Inquiry about purchases from UK to USA

Ft.S

Semi-Pro
All forms.would.be completed.buy seller and really done by shipping company, DHL is really good in this regard.

You won't have customs fees for goods up to $800 to my best knowlege; I never had to pay, my largest orders from UK were just under that amount.
 
All forms.would.be completed.buy seller and really done by shipping company, DHL is really good in this regard.

You won't have customs fees for goods up to $800 to my best knowlege; I never had to pay, my largest orders from UK were just under that amount.
Thanks for share this information. Really appreciate that :)
 

Herb

Semi-Pro
I bought my Baiardo from the UK. Had to pay around $200 die import tax to get it released. But, shipping and tax combined was still $1500 cheaper than here in US. I buy string from UK and Germany all the time no problems.
 
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Herb

Semi-Pro
A little follow up. Depending on the shipping company used and value. Royal post has always come straight to my house no problems, fedex sometimes gets held up needing information. And if their is an import tax they will pay it send you a bill and add a premium to it. DHL will send you a link to pay the tax without a premium. Personally I like DHL better as they get you through the process quicker.
 

eagle

Hall of Fame
I have purchased a number of items from them. Nothing like a stringing machine but never had a problem. Topnotch service. Delivery through Royal post.
 
A little follow up. Depending on the shipping company used and value. Royal post has always come straight to my house no problems, fedex sometimes gets held up needing information. And if their is an import tax they will pay it send you a bill and add a premium to it. DHL will send you a link to pay the tax without a premium. Personally I like DHL better as they get you through the process quicker.
thanks for the information
 

Dags

Hall of Fame
Just as a note: it will be sent via a courier. Royal Mail don't handle packages of that size.
 

loosegroove

Hall of Fame
Often couriers will charge a brokerage fee for shipments that cross borders. UPS and Fedex do, not sure about DHL, but I assume they do as well.
 

Herb

Semi-Pro
Another note. You will be charged an exchange fee. This will be from your credit card processing company(visa, master card, etc) as a separate charge. Visa it is 1% so $4.30 in your case.
Never been charged a brokerage fee.
 

Chotobaka

Hall of Fame
Another note. You will be charged an exchange fee. This will be from your credit card processing company(visa, master card, etc) as a separate charge. Visa it is 1% so $4.30 in your case.
Never been charged a brokerage fee.
Very good and often unconsidered point, but international charges with Visa cards can far exceed 1%. It is actually dependent on the individual card issuer's policy. I have a credit card that has no foreign transaction fees which I use whenever spending overseas. Yet another Visa card carries a 4%-5% charge, which could be a nasty surprise if one is unaware.
 
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