The UK Toy Discussion

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Boardwise, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. nellie131

    nellie131 Well-Known Member

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    anyone in here need a GDO swerve or WFC soundwave(not voyager)?

    just a couple of things im going to be replacing so if anyone does let me know!
     
  2. Sweeny

    Sweeny Electric Monk

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    :D  almost managed to forget that movie.

    Gorgeous alt-mode. Hmmm resistance is futile. Looks great next to Sideswipe.

    If it helps, when they delivered my Thundercracker the same thing happened. They don't update the 'at customs' comment very quickly, in fact mine was updated the day before it was delivered! Sat there for ages so was concerned but the best bit was no customs charges at all.
     
  3. Boardwise

    Boardwise There are no strings on me Veteran

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    Wasn't there some other swapped bio's during G1 as well?

    Hoping we get some news on the Not-Stunticons in the New Year. I'm looking forward to them more than the FP Headmasters.
     
  4. incapable hulk

    incapable hulk I am the Liquor

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    Never forget! :D 

    The only good thing about it is the costume, that is really good.
     
  5. yummehcheese

    yummehcheese Well-Known Member

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    Can someone help me out with something? Its not related to Transformers, but its to do with customs.

    I bought a Nintendo DS game from the US because there's no UK release planned, and it costed like $50.
    However, I got charged £20 customs fees?
    Is this a mistake because how can they justify charging £20 on a $50 game!?!?
     
  6. CyberShadow

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    The Duocons Battletrap and Flywheels got everything changed, including their names, I think.
     
  7. nellie131

    nellie131 Well-Known Member

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    £20 won't be just the fee. Just for parcel force to handle the item it's an automatic £8-9 is range. Plus the fee and tax. It's a joke but not all of the £20 is the fee so it might well be correct?
     
  8. CyberShadow

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    Yes, at least £8 of that is the Parcel Force 'administration fee', that leaves £12 which is chargable on the combined cost of the item and the shipping, so it sounds about right.
     
  9. siccoyote

    siccoyote Worst side of the fandom

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    Actually my last Charge from PArcel force was £13.50 for them, then £12 vat on top of that.
     
  10. yummehcheese

    yummehcheese Well-Known Member

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    Ah, I see. Thanks for the info :) 
    I'm a noob with customs because I've never been charged like that for TF's or anything. Thats why I was all WTF!? xD
     
  11. siccoyote

    siccoyote Worst side of the fandom

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    I've looked it up and apparently it's £8 if it's just normal airmail, but £13.50 if it's sent by EMS. I think there's a lesson there.

    Pretty much if asking someone to mark it down make sure it's lower than $22, or if you just want to avoid the royal mail extortion get the seller to mark the form with "goods to be Customs cleared by the importer" which means Customs will have to get the money from you, rather than royal mail, so you only pay the tax not the extortion. Though this may take longer to sort out.
     
  12. yummehcheese

    yummehcheese Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it was normal airmail. I often just use the cheapest delivery option available due to limited funds haha.
     
  13. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    This is how it was explained to me today. You want your shit fast they shaft you a little harder. Bastards.
     
  14. callump1996

    callump1996 CliffJumper Fan boy

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    I think they should just banned customs, it's just there to rip ppl of and for them to make money.
     
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    Better ban income tax, council tax and national insurance as well then.
     
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    Right on comdrade ;) 

    On a serious note, I landed a decent bonus this year but after tax and NI barely leaving enough to square that nasty credit card balance, it feels like just about enough for an unexpected MP Soundwave & Tapes. I shouldn't complain that I can afford an extra toy and clear a large debt, what with loads of people unemployed or in working poverty, but I can't help feeling it's alot of tax that will get spent on some idiots duck house. I'd much rather have given that money directly to my unemployed neighbour who is looking after 3 kids on his own...
     
  17. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    Just been to see the hobbit, was pretty good. I don't think it's a good as lord of the rings, but it was great being back in middle earth and seeing gollum again was worth the ticket price alone.

    For those interested in lego bits, saw the new legends of chima sets out in my local asda. They don't float my boat (i'm looking for the new minfig packs), but hey.

    Also, seeing as people are chatting about display cabnets, can anyone suggest a small, desk sized one, perhaps a tall-ish one with a footprint of about 20cm x 20cm?
     
  18. Luffy20

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    Instead of this they should stop Parcelforce from being able to pay the customs fee which results in their £8-£13-50 clearance fee and give you the option of paying the customs fee yourself.
     
  19. TigerBlade

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    This. 1000 times this.......
     
  20. CyberShadow

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    I still dont know how they are able to charge for a service that I did not agree to or want, and was not made clear to me or the sender prior to dispatch. I think that I am going to write a polite letter to Parcel Force to 'opt out' of their service for all future shipments and investigate what this means in terms of getting packages and paying import tax myself. I will see what they say to this.