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TLB Mallorca - Made in Spain Footwear

thehkshoeshiner

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Does anyone have any information on when the factory will be able to install metal toe taps as part of the customisation option? I'm itching to place a couple of orders but would rather wait until this has been rolled out and is available to select.
I asked Toni as well but seems like not anytime soon. I just purchase the shoes and have toe plates done in other shop.
 

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I asked Toni as well but seems like not anytime soon. I just purchase the shoes and have toe plates done in other shop.
When did you speak to Toni?

I asked him too about 2 weeks ago and he said the metal toe taps are supposed to be introduced shortly - 2/3 weeks, after they arrange it with their supplier and add the functionality to the website. 2-3 weeks might be optimistic indeed but I guess we will have it by the spring.
 

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When did you speak to Toni?

I asked him too about 2 weeks ago and he said the metal toe taps are supposed to be introduced shortly - 2/3 weeks, after they arrange it with their supplier and add the functionality to the website. 2-3 weeks might be optimistic indeed but I guess we will have it by the spring.
Nice! I asked him in 2020 so I guess your information is most updated.
 

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Are there any plans to introduce Artista tassel loafers?
Already introduced, two versions :) One with strap along the opening on the Goya last, one with inverted stitching along the opening on Dali last. Various versions are available at several retailers, and will be up on the TLB site as well, just think they haven't had time to shoot them yet.

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Has anyone from the UK ordered TLB shoes post-Brexit? From what I understand there are no import duties, however not sure how things stand when it comes to paying VAT and if there are any customs checks at all given they are shipped via UPS.
I’d be interested to know as well - are TLB taking the Spanish VAT off at source so that we can pay UK VAT on import, or are they including UK VAT at source?
 

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I’d be interested to know as well - are TLB taking the Spanish VAT off at source so that we can pay UK VAT on import, or are they including UK VAT at source?
Also curious to hear peoples experience ordering from TLB post Brexit.

My understanding of the new VAT rules is that for items priced below £135 UK VAT should be levied at point of sale, which obviously requires the seller to be registered with HMRC which not everyone will be willing to do, particularly smaller retailers.

TLB shoes are priced above that threshold however so VAT is levied at the point it enters the UK by customs, so I'd expect when buying from TLB that spanish VAT is not charged as the goods are bound for the UK.

Where it gets complicated is when you've paid VAT to UK customs (+ parcelforce handling surcharge) and then need to return the shoe for an exchange... what paperwork do you need and who do you get it from?

#brexitbenefits
 

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Also curious to hear peoples experience ordering from TLB post Brexit.

My understanding of the new VAT rules is that for items priced below £135 UK VAT should be levied at point of sale, which obviously requires the seller to be registered with HMRC which not everyone will be willing to do, particularly smaller retailers.

TLB shoes are priced above that threshold however so VAT is levied at the point it enters the UK by customs, so I'd expect when buying from TLB that spanish VAT is not charged as the goods are bound for the UK.

Where it gets complicated is when you've paid VAT to UK customs (+ parcelforce handling surcharge) and then need to return the shoe for an exchange... what paperwork do you need and who do you get it from?

#brexitbenefits
Usually a return (export) is handled by same company as import. So if the return is made by the same company they can refer to original shipment and file for return & replace, then same thing for new shipment. Its not adviced to for example get a shipment with ups/dhl, use national post for return and then ups/dhl for new shipment. That makes it hard for involved shipping companies to know previous handling. This is not something new and hard, about the same thing as switzerland, norway etc.
 

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Usually a return (export) is handled by same company as import. So if the return is made by the same company they can refer to original shipment and file for return & replace, then same thing for new shipment. Its not adviced to for example get a shipment with ups/dhl, use national post for return and then ups/dhl for new shipment. That makes it hard for involved shipping companies to know previous handling. This is not something new and hard, about the same thing as switzerland, norway etc.
I think this only works when the seller handles the VAT for you in advance so the buyer doesn't have to pay VAT upon delivery.

I ordered some boots last year from Cavour when they didn't handle the VAT themselves yet and had to pay VAT (+ handling) upon receipt. I returned some of the boots and had to contact customs myself to get the paid VAT back (which I didn't do because it was such a hassle).
 

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I’d be interested to know as well - are TLB taking the Spanish VAT off at source so that we can pay UK VAT on import, or are they including UK VAT at source?
It looks to me that the price on TLB's website is shown without any VAT which is then charged at the point of entry in the UK, as Boggies said. From what I understand, it is for UPS to notify you of the outstanding charges (VAT + customs duty + any handling charges, which you pay online) at which point they can release the shipment to you.

I'll try out the process as soon as TLB introduces the metal toe taps option in the customisation tool.
 

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It looks to me that the price on TLB's website is shown without any VAT which is then charged at the point of entry in the UK, as Boggies said. From what I understand, it is for UPS to notify you of the outstanding charges (VAT + customs duty + any handling charges, which you pay online) at which point they can release the shipment to you.

I'll try out the process as soon as TLB introduces the metal toe taps option in the customisation tool.
Any update on when metal toe taps will be available on the tlb website?
 

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I think this only works when the seller handles the VAT for you in advance so the buyer doesn't have to pay VAT upon delivery.

I ordered some boots last year from Cavour when they didn't handle the VAT themselves yet and had to pay VAT (+ handling) upon receipt. I returned some of the boots and had to contact customs myself to get the paid VAT back (which I didn't do because it was such a hassle).
Yes. Thats the way for return, sorry i though we discussed exchange.
 

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