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Originally Posted by JPHardy View Post

I recall the total fee being about 10% including the Fed Ex fee.

If you check the site:

http://dataweb.usitc.gov/scripts/tariff_current.asp

This is the closest number I found (quick search) for duty description

64035960 Footwear w/outer soles and uppers of leather, not cov. ankle, n/welt, for men, youths and boys (Begin Effect Date: 10/31/2012)

Shows the fee of 8.5%

 

Yup.  8.5% is correct.  FedEx fee is usually around $6 AFAIK.

post #4802 of 11032

This bloody thread is now dominated by fees and duties comments. C'mon people, lets focus on the shoes. 

post #4803 of 11032
^ post pics, don't complain

it's a fcking reality of buying shoes. Meermin is only attractive at the prices listed online. With duties and fees, use tax they are not worth the money, not in the states atleast
post #4804 of 11032
nvm wrong thread
post #4805 of 11032
Thanks for the helps guys. Earlier in the day, I phoned FedEx with the number on the invoice. The invoice is on hold for 6 months while customs checks it out
post #4806 of 11032
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

^ post pics, don't complain

it's a fcking reality of buying shoes. Meermin is only attractive at the prices listed online. With duties and fees, use tax they are not worth the money, not in the states atleast

I thought that was pretty fcking obvious, Sherlock. Do you still need to flog the dead horse?  None of the other shoe threads has this virus. Why should I not complain? 

post #4807 of 11032
It's obvious? Pardon me mate
post #4808 of 11032

USA USA USA USA

post #4809 of 11032
I'll just state without further adding to your woes that here in Australia we are very lucky with that stuff.

No duty or GST under $1000 is payable. Over $1000 it's 10% GST and 5% duty.
post #4810 of 11032
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

I'll just state without further adding to your woes that here in Australia we are very lucky with that stuff.

No duty or GST under $1000 is payable. Over $1000 it's 10% GST and 5% duty.

Ironically, if the item is made in America there is no duty to pay.

post #4811 of 11032
No news on the hatch grain MTO yet? Been offline for a few weeks, but don't sem to have missed out on it, like I feared.

I'm thinking of doing a shell boot MTO, Pepe tells me price would be EUR400 incl VAT (presumably without shipping) if we can do min 6 pairs. Anyone keen on doing a group MTO? My initial thoughts are medium height balmoral quarter brogue in olfe last, rubber sole, but I'm open to suggestions. Thoughts?
post #4812 of 11032
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

^ post pics, don't complain

it's a fcking reality of buying shoes. Meermin is only attractive at the prices listed online. With duties and fees, use tax they are not worth the money, not in the states atleast

 

Where do you find a better valued/construction shoes instead of Meermin LM (less than $450 w/o trees)?  Vass is the only other option at ~$200 more but they do have a harder time in making things consistently.  Saint Crispins are nice but its $1500+.  The cheapest bespoke maker I've talked to starts at $800.

 

Carmina/C&J are way overpriced their mediocre quality besides the fact that they are GY welted.  G&G RTW has been cutting corners since going mass market and AS is just disappointing.  JL and EG are top notch but JL skimps on material as well.  EG is best of the GY welted pack but their customer service is meh.

 

Don't get me wrong, Meermin LM saves on some materials as well (specifically cost cutting at the JL level, a notch below EG), but guys like Carmina and C&J cuts much much more...

 

Vass is good.  Saint Crispins is good (aside from the machine stitched soles).

post #4813 of 11032
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

I'll just state without further adding to your woes that here in Australia we are very lucky with that stuff.

No duty or GST under $1000 is payable. Over $1000 it's 10% GST and 5% duty.

Yes, but shipping, especially returns, is a biatch royale.

 

Still, you dont see me going on and on and on and on and on about that.

post #4814 of 11032
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

I'll just state without further adding to your woes that here in Australia we are very lucky with that stuff.

No duty or GST under $1000 is payable. Over $1000 it's 10% GST and 5% duty.
We're not so lucky in Norway.
25% sales tax (and possibly 10% customs tax) for everything valued at more than $35. Also a $20 flat fee (for everything >$35).

Shoes are not subject to customs tax, but clothes are. Did I mention that you also pay tax on the shipping costs?

But even with the taxes Meermin still provides great value compared to the chain stores. For a ~50% increase in total costs I can go from a pretty crappy pair of generic leather shoes to a pair from the classic collection.
post #4815 of 11032
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Yes, but shipping, especially returns, is a biatch royale.

Still, you dont see me going on and on and on and on and on about that.

True but that's the risks of buying stuff off the internet that requires trying on. Been burned a few times with that myself.
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Originally Posted by henrikc View Post

We're not so lucky in Norway.
25% sales tax (and possibly 10% customs tax) for everything valued at more than $35. Also a $20 flat fee (for everything >$35).

Shoes are not subject to customs tax, but clothes are. Did I mention that you also pay tax on the shipping costs?

But even with the taxes Meermin still provides great value compared to the chain stores. For a ~50% increase in total costs I can go from a pretty crappy pair of generic leather shoes to a pair from the classic collection.

That all sounds pretty ridiculous and answers why a SF member from Norway asked me if we had an address in the EU we ship from to avoid some of the taxes. Are they lower/non-existent when being shipped from another country within the EU?
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