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Buying From Europe On Ebay

PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:35 pm
by merlyn
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.

Re: Buying From Europe On Ebay

PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:37 pm
by blinddrew
Code 85: Replacement gears and belts for mechanical adding machines.
;)

Re: Buying From Europe On Ebay

PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:39 pm
by Sam Spoons
I wonder what the code for 'flying helmets and wet celery" is? :D