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Import duties on jackets and USA?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by holdencain, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. holdencain

    holdencain One of the Regulars

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    I’m wondering what folks have experienced in regards to being charged import duty on leather jackets. I’m looking at ordering a custom Thedi from Theo and just want to be educated on what to expect. Thanks!
     
  2. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    I've never paid a single dime in import duties and by declaring that I surely will the next time....
     
  3. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    I'm not sure where you are, Richmond VA, or Richmond Surrey, UK. Either way here's a tip to import an item that exceeds a certain value and is therefore, susceptible to import duty. There is a risk of course, so it's down to you if you want to pay the duty or take the risk.
    Don't buy online, do it over the phone, tell your vendor that you are using the jacket, or any other item, as a sample and could they please mark the package: "SAMPLES. OF NO INTRINSIC VALUE."
    You will probably find though that the import duty is insignificant compered to the transportation cost. I paid the Village Hat Shop in San Diego $50 to ship a hat, when it arrived in the UK I was charged just £8 import duty.
     
  4. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    If you're in the states..... is the nineties era bar on charging sales tax out-of-state goods, designed originally to stimulate ecommerece, still in place? That would help a lot. Here in the UK, any imports are charged first 4.5% import tax based on the total of both item cost AND shipping, and then a further 20% of that on top again in VAT. With the pound in the toilet, it's rarely worth ordering anything from the US now.
     
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  5. holdencain

    holdencain One of the Regulars

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    I’m in the USA
     
  6. breezer

    breezer A-List Customer

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    tell your vendor that you are using the jacket, or any other item, as a sample and could they please mark the package: "SAMPLES. OF NO INTRINSIC VALUE."

    Just take into account shipping and customs costs when you are figuring out whether to pull the trigger.......deciding you want an item and then asking the seller to conspire to evade customs is a little off....and will likely be rebuffed anyway. Also you probably want the parcel insured in some way and so you will probably have to declare a value at some point.
     

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