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Old 20.08.2010, 13:51
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Re: Buying Electronics from the UK or US

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You should be careful of customs duties when ordering packages from abroad, especially if the value is not written on the package. There there is also a processing fee for any packages stopped. This could make the whole purchase not worth while.
In my experience, if the value is not written, they will send you a letter asking you to send them a copy of the invoice so they can see the value. It does not cost you more than the usual processing fee. It will take a few days longer though.


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I would also like to know how to order electronics from the UK or Germany. Currently I have it sent to an address in the EU (no customs) and collect it on trips abroad.
If you do this, you pay at least 17.5% VAT instead of the Swiss 7.6%.
Of course, there is still the processing fee to get it through Swiss customs (usually around Fr.18), but for items costing more than Fr.200, this is not worthwhile.
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