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TAX USA

Postby choffialoopa » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:04 pm

Hey

I can find a few posts dating back to 2013-2014 that sort of hints the US import tax.

But is it correct that since Ebay is a Private Person to Private Person interface there is no hidden taxes applied to a purchase other than the listed shipping costs? For instance say UK customs add an enormous extra tax when the package hits UK? (Goes for Germany /Denmark/France etc)

The Dollar is pretty low atm so some nice potential buys can be done even including the shipping price. But I haven't ventured that way yet. only Europe.

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Re: TAX USA

Postby choffialoopa » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:16 pm

Nobody with any US eBay experience?

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Re: TAX USA

Postby Richard_H » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:59 pm

You still have to pay import tax unless the seller marks it as gift and values at less than £20. If there seller offers GSP then there is no extra charges
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Re: TAX USA

Postby tigerham » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:00 pm

choffialoopa wrote:Nobody with any US eBay experience?


I've had several experiences with US eBay sellers and simply ask before buying if they will put the value at $25 and mark it as 'gift'. If so then I buy. If not then I leave it as I refuse to let UK customs get their greedy hands on it and tax something which was taxed all those years ago. :roll:

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Re: TAX USA

Postby tigerham » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:05 pm

Richard_H wrote:You still have to pay import tax unless the seller marks it as gift and values at less than £20. If there seller offers GSP then there is no extra charges


What's GSP Richard?

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Re: TAX USA

Postby stu70 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:21 pm

tigerham wrote:
Richard_H wrote:You still have to pay import tax unless the seller marks it as gift and values at less than £20. If there seller offers GSP then there is no extra charges


What's GSP Richard?


Global Shipping Programme, it's a service Ebay offer, if the seller sends the package using this you pay all the import charges up front, how much you pay is based on the price of the item. I recently bought a figure from the states for $85.00, about £60.00, and got stung for £22.77 for import charges and the Royal Mail handling fee that was sent first class international, not with the Global Shipping Programme.

Add to that shipping of £16.00 so in total another £38.77 on top of the price of a figure that cost £60.00, so although the dollar has fallen a bit lately you still have to take into account the "real" price of the figure with all the extra charges.

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Re: TAX USA

Postby Mini99 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:43 pm

I rarely look at eBay US because of those costs.
Lets hope that a customs agreement can be sorted before the same happens when shipping from EU, after we leave Europe!

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Re: TAX USA

Postby tigerham » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:12 pm

stu70 wrote:
tigerham wrote:
Richard_H wrote:You still have to pay import tax unless the seller marks it as gift and values at less than £20. If there seller offers GSP then there is no extra charges


What's GSP Richard?


Global Shipping Programme, it's a service Ebay offer, if the seller sends the package using this you pay all the import charges up front, how much you pay is based on the price of the item. I recently bought a figure from the states for $85.00, about £60.00, and got stung for £22.77 for import charges and the Royal Mail handling fee that was sent first class international, not with the Global Shipping Programme.

Add to that shipping of £16.00 so in total another £38.77 on top of the price of a figure that cost £60.00, so although the dollar has fallen a bit lately you still have to take into account the "real" price of the figure with all the extra charges.


Ah yes, thank you Richard. I've seen those and avoided for that reason.

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Re: TAX USA

Postby tigerham » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:15 pm

Mini99 wrote:I rarely look at eBay US because of those costs.
Lets hope that a customs agreement can be sorted before the same happens when shipping from EU, after we leave Europe!


If the seller agrees to value item low and mark as 'gift' then there's nothing they can do about it. True insurance isn't covered but it's difficult to claim on figures anyway plus in my opinion I always expect them to turn up fine because if they haven't then it's not about the money for me but the fact that a piece of history is 'history' so to speak.

But then I'm a collector not an investor. :P

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Re: TAX USA

Postby punk_pat » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:25 pm

I would avoid GSP as much as I would a Palitoy C3PO from Brighton.

The UK customs are very efficient at remembering to invoice packages marked over £20. If only all public authorities were so diligent!

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Re: TAX USA

Postby Mini99 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:06 pm

punk_pat wrote:I would avoid GSP as much as I would a Palitoy C3PO from Brighton.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: TAX USA

Postby MarkG » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:29 pm

punk_pat wrote:I would avoid GSP as much as I would a Palitoy C3PO from Brighton.


Now, now, not all of us from Brighton have a Palitoy C-3PO...... how about a Trilogo one ?? :lol:
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