Hope you are all well. We certainly are as we just launched Bundle Box - The best way to buy from the USA - after months of blood, sweat and tears.
I would like to invite you to give Bundle Box a try at www.bundlebox.com and let us know what you think! For now we ship only to the UK, we will add more destination countries soon.
To get some inspiration of what great deals are to be had from the USA, you can have a looksie at the great deals from the USA that we found for you.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Hi All -
Yesterday we migrated the Duty Calculator to a new server. We felt that browsing speed is very important to our users and therefore we decided to upgrade our server.
We went out and got a mighty fine server provided by Rackspace. The results are absolutely stunning, sooooooo fast. Duty calculations at warp speed! Check it out for yourself and knock yourself out at www.dutycalculator.com
Apologies for being offline for a couple of hours yesterday because of the migration.
Hi All -
Just got of Skype with Aleksandr and Marc. Things are looking good, there is light in the end of the tunnel! From the 70 open issues we had end of July most are closed, and few bugs are remaining. All should be fixed soon, so we are ready to launch Bundle Box on September 1st! Go iTransition, go!
Last week, as we were preparing Bundle Box labels and stickers for printing, our Creative Chief Pesh admitted that he was not happy just yet with the Bundle Box logo. Too vague, convoluted, won’t print well. Pesh already created a new logo, that we are really happy with. We’ll keep it as a surpise for now, until September 1st.
Hi all –
We get around 100 queries per week on the Duty Calculator of people calculating the duty and VAT due when importing a car or motorbike. Most cars are imported from the USA and Japan. The cars that are imported are a mix of collector cars (we had a Ford GT), cars that are simply not available in the UK, for example the Infinity FX35 or cars where there is pure price arbitrage, for example the Nissan 370z.
Almost 20% of the queries relate to intra-EU trade of cars. This is not surprising as Duty & VAT regulation for importing cars within the EU is a complicated matter.
Lets start with duty. In general there is no import duty due when importing a car from another EU member state. There are two exceptions: Portugal and Cyprus do levy an import duty on cars from within the EU.
Then there is VAT. In the EU most goods are charged with VAT in the country in which they are purchased. However for a new car, VAT will be due in the member state of destination if the car is new, or the car is sold to a customer who intends to take it to another EU member state.
A new car means here, that less than 6 months have elapsed since the date of its first entry into service or it has, since its first entry into service, travelled under its own power for more than 6000km. If the car is not new, you will not have to pay VAT if you have paid VAT on its purchase in the EU member state of supply.
Plenty more information on this you can find in the Duty Calculator FAQ and the HMRC Notice 728.
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