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Speedmaster from US

  • 29-09-2020 10:34am
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    Registered Users Posts: 403 ✭✭


    Hi, I'm looking at purchasing a Speedmaster from the Chrono24 from the US, price is about $2,500. Can anyone tell me how much the duty/tax/vat total I might be liable for ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,227 ✭✭✭✭banie01


    Hi, I'm looking at purchasing a Speedmaster from the Chrono24 from the US, price is about $2,500. Can anyone tell me how much the duty/tax/vat total I might be liable for ?

    21% on the total including shipping cost, along with a handling fee anywhere from 6-15euro depending on shipper.


  • Registered Users Posts: 403 ✭✭rodneytrotter15


    banie01 wrote: »
    21% on the total including shipping cost, along with a handling fee anywhere from 6-15euro depending on shipper.

    Thanks might stick with the UK.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,004 Mod ✭✭✭✭Wibbs


    I'd stay more "local" myself R. Better bet all around.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,667 ✭✭✭Lorddrakul


    Thanks might stick with the UK.

    Actually, isn't the UK going to be the same now?

    It is now officially left the EU, so wouldn't the same apply?


  • Registered Users Posts: 64,290 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    Lorddrakul wrote: »
    Actually, isn't the UK going to be the same now?

    It is now officially left the EU, so wouldn't the same apply?

    Not until 01/01/2021 and then only if things stay as they are, with a no deal Brexit

    Britain will have the same status as China then for all of us in the EU :p


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,684 ✭✭✭david


    banie01 wrote: »
    21% on the total including shipping cost, along with a handling fee anywhere from 6-15euro depending on shipper.

    VAT calculation to include customs duty too at higher rate 12% IIRC (goods greater than €700 non-commercial).

    2500+300+588+handling fee = too expensive


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,110 ✭✭✭Thirdfox


    The duty for watches should be okay actually - my understanding is that duty is fixed at 0.80 euro (80 cent) per unit for wristwatches no matter the value of the watch:

    https://www.taricsupport.com/nomenclatuur/9102110000.html

    ^ above is the TARIC number for wristwatches - don't have it to hand right now but if you check some EU/Irish duty site you'll see that this TARIC number corresponds to 80c per unit.

    Though whether An Post/courier will be applying the correct duty or if you'll need to get in touch with them about duty rates is a different matter of course.

    And the temporary VAT rate of 21% will be returning to 23% after this special pandemic VAT reduction period is over (1 March 2021 currently).


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,525 ✭✭✭Fitz II


    There is no point getting a watch from the US, they are 6-10 hours ahead of us so the time will always be wrong.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,599 ✭✭✭Cyclingtourist


    Fitz II wrote: »
    There is no point getting a watch from the US, they are 6-10 hours ahead of us so the time will always be wrong.

    Behind.


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