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Buying From Europe On Ebay

Postby merlyn » Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:35 pm

I ordered a component for my computer from Germany on Ebay. I had done a bit of research and Ebay take care of the VAT.

Using tracking I found my parcel is sitting in a depot waiting for customs charges to be paid.

On the Government website '4 slot PCI expansion' doesn't have a commodity code, however the code is likely to start with 85, the one after 84 -- Nuclear Reactors or parts thereof. :)

This should have a 2.5% customs charge. I'm being sent a letter so we'll see.

It seems that the nasty, foreign, European red-tape has been replaced with home-grown, sovereign, red-white-and-blue tape that, when it was pulled out of the cupboard, was found to be rather dusty and antiquated and may not be fit for purpose.
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Re: Buying From Europe On Ebay

Postby blinddrew » Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:37 pm

Code 85: Replacement gears and belts for mechanical adding machines.
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Re: Buying From Europe On Ebay

Postby Sam Spoons » Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:39 pm

I wonder what the code for 'flying helmets and wet celery" is? :D
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