UK shipping Q

Discussion in 'Online Stores and Purchases' started by shaffaaf27, May 10, 2010.

  1. shaffaaf27
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    does shoptemp use discreet shipping, so that it reduces the chances of us paying customs?
     
  2. Costello

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    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.
     
  3. shaffaaf27
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    thankyou very much.
     
  4. Mozstar

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    I had quite a large parcel from them, no customs intervention, took nearly 4 weeks to come tho
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  5. grunged

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    i wonder if i have to pay customs when using dhl [​IMG] probably the likely situation aswell
     
  6. tk_saturn

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    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.
     
  7. hunnymonster

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    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.
     
  8. grunged

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    fair play i guess
     
  9. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    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.
     
  10. tk_saturn

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    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.
     
  11. jalaneme

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    thats not so bad delivery, i have a paypal account so i will use that, thanks for the info.