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repeater price + taxes in europe
At 12:19 p.m. 31/08/01 +0100, you wrote:
>I have discussed this issue of unreasonable price difference between USA
>the UK with several dealers on numberless occasions. It applies to any
>imported item, no matter of what kind. The general claim is that most of
>difference is due to custom/import taxes, nothing to do with the dealers
>themselves making more profit. Another small portion is due to higher
>overall business costs for UK traders (higher income tax, higher rents
>and the actual cost of shipment.
governments sucks us continuously,
that's they task above all ...
>I don't know if there is a solution. So far the only way around it I could
>find is to get someone to buy things for me abroad, then send them to me
>marked as "personal present" - Even so the Customs have occasionally
>the parcel and questioned the "present", once charging me the import tax,
>the value added tax plus a handling fee..., thus doubling the actual cost
i think this is the solution, since you have
a way of claiming those taxes added if you
can demostrate that it really was a present.
at least here in spain.
i did it for a preamp i bought from an australian friend
and it lasted a call to the customs (that prior retained the
(... "what's this thing for ?" .. ehermmm ...)
to solve the matter
maybe this can vary depending on the *present* value.
any lawyer here to clarify all this ?