Paul-itoy wrote:It's got to be worth trying top get the seller to mark the box in a manner that states the contents are 'vintage' or a similar term, a bit like AFA do when only offering a service. At least if you are charged it might be right first time rather than chasing it up for a refund.
'Old collectible toy' HMRC code 9705000090 5% VAT applicable only.
I wonder if anyone here has done this? Getting the seller to mark the above code somewhere or at least put that description on the customs forms?
I wondered if you were to be so specific it might cause them to be more nosey and perhaps open the box up? (not that they could prove you didn't pay say $100 for $500 worth of toys surely)
I may be encountering this in the future so wanted to know if anyone had successfully done what Paul suggested above, I would rather them charge the correct amount in the first place (5% seems ok to me!) than go through a claims procedure because they don't know how to do their jobs properly!