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04-07-10, 08:31 PM #1
ihatebono Senior Member ****
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Hi all i recently bought 2 pairs of superstars from the US footlocker website and when they were delivered i had to pay £30 in taxes and fees nothing to do with delivery charges dose anyonr know anyway around this the government already gets enough of my money dont want them profitin off of my trainers aswell

04-07-10, 08:41 PM #2
flyingcod Shell-toed Lover *****
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You could get the kicks delivered to some of the US members on here then they could send them along and mark them as a gift.

I need to do this also as Shoebacca shipping costs to UK mount up. Sad

fc

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05-07-10, 09:03 AM #3
steve-o SSDB PhotoHoe *****
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^indeed
international checkout starts getting pretty steep!

05-07-10, 09:21 AM #4
mr.pure Cold Blooded Murderator. *******
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For the last time, the gift thing is a myth.
When items are sent, they are given a value on the packaging, when they get to customs, if the value, including shipping, is more than £18 they CAN but might not have VAT and Duty added.
If they do, it works out to 22%.
Fedex, UPS and DHL charge around a tenner for doing their job, the useless cunts !



05-07-10, 09:41 AM #5
nikosg "Asics Ass boy" *****
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move to australia mate. pay more for shipping, but no charges under items under 1000$

05-07-10, 01:49 PM #6
flyingcod Shell-toed Lover *****
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That may be so, but it feels better thinking we're getting something slightly cheaper, even though we're not.

A bit like "free" banking. Very Happy Confused

fc

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05-07-10, 07:04 PM #7
ihatebono Senior Member ****
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Then its settled i will move to australia customs arent that strict in oz are they I could get in maybe get a free council house and benifits to live on couldnt i. That is how all countrys work right.

11-08-10, 07:58 PM #8
einzigartig adidas SSDB Member *****
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(04-07-10, 08:41 PM)flyingcod Wrote:  You could get the kicks delivered to some of the US members on here then they could send them along and mark them as a gift.

I need to do this also as Shoebacca shipping costs to UK mount up. Sad

fc

I'm about to put in an order with Shoebacca I think. I'm over here in Germany and I may be looking at something like 5 or 6 pairs. Should I really have them sent to someone in the US first, then have them ship 'em my way? German customs are pretty weird, it seems like I can just walk in and say it's a gift and they mostly don't think twice about it and end up letting me take the package tax-free. I got people in the US I can ship to so it's no problem. What do you think FC?

Also, regarding payment... since Shoebacca has prices in USD, if I do have them sent to the US can I still pay with my euro-based PayPal account? I know I should just figure it out myself but I thought maybe you've had experience. Same question for international check-out...

Thanks for any help, tips, guidance, or shameful dunce-capping of my ass! Laughing

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11-08-10, 10:38 PM #9
flyingcod Shell-toed Lover *****
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I'd say go for it mate and good luck and let us know how you get on, 5 - 6 pairs that'll cost whatever happens.

You won last week's euromillions then? Razz

I think you can pay in any currency on paypal?

Edit: Ahh fuck it, I've just ordered the FTC skates, I know I'd have only kicked myself when they went out of stock.

Just the darksidestars now and I think that best be it for now, unless I sweeten Mrs FC up with a few pairs of her own. Very Happy

fc

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12-08-10, 10:28 AM #10
einzigartig adidas SSDB Member *****
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Word FC. Thanks for the thoughts. I think I've narrowed it down to 3 pairs... what can I say, I got some extra euros at the moment. If I'd won last week's euro millions do you think I'd be caring much about shipping prices or tax/customs fees? :p

I'm not feelin' those FTC's at all my friend. But to each his own I guess...

Where are you seeing the darksidestars available? I'd be really diggin' a pair of those ones for myself in a UK 10.

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12-08-10, 01:38 PM #11
Big J Always minds the cairds... *****
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(05-07-10, 07:04 PM)ihatebono Wrote:  Then its settled i will move to australia customs arent that strict in oz are they I could get in maybe get a free council house and benifits to live on couldnt i. That is how all countrys work right.

No. Just in Paisley.

It was fuckin' obvious that that cunt was gonnae fuck some cunt.

12-08-10, 08:57 PM #12
ihatebono Senior Member ****
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J you’re forgetting the free smack.

13-08-10, 05:35 PM #13
Battosai Supe Slayer *****
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If you can contact the person or company in the US who are sending you the item, get them to mark the value down to less than $20, as pure said, I also ask them to mark the item as gift.

Never once had a charge when said person/company comply.

The bigger companies will refuse to do this for you, however. You'll get no luck with someone like Footlocker, I don't think.

13-08-10, 05:42 PM #14
einzigartig adidas SSDB Member *****
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Battosai, I've done this a bunch. Works like a charm. Only downside is if the package actually goes missing and you had pairs of shoes each marked at $20 when they were say $100. But if the package goes missing then there's also the bigger problem of where to source the shoes again (in the case that they were rare)!

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13-08-10, 05:46 PM #15
Battosai Supe Slayer *****
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That's the risk you take, I guess.

I've been lucky with that. Got my Upper Playgrounds and Warhols sent in a box marked $20.






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