£429.04 UK Duty on Basic + £42 on proofgrade


#1

Just paid UPS for delivery of the GF & tray as 1 package total fee was £429.04
This combines with the fee of £42.44 for the proofgrade.

Incidentally, got the golden email on the 6th March, UPS will delivery on the 19th March for those wondering. I ordered 26th Sept 2015. Hope that cheers up UK buyers :slight_smile:


#2

Hey @sqw, does it show you on your invoices for duty what duty %you paid? The amount of VAT and duty for. Basic seems to be varying an awful lot from person to person and I’m interested in why. Yours is like £100 more than someone else’s I saw on the forum yesterday :confused:


#3

Did it over the phone, not seen any paperwork yet… Will let you know on monday


#4

There is a brokerage fee of £11.25 (on the PG supplies. Might be more on the actual package). The rest is 20% of the landed value which is the cost of the item plus shipping. It will vary a little due to change in the FX rate on the day but other than that it should be reasonably predictable.


#5

Should be but UPS import VAT always seems to be more than 20%. I questioned this with them about an order recently and they said it was a disbursement fee. I asked them to explain the VAT calculation but they haven’t replied. I don’t see how they can add fees into the VAT figure because if I was still VAT registered I could claim it back. That means the government would be paying their disbursement fee, which cant be right.


#6

That’s interesting. The one thing that wasn’t listed on my invoice from UPS (on the proofgrade shipment) was how much was paid for delivery as that affects the landed value. I estimated that if the shipping amount was $68 then it was spot on.

For the Glowforge shipping the shipping is $495 (it’s listed in an email I got from Glowforge) so I should be able to work out the exact VAT. If UPS add anything when mine arrives I’ll report back.