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Unread 08-30-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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Question UK Custom and Handling Fees for Cosplay?

Hello fellow cosplayers, I'm wondering if I can have any help about the average custom/taxes and handling fees are for buying cosplay outfits, props and wigs online and shipped to the UK. Like on ebay, amazon, cosplaysales, cosplayhouse etc.


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Unread 09-13-2012, 03:12 PM   #2
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It depends, usually if an item is worth over £45, then it will most likely be stopped at customs. I once had to pay £25 to go collect something. But usually, especially if you buy from sellers who reside in Asia, they will mark down the value of the package on the slip that comes with it to avoid it getting stuck at customs.

Handling fees varies with sellers, there's no negotiation really.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 12:35 PM   #3
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I've bought a costume from a site before and a TON of wigs from ebay and never paid customs or anything on them, just the shipping the seller put on. this is most likely on the customs forms they marked it as 'gift' which is a regular occurance and say what is inside and the value so it's not stopped.

if something gets stopped and you have a customs fee or handing fee to pay which there isn't much you can do about it. the times I've had this happen was with band merch and i ended up paying parcelforce £26.
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