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Lillie Frognot a stranger
558 posts
Location: wales


Posted:
Hello
Has anyone here from UK had experience of buying from HOP?
If so do the customs get you?
If they do, how much money do they want before they let you have your stuff? Is it a percentage of the order?
I'm looking for kevlar wick and HOP is cheaper than anywhere I can find in UK. (Possibly because of the exchange rate), but if the customs men have another big wack off me then it's a false economy.
Does anyone know?

Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
No one is ever what they seem
Gabriel King - The Wild Road


BirdGOLD Member
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6,086 posts
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
I've bought loads of stuff from the HOP shop and never had any problems at all!

Although a friend of mine bought some stuff and got it sent to a work address and got stung for import duty on it!

I'll be getting some more bits soon (COL 5) and have no concerns at all about buying from abroad!

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ado-pGOLD Member
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3,882 posts
Location: Galway/Ireland


Posted:
I'd say go for it.

Ireland and england have more or less the same customs policies.

Here is my shopping list so far

1 inner core staff

1 set fire poi

1 dvd

1 set meteors

1 set poi wiv tails

8 feet of 4x1/8 inch wick (which i just used some of last night and its great stuff...)

1 book.

Enjoy your purchases and dont worry.

Love is the law.


Lillie Frognot a stranger
558 posts
Location: wales


Posted:
Cheers,
I'll save up my pennies and hope the exchange rates don't change too much!

Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
No one is ever what they seem
Gabriel King - The Wild Road


_Aime_SILVER Member
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4,172 posts
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom


Posted:
naw its really good! My stuff only took 5 days days to get here (compared too my clubs from butterfingers in uk which took 3 weeks) and that was from NZ dude! go for it!
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DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
I've made about 8 orders I think, and only been stung by cutoms once - on 2 pairs of flags - customs was about 10 frown

But spread that over the eight orders it's no biggy...

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Lillie Frognot a stranger
558 posts
Location: wales


Posted:
Thanks.
I've never had to think about customs before, I had no idea how much they might want, I thought it might be loads. (and it's not like the government don't get enough! I'm taxed three times every time I get a pint of milk!)
I don't know if I should say this but I've been comparing kevlar rope/wick prices and Butterfingers is really expensive. I was gobsmacked at the difference.
Cheers for the info, I shall get some cash together and buy enough to make some nice big wicks.
Then it's fire, fire, fire!
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Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
No one is ever what they seem
Gabriel King - The Wild Road


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