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UK buyers beware! 820

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UK buyers beware!
« on: January 21, 2021, 09:55:09 AM »
It looks like this Brexit lark is going to cost us a bundle. We will have to check out exactly what stuff is going to cost from Europe
A warning tale:-
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55734277

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,123 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 10:35:35 AM »
When I put a £60 item from UK Amazon into my basket and specified Republic of Ireland, the list price went to just under £50 when they took off the UK taxes, and back up to £60 when they applied Republic of Ireland taxes. :think:

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No Life Club Posts: 2,127 I have a small selection of disparate tools
Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 10:58:43 AM »
Yeah Pabs stuff below about 22 euro can work out cheaper I think.

I think below 150 roughly the same ? As UK vat is removed and Irish added which are both 20 odd percent give or take ?
and above that you're paying import duties as well as vat, not 100% on that though so check it out.

 I do know I got reamed ordered some parts, used addresspal and it cost me - paid UK vat and then customs charged based on that and AnPost happily charged me processing fees. We live and learn  ;) And I'm still waiting for the stuff ! So using those services is out for me in future.

So Manorcom not just UK buyers beware it goes both ways  :cheers:

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Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2021, 11:18:21 AM »
No smurf.

I can't believe that, after 4 years of this, that people still didn't realise that 'taking back control' and rest of the smurf that was spouted was going to hit them in the pocket.  The only smurfers who will do well out of the whole smurfshow are the rich smurfs at the top of the smurf heap.
No Life Club Posts: 2,127 I have a small selection of disparate tools
Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2021, 11:34:31 AM »
 :shrug:  :dunno: I hear ya !

I dont want to sail anywhere close to politics but I think over the next while as reality bites that the agreements will be refined hopefully for the better of all.

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Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,189
Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2021, 12:40:08 PM »
Eamonn and Pabs , I hear theres big money in smugglers Percy Pigs over the boarder?

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No Life Club Posts: 3,967
Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2021, 01:09:20 PM »
It is possible to retain your sovereignty and Freedom while having free trade with your neighbors.  It just takes parties willing to do it.   :dunno:

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,123 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2021, 01:30:59 PM »
Eamonn and Pabs , I hear theres big money in smugglers Percy Pigs over the boarder?
I heard about petrol, but not about Percy Pigs. :o
Be right back, gonna do some business reorganization.

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,189
Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2021, 02:59:19 PM »
I heard about petrol, but not about Percy Pigs. :o
Be right back, gonna do some business reorganization.

 :rofl:

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No Life Club Posts: 2,127 I have a small selection of disparate tools
Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2021, 03:15:50 PM »
 :like:

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Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2021, 06:04:03 PM »


No more worrying abut bendy bananas being illegal

I assume Heinnie and Amazon UK products, as well as the UK GEC dealer products will be taxed as the US products do now in Europe, so there will be little reason to buy from them. The US sites that are cheaper anyway will benefit, as well as the EU based sites.

I was tempted to put the famous statement of the UK education secretary here.........

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Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,189
Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2021, 08:25:35 PM »
DKS, Rough Riders are now over £20 at Heinnies. I think buying sharp and shinies in the UK may have become a rich mans game

There is no beginning,or ending,and for this we are thankful,cos now is hard enough to understand!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,123 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2021, 09:40:44 PM »
Heed the words of our saviour ABBA:
It's a rich man's world

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,189
Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2021, 10:10:21 PM »
Heed the words of our saviour ABBA:
It's a rich man's world

That's a relief!  I thought you were going to say 'gimme gimme gimme a Pabs in the moonlight '

There is no beginning,or ending,and for this we are thankful,cos now is hard enough to understand!
No Life Club Posts: 2,127 I have a small selection of disparate tools
Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2021, 11:09:40 PM »
 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2021, 11:01:31 AM »
I would assume that non EU products like knives and tools made in the US, Switzerland, China could become cheaper in the UK now, provided these countries agree to sell them cheaper to the UK tan to EU countries. Theoretically the UK leaders are able to make such an agreement now.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,123 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2021, 11:16:21 AM »
If they wanted. ;)
The allure of a UK version of VAT might be too strong to them. :D

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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dks cy

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Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2021, 11:21:42 AM »
I am more worried about the price of Whisky..... I have a big stash, but at some point I will need to buy more

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Al : "Women!"

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,123 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2021, 11:23:50 AM »
Water is cheaper. :drink:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
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dks cy

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Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2021, 11:25:07 AM »
not posh water

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Al : "Women!"

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Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2021, 12:16:44 PM »
I am more worried about the price of Whisky..... I have a big stash, but at some point I will need to buy more

You'll have to switch to whiskey instead.
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Re: UK buyers beware!
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2021, 12:24:43 PM »
I support both

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Al : "Women!"

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