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    • Shrimply
    • By Shrimply 3rd Jun 17, 12:41 PM
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    Amazon Global Store? 3rd Jun 17 at 12:41 PM
    Hi guys,

    I hope this is a suitable place to post this.

    I'm in that position where I've found the ideal present for someone who is very difficult to buy for only to find that it's impossible to get in the UK.

    I can get it on Amazon as part of their global store, sold by them. I just wondered if there was anything I should be aware of or any other costs that might occur, they make it sound like the total I agree to pay is the maximum I will have to but I'm already going to be paying way over the odds for the thing and don't want additional unexpected costs.

    Thanks in advance
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    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 4th Jun 17, 8:51 AM
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    • 4th Jun 17, 8:51 AM
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    • 4th Jun 17, 8:51 AM
    Probably not, in view of this:

    "All import customs duties and taxes included at the time of purchase
    When you buy products from overseas, you are responsible for paying import taxes and duties when they arrive in the UK. Amazon Global Store simplifies this process, by estimating the amount that will be due (the “Import Fees Deposit”) and adding it to the amount you pay. You authorise Amazon US’s international carriers to pay this amount to the UK authorities on your behalf.

    If Amazon’s estimate for the Import Fees Deposit is greater than what is needed, you will be automatically refunded the difference to your original payment method. You will never be asked to pay more than the estimated amount."


    Were it not for that, I'd suggest great care buying items costing more than a few pounds outside the EU. Import duties and VAT, plus the charges that go with them, can add a fair bit to the cost.
    • BB34
    • By BB34 4th Jun 17, 9:01 AM
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    • 4th Jun 17, 9:01 AM
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    • 4th Jun 17, 9:01 AM
    I've only done this recently for the first time, and the amount Amazon showed as the total on checkout was the amount I paid, no extra charges. Hth?
    • Shrimply
    • By Shrimply 5th Jun 17, 9:39 AM
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    • 5th Jun 17, 9:39 AM
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    • 5th Jun 17, 9:39 AM
    Thanks to both of you, appears like a fairly safe option then.

    Import duties and VAT, plus the charges that go with them, can add a fair bit to the cost.
    Originally posted by Doc N
    Yeah, the item is probably only really worth about £25 ( they are selling it for £35) though and the total I'm going to be paying Amazon is just over £50 so I'm hoping that's the lot. Don't want any nasty surprises and it does make me a bit nervous.
    • gll5dm
    • By gll5dm 11th Sep 17, 4:45 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 4:45 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 4:45 PM
    Can confirm the price you see is the price you pay, and you may even end up being refunded a few pounds due to Amazon overestimating the import fees. HTH
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