99

Doesn’t make sense

Lynn

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Posted: Fri Dec 3, 2021 4:41pm

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Posted: Fri Dec 3, 2021 4:41pm

There's some information here: https://personal.help.royalmail.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/106/~/help-with-customs-and-sending-items-abroad

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