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Gearbest order seized by Customs. HELP!

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  • 28-07-2015 12:59pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 89 ✭✭


    Any help / advice urgently needed, please. I ordered stuff from Gearbest (Total $110, which is = €100) Yep.....it got stopped by Customs!!! What to do now? Should I forego it + let it be returned to China + lose the money I've paid? Or has anyone an idea how much I'd have to pay Customs to get my stuff? Their website is so hard to understand. Has this happened to anyone else & if so, WHAT did you do? Thanks a million


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  • Registered Users Posts: 47 Adam4850


    When the item is valued over 30 euros I think you pay 20% of the 100 euro value


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,005 ✭✭✭JH_raheny


    you have to pay the duty and they charge you on the invoice price PLUS the freight cost the bastards


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,972 ✭✭✭Trond


    Do An Post throw a few €€€'s on now as well ? I seem to remember an additional charge when a phone was stopped on me last year...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 338 ✭✭11214


    Trond wrote: »
    Do An Post throw a few €€€'s on now as well ? I seem to remember an additional charge when a phone was stopped on me last year...

    They charge €7.

    OP the DMC should have or will send you a letter, just email in a copy of the receipt from Gearbe*t and they'll send you back a quote which is usually made up of the An Post collection fee, vat @23% and Customs Duty (I don't think you're liable for that one).


  • Registered Users Posts: 790 ✭✭✭Didihno


    Yep, I usually keep my orders to around 50 yoyos to avoid this bullsh1t.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 89 ✭✭sing_dumb


    Hi folks, thanks a mill for ur help. Ok, I took a deep breath & mailed Revenue. I I have to pay €29.56 (more money for Bertie's pension pot, I spose!!) which I can live with[. Can't ignore the fact the stiuff I bought would have cost a lot more here either. Plus, on my walk last Sunday I found a €20 note, so that's a great help with pain relief!!! Thanks again lads. quote="sing_dumb;96402965"]Any help / advice urgently needed, please. I ordered stuff from Gearbest (Total $110, which is = €100) Yep.....it got stopped by Customs!!! What to do now? Should I forego it + let it be returned to China + lose the money I've paid? Or has anyone an idea how much I'd have to pay Customs to get my stuff? Their website is so hard to understand. Has this happened to anyone else & if so, WHAT did you do? Thanks a million[/quote]


  • Registered Users Posts: 2 patdrog


    Adam4850 wrote: »
    When the item is valued over 30 euros I think you pay 20% of the 100 euro value
    best way out of paying customs duty ,is buy the phone or any item from the EU WAREHOUSE OR GBwarehouse


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,147 ✭✭✭leche solara


    patdrog wrote: »
    best way out of paying customs duty ,is buy the phone or any item from the EU WAREHOUSE OR GBwarehouse

    Why are you replying to a post 3½ years after it was posted? There's a strong likelihood that it has been addressed in the meantime


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,555 ✭✭✭youdipstick


    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D


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