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andrea_ap
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« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2009, 07:54:28 AM »

I'm italian and i received my SheevaPlug yesterday and i paid 30,10 Euro to Fed Ex.

Do you know if there are any european distributor?

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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2009, 12:04:17 AM »

I got my plug last monday, from FedEx. They didn't add any fees yet, so I'd like to know: do they charge any additional cost after delivery? And how? To my PayPal account?  Huh

The other posts in this thread are rather ambiguous, and I don't understand if FedEx adds its fees after of before delivery. (The sheeva was shipped to Spain)
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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2009, 12:16:46 AM »

I got no notification of it on delivery.

I was just sent an invoice a week or so after delivery demanding payment (to the address where it was delivered)
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« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2009, 03:49:40 AM »

I got my plug last monday, from FedEx. They didn't add any fees yet, so I'd like to know: do they charge any additional cost after delivery? And how? To my PayPal account?  Huh

The other posts in this thread are rather ambiguous, and I don't understand if FedEx adds its fees after of before delivery. (The sheeva was shipped to Spain)

You will get an invoice send to the address/recipient of the original package.  Mine arrived about 10 days after I got the plug, others it seems have taken upto a month to arrive.

UK Fedex have a number to phone and you can pay by card. Expect to pay in the region of 15-20 Euros per plug, this is tax and Fedex handling fees.

Personally, I think the SENDER should be responsible for these charges, and then the seller can include them at point of sale.  That would be much fairer.
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« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2009, 08:42:43 AM »

Personally, I think the SENDER should be responsible for these charges, and then the seller can include them at point of sale.  That would be much fairer.
It's always the importer (in this case you and me, as we ordered it).  That makes more sense as "we" live in the VAT zone, not the supplier.
And the only way I can see where "fairness" comes in is the handling fee charged by Fedex (which is, arguably, fair in that they do have to set up and maintain a system to handle it).
This is a development box.  If you were importing a few thousand then I'm sure that a system would be arranged such that you didn't get thousands of individual Fedex charges.
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« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2009, 10:01:25 AM »

Hi,

When I've imported computer equipment in the distant part I've had to negotiate with Customs duty to be paid in some cases, and pay in cash, in person, at Terminal 4 Heathrow.

So Fedex is saving you non-trivial work, and taking a risk that you won't pay one way or another, while it has stumped up the cash on your behalf.  And Customs doesn't do refunds (well, not in my experience, because it makes them feel more manly or something to be unreasonable: no need for Viagra there).

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« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2009, 01:59:11 AM »

I got my plug last monday, from FedEx. They didn't add any fees yet, so I'd like to know: do they charge any additional cost after delivery? And how? To my PayPal account?  Huh

The other posts in this thread are rather ambiguous, and I don't understand if FedEx adds its fees after of before delivery. (The sheeva was shipped to Spain)

You will get an invoice send to the address/recipient of the original package.  Mine arrived about 10 days after I got the plug, others it seems have taken upto a month to arrive.
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Thank you (and Reedy) for the reply. We didn't get any invoice yet, but as I'm expecting it now, it won't be a surprise.
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« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2009, 03:41:14 AM »

Factor it into the cost, and if it never arrives, you get a nice surprise, rather than a nasty surprise...
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« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2009, 09:13:57 AM »

There's another solution- check : www.newit.co.uk

They are selling from the UK so even Eu customers outside the UK would save on duty. Just a thought!
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« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2009, 10:25:08 AM »

There's another solution- check : www.newit.co.uk

They are selling from the UK so even Eu customers outside the UK would save on duty. Just a thought!

Shouldn't this be listed on the front page of plugcomputer.org?
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« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2009, 01:40:38 PM »

Doesn't look that different in price to me (if that's what bothers you) from shipping direct.

Plus it's only a solution for the UK (and *potentially* the rest of the EU), not the whole world.

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« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2009, 06:32:08 AM »

For those interested, if you live in Switzerland (which is outside the European Community) it will cost you an additional CHF 27.25.- import duties.

CHF 10.25 for the 7.6% Value-added tax will go to the Swiss Customs (this will actually depend on the exchange rate) and CH 17.- will go to Fedex as "Administrative fee". As for others, the bill came about 10 days after receiving the SheevaPlug

I'd say the main problem for us, overseas user, is that shipping is only limited to Fedex. Had they offered US postal, not only would the shipping fee be much lower than the whopping $40, but the "Administrative fee" would also be lower: CH12.- from what I recall.


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« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2009, 09:50:34 AM »

One month after i recieved my sheeva plug i got an invoice from FED-Ex for 34. It was 10 for administration cost and 24 for import tax. Did not you had to pay import tax until i got this.
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« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2010, 09:44:39 PM »

          Nothing went wrong when I used the service of FedEx. My package had been brought in the place I want to send it. I am using FedEx in every delivery. They are guaranteed fast and secured.
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« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2010, 11:05:41 PM »

We have to charge VAT on all orders delivered within the EU, unless you are a  VAT registered business, that is not in the UK but is in the EU - then you can apply for a VAT Exempt account on our shop, see here: http://www.newit.co.uk/?id=18

We also now sell to customers outside the EU, VAT free (bit of a headache on the paperwork side), this is displayed when you entrer the country of delivery into the shopping cart.
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