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Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

weriker

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What I really fear is how this might affect items beeing shipped back for alterations. For e.g. a jacket going back a couple of times you might end up paying 25% multiple times?
If Luxire declares the item correctly, you would only have to pay the value of the alteration itself (because they mark it as a return item from alteration and declare the value of the alteration). In the best case, this value should be below the threshold for customs. So there should also be no processing fee by DHL.

For me, this processing fee by DHL is the biggest annoyance. They charge around USD 20 for a process that's mostly automated and presumably doesn't really generate much expenditure on their part.
 

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I’ve previously received something like 40 packages from Luxire and paid $7.3 to DHL no matter the value of the package. That's 9% for a $80 order or 0.8% for a $900 order.

Yesterdays DHL package cost me $51.5 for a $150 pair of pants. $14.2 payment deferment risk + $37.2 import tax. That's 34% on top of the original order value.

If Luxire starts charging the import tax up front I suppose we can get rid of the payment deferment risk fee. This would still mean a price increase from the previous 0.8-9% to a fixed 25%.

What I really fear is how this might affect items beeing shipped back for alterations. For e.g. a jacket going back a couple of times you might end up paying 25% multiple times?
For alterations, we will document them accordingly. Double taxation will not make sense.

We are glad to pay the taxes in advance. We will be working with DHL to explore options.

If anyone has an thoughts about how it works, please PM us.
 

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Does apply to most of our markets. We have thus made the change for all our orders.
 

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I think I'd be interested in the suggested option to prepay associated taxes rather than get stung by the DHL handling fee.

For the UK I'd be looking at +20% for VAT, plus customs duty (2.5%) for orders over £135. For smaller orders a £17 handling fee for DHL would really bump up the costs.
 

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Has anyone commissioned a raglan overcoat (balmacaan) from Lux? Alternatively @luxire do you have any photos of one that you have made?
 

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Price increase for Norwegians if this new system comes into play:

For example a shirt:
100 eur+ 25% VAT+ 10,7% duties + DHL processing fee of 17.5 eur = 53% price increase.
Still, Luxire will be cheaper or on level with local and online competitors. The VAT advantage never was fair or really legally sound.

For alterations, we will document them accordingly. Double taxation will not make sense.

We are glad to pay the taxes in advance. We will be working with DHL to explore options.

If anyone has an thoughts about how it works, please PM us.
Herring shoes use DHL and offer VAT in advance with a 5 gbp fee.

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How will this affect us who have pre-ordered but not yet finalized details? This reminded me I actually have a few black friday deals from last year awaiting confirmation of details :blush:
 

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The change is done.
Is this the flat 30%? Because for Switzerland, that would indeed mean it's way too high. It's only 7.7% VAT, no duty or anything. To the best of my knowledge, most of the carriers allow you to properly tax per jurisdiction. Is this not available from DHL, would be surprised to be honest?


In any case, I am flabbergasted at the amount of people being annoyed that tax & duty evasion no longer works and blaming it on Luxire. Are people for real?
 

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