Ireland Transformers Sightings

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  1. Liokaiser1989

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    Great to hear that Smyths is carrying Computron, and maybe they can do Japanese Transformers someday, :) 
     
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    And as for The Last Knight, it's not in cinemas until June 22nd I believe. However, the first wave of figures (Optimus, Grimlock, Slash, Barricade, Berserker, Bumblebee) is out in most places, with Argos also having wave two figures Drift and Sqweeks

    I wouldn't get your hopes up
     
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    Cool, thanks.

    Hi, do you guys know if there is much import Tax or VAT if import toys to Ireland from outside EU?
     
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    It depends on your definition of "much" to be honest. I use BBTS as you're never guaranteed that all waves will reach Ireland. After taxes it works out to be pretty close to what you'd pay at retail in Ireland. Depending on how the exchange rates are moving, it's sometimes cheaper.

    The pile of loot feature lets me save on shipping, but does tend to push the total over €150 which the incurs a customs charge. It's a trade off between saving on shipping vs paying customs.

    A few years ago every 2nd or 3rd package would avoid customs, but these days everything handled by An Post at this end of the journey has been charged. This is likely to be because An Post are doing the checks and getting a nice €10 admin fee every time there's a customs charge.

    Here's a worked example. All taxes / charges are based on the $ value of the goods + shipping converted to € = total CIF .

    Assuming the CIF converts to €100 for convenience.
    Apply 8% Customs Duty = subtotal of €108
    Apply 23% VAT = subtotal of €135
    Add An Post Admin charge €10 = Subtotal €145
    Total cost of package received = €145

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    For these charges, value of purchase is calculated as item value + shipping cost.
    Customs Duty applies to any purchases over €150
    VAT applies to any purchases over €22

    Link to Citizens Information page with more details:
    Value Added Tax
     
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    I've taken to using Kapow lately for importing figures, or In-Demand Toys, since they're both located in the UK, which means that (for the time being anyway) the stuff you get from them doesn't incur any customs fees or import taxes. I also use An Post's AddressPal service, so I only pay UK internal shipping fees and €4 to collect the package from An Post

    With the £ to € exchange rate though, even as it is now, you still end up paying in and around the same for figures as you would here. I got TR Quake and Perceptor from ID Toys back in February, and they cost me about €48 all together, which is exactly what you'd pay for two deluxe figures here anyway

    I used to use BBTS during when Combiner Wars was in full swing, since I was buying full waves of figures. And, as Sparky said, it worked out cheaper to buy in bulk. But if you're buying only small amounts, it's not as worth while. Though I can definitely see myself going back to using BBTS again once Brexit is in full effect
     
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    Wow, I'm speechless. Basically, need to stop shopping while in Ireland, :) .
     
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    Do you guys know of any other place that sell Transfomers?
     
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