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ZeeIndifferentOnenewbie
11 posts
Location: Wigan, England


Posted:
Hey, does it get taxed coming through customs, does it take long to get here andd any experiences with HoP shop?

Thanks a lot, Rick.

GeezaGeezaGOLD Member
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694 posts
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
i didnt get taxed, it takes about 2 - 3 days (or it did with me the 2 times) and there products are better quality than anywhere else

ZeeIndifferentOnenewbie
11 posts
Location: Wigan, England


Posted:
Cheers man, how much did you spend though because I read spomething about if it the product is over 18 then you get taxed or something?

GeezaGeezaGOLD Member
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Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
nah, i bought some nylon strap things, 2 rainbow glow poi and scales of poi. came to well over 18

onewheeldaveonewheeldaveGOLD Member
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Location: sheffield, United Kingdom


Posted:
This thread is in the wrong section- hopefully a mod will move it.



As for customs tax, there's been a couple of threads on stuff coming into the UK.



The upshot is that often it gets in with no tax/charges, but sometimes it does attract the attention of customs and will be taxed.



It seems fairly random whether a particular delivery will actually get taxed.



Officially, all non-gift items are subject to tax- there is a customs site up which, theoretically, can be used to predict how much the import tax will be.



Here's the link to the HOP shop FAQ that covers this issue-



https://www.homeofpoi.com/shop/shop_faq.php



(see 'Shipping and Taxes' under 'Delivery Questions')

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GeezaGeezaGOLD Member
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Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
so is the 17.5% tax included in the price of the item or is the customs tax a tax from new zealand?

BirdBirdGOLD Member
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Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
The price you see is the price you pay.

The customs tax, if applicable, is an import duty, not VAT!

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DomDomBRONZE Member
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Location: Bristol, UK


Posted:
Thanks onewheeldave and Bird for helping out.

You can contact the Home of Poi staff directly with questions regarding orders, taxes, etc... as they know all about it.

However I'll briefly clarify that Home of Poi is based in New Zealand so doesn't charge UK VAT or import duty as all this taxing is done by the UK government. Any tax demanded by the UK government is your responsibility to handle and pay any import duties. If the UK import guys do decide to tax your item they'll send you a letter directly to your door.

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