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Christopher Williams
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Aren't customs free if it's sent as a gift? If that is so, I would assume they are sending everything as a gift...i could be wrong though
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On Apr 30, 2016, Christopher Williams wrote:
Aren't customs free if it's sent as a gift? If that is so, I would assume they are sending everything as a gift...i could be wrong though


As already posted they do not list as gift but the full value regardless if they give you a discount or not

Anyone in the UK that orders from them will end up paying more that buying from a uk dealer
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What's the point of listing it as original price instead of as a gift ? Doesn't make a difference to them does it ...
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Even got a broadcast announcement from the Café about this.... it's only 13 countries that have the $9 flat rate shipping. Now, if they had said in their ad that- that would have been more honest.

The maximum shipping to some countries can still be as high as $27
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On Apr 27, 2016, Sean Giles wrote:
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On Apr 26, 2016, GeraintClarke wrote:

I think it's important to mention that we've worked with countries to reduce these customs fees to NOTHING.


Huh? HM Revenue & Customs has waived custom fees for Ellusionist? How is that possible, is the Queen a Brad Christian fan?


It isn't true. You will be charged customs charges after the value of what's in the package exceeds £175. If it isn't paid in advance, then HMRC will hold your package, send you a card telling you what has to be paid, and deliver it only after the charge is paid. No exceptions whatsoever.
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On Apr 30, 2016, Christopher Williams wrote:
Aren't customs free if it's sent as a gift? If that is so, I would assume they are sending everything as a gift...i could be wrong though


Only if it is from a relative. Seeing the shipping markers on the package (who its from etc) would be a dead give away.

And if caught trying to avoid customs charges, they along with you, could be charged. It is a criminal offence to try to avoid customs charges.
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£175???
as far as I am aware the limit is £18 for the UK, I have certainly been charged for items way less than £175.
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Hi,I'm in Portugal and will never get anything delivered by ups again...due to clearance charges.
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£175???
as far as I am aware the limit is £18 for the UK, I have certainly been charged for items way less than £175.


That's not correct. You pay import VAT on goods valued between £15.01 and £135. But not any customs duty. But you pay both custom duties AND VAT for goods valued at £175 and greater.

From the HMRC website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio......st-users

EDIT - I see I made a mistake: it's £135 and above that you start paying customs duty and VAT. Not £175. Sorry about that.
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Ah, yes I see what you mean now, thanks for the clarification.
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In their video where they "hijacked" a UPS they say $9 shipping worldwide.

Nyet - they fib again - it is $27 where I live and 50 other countries pay more then $9

Ellusionist stop fibbing
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Credit where its due. E Get a hard time (not just from me) but they've listened to feedback from internation customers and acted on it. I cant really fault that at all
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Its 27$ to me as well.. But I thoght its ok.. I get tracking, but the first thing the tracking tells me is that this shipment does not have tracking. and I highly doubt it will arrive in 5 - 9 days eighter as they advertised seeing it is 7 days since my order. So looks like they in my case not just have raised the shipping cost but giving me nothing more than I had before.
so for us that don't live in the 9$ zone the adertising is horrible and the price change is even horrible..er?
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On May 7, 2016, jansverre wrote:
Its 27$ to me as well.. But I thoght its ok.. I get tracking, but the first thing the tracking tells me is that this shipment does not have tracking. and I highly doubt it will arrive in 5 - 9 days eighter as they advertised seeing it is 7 days since my order. So looks like they in my case not just have raised the shipping cost but giving me nothing more than I had before.
so for us that don't live in the 9$ zone the adertising is horrible and the price change is even horrible..er?


Jansverre - let us know how long it takes to get to you. It should be quick if it is UPS - but yeah I don't like this $9 story when a huge amount is a lot more then that

ps hope it does not take forever as I want to get some SWE blacks
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Jansverre - This is still a new system and we're working out the kinks. Please contact support at E if it doesn't arrive in 9 days from the shipping date so we can figure out what's going on.
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