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Old January 5th, 2009, 03:45 PM
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Default UK Custom Charges Duty

Hi i placed a order with saharasmoke company just before christmas when they had the specials going on, and it has finally arrived in the UK,(NOT to me, but the deport)

I ordered 9 boxes or coconara's, 1 vortex and a 500gram AZ tobacco, and while tracking online i noticed it said custom charges incurred , im a bit scared now as i remember a few months back DMC payed like 300 bucks customs.

My question is anyone in the UK that has incurred custom charged how much was it and what did you order, and how much am i likely to get charged?
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Old January 5th, 2009, 03:52 PM
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wouldn't duties only be on the shisha?
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Old January 5th, 2009, 03:56 PM
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wouldn't duties only be on the shisha?
I do hope so, if its only on the shisha i dont mind, but its on the coals as well im f*"ked, cos that would be a hell of a lot of charges, im not fussed in paying about 50/$80 but anything more and it ridiculous as postage and the items only cost me $130
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Old January 5th, 2009, 04:04 PM
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I ordered some tobacco, single coil burner and a Razanm hose in the first week of December and wasn't charged anything. Maybe DMC ordered lots of tobbaco, which may have been over a certain threshold.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 04:16 PM
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I ordered some tobacco, single coil burner and a Razanm hose in the first week of December and wasn't charged anything. Maybe DMC ordered lots of tobbaco, which may have been over a certain threshold.
Its all on luck, i've ordered liturally 6-8 kilos with no probelms, first time i order a whole load of coals at once and i get charged,
Hopefully it aint that high
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Old January 5th, 2009, 07:29 PM
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Dang that's crazy. I would hate it if the USA ever did that. I ordered from smoking-hookah.com and they shipped my hookah, coals, and shisha from Israel. No extra taxes for me.

Just curious, but when you do find out the taxes please do post back here. Hopefully it's not much.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 04:16 AM
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Default Re: UK Custom Charges Duty

Just found out and taxes + Delivery company charge to get it out of customs was 30.51/$45 thats not bad at all

I thought it would be they a lot longer
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Old January 6th, 2009, 05:21 AM
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Just found out and taxes + Delivery company charge to get it out of customs was 30.51/$45 thats not bad at all

I thought it would be they a lot longer
What exactly did you order?
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Old January 6th, 2009, 07:26 AM
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in Denmark its 25% of the total price and like 15 cents per 1 gram of shisha and i think my 250 g of AF mint and 100 g of Starbuzz blue mist and citrus mist got caught in customs so i need to pay about 100$
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i had 9 boxes of cc coal, a vortex and 500gram ayam zaman strawberry
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Old January 6th, 2009, 04:11 PM
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I have been told that this is because of the EU and their policies. I have shipped many things to people in both Cyprus and the UK and everything that was shipped from the US to anywhere in the EU had terrible customs and VAT added. If you think the tobacco tax is high, you should see what they do for electronics like laptop computers. They want you to do your buying within the EU so they charge high amounts for things coming from outside the EU and especially high when coming from the US.
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I have been told that this is because of the EU and their policies. I have shipped many things to people in both Cyprus and the UK and everything that was shipped from the US to anywhere in the EU had terrible customs and VAT added. If you think the tobacco tax is high, you should see what they do for electronics like laptop computers. They want you to do your buying within the EU so they charge high amounts for things coming from outside the EU and especially high when coming from the US.
Yep totally out of order on us in the U.K, you people dont know how good you got it in the U.S with great products from great vendors and a massive selection
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