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Julie (Brooksey) Hardy says...Rosemary wasn't lucky to avoid extra charges on her chair and cushions - they weren't payable because the value was under £15.00.
Rosemary says...So is it cheaper with the eBay Global Shipping Program?
Freda Knight says...Ah - thank you, Julie - I've destroyed the box, but it had something about 'customs payment' for EU countries - which was an extra (unexpected) £13.70 - it's probably something to do with the fact I will have paid (already) for the US post from California to London and this extra charge appears to have been levied as it entered the British postal system. Everything is a learning curve, but I'm just glad she arrived safely.
Jan says...Hi again, was going to say that there are so many lovely items that I've missed out on because afraid of the extra charges from USA, you was very lucky to avoid the extra charges for the chair and cushions Rosémary, seems both myself and o/half have always had to pay and quite high amounts.
Rosemary says...It is a bind, those charges, Handling fee, VAT, Customs.......it pushes up what seems a bargain. My only bargain from USA was a lovely fern back chair and cushions at £13.50 and no more to pay but since then......fingers burnt badly. Thanks for view of back - there are two versions - what I call "the chic" and the ordinary. I'll post pictures of what I mean. Sonia is "ordinary" but a very nice example of Grecon girlhood.
Julie (Brooksey) Hardy says...You've not paid import duty, Freda - that isn't payable on toys unless the value exceeds £135.00. You've paid VAT plus a collection and handling charge.
Occasionally, items sneak through, unnoticed. Rupert must have been lucky - unless you paid less than £15 for him. VAT is only levied above that value.
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