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Custom charges query

  • 22-10-2021 3:14pm
    Registered Users Posts: 32 ais942

    Hi all, I want to buy a dress off a person living in the UK. The dress is sold out online and is expected to be restocked in a few weeks but is sure to sell out straight away. The dress retails online brand new at £159.00.

    The person I know wore it once and is willing to sell it to me for £110 including post.

    does anyone know if I will be charged customs? Is there a way of avoiding these charges? E.g the person sends it to me as a ‘gift’ .. how to customs value an item?

    Maybe Could the sender put a value on the customs declaration form for the dress as ‘ £79.50’ as it has been worn once thus loosing half its value?

    I would greatly appreciate any advice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 50,118 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26

    I think you are lost, this is the motors buying and selling forum.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,971 ✭✭✭ User1998

    As above, this is the motors forum.

    But since your here, a gift will attract no customs duty, and a very low value on the customs declaration will attract a very low customs charge. Just be sure not to include any labels/receipts that show the full RRP. Hope this helps.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,817 ✭✭✭ Darc19

    How many miles are on the dress?

    Yes you will be charged and also the seller has to make an electronic declaration otherwise it will be rejected.