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

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Redvee wrote: 14 Sep 2021, 1:30am
Sweep wrote: 13 Sep 2021, 12:32pm Can you clarify - any customs, extra VAT or VAT handling charges payable by you after the order made?
All I paid was the item cost plus £10 P&P.
Thanks.

Please keep the personal experiences coming.

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The UK isn't on the list of destinations for Taylor Wheels:
https://www.taylor-wheels.com/versand-u ... edingungen

Does anyone know any more?

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Das Zweirad has the best remaining stock of SRAM IGH parts. They won't ship here any more. They used to, and I've had Spectro T3 and Duomatic spares from them over the years.
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Redvee wrote: 14 Sep 2021, 1:30am
Sweep wrote: 13 Sep 2021, 12:32pm Can you clarify - any customs, extra VAT or VAT handling charges payable by you after the order made?
All I paid was the item cost plus £10 P&P.
thank you redvee.
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Jdsk wrote: 14 Sep 2021, 2:27pm The UK isn't on the list of destinations for Taylor Wheels:
https://www.taylor-wheels.com/versand-u ... edingungen

Does anyone know any more?

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Jonathan
sadly no but doesn't look good does it?
thanks for highlighting - I have a pair of wheels of from them - very happy with them.
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Jdsk wrote: 14 Sep 2021, 10:39am
Redvee wrote: 14 Sep 2021, 1:30am
Sweep wrote: 13 Sep 2021, 12:32pm Can you clarify - any customs, extra VAT or VAT handling charges payable by you after the order made?
All I paid was the item cost plus £10 P&P.
Thanks.

Please keep the personal experiences coming.

Jonathan
Yet again, it isn't a question of personal experience, what other process, other than the retailer handling the VAT, do you, or anyone else, think there could be for a purchase under £135?
I asked this question yesterday
Have you seen a single example of a retailer who hasn't followed the regulations?
Anyone?
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The Bikester FAQs were updated in the middle of August:
https://www.bikester.co.uk/brexit-faqs.html

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Asking for personal experiences is very valid. Sweep isn't asking what the regulations are, but how they have been applied by a particular seller. Of course a lot also depends on the particular customs officer (if any) handling it. There have been instances of sellers charging VAT for both countries or for neither, of duties being charged where they shouldn't and (more commonly so far) of no checks whatsoever.
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Mantel themselves as quoted above refer to a certain lack of clarity.

Good that they have sorted it, removed uncertainty for the buyer.
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Bmblbzzz wrote: 15 Sep 2021, 10:20am Asking for personal experiences is very valid. Sweep isn't asking what the regulations are, but how they have been applied by a particular seller.
So I'll ask for the third time
Have you seen a single example of a retailer who hasn't followed the regulations?
Purchases under £135 from the EU can only be handled one way, they won't arrive otherwise. Asking if there's been any additional VAT or custom charges only has one answer. There is no process for any other charges to be applied.
Over £135 is a whole extra level of complexity, which can lead to consumer confusion, it's no wonder that many retailers just won't go there.
I suspect any examples you've seen or heard about have been the latter catogory.
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Some retailers will only ship orders > £135 so that it's your problem, not theirs.
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PH wrote: 15 Sep 2021, 11:17am Purchases under £135 from the EU can only be handled one way, they won't arrive otherwise. Asking if there's been any additional VAT or custom charges only has one answer. There is no process for any other charges to be applied.
Not in practice. Neither the PO nor HMRC have the resources to check every single parcel.
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Bmblbzzz wrote: 15 Sep 2021, 6:40pm
PH wrote: 15 Sep 2021, 11:17am Purchases under £135 from the EU can only be handled one way, they won't arrive otherwise. Asking if there's been any additional VAT or custom charges only has one answer. There is no process for any other charges to be applied.
Not in practice. Neither the PO nor HMRC have the resources to check every single parcel.
I don't know what that's an answer to?
Here's the original question
Sweep wrote: 13 Sep 2021, 12:32pm [Can you clarify - any customs, extra VAT or VAT handling charges payable by you after the order made?
Have you a scenario where the answer to that would be anything other than no?
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Bmblbzzz wrote: 15 Sep 2021, 10:20am Asking for personal experiences is very valid. Sweep isn't asking what the regulations are, but how they have been applied by a particular seller. Of course a lot also depends on the particular customs officer (if any) handling it. There have been instances of sellers charging VAT for both countries or for neither, of duties being charged where they shouldn't and (more commonly so far) of no checks whatsoever.
I think that it's helpful to know what's happening in individual cases.

AIUI there are several changes that haven't yet been implemented, such as the documentation for imported goods, and the introduction of UK-specific product marking. So the value of sharing experiences will continue for some time.

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deleted post - accidentally double posted
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