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Violette

Dandy Guy, in Space
Oh God, VAT + processing costs over here. It's gonna come out pretty expensive and that's on top of 2 orders from the Christmas sale.
Not just VAT, but customs duty too because it's over €150, I did the math on it when it was up for order, and even with free shipping and the 10% discount it came to a total of €258 when you add in VAT, duty and fedex charges.

This was with irish VAT (23%) and duty (12%) rates, and with whatever the euro~sterling exchange rate was at the time.
 

João Gomes

Hunter
Worse, as it's over €150 it's liable for duty as well as vat.

Not just VAT, but customs duty too because it's over €150, I did the math on it when it was up for order, and even with free shipping and the 10% discount it came to a total of €258 when you add in VAT, duty and fedex charges.

This was with irish VAT (23%) and duty (12%) rates, and with whatever the euro~sterling exchange rate was at the time.

My bad, customs duty is what I meant when I wrote "processing".

And yeah, FedEx charges, oh man. This had to be evangelion. It's gonna hurt.
 

Relaxo

Adventurer
Worse, as it's over €150 it's liable for duty as well as vat.
Partly true.

At least from Rightstuf I never paid duties for Manga, Novel, DVD, Blu-ray or Soundtracks as they declated them as...
Harmonized Tariff Number "4901990093" for "PRINTED BOOK (VAT exempt/reduced inmany jurisdictions including CA/UK/EU)"
and "8523499000" for "RECORDED OPTICAL MEDIA FORREPRODUCING REPRESENTATIONS OFINSTRUCTIONS, DATA, SO"
Both have 0% duty on top of the VAT ;)

However, as one of my orders contained a small Ritsu Bag ( Ritsu Right Stuf Anime Mascot Drawstring Bag ) they charged me a few pennies duties for this.

I don't know about duty rates for Vinyl and board games - but I guess you wouldn't order THAT many ;)

Note:
UP1 used "Harmonized Tariff Number" 85234910 for DVD/Blu-ray - also 0% duties.
 
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Luna

Death Scythe
Books have zero duty in Germany, but optical media has 3.5%. (I paid those a few times directly with the customs.)
I think there were also differences by country, just like how tax rates are different.

Those Irish numbers make it sound like forwarding it via Germany may be cheaper even with shipping from Germany to Ireland....
 
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