Post Brexit (01/Jan/2021) postage issues between EU and UK

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  • Depends on total order value, but from what I understand orders £135 and below don't incur Brexit VAT.

    I'm still in the process of returning the item mentioned upstream and trying to void VAT payment. Has turned into a real faff and I don't think I would order expensive items from mainland Europe again unless I knew it was the exact product/size/spec I was after.

  • Thank you.

    Shit, I'm still tempted by the price. I guess I will order it anyway and report back here.

    It's my turn now to be screwed up by Brexit.

  • Do you need to be signed in? I’m still getting “ Product not shippable to Great Britain (excluding Northern Ireland)” on everything.

    Edit: Oh wait, that’s not on everything, some stuff send to be available, can’t tell what the deciding factor is…

  • Seems like some brands not available.

    Shimano and Sram stuff all has the not shippable notice on it.


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  • So it's ended up very well.

    I've got my fork after 8 days of waiting without paying any taxes. The box itself didn't have any customs docs attached, and it was delivered by Hermes. It all feels like Bike24 has established a warehouse in the UK. Can this be true? Also, I paid only UK's VAT on checkout.

    The only problem is that Hermes left the box with an expensive fork outside our house. Yes, it's quite a safe area, but WTF HERMES?

  • Possibly they are using crc/wiggle warehouses and stock?

  • Kind of related to the discussion above - I'm thinking of getting a couple of rims from bikeinn. Together they come to £177 plus £8 postage.

    If I'm gonna get stung for vat/handling fee id split the order and pay postage twice...but bikeinn seem to think it will be fine...

    Anyone any experience of ordering over the £135 threshold from bikeinn? I'd have thought they'd be covering their webpages in warnings if there were random fees expected.

  • @TotalShanner was it you who ordered GX AXS from r2 bike?

  • Aye!
    From this link

    When I ordered the price was actually 316 euros then it went up to 360 euros and now it’s came back down again to 332
    It’s still by far the cheapest around.

    I used the UPS delivery option rather than dhl. If you use dhl, it gets handed to parcel force when it arrives in the UK. Parcel force take a while to send you a letter asking to pay the remaining import fees.

    With UPS, once the tracking shows that it’s arrived in the UK, they sent me an email with a link to pay the remaining import duties. Once I’d paid the fee’s via the link, the tracking events updated quickly. It just speeds things up with UPS.
    I’ve heard of Parcel force taking longer than expected to request the import fee payment.

    I ordered a few other bits with mine, the order total was 378 euros and I had £78 import fees to pay to UPS.

    If you order just the kit alone at 332 euros plus shipping the the amount you’ll pay UPS will be roughly £65-£70.
    Basically you’ll pay about £360 for the kit.

    I strongly recommend it.

  • ta! I thought you managed to escape duties ;) either way its fine, wayyyyyyyy cheaper than in the UK

  • Nah, I was obvs praying for it though. The way the UPS tracking was worded made it seem like I had at one point, but no joy.

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