Buying parts from the states?

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  1. Adam.

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    Possibly a stupid question here..

    Now I'm looking into getting some parts from Parts shop Max,

    The total sum of the parts is $1112.00 and $233 shipping.

    am I then going to get hit with a huge amount of other costs for getting it into the UK?

    Any help appreciated :D
     
  2. Nas

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    Yes, VAT (20%), Import duty at the commodity rate percentage + the local brokerage /admin fee.
     
  3. yogi bear

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    In short, yes. Unless you can chat the supplier up and get them to undervalue it on the customs declaration. Otherwise, you will get fucked for an extra 20% on the value of parts AND shipping. So $1345 is around £807 plus the tax. Your looking at around £970
     
  4. 200sx_

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    Don't forget the cheeky admin fee courier's tend to add on top, just to add to the wound a bit more ;)
     
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    Yep. I usually get stabbed with another £8 just for the privalige of parcel force dealing with my parcel
     
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    Make friends with someone on a US rented RAF base.
     
  7. Ruishy1

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    its 30% on top of the value of the parts plus shipping. 20% VAT and 10% duty.
     
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    Ouch :/ I always look at getting stuff from America as they've more selection on brake upgrades and stuff but things like that always worry me!
     
  9. Adam.

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    Ouchhh, really fancied some of there coilovers but for £1000+ not gonna be worth it :(
     
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    Give them a message they will lower the declared value for you. I had a set of there coilovers and worked out including import taxes less than £900
     
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    wrong, the value has to be under £50 other wise the same charges apply
     

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