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Re: Brexshit - EU Shipments Temporarily Suspended
« Reply #45 on: February 05, 2021, 03:28:02 pm »
The HMRC post is the closest I’ve ever seen to “Don’t ask us, we don’t know” from any government agency.  Most of the time it’s multiple pages of doublespeak and please refer to’s.

@Madame Buttonfly I truly feel for you.  I would suggest Gin, but I know you and G are taking the month off.
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Re: Brexshit - EU Shipments Temporarily Suspended
« Reply #46 on: February 05, 2021, 04:15:24 pm »
@goosehd - thank you for your kind words.  We'll get through this, even without beer and wine and gin for a few weeks!  To be honest, some of what we're trying to get to grips with is so complex, it's probably best that we are examining our options with clear heads...
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Re: Brexshit - EU Shipments Temporarily Suspended
« Reply #47 on: February 05, 2021, 11:22:10 pm »
@goosehd - ... To be honest, some of what we're trying to get to grips with is so complex, it's probably best that we are examining our options with clear heads...
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@Madame Buttonfly and to the whole IHUK crew.... you will sort it out!

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Re: Brexshit - EU Shipments Temporarily Suspended
« Reply #48 on: February 06, 2021, 08:27:28 am »
Thanks very much @Aetas - we've made a lot of headway over the past few days, we are feeling positive, and looking forward to posting some better news here soon  :)
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Re: Brexshit - EU Shipments Temporarily Suspended
« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2021, 03:50:06 pm »
I don't have much to contribute to this other than to wish the entire IH UK team the best. I'm certain this will get resolved over time, because it's in the interest of everyone involved. It's going to be painful in the meantime though and I'm sorry you're having to deal with this crap.

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Re: Brexshit - EU Shipments Temporarily Suspended
« Reply #50 on: February 10, 2021, 05:40:28 pm »
"OK face up to it - you're useless but generally pretty honest and straightforward . . . it's a rare combination of qualities that I have come to admire in you" - Geo 2011

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Re: Brexshit
« Reply #51 on: February 14, 2021, 03:14:53 pm »
A couple of great quotes from an article I read earlier....

“To turn our backs on the world’s largest trading bloc, which is on our doorstep, in favour of trying to create trade deals with countries that couldn’t be further away, and have much smaller economies, is total stupidity and beyond comprehension,”

‘Never in the field of British business has so much been destroyed for so many, by so few.’ -  :) :) :)
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Re: Brexshit
« Reply #52 on: February 14, 2021, 05:34:32 pm »
...here you go Giles. :)

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« Reply #53 on: February 14, 2021, 05:41:25 pm »
Thank you.....I have vowed not to spend another cent on tackle until I know for definite I can go, then I am going to go beserk....
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Re: Brexshit
« Reply #54 on: February 14, 2021, 06:47:50 pm »
...this is off my dock in ELY, MN. Home of the International Wolf Center and Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

...a recorded 50 below zero Fahrenheit last night. :o

...I think you have a market for UHF underwear! ;)

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... and I, unlike you my friend, will have a cooler of Barley Pop at my side, and a Kentucky Cheroot or two! Cast and reel for hours. :)
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« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2021, 10:25:09 pm »
Very nice.....
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« Reply #56 on: May 25, 2021, 09:29:34 am »
"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."


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Re: Brexshit
« Reply #57 on: May 25, 2021, 09:42:55 am »
We are in the process of registering for the European One-Stop Shop (IOSS) system.  But more importantly, we now have a Netherlands VAT number, so we will be shipping in bulk into The Netherlands, clearing customs there, and then on-shipping from The Netherlands.  This will likely add a day or two onto the shipping times, but it will effectively be an intra EU shipment.
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Re: Brexshit
« Reply #58 on: May 25, 2021, 10:16:31 am »
Great news @Giles. Does this also make the  issue of returns less costly for you? If I understood correctly, you're now paying custom duties twice on returned items, right?

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« Reply #59 on: May 25, 2021, 10:22:50 am »
No, we are not paying taxes or duties on the return (well, sometimes we do, because I think the people who work in UPS brokerage share a brain cell, but we can reclaim those, as they are mischarges).

The issue is, that we cant reclaim the taxes and duties that we paid on our customer's behalf, so when we get a return, we basically piss that away.

We "sold" two pairs of Wesco boots to a guy in Germany recently.  He returned both pairs.  That cost us Euro600 on taxes, duties, fees, and shipping charges for zero revenue.

I may as well be ripping up banknotes and flushing them down the toilet, it would be a lot easier way to piss away Euro600.
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