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It used to be under £15 and there was no import duty (around US$20.50 today) with a bit of wiggle room either way. I'd usually be alright up to around $40, but as of January it's been automatic on any price (on ebay anyway)These taxes and import duties are a real ball ache eh? And seem to be getting worse.
@Inkss you need to buy a whole load of gear and have it all sent to my gaff. Then book a holiday over here and you can come and pick it up. (Lucky you’re not a 38L / 30 waist or there might not be much left for you to pick up!)
There is a USA company l buy from for my business and recently RM have delivered straight to the door . The guy in CT works out the postage and around 6 days later l get my goods whereas previously l has to go pick up the stuff and pay the fees.Bought this for £22/$30.
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Not one for Bri Nylon or any of the 'lenes and 'lons etc (doesn't stop me from buying the stuff though)
I got it because it's a bit of British manufacturing (remember that ?) history.
Marathon Knitwear of Nottingham. Closed down in 1980, so it's 40+ years old and factory-fresh.
Was also thinking of buying this from the US :
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Really like the cut of it and it's only £22. The postage is £40 though, and then £15-odd import duty makes it the best part of 80 sheets all-in. I'd have probably paid £80 straight-up if it was a UK item, but the fact that nearly 3/4 of the price is not on the actual item gives it the f**k off from me.
i recently sent a small subcultural fanzine from Boston, USA to England via usual Airmail, and it cost $26!!!!!!It used to be under £15 and there was no import duty (around US$20.50 today) with a bit of wiggle room either way. I'd usually be alright up to around $40, but as of January it's been automatic on any price (on ebay anyway)
I don't know if US tariffs have changed since Brexit as well the EU. The stuff I buy from the EU is now 20% more than it was last year.
And the irony of that is not lost on me, as Line of Duty is all about corruption within an organisation.Stopped watching the BBC around 6 yrs ago , a corrupt organisation as far as l can see , MoM.