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Cool Mini Or Not UK Shipping?
« on: February 22, 2017, 10:53:31 PM »
 Hi guys,

It's been years since i lasted posted. Life has just been too hectic for me to do anything with the hobby.

Thinking of getting back into it. I've seen some things i fancy in the cool mini or not store and i was just wondering about people's experiences of ordering from them in the UK. Would I get hammered by taxes and shipping charges?

Thanks in advance guys.

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Re: Cool Mini Or Not UK Shipping?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2017, 07:29:48 PM »
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Re: Cool Mini Or Not UK Shipping?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 08:57:58 PM »
Maybe they haven't the experience you require?

It all depends on the value put on the custom sticker. If it exceeds a certain value (I think it is 18) then you may be subject to import tax. If that is the case, you will also be charged 8 admin on top of the tax.

Sometimes, if you are lucky, you don't get taxed.

That is a general rule... not specifically CMoN (I have never ordered from CMoN).

The last time I got hit with charges, I spent $36 on miniatures (from RAFM) and ended up spending 14 on tax and admin charges (over two thirds of the cost of the miniatures).
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Re: Cool Mini Or Not UK Shipping?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 01:02:24 PM »
It is pot luck with the additional taxes and there doesn't seem to be a pattern to it. I've ordered from Cool mini or not in the past but nothing more than $30 and didn't get taxed a friend though bought some stuff and got charged about a third the cost. Look at their site see what interests you and if the tax is a worry try some of the local online stores.
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Re: Cool Mini Or Not UK Shipping?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 07:01:49 PM »
I guess I'm lucky down here. even though we usually pay through the nose for shipping any miniatures (not many manufacturers down this way) we generally don't get charged tax. I've only ever paid tax on one thing I think, and the was a $500 3d Printer.

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Re: Cool Mini Or Not UK Shipping?
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2017, 12:24:05 AM »
Thanks for the reply guys. Was looking at picking up some stuff from a manufacturer that has closed and they are the only stockists I can find, so may have to bite the bullet.
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Re: Cool Mini Or Not UK Shipping?
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2017, 06:01:31 AM »
I ordered from them once a long time ago.  I don't remember the details and am in Canada so I didn't have any relevant comments so stayed quiet. 

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Re: Cool Mini Or Not UK Shipping?
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2017, 06:19:54 PM »
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