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Import duty / Consoles US to UK

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Has anyone recently had a console shipped from the US to the UK?
I've been sent an invoice from FedEx for the import duty on my Analogue Mini Nt and it is half the cost of the console :problem:

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Looking under the HMRC classifications it looks like you pay 20% VAT which is fair enough but what is the other £94.77?!
https://www.trade-tariff.service.gov.uk ... EUR#import

Any ideas? Contacting FedEx appears to be nigh on impossible
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What the hell? Yeah, you need to call Fedex.
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This is why I hate couriers.

Fingers crossed you get it sorted.
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Could be duty from us to EU and then EU to UK :awe: imagine what it's going to be like when becot kicks in... It nearly looks like you've been charged twice but the they are slightly different :eh:
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if the console is 400 and then you add on the customs duty, then vat would be 20% of that total so i think that’s what is going on here
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I think this is the reason too. It is a bit confusing from the HMRC site but the tl;dr; seems to be we pay 45% on video game consoles from the US at the moment.
I've done an online chat with FedEx and they are going to send me a full invoice by email :mad:
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**** me, that’s brutal
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TFF Brexit.
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Wow.
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I've had exactly the same invoice from Fedex for my NT Mini :mad:

Really wish I hadn't bothered ordering it now. Nearly a year of waiting; cartridge slot looks about as 'perfected' as the UK's Covid response; and now a £200+ Customs charge (on top of a large-ish bank charge, and Analogue's already ridiculous shipping) :problem:
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Ouch. That’s ridiculous.
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Thank goodness for our "special relationship" with the US.
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How friggin much did they charge for shipping? The tax bill suggests it must have been around $80.
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I'd chuck it on ebay if i were you. 600 balls is way too much to play NES games.
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Oh wow. How poor was the timing on this.
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I'm hoping some scalpers have been burned.
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I remember reading about that tarrif tit for tat thing at some point and thinking ah " it wont affect us " how wrong was I, it was briefly mentioned on the news ,like a one liner type thing :problem: they probably had something more important to report about some celeb .
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nem wrote:
November 27th, 2020, 10:48 am
Oh wow. How poor was the timing on this.
It's pretty unbelievable. If it had actually arrived on time (or at least before October) - this extra tariff wouldn't have kicked in. If it had been delayed a bit more (at least until January) the tariff would, presumably, no longer be applicable due to brexit. Hilariously, it might have been one of about three items on Earth that could've actually benefitted from brexit :lolno: But of course, it had to arrive slap bang between those dates :roll:
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