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by Bmblbzzz
23 Jan 2021, 12:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Parts from the UK
Replies: 36
Views: 1084

Re: Parts from the UK

My crystal ball is no better than yours, at a guess I'd expect buying from Germany to save a fiver will be a thing of the past, but where it's previously been possible to save £10's or £100's it'll still be worth it, though not as much as previously. You might also ask why in a free market it's bee...
by Bmblbzzz
22 Jan 2021, 4:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 292
Views: 9902

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

Online market places, such as Ebay and Aliexpress, collect the VAT on behalf of the seller and forward to HMRC. Whether the price you see should include UK VAT or not, I'm not quite sure. For certain it shouldn't include HK VAT!
by Bmblbzzz
21 Jan 2021, 8:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 292
Views: 9902

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

I thought it was the other way round? If the value is under £135, the purchaser is responsible for paying VAT (usually via the delivery service). If it's over, it is paid by the vendor and relaid by them to HMRC. No, the VAT on consignments under £135 should be collected by the retailer, over £135 ...
by Bmblbzzz
21 Jan 2021, 3:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 292
Views: 9902

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

I also consider that there will be a few outfits endeavouring to get on the band wagon. I have just received some goods from Germany, the value of which fell well under the threshold that required me to pay import duty/VAT (The VAT was paid in Germany) due to an anomaly on behalf of the vendor. The...
by Bmblbzzz
20 Jan 2021, 12:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Levelling up?
Replies: 38
Views: 2133

Re: Levelling up?

There is absolutely no justification for doing things differently to the Dutch. If it works in one country it can work everywhere, the debate of terrain is null and void. I don't want to hear anymore excuses from those who in a position of power who can make things happen; I just want them to crack...
by Bmblbzzz
19 Jan 2021, 12:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Levelling up?
Replies: 38
Views: 2133

Re: Levelling up?

Well done to Prestavalve Land for widening the pavements.

Shame about the stop cocks.
by Bmblbzzz
17 Jan 2021, 4:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sheffield Stand - Is It Easy To Cut Through?
Replies: 24
Views: 1040

Re: Sheffield Stand - Is It Easy To Cut Through?

A quick Google shows they cost between £30 and £100 - so the cheap ones are probably very flimsy. I read where some crim had cut one and of such a stand and then used similarly coloured gaffer tape to hide the cut. He waited for a victime and hey presto! Or even pipe lagging making it look like som...
by Bmblbzzz
17 Jan 2021, 3:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring or gravel frame?
Replies: 84
Views: 3736

Re: Touring or gravel frame?

:D
by Bmblbzzz
16 Jan 2021, 2:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 292
Views: 9902

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

That's a clear explanation. So rules of origin tariffs were comimg anyway, regardless of Brexit. The German recumbent firms Hase and HP Velotechnic will be clobbered by this because less than 55% of their bikes are made in Germany. Agree: tariffs were coming from the EU anyway. I'm lost: please can...
by Bmblbzzz
16 Jan 2021, 1:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 292
Views: 9902

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

From the Bicycle Association document: Finally on standards, the BA funds expert UK participation in standards development at BSI (the UK standards body), CEN (the European organisation) and ISO (where world standards are developed). Following Brexit, activities with BSI and ISO are unaffected, and ...
by Bmblbzzz
15 Jan 2021, 8:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dangerous front lights
Replies: 70
Views: 2912

Re: Dangerous front lights

That does depend rather on the configuration of the bars, fork crown, stem, any front luggage, etc.
by Bmblbzzz
15 Jan 2021, 2:33pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gas stove or petrol?
Replies: 126
Views: 5884

Re: Gas stove or petrol?

by Bmblbzzz
15 Jan 2021, 1:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Towns and Villages in Wiltshire
Replies: 44
Views: 2036

Re: Towns and Villages in Wiltshire

It's a long term project.
by Bmblbzzz
14 Jan 2021, 5:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Largest rear panniers made?
Replies: 32
Views: 1155

Re: Largest rear panniers made?

It's a neat saying. I'd say not so much you take more or less but make more appropriate choices in what you take.