Brexit has created another unnecessary issue for us in the UK when recently innocent bystanders have been charged excessive import / VAT taxes on top of the cost of products purchased online.

There’s nothing worse than you finally coping that extra rare bit of wax off Discogs that you’ve paid good money for then having to pay an extra 25% just to get it off the delivery driver! We’re hearing some car crash situations of buyers purchasing large amounts of records from record stores and having to pay fees on top.

At a time where saving money is at the top of most our lists here are a couple of hints and tips Meoko have discovered when ordering wax online to avoid any surprise charges.

 

ASK SELLER TO ISSUE AS A GIFT

 You can receive a gift up to the value of £39 without any taxes or charges added. Ask your sellers to declare the value of the package as under £10 (to be safe) and that is a gift they are sending.

 

SPLIT YOUR ORDER AND KEEP COST DOWN

You can order up to a value of £135 and not be charged any import taxes or charges. Got loads in your cart? Your best splitting your orders, so the value of the packages are reduced below this.

 

ENSURE UK VAT IS APPLIED

If you are purchasing records from a record store not based in the UK make sure they are adding UK VAT on at their shopping cart when you come to pay. If they don’t UK VAT can be added when it enters the country.

 

Learn more about the new import taxes.

Words: Jordan Distan

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