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Not sure but think I may have left a battery on the box by the strip tonight after rushing off to recover plane from field?



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Post by Stubbsy on Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:56 pm

Okay - put in an order from HK which was posted on the tenth and according to the delivery status arrived in the uk, was processed yesterday and is now pending Customs inspection.
I did the standard "declare 30% value" thing on the website (not ordered from HK before) and just wondered if anyone knows is this a standard thing to see on the tracking status? or does it mean my parcel has been singled out for closer inspection for looking dodgy?
Dont think the parcel will be too big, just a couple of servos, a couple of small hand tools and a heli starter shaft! - contents with postage cost about $118 but only declared about a third of that - Wonder if I did the right thing - my little bottom is starting to twitch a bit now!
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Post by Rich on Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:00 pm

It's a standard thing if Parcel force are delivering, they will charge you a handling fee +VAT, I would expect to pay in the region of £25 if Parcelforce get their hands on it, for future you need to select EMS as this is usually delivered by Royal Mail & tend to just deliver it, without charge.

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Post by Stubbsy on Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:11 pm

Cheers for the come back Rich - that will be my pocket money blown for this week then!
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Post by XXXXX on Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:54 pm

Your only allowed goods to the value of £18 ($29 approx) and strickly speaking this should include the cost of shipping(not often considered). So, dont go over a declared value of $28 unless it is a large and obviously more expensive parcel. Then you have to decide how much to declare and if its worth it to pay up.
Just had a small delivery from HK of $50'ish, declared $28'ish inc shipping. It came by airmail and took 10 days from placing order to delivery. HK is generally OK but the USA - avoid unless you really need/want the item, you stand a good chance of getting caught.

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Post by Mr Moff on Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:01 am

Rich wrote:It's a standard thing if Parcel force are delivering, they will charge you a handling fee +VAT, I would expect to pay in the region of £25 if Parcelforce get their hands on it, for future you need to select EMS as this is usually delivered by Royal Mail & tend to just deliver it, without charge.

What he said.

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Post by Stubbsy on Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:32 pm

Just checked my customs invoice - I declared $24.83 in goods, but there was $10.65 shipping to add on. According to the tracking service, the parcel is still "awaiting customs inspection!" so I suppose I will just have to wait and see what happens!
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:56 pm

they will be round this Friday Evil or Very Mad

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Post by Mike S on Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:55 pm

I had some stuff delivered last week from Hong Kong, it took around 3 weeks in all and those nice men at the customs opened it but I wasn't charged anything. It's just the luck of the draw. I've had around 50 parcels now from Hong Kong and only charged once - £18 for an engine. Very Happy
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Post by Stubbsy on Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:13 pm

Status has now changed to "in transit" - I might have got lucky this time! Very Happy


Dont want to count my chickens though - I suppose "in transit" could also mean "in transit" to a parcelforce depot awaiting payment and collecting!
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:26 pm

I've had about 10 small parcels from HK all sent via Royal Mail.HK in their Customs Declaration always stated about a third of price paid Never had to pay extra.Dont worry Ben though I would ask for Walton and not Strangeways

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Post by Mike S on Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:03 pm

It could mean that it's sitting in the back of a Ford Transit somewhere!!! Razz
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Post by Rich on Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:40 pm

I'll have to go one better I've had 100's of large parcels from HK & never been charged, did I tell you I'm getting a good looking UAV

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Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:49 pm

gay!

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Post by Rich on Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:05 pm

So what

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Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:54 pm

lol

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Post by Stubbsy on Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:40 am

I know you have all been desperately worried about me and my impending customs charges - but fear not! Parcel arrived Friday safe and sound!
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Post by Andy Sayle on Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:30 am

I'm worried for you now, whatis the penalty for tax evasion these days? Smile

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Post by Stubbsy on Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:01 am

Andy Sayle wrote:I'm worried for you now, whatis the penalty for tax evasion these days? Smile

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Post by Mr Moff on Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:19 am

Inside what?A brothel?
I'll meet you there.

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