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Old January 13th, 2010, 08:06 AM
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Hi everyone,

found a website where you can buy shisha tobacco from dubai and get it shipped to the uk. all prices are in pounds ect and 250g of nahkla cost about 10pound. it does state on there that if customs stop your parcel you will be responsable for any importy duty.

does anyone know if they just pick random parcels to check contents or if they check all parcels for what they are, and if so how much would the import duty on 1kg of shisha be?

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Old January 13th, 2010, 08:11 AM
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On 1kg its 72.00 and i have heard ATM they are stopping everything that comes in from Dubai as they know a lot of tobacco is being imported.

My friend has around 50kg stopped at customs atm and he knows people with a lot more
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Old January 13th, 2010, 01:01 PM
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My supply got stopped and it was only 6kg, 12 500gram tubs. Which was all for personal use yet they said no. Yeh cause al fakher uses tobacco, usually cheap tobacco, we still must pay tax for it like its 1kg worth of ciggerettes. Do you see what i mean ?

So yeh, ever since the smoking ban they are very cautious about tobacco coming in, especially how shisha is not exempt but i dont understand its been a culture in our race for years =/ n den they just go and kill it off.

now all flavours are getting stupidly priced. 45 pound for a KG? are you fucking mad... I pay like 8 pounds for a kg. Uk is getting some terrible end of the stick in the shisha business and its all because of the law. Shisha is tobacco and tobacco gets taxed here like a bitch!
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Old January 13th, 2010, 02:14 PM
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what about from our Vendors in the USA? Parcels are less likely to get stopped from them than Dubai I'd guess
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Old January 13th, 2010, 03:51 PM
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how much are you allowed to buy before it gets taxed?
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Old February 18th, 2010, 06:48 PM
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I'm sorry to drag this up but it seems now that shops who sell them will have to add the duty of 72quid a kilo, if they want to sell them legally. The cases will have to bear warning labels and a stamp stating duty is paid.

http://www.alfakher.co.uk/

Looks like shisha cafes would have to increase costs too. Not looking good.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 06:50 PM
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if you can't solve a problem, it's because you are playing by the rules ....
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Old February 18th, 2010, 06:53 PM
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Rules or not its just going to drive sellers underground
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Old February 18th, 2010, 08:15 PM
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Yeah patelbadboy2006 is right, its very risky to buy coz your package is most likely to be stopped. When travelling from abroad your allowed 250g so it could be the same with packages that are posted
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Old February 18th, 2010, 08:37 PM
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10 pound for nahkla... isnt that like really high price?
I buy a 250gr package here in belgium (with taxes) for like 6-7 euros.

I wouldnt recommand buying from outside europe...they stopped 2/3th of all my packages that came from outside europe
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