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sniper_samurai

Pokémon Master
I think it's because it said Guernsey on the package. Is Guernsey part of the EU? - Google said no, as well as the postal service.
Guernsey is part of the UK, but not the EU being one of the Channel Isles. Tax arrangements with Revenue are on a company by company basis.

Zavvi ship from there too, but have a tax agreement with Revenue. This is also kind of crap for non UK customers as Zavvi do not remove the UK vat from purchases, yet declare the amount of vat paid as zero pocketing the extra 20% for themselves.
 

WMD

Adventurer
Felt worse as it was just a bit over the customs bar, but had to pay £22 in customs because of their "work" fee that goes into checking it :(
I once had a customs charge of something silly like £1 and royal mail decided to add an £8 handling fee on top. The dvd only cost something like £16 to begin with. Was not impressed.
 

sniper_samurai

Pokémon Master
I once had a customs charge of something silly like £1 and royal mail decided to add an £8 handling fee on top. The dvd only cost something like £16 to begin with. Was not impressed.
That's ridiculous. Here in Ireland the LCG value is €23 before vat is applied but under law no less than €6 can be claimed by customs meaning that you can have up to a value of €26.10, or €44.45 on the lower vat bracket(doesn't really apply to consumer goods), before they are allowed to charge you.
 
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WMD

Adventurer
That's ridiculous. Here in Ireland the LCG value is €23 before vat is applied but under law no less than €6 can be claimed by customs meaning that you can have up to a value of €26.10, or €44.45 on the lower vat bracket(doesn't really apply to consumer goods), before they are allowed to charge you.
That makes more sense. I dunno if things have changed. It was a quite a number of years ago now. The customs charge itself didn't massively bother me. It was kinda annoying but whatever. The addition 50% cost added by royal mail for no discernable reason really wound me up though! Made me really question when buying stuff from Ebay and the like if I was willing the extra cost if it got picked up.
 

farzam1999

Straw Hat Pirate
Guernsey is part of the UK, but not the EU being one of the Channel Isles. Tax arrangements with Revenue are on a company by company basis.

Zavvi ship from there too, but have a tax agreement with Revenue. This is also kind of crap for non UK customers as Zavvi do not remove the UK vat from purchases, yet declare the amount of vat paid as zero pocketing the extra 20% for themselves.
Yeah, I had to google where Guernsey was, saw the small islands and knew it. But I've never had a package from Musicmagpie taken by customs, something tells me that since it came in a large bubble wrap it caught their eyes. Here's hoping that two DB GT season I've got on the way doesn't get caught...
Would anyone know here Zoom ships from?
 
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