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Discussion in 'Online Stores and Purchases' started by shaffaaf27, May 10, 2010.
does shoptemp use discreet shipping, so that it reduces the chances of us paying customs?
yes, it does.
a lot of people here have already received their order and nobody has had to pay customs yet as far as i know.
thankyou very much.
I had quite a large parcel from them, no customs intervention, took nearly 4 weeks to come tho
i wonder if i have to pay customs when using dhl probably the likely situation aswell
A good indication will be if they said there will be any insurance. Insurance means they will have had to declare to full value of the package.
Paying the VAT (17.5% of the declared value) isn't the big worry - it's the £8 fee that Royal Mail clag on (£10+ for most couriers, though I think DHL only charge £1.25 for delivery to a domestic address) for clearing it through customs on your behalf.
fair play i guess
can anyone confirm if they have been charged import tax using shoptemp? also do shoptemp charge your payment card in £ sterling, as i do not want exchange rates charges on my card (my bank charge extra if payment is in another currency), it doesn't help with the 20% vat increase next year in january thanks to our lousy government.
If you are worried, you can pay by paypal if you select manual payment. Shipping from China/ HK is normally 7-14 days. You probablly don't need the expensive shipping, but I would go for the Registered Airmail option. Sometimes it can sit in the HK post office for a few days and that will give you a tracking number so you cans ee what they are upto.
I highly doubt you will get charged customs fees, pretty much all of these companies fiddle the customs forms.
thats not so bad delivery, i have a paypal account so i will use that, thanks for the info.