Buying from France, shipping to UK... - Jemsite
All Other Guitars (including Prestige) Discussion about other Ibanez Guitars not covered in the above topics. Includes J-Custom, USA-Custom, Prestige subforum.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-20-2007, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
Dee
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: 渋谷区、東京都
Posts: 8,514
Buying from France, shipping to UK...

Anyone know if I would be taxed or have some kind of customs charge when buying from France? I have seen a bass I want and it's much cheaper buying from Woodbrass.com which I believe is based in France. VAT is included in the price, so I'm just wondering about any other costs I might incur.

Anyone?
Dee is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-20-2007, 11:00 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: London, Essex, UK
Posts: 3,619
Re: Buying from France, shipping to UK...

As far I know, no. Anything within Europe you wont be taxed for. So you should be alright. The shipping shouldn't be too bad either. But I'm only 90% sure. I'm sure someone here knows for definite though.
the.godfather is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-20-2007, 11:02 AM
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 717
Re: Buying from France, shipping to UK...

No, no extra taxes or duties.
voodoo_child is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-20-2007, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
Dee
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: 渋谷区、東京都
Posts: 8,514
Re: Buying from France, shipping to UK...

That's great. Godfather, the shipping is free when spending over 139 Euros. So that's that, I'll buy from Woodbrass.com

Cheers.
Dee is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-20-2007, 06:34 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: France
Posts: 234
Re: Buying from France, shipping to UK...

Yep!

Japan should join the UE.

We could then get J Custom free of import duties!
Vinco is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-21-2007, 02:24 AM
 
Passion_and_Warfare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hartlepool, England
Posts: 1,688
Re: Buying from France, shipping to UK...

I'm getting a 10th from Jeapson, and at first I said yeh great deal, then I started worrying about customs charges on top £2200, but Jeapson informed me that all of Europe are in the same community market so we don't have to pay any tax at all
Passion_and_Warfare is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-21-2007, 02:26 AM
Moderator
 
GilkyBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 4,107
Re: Buying from France, shipping to UK...

True. I sold a few while I was in Germany to the UK and there were no extra charges. I also bought one from France (Jeapson) and it was the same deal. From EU country to EU country, it's all good
GilkyBear is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-22-2007, 09:18 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 904
Re: Buying from France, shipping to UK...

Dee not too sure, but if there are differences in VAT rates wouldn't you have to make these up? I'm sure these aren't standardised across the EU.
DavyH is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-23-2007, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
Dee
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: 渋谷区、東京都
Posts: 8,514
Re: Buying from France, shipping to UK...

Well there's a pic on the website and it says "19.6% tax included" with a union jack next to it. Our VAT over here is 17.5%. The saving I make on the bass itself is about £100, so no worries.

Dee is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-23-2007, 09:25 AM
 
Gurj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Warwickshire, England
Posts: 1,918
Re: Buying from France, shipping to UK...

As others have said, there's no VAT within the EU member countries. Shame we have to pay it when importing from everywhere else.
What gets me though is that not only are we paying way more than our American friends, but a lot more than other Europeans as well!
Gurj is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-24-2007, 04:14 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 904
Re: Buying from France, shipping to UK...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gurj View Post
As others have said, there's no VAT within the EU member countries. Shame we have to pay it when importing from everywhere else.
What gets me though is that not only are we paying way more than our American friends, but a lot more than other Europeans as well!
But less than lucky South Africans, Aussies and New Zealanders. Shipping here would buy another of the same model and a matching amp!

Such is life.
DavyH is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
International Shipping Fiasco w/ Paypal screamndemon69 Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk 10 01-18-2006 11:54 AM
Overseas shipping options? The Euphor Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk 16 05-26-2005 01:32 PM
Shipping to France?? gitarguy Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk 3 05-03-2004 11:35 AM
A guide to buying in the USA and shipping to the UK athlon Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk 27 11-26-2003 05:36 PM
How buying from US and shipping to France ? JEAPSON Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk 11 08-22-2003 09:45 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome