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Hilditch & Key City Sale

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by comrade, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. comrade

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    Does Hilditch & Key deduct VAT?
     
  3. comrade

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    I think so. I ordered during their summer sale, so I'd have to check my credit card receipts, which I haven't done.
    Email them and ask. They're very responsive.
     
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    Thanks for the PSA

    I knew things were rough for those poor city boys but had no idea how bad. On the other hand I am one of the idiots that was left with what at last count was a £40 billion bill for bailing these guys out
     
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    They do deduct VAT.
     
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    does that mean US clients will not have to pay any VAT at all?
     
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    In my experience in the UK and Austria, the last time I bought any clothing, etc
    at the stores when I actually visited, the VAT was deducted at the Airport, if
    I remember correctly. I am not sure that the stores are in a position to determine
    that a foreign customer who visits the store in not also a local resident, and therefore
    subject to the VAT. Foreign orders, on the other hand, are prima facie, not subject to
    VAT.
    Again, contact H&K for their policy.
     
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    No further discounts in store or at St Botolphs sale site (where btw the sneering attitude of the staff put us off so much that we had to leave) !
    I have several HK shirts but the attitude of this guy was inexcusable
     
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    Can't comment on H&K for US mail orders.

    IME, it depends. Sometimes some stores give you a partial VAT deduction. Others give you a full deduction. You should call and ask to confirm. UK was raised to 20% last year.
     
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    I ordered from them during their sale last July. Yes they do deduct the VAT although I can't remember if it was automatic or if I had to enter a code or something. Shipping to the US was pretty steep (flat rate of 23 GBP, IIRC) so definitely order several shirts at a time. If you get 2 of the sale shirts the VAT discount basically covers the shipping.
    Fred
     
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    That's the formula, more or less.
     
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    I emailed them a couple days ago (via the contact form on their website) and they replied today with the following:

    "We will deduct the VAT before we charge your account."

    I'm not sure how it actually happens between the time you place an order online and them charging your credit card, but at least they state that it'll be deducted.

    Now I'm just trying to decide if I need to spend $170 for two shirts...
     
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    I really like the look and feel of H&K shirts, but, unfortunately, they do not carry my size (17 1/2, 37/38). I really wish they would update their standard offering to meet the needs of the vertically gifted (or challenged depending on how you look at it).
     

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