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post #19666 of 37977
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Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post

Bought a $275 jacket from End, the Fedex guy wanted $45 in import taxes. Did not make sense since 13% of 275 should only be $36. Damn FedEx, will never use them again.

Also, didn't End say that they deduct 20% for Non-Eu Customers? I didn't see any reductions on the US website...

You should see a line on the bill saying something like "Bond" or "Brokerage Fees" or some garbage like that; that's the fee that FedEx charges on top of the actual taxes/duties.
post #19667 of 37977
If you order from overseas, you're always taking a gamble.
post #19668 of 37977
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Originally Posted by BLAUGRANA View Post

I was browsing some UK sites recently and I remember one of them saying something about import duties.  I don't think it was End either.  Hope I don't get the same when my Universal Works coat comes this week.  That's coming via Royal Airmail though, so maybe I won't have to pay it.

One of the sites I was looking at did deduct the 20%, but it was tough to see.  When you changed the currency to USD the value was 20% less than it was in British pounds.  I used a currency converter to check it.

Remember that removing VAT doesn't result in a price that's 20% less than the British price.
Divide the British price by 1.2 to get the price without VAT.
post #19669 of 37977
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Originally Posted by London View Post

If you order from overseas, you're always taking a gamble.

 

Yeah, waiting for a couple of items to ship in. Gambling on USPS to just clear customs without checking.

post #19670 of 37977
Just a heads up from the previous discussion from a couple days ago... I picked up my fed ex package from END... Not a word about customs.
post #19671 of 37977
if anyone's a size small and needs a flannel for F/W, here's an absolute steal via ovadia&sons
http://www.ovadiaandsons.com/shop/products/Midwood-Evening-Plaid-Flannel.html
post #19672 of 37977
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Originally Posted by ThomSquared View Post

Just a heads up from the previous discussion from a couple days ago... I picked up my fed ex package from END... Not a word about customs.

 

You still paid taxes... right?

post #19673 of 37977
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post


Remember that removing VAT doesn't result in a price that's 20% less than the British price.
Divide the British price by 1.2 to get the price without VAT.

 

Correct.  The site where it reduced the price when you converted to USD did so by exactly 20%.  Most of the sites I've seen (including the one I used the other night) simply used pounds as the currency and dropped the price by 20%.  I'm sure it varies from site to site.

 

I have to say, plenty of shops over there to choose from. 

post #19674 of 37977
Steven Alan currently has an online sample sale. Not just Steven Alan stuff on sale either, some Engineered Garments, Wings + Horns, Grei scarves, Howlin' by Morrison, etc. Some of this stuff was on sale there already, but I think there's been some price drops as well.
post #19675 of 37977
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Originally Posted by ThomSquared View Post

Just a heads up from the previous discussion from a couple days ago... I picked up my fed ex package from END... Not a word about customs.[/quot]
the bill comes in the mail a couple weeks later just you wait.
post #19676 of 37977
TBS shipped my order with fedex. I thought I was safe with them frown.gif
post #19677 of 37977
quite the opposite, fedex is the worst offender of them all.
post #19678 of 37977
I meant TBS, not fedex.
post #19679 of 37977
Don't worry about TBS, I've been ordering from them for years and have NEVER been hit with customs while they have been using FedEx.
post #19680 of 37977
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Originally Posted by xander_horst View Post

Steven Alan currently has an online sample sale. Not just Steven Alan stuff on sale either, some Engineered Garments, Wings + Horns, Grei scarves, Howlin' by Morrison, etc. Some of this stuff was on sale there already, but I think there's been some price drops as well.

Somebody buy the polka dot Andover jacket!
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