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Gemsy-chan

Akatsuki
Speaking from a recent experience, I did spend over £100 recently from CDJapan on a few things and it didn't appear to be hit by customs. Though for all I know there may be a customs form just waiting to be sent to me at some random time a few weeks later.
Unlike FedEx where they ask for payment after delivery, Royal Mail and Parcelforce hold your items hostage until you’ve paid.

I find it also depends on how you get it sent. EMS which goes through parcelforce is likely to get caught while if you go registered airmail/SAL (when it was an option pre COVID) was likely to slip through the customs net.
 

Takei Daloui

Straw Hat Pirate
Unlike FedEx where they ask for payment after delivery, Royal Mail and Parcelforce hold your items hostage until you’ve paid.

I find it also depends on how you get it sent. EMS which goes through parcelforce is likely to get caught while if you go registered airmail/SAL (when it was an option pre COVID) was likely to slip through the customs net.
Might be why it got through. Though I've once or twice had things go through Royal Mail without getting caught. Not really sure how so those were probably lucky cases.
 

Birdie Num Num

Great Teacher
Thanks everyone for the advice and letting me know your experiences. I might go with Amazon, when choosing the shipping option it does say:

If you choose Amazon Global overseas shipping, Amazon Global will take care of the customs clearance. If import tax is applied, the estimated amount will be charged as a prepayment.

So from the sound of it, Amazon does take care of customs.
 
Thanks everyone for the advice and letting me know your experiences. I might go with Amazon, when choosing the shipping option it does say:

If you choose Amazon Global overseas shipping, Amazon Global will take care of the customs clearance. If import tax is applied, the estimated amount will be charged as a prepayment.

So from the sound of it, Amazon does take care of customs.
Based on recent experience with Amazon Japan, it seems that on checkout, the VAT is already applied to the individual items (for references, the prices for the individual items are slightly higher on checkout than they are on their listings).

If I'm correct, aren't overseas companies supposed to charge VAT upon purchase under the VAT laws implemented on 1st January this year (the reason why JB Hi-Fi stopped shipping to the UK from that date)?
 

Birdie Num Num

Great Teacher
i don't think Amazon Japan does prepaid customs, i'm pretty sure a british youtube i watch ordered a couple things from amazon japan over the last couple months and talked about being charged for customs when it arrived but it is shipped by DHL so it might be the case of getting double hit
I will find out this week. I ordered through Amazon and it's been shipped. DHL are delivering on Wednesday apparently. Fingers crossed.
 

SkwigglesWorth

Straw Hat Pirate
It's the standard case you get for these (amaray or something?) with two disks in, one for Blu-ray, one for DVD.
Cheers, I just wasn't sure as Season 1 was for both magical index and scientific railgun are Blu-ray cases via amatsu, but for season 2 Manga switched over to DVD cases for the combo version.
And with the film being a combo/dual play I wasn't sure. Just means I can Change the case so it hold 5/6 disc's and combine season 2 of magical index into "Miracle of Endymion" and all be in Blu ray cases.
 
No problem, I might be near HMV next week. Want me to have a look again? Also Code Geass might have been £35, I didn't get a good look lol..
Ah no, don't worry about it dude, I was actually glad I couldn't be tempted heh! I just wanted to show my appreciation for your kind offer to anyone looking for those sought-after CEs.

Very tempted though I am with Kizumonogatari (which I think is now OOP online), I do have all 3 in SE, and if I managed to get that 1st CE I'd have to spend a fair bit to get the other two as well. I really need to try and save some dosh to put towards AL's upcoming Eva UE, especially after going on a pre-ordering rampage over the last few months...
 
Does anyone know if a complete collection of Knights of Sidonia, like the upcoming US Sentai one, will be released in the UK? I wanted to re-watch it a few months back only to discover that Netflix had de-listed it again... I'm hoping that was because someone was getting ready to release it here heh. And also, any chance/news of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax having a UK release?
 

Shadow Cat

Stand User
Maybe the Anime forum isn't the correct place to ask this but anyway

Are there any UK home releases of Chinese Animation?

I know we have iQIYI and the BiliBili Youtube Channel but I've never really looked for Blurays
 

Rui

Karamatsu Boy
Administrator
I'm hoping that Funimation will start investigating that side of things now that they're streaming a couple of shows, though there isn't much available so far and since they barely work on the streaming app (don't show up in searches properly), I have my doubts about how well they're performing :(

R
 

Shadow Cat

Stand User
I'm hoping that Funimation will start investigating that side of things now that they're streaming a couple of shows, though there isn't much available so far and since they barely work on the streaming app (don't show up in searches properly), I have my doubts about how well they're performing :(

R
Just had a look on the Funimation site

I've noticed they could promote Chinese Anime quite well, all it would take is to change

Audio: undefined
to
Audio: Chinese

or a seperate Donghua tag ofc

Manga Entertainment released Big Fish and Begonia... which was nice.

Thanks, Ordered from Zavvi as I have VIP
 
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