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How do you go about buying an artical (bow sight ) from an American supplier , from here in the UK. Anyone got any info on this .                 John Hindley

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> How do you go about buying an artical (bow sight ) from an American supplier > , from here in the UK. Anyone got any info on this . >                 John Hindley

Which one mate? I’m sure you know most of these, but…. http://www.bowsports.com/ http://www.chiltern-archery.co.uk/ http://www.eagleclassicarchery.co.uk/index.htm http://www3.btwebworld.com/quicks/ http://www.archery-ten-ring.co.uk/ http://www.archery-optics.co.uk/ Failing that, find a US archery shop and ask them to ship it here. Service is KING in the US! (this is JUST a yellow pages search, NOT a recommendation) Dattilios Discount Guns Tackle & Archery 794 Shelburne Road South Burlington, VT  05403 802-862-5516 Link for international directory searching. http://globaltelecom.org/telecom.htm I wish you success.

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Er, the same way you’d order from a UK supplier… If they’re willing to ship internationally, of course. The major differences are: a) the cost (and time) of shipping. b) tax. Tax especially can trip you up, if you’re not prepared for it. Goods on sale in the UK have the taxes included in the price shown (if the retailer is complying with the law…), it should be the same in the EU in general. Goods from the US won’t have those taxes included, so when they hit the shore of the UK, Customs and Excise can hit you for import duty and VAT. VAT you’ll know about, I guess. import duty (I think) runs somewhere between 3% and 4% of the total cost of the shipment (including shipping costs and insurance!). Note I said "can hit you", not "will hit you" – sometimes C&E will not charge duty, but you can’t count on it. Note that duty and VAT apply for personal imports as well, so if you fly out to the states to shop, you should still declare the goods on your return. I know people get away without declaring goods, but it’s a risk… Goods bought within the EU have already been taxed (duty and VAT) so don’t attract any additional levy when you bring them into the UK. Disclaimer: I’m not a tax expert or importer. Please check the situation out for yourself, I’m sure C&E would be happy to clarify the situation for you. – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text – > How do you go about buying an artical (bow sight ) from an American supplier > , from here in the UK. Anyone got any info on this . >                 John Hindley

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