matthyam
BRONZE Member since May 2007

Member
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 1
Posted:Hi,

I recently purchased a set of monkeyfist wicks from HoP and they arrived today.

Although I can't complain about the build quality of the wicks, at no point in the ordering process was i told about the 15 customs charge i would be subject to!! (England btw)

Has anyone else had this problem because I am not impressed atm!

/Matt


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:I've never had any problems. I have always been quoted a price at the checkout and paid that price.

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darkness-before
GOLD Member since Apr 2007

darkness-before

Rock is dead, long live paper and scissors
Location: The sea, United Kingdom

Total posts: 197
Posted:No but it does say on the site about taxes. You can be taxed on all imports to the uk from outside the EU but its more likely if you get the courrier service.

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 4525
Posted:No I never had any probs like that either.

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 5967
Posted:I just got a huge customs bill too (well, kindof huge 30)... on products from Argentina frown

It's not the fault of the supplier... it's just one of those things... occasionally customs will charge for goods coming into the country.

Dammit.


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:I thought they only did it if you bought lots of the product which implies an intent to re-sell??

They used to charge me for the boxes of random clothes and tim tams my parents sent to me in Romania...but I figured that was just lovely dodgy Romania tongue


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Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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_Adam_
GOLD Member since Jan 2007

_Adam_

newbie
Location: Sendai City, Japan

Total posts: 35
Posted:From what I remember, every country has a maximum value allowance, after which customs will start charging.

When I lived in the UK, I would order a variety of stuff and not get charged if I kept it under 100.

Now I live in Japan it seems to be fairly similar. I ordered stuff worth just over 100 last month and got charged 10. This month I ordered a new staff and it came through no worries.

Disclaimer: Figures are taken from my memory, which anyone will tell you, is in no way gospel.:)


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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3252
Posted:It's nothing to do with HOP, it's a charge extracted by UK customs.

Unfortunatly, there seems to be little consistency about it- of the several HOP orders I've had, none have attracted the charge.

A visit to UK customs website yielded little useful information: my impression is that it's applied, or not, on the whim of whoever is on duty at the time and their interpretation of the rules.


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:Yeah, I think that's the main thing; depends on who is there and if they're in a nice mood.

It was amazing how many times at the post office in Romania, if I started crying (a package from home is very emotional) they'd let the tax go! ubblol


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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