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Ordering from germany beware!!!!!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by claude, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. claude

    claude Donator

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    Well ordered 1 umarex peacemaker from Germany all went fine arrived 4 days later ,no probs.so thought I would get the full set and went and ordered the other 2 finishes .This time it says on tracking prepared for customs clearance at country of destination, as of 29/6/2015 so looks like customs have my parcel for some reason and its just been sitting there since Monday don't know how to contact them to find out why .So just beware if ordering from Germany you may not get it, am now looking on this never being delivered so will put down to experience and will have to source the peacemakers in the uk now but it will have been a very costly exercise.
     
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    Its not odd it might sit there for a week if there is prob they will be in touch
     
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    dont worry mate, customs often take longer than we want to clear items, consignments are put in 'bins' and only cleared when all preceding bins are examined, my son waited three weeks for clearance a couple of years back
     
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    There is industrial action in the German postal service which is affecting mail to and from there.
     
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    if its in customs you will get charged once they release it , I had same from the U.S
     
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    It's being held in Germany, not UK customs. There shouldn't be any UK charges on items from EU.
     
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    There are no customs charges applicable to imports within the EU.

    Dave
     
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    I've ordered loads from Germany everything has turned up some a lot faster than others but always arrive in the end.
     
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    I misunderstood the op. I gather it's being delayed in UK customs. I wouldn't worry. There are delays with them from time to time for different reasons. Might just be due to not enough staff at peak holiday time. It will get through soon.
     
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    I've had a spring, piston seal and lubricants from Jim Maccari (USA) held in UK customs for 10 working days in the past. Seems to be business as usual sometimes I'm afraid :-(

    Peter
     
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    ahhh yup forgot its the eu
     
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    I have seen a couple of new scopes on sale in America, considerabally cheaper than here, further improved with the great exchange rate currently on offer, and their 4th July additional discount codeThere is some mention of American export restrictions to certain places (prob related to fire arm dealing) anyone aware or had any experiance of buying Scope items from America to UK?Is/ are there any issues I need to be aware of?
     
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    I order from Germany every few weeks. One order containing a baikal mak amongst other things was held for inspection for four weeks. You cant contact or hurry them along, you just have to wait til its been checked. In light of world events, on the whole I'm happy theyre inspecting deliveries containing something that looks so real.:cool:
     
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    A bit of a pain in the backside, but I'm sure it will get to you in due course....
     
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    My Walther comp ultra for my lad from Germany, held up for 4 weeks cleared for onward jurny, arrived last Wednesday.
     
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    oh well maybe it will turn up eventually then there is hope of course thanks all for the re assurance
     
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    I once ordered a ISC rugby league kit from Australia (full team kit)...its subsequently sat in customs for something like 6 weeks!!!! Its not a fast task for anything passing through
     
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    no checked ststus still the same awaiting customs clearance if I,m lucky it might be here for my birthday in 2 weeks ,cant understand it the first order was here in 4 days!!
     
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    Hi claude any updates on your order have they arrived yet, I have had many items through VS in Germany only one was opened by UK Customs and it was resealed and delivered, that said there is currently a lot of postings on UBC and *** that would indicate orders from Germany are being held up at Customs in Germany and the Uk, one would have to wonder if the powers that be are clamping down on this as we all know delivery within the UK by post is no longer allowed, has the Government decided as they are losing out on VAT to clamp down and stop us all buying elsewhere from within the EU ?? Hope not and that your order arrives safely
     
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    Every time I have ordered something from the US it has come very quickly and never have I been hit by custom charges or import duty. Even though the item has always been above the amount you are allowed. It's as though some things bypass customs all together.
    I did once order a huge knife from the US and UK customs contacted me only because it did not contain an invoice. It was only a fiver, cheapest thing I ever bought and they held it until I showed them the online product link I bought it from. :)
     

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