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Old Dec 5, 2006, 12:58 AM   #1
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Hi,

HarjTT I remember you mentioned having bought the
14-54 ZD from Cameta Camera NY and having it shipped
over to the UK.

Well I had ordered the 14-54 Zuiko from them and the
status on ParcelForce page shows:
-AWAITING CUSTOMS CHARGES
-RELEASED WITH CUSTOM CHARGES

Did you also pay any Custom charges and Import VAT ? If yes then
how much were those ?

I tried looking up the HM Revenue and Customs website
but they haven't mentioned any specifics for Non-Gift items.
All the information printed there seems to be for items sent
as Gifts.

Do lemme know in case you still remember.

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Old Dec 5, 2006, 9:12 PM   #2
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Hi Gaggu

Sorry about the delay - I did get hit by the VAT by "Parcel force" and I ended up paying it as well but it still ended up being cheaper than buying the lens from the UK. From memory it was about £40-60 and some of that cost was made up by a Parcel Force delivery charge. I'll check tomorrow and let you know exactly how much I paid.

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Old Dec 6, 2006, 2:25 AM   #3
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Hi HarjTT,

Thanks a lot for taking the trouble )

Well ... an additional £40-60 still doesn't
make it close to £449 we'd have to pay in
UK for that lense


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