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Apr 11, 2009, 3:32pm   #1
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Hi everyone,

I'm hoping to place a big order from Asos, but I'm worried about getting charged duty when the shipping is already SO expensive. I know packages from the US almost always get hit with extra taxes/duty-have you guys had the same issue with packages from the UK?
Apr 11, 2009, 5:44pm   #2
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tip - split your order into increments of under 50gbp. shipping for 50gbp is 3.95gbp. anything above is 21.xxgbp.

it's been hit or miss for me. a package with a value larger than 60gbp will likely get taxed. i've had smaller value packages sent through though.
Apr 11, 2009, 6:48pm   #3
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I often order from ASOS and have never been charged anything - it's always just stuffed into my mail box - but it does take like 2 - 3 weeks to get to Vancouver
Apr 12, 2009, 12:35am   #4
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i've ordered from asos a few times too. never got dinged with any duties! :)

what are you planning on buying?
Apr 12, 2009, 10:23pm   #5
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Originally Posted by exquisite09
tip - split your order into increments of under 50gbp. shipping for 50gbp is 3.95gbp. anything above is 21.xxgbp.

it's been hit or miss for me. a package with a value larger than 60gbp will likely get taxed. i've had smaller value packages sent through though.
REALLY? Interesting.....I think I'll do that then. I had an order of about 120gbp and the shipping was 24gbp! Thanks for the tip! That'll save me a lot.

I wonder why the price gets jacked up so much?
Apr 13, 2009, 1:33am   #6
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^Yup - seperate orders is smart...you might get things like a week apart..but you save money :)

I think it has to do with the fact that UK post is based primarily on the weight of a package
Apr 13, 2009, 2:46am   #7
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^Makes sense.

One more (unrelated) question-I know on another post you said we always wear the smallest size from Asos-I'm between a UK8 and 10-do you find their stuff fits a bit smaller or larger than usual?
Apr 13, 2009, 11:27pm   #8
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I find it fits pretty TTS - but I've bought things from different designers from the ASOS site (so it's not all "ASOS" clothing). A 6 is usually perfect or sometimes a bit big :)

What are you going to buy?
Apr 14, 2009, 12:52am   #9
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I agree - it's pretty much TTS. I'm in between a UK 4 and 6 and 6 tends to fit me fine, a TINY bit on the big side.
Apr 14, 2009, 1:02am   #10
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^I've never even seen anything in a UK 4 on ASOS - I always thought 6 was the smallest...maybe that's why it's a bit big
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