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    Buying from USA, hidden charges...

    So i been looking for a Argyle Motion control damper and finally found one

    Problem being its in USA, this means i have to go though the lovely UK customs

    I need some help/accurate help with working out how much i going to end up paying for hidden charges and all the listed/not listed charges for the damper.

    Uk customs i know have Vat charges and also surge charges and other nastys...

    Heres the thing i trying to buy
    RockShox MotionControl (NR) damper, 07-09 Argyle $63.80

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    Xtreme Bike & Sport(they trust worthy right?)

    Shipping cost
    $14.00 UPS

    So...what charges should i exspect, including credit card ones to convert currency???

    Total cost looks like $67.80 =42.08 but in reality what am i looking at here?

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    anyone know how it all works?

    dont fancy calling customs in UK ......

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    ? HMRC site is useless, sadly so any help on this be much welcome

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    UPS is known to charge some steep brokerage fees (not included in the quoted shipping cost). Do some searches and you'll find plenty of complaints. For small stuff like that you're usually better off going with USPS priority mail international if the seller provides it.
    Warning: may contain sarcasm and/or crap made up in an attempt to feel important.

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    problem with USPS is that its a lot more exspencive, i trying to work out

    Is it better going with what i have ie 42.80 then exspect to have the+20% VAT then maybe another customs charge so looking at maybe total of 50-55?

    Or trying another route...currently the amount of secret charges really puts me off buying from the USA due to the sneaky nature of customs and their charges that no 1 seems to know...

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