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  • 26-03-2020 8:48pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 83 ✭✭ bud2000
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    Evening all , what is the chance of getting a scope worth a couple of grand in from uk without having to pay duty or vat thanks


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,555 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass
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    They are still in the single market until the 1st December 2020 with an option to extend it if necessary. This is to facilitate the transitional period until they officially leave the EU.

    So there should be no additional VAT/Duty on goods coming in from the UK.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,171 ✭✭✭ Rosahane
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    bud2000 wrote: »
    Evening all , what is the chance of getting a scope worth a couple of grand in from uk without having to pay duty or vat thanks

    The best of luck finding a non essential UK business open at the moment, and if they are dealing online their suppliers and distributers aren't!


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,759 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cookimonster
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    bud2000 wrote: »
    Evening all , what is the chance of getting a scope worth a couple of grand in from uk without having to pay duty or vat thanks

    Is it a standard optical scope, just expensive?


  • Registered Users Posts: 83 ✭✭ bud2000
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    Is it a standard optical scope, just expensive?

    Thermol spotter xq 38 it’s a lot of money


  • Registered Users Posts: 480 ✭✭ Sika98k
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    You’ll get just as good value here from shops. I did, shop around. Try and keep our local businesses going.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,759 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cookimonster
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    bud2000 wrote: »
    Thermol spotter xq 38 it’s a lot of money

    Funny I had a feeling it something night visionise...
    It doesn't look like its 'weapons' mountable so you shouldn't have an issue.

    I had two separate deals refused by UK businesses for a NV scope in the last few weeks. It was a bummer as I was getting them for a great deal compared to prices here.
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    I got pinged on the above, even using a Northern Ireland Parcel Motel, my credit card details raised a flag. Nethier company offered to assist me with a licence.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,451 ✭✭✭ Vizzy
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    How does this compare ?

    https://wildhunter.eu/collections/nightthermalnightvision

    Not sure whether you are looking for a spotter or a scope.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,494 ✭✭✭ ahnowbrowncow
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    Cass wrote: »
    They are still in the single market until the 1st December 2020 with an option to extend it if necessary. This is to facilitate the transitional period until they officially leave the EU.

    So there should be no additional VAT/Duty on goods coming in from the UK.


    Why wouldn't they pay VAT even when the UK is still in the EU?


  • Registered Users Posts: 83 ✭✭ bud2000
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    Vizzy wrote: »
    How does this compare ?

    https://wildhunter.eu/collections/nightthermalnightvision

    Not sure whether you are looking for a spotter or a scope.

    Thanks for the reply’s that would be 400 euro more I would like to shop local but


  • Registered Users Posts: 480 ✭✭ Sika98k
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    bud2000 wrote: »
    Thanks for the reply’s that would be 400 euro more I would like to shop local but

    As I said, shop around. You should get it for about €2200-2300.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,175 ✭✭✭ J.R.
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    Funny I had a feeling it something night visionise...
    It doesn't look like its 'weapons' mountable so you shouldn't have an issue.

    I had two separate deals refused by UK businesses for a NV scope in the last few weeks. It was a bummer as I was getting them for a great deal compared to prices here.



    I got pinged on the above, even using a Northern Ireland Parcel Motel, my credit card details raised a flag. Nethier company offered to assist me with a licence.


    If you had paid through PayPal or a Revolut card would it also have flagged?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,175 ✭✭✭ J.R.
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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,759 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cookimonster
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    J.R. wrote: »
    If you had paid through PayPal or a Revolut card would it also have flagged?

    One of them has a policy, for high value items, of checking credit card details versus delivery address, so this may have also been an issue.

    In both cases I bought the scope through thier on line shops and it was the following working day or so that I got the cancellation. Obviously when the human element got involved things went pear shaped.

    https://www.scottcountry.co.uk/night-vision/Night-Vision-Riflescopes/yukon-photon-rt-6x50-digital-night-vision-riflesco/

    https://www.airrifleshop.co.uk/products/yukon-photon-rt-6-50s


  • Registered Users Posts: 393 ✭✭ Ziggieire
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    bud2000 wrote: »
    Evening all , what is the chance of getting a scope worth a couple of grand in from uk without having to pay duty or vat thanks

    If you having probloms finding one send me a message, i have uk export licences with 2 supplyers that have them in stock, with the current exchange rate i might be able to find a deal.


  • Registered Users Posts: 513 ✭✭✭ tikkamark
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    I too was in the same boat on the very same xq38f I was pricing them all over the world and I found one in Australia for €2000 the more I thought about it the more I was put off buying it abroad purely because if it acts up and I need it replaced or repaired there’s an awful headache involved so I bought it local and have a full 3 year warranty with a shop only 20mins from me.
    And to reassure you they are worth every cent the image quality is mind blowing!


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,759 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cookimonster
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    I was very attracted to the lower price in the UK and would have gladly bought it. But after buying here, I consoled my buyers remorse with the same thinking that bought local would be a less PIA.


  • Registered Users Posts: 120 ✭✭ td5
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    Field and Stream in Moy Co Tyrone .
    Are very good to deal with and specialise in High grade optics and Thermal.
    No posting involved. When this Coronavirus finally goes away. Just drive up and collect.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,246 ✭✭✭ One shot on kill
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    Only if you have a valid vat number can you do it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,494 ✭✭✭ ahnowbrowncow
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    Only if you have a valid vat number can you do it.


    What kind of business needs a thermal scope?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,555 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass
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    Space cowboy, Mandalorian, bounty hunter, SEAM team sniper, nighttime pest control.............


    The list is quite long.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,246 ✭✭✭ One shot on kill
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    Who cares lol.

    Buy them and just write the money off as drawing and dont show any vat.

    I hear it works


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