Therefore, should one assume you did not have the full value declared ? Or, if it is all legal, please share with us on how you did this.That has never been my experience buying from John.
Parking tickets ...ha ha ...It's big politics and economicsWhy can't the world be a big free trade org...all these duties and taxes feel like parking tickets. They're asking for money, because they can.
Currency exchange rates also play a big role for non UK customers at such prices. Let's assume a jacket costs 1000 GBP:
Pre-brexit, 1GBP was 450 HUF, so it would have costed me 450,000 HUF. I could never have afforded one.
Last November, when I bought my A-2, 1 GBP was 345 HUF, so that's 345,000 HUF. 25% cheaper!
Now our currency is plummeting, 1GBP=365 HUF, so 365,000 HUF per jacket, 6% more expensive.
The higher the prices, the more it fluctuates.
Brett, agree about CessnaIt just makes it all that more precarious with sizing and fit issues. Having to return or exchange an item, adds both costs and stress...
'Normal' people would have heart-attacks if they knew how much some of us have/ are spending on a jacket (inc postage, imports and duties etc...)
Dmitry, its almost worth renting a little 152 or 172 and flying to an EU airshow to do some jacket shopping!
Hahaha, that's hilarious! If that is so, make sure you let her know your VLJ login credentials so she can post them hereOne my friend recently joked: most of all I'm afraid if I die, my wife will sell my jackets at the prices that I told her how much they cost
Why can't the world be a big free trade org...all these duties and taxes feel like parking tickets. They're asking for money, because they can.
That's the big thing which is hitting now more and more and that's custom's duties or import duties or whatever you want to call them. With the opening up of the world as a global marketplace for any individual with a computer and an internet connection, governments have cottoned on to how they can make mucho dineros by taxing the private importing of goods.Shipping fees to U.K. about $78.00
Return shipping fees to US. $ 84.00
US Customs import fees........$ 112.00
Lessons learned from this fiasco ....PRICLESS!