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Hey guys, does anyone have any experince in shipping a board from the US to the UK?

There are several online stores that offer shipping at very reasonable rates. For example daddiesboardshop will ship via USPS priority international for 56$ or DHL express worldwide for 69$.

Tactics offer shipping for 72$ via UPS worldwide expedited.

When I try and get a quote though I am getting numbers more like 300$.

Does anyone have any advice or websites that they can recommend?

Thanks.
 

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I seem to remember reading on the Tactics website that the item may be subjected to customs, tariffs, VAT, sales tax, or general brokerage fees, which they aren't responsible for. I.e you will have to pay taxes on it when it comes through, and these costs are your responsibility. I decided it would be easier to simply buy one from England. I bought from ss20.com but theboardbasement.com had some decent stuff too. If you look around, you can find some decent deals.

There's also a website called idealo.co.uk which you can search for an item, and it'll find all the offers for them. Decent website.
 

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I am prepared to take the chance on the customs and tariffs if I can find a board cheap enough. Nothing close to it on price in the UK.

Tried IPS, came in at around 115$ which isn't too bad. Using Cheap Parcel Delivery & Courier Services | ParcelHero I got a quote of £57 which is around 93$. Although it does not say which service it is using.
Are you sure about that? You could quite easily be left with a lot to pay and in the end, you've paid the same amount for the board and it's taken longer to get to you. Which board are you trying to get?
 

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Are you sure about that? You could quite easily be left with a lot to pay and in the end, you've paid the same amount for the board and it's taken longer to get to you. Which board are you trying to get?

Second hand one. Not in any rush for the delivery, still a couple of months off any snow here.

I realise that after duty the price gap will narrow, but providing shipping is not too expensive its still worth it.
 

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you guys should get someone like me or a friend here to buy a board, ride it for a run and then ship it as a xmas/bday present.

would require a level of trust obviously but would probably save you a little cash and open up your shopping options.
 

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Yep, my bad, I'm wrong, getting mixed up with the EU, apologies.
Duty is 3.7% with 20% VAT
If the value of the board is below a certain level then you pay no duty, although I'm not sure what the threshold is, on a $300 board you'd pay no duty but would pay VAT (so I was almost right)
If you go to www.dutycalculator.com there is a handy tool, just plug the numbers in and it works it out for you :)
 
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