Hi so i found out its INCREDIBLY cheaper to order a mcqueen scarf from the Harrods website. with currency conversion im saving roughly 60$. Im wondering though if i order will i have to pay duties or import taxes of such?
Bump, is there anyone that can help? The scarf comes to roughly 217$ with everything. I've searched and read customs is billed to items that are valued 250 and up. Knowing that VAT will be deducted does this mean they charge the custom tax based on the price with the VAT? Or the 217?
In my experience (when selling) all packages sent from the UK are held at the US customs although I usually tend to mark it as a gift for my customers so they are exempt of duties etc usually. I would assume that if you were to purchase from Harrods, then you'd have to pay your local tax rate as well as duties on the final figure sold to you, so $217.
I know this thread is kind of old, but I was wondering if anyone had purchased an expensive handbag on harrods recently. Wondering what I should expect if I purchase a $2k+ bag in terms of duties, etc.
Does VAT come into play here? When I was in Ireland most of my gifts had a Value Added Tax added onto the purchase price. However at the airport I showed my receipts at a registration desk, filled out the paperwork and the VAT was refunded to my credit card.