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#1 benedictspence

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 08:15 AM

Hi All,

I'm just in the process of ordering a BFD/M-one and a Film Tools jr cart from the states to be shipped over here to England... In the past I've had to pay hefty import dutys on kit and wanted to find out from any ops, esp in the UK what the best way of reducing these dutys is... Also does anyone know what codes and what kind of duty I'll be likely to pay on these bits of kit- just so I know!

Thanks in advance!

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#2 benedictspence

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 09:40 AM

If anyone is interested or doesn't know...

I've just spoken to Customs and Excise UK and they told me if I list the kit as "Camera Parts & Accessories" with code 9006 91 00 90 then it's 3.7% duty ontop of 17.5% VAT. Not as bad as I expected!

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#3 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 01:20 PM

Hey Ben,

Nice move with the Steadicam cart - I'm getting one of those this year, having almost had a heart attack at the shipping cost at first, I was worrying over the import tax as well, but 3.7% on top of the usual VAT is nowhere near as bad as I was expecting, thanks for the info!
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#4 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 04:38 PM

Bed and Jay, don?t forget the "J-Cart" manufactured by Jamie Hammond. It. may save on some heavy shipping costs.

I haven?t seen one in person tho.


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#5 Jamie Hammond

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 03:37 AM

Hi,
Rick ya bugger, you outted my small cart making business..... I do make a few Magliner esq carts with Steadi spiogots and accessory boxes, tripod holders etc. I am in the middle of converting the carts to all pneumatics at the moment whilst still retaining the fold up mechanism, so hence have not advertised them on this site properly.

Anyway, anyone interested drop me a line

Best

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#6 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:47 PM

Jamie,
Sounds interesting. Send me some info when you're sorted, love to take a look.

Cheers
Jason
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#7 thomas-english

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:48 PM

I am going to get a second magliner in from the states. there are a few options

we could all club together and order them by sea freight and share the shipping


we go to panavision stores order at the same time and fill one of their containers that are coming over with our carts


we buy jamies

with regards to tax, you often end up paying 6% import duty and 17.5% tax and there s no way out. But you can claim all your vat back for 3 years if you go registered
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#8 Jamie Hammond

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 04:38 AM

Surely theres only one option guys.....

Buy mine, buy mine...( like donkey on the shrek dvd)

I won't be offended if you guys opt to pay over inflated prices on shipping, duty etc...

Hope yous all be well ya hear

J

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#9 joe mcnally

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 04:47 PM

Hi Ben
dont forget the courier handling and admin fee around about £50-00
Hope alls good
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#10 joe mcnally

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 04:50 PM

Hi Thomas
I keep seeing the video you were shooting in that park off the Commercial Road with the two dancers,
Looks very nice. Unfortunately I never get to hear the track or see who it is. Can you post a link or something to it please ?
Joe
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#11 benedictspence

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 12:24 PM

Hey All, Jamie,

Have ordered the filmtools one from the states- sorry Jamie! Hopefully it and my new Bartech will be arriving in the next couple of weeks... Will let you know what I get billed!

Ben
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#12 Jamie Hammond

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 01:05 AM

No Probs Ben,
Do let us know what you paid total inc shipping etc... Its good to know what it costs to get them over here, so I can keep my prices down as low as poss.

All the best

J
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