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greenfyregirl
greenfyregirl

journeyman
Location: Cheltenham, England
Member Since: 13th Apr 2002
Total posts: 55
Posted:Hello!

Has anyone from the UK bought a large amount of wick from the hop shop?
I was wondering, cuz it will be heavy and about 100, if you have to pay tax or duty on goods bought.
I dont mean postage, but charges on top of what i would pay to hop.

Praps someone could help or tell me who i could ring to find out?

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nearly_all_gone
nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted:Don't know, but if you find out elsewhere please post and let me know as I'm going to be getting birthday presents sent to the UK from the HoP shop soon at the same sort of value you're talking about..

Good point!


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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:theres already a fred for this.

I bought a pair of firey poi from HOP as it was by far the cheapest way.
Unfortunatly, ther price went up by a further 7.75 (3.75 customs, 4 Royal bloody Mail handing fee frown ) which peed me off no end.

But HOP is still the only place I will buy from.
For firey stuff that is.
You cant buy food on HOP.


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KaelGotRice
KaelGotRice

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Location: Angel's Landing, USA
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 1584
Posted:I remember someone posted a way of getting around the tax before that works about 9/10 times, I suppose you'll find it if you search enough wink

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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:i think that if "someone" ticks the box that says 'gift' on the customs label, then they cant tax you for it.

umm

dont know if its true or legal thoguh....


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:I've had a few orders from Hop and never been taxed..... I guess I just got lucky. If you have an address that doesn't look like a business address I guess that helps. Maybe smaller lighter parcels get past customs too.

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:poi are food if you're hungry enough.

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greenfyregirl
greenfyregirl

journeyman
Location: Cheltenham, England
Member Since: 13th Apr 2002
Total posts: 55
Posted:Thanks everyone! I guess il just go for it and hope!

Also be bringing out a new line in 'chocolate coated poi', book early to avoid disapointment! biggrin


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greenfyregirl
greenfyregirl

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Location: Cheltenham, England
Member Since: 13th Apr 2002
Total posts: 55
Posted:http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPorta...008654#P36_4802
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Oh my god!!! im a computer WIZARD!! cool thats the first time ive ever created a link!!!

follow the internet shopping link,

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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 996
Posted:See also
http://www.homeofpoi.com/company/shop_termsandconditions.php#taxes


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Gayle......!
Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol !!!!!!
Member Since: 9th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2444
Posted:Malcolm - is this a new thing? I've always ordered from HOP and never been charged. Yet my most recent purchase i'm being asked to pay 11 on top which is a quarter of the cost of what's inside. bit annoyed really frown

Gayle.....!

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PyroWill
PyroWill

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Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
Posted:Written by: Unfortunatly Can Obtain Fruit

But HOP is still the only place I will buy from.
For firey stuff that is.
You cant buy food on HOP.



now thats an idea!


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:If we could get HoP goods classed as medical aids we in the UK wouldn't have to pay VAT on them at all......but then maybe that wouldn't work..... do we pay VAT on them......... ok shut up Skully.

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