Brexit Thread 3 - Project Reality

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by Dual » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:37 am

Rocsteady wrote:Just got hit for my first £17 import tax on a £65 product. We did it boys!


Serves you right for not ordering British. :capnscotty:

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:49 am

Rocsteady wrote:Just got hit for my first £17 import tax on a £65 product. We did it boys!


I hope it was a blue passport :capnscotty:

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by That's not a growth » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:52 am

Dual wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:Just got hit for my first £17 import tax on a £65 product. We did it boys!


Serves you right for not ordering British. :capnscotty:


I think Roc still lives in Poland, so ironically it could have been ordering British that might have been the issue.

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by Rocsteady » Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:17 am

That's not a growth wrote:
Dual wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:Just got hit for my first £17 import tax on a £65 product. We did it boys!


Serves you right for not ordering British. :capnscotty:


I think Roc still lives in Poland, so ironically it could have been ordering British that might have been the issue.

Yeah this is the case - could only find the specific item I needed on UK sites.

But really I'm just too patriotic for my own good, rule Brittania!

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by Dual » Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:24 am

Rocsteady wrote:
That's not a growth wrote:
Dual wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:Just got hit for my first £17 import tax on a £65 product. We did it boys!


Serves you right for not ordering British. :capnscotty:


I think Roc still lives in Poland, so ironically it could have been ordering British that might have been the issue.

Yeah this is the case - could only find the specific item I needed on UK sites.

But really I'm just too patriotic for my own good, rule Brittania!


Small price to pay for our freedom.

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by Moggy » Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:42 pm

Rocsteady wrote:Just got hit for my first £17 import tax on a £65 product. We did it boys!


If you don't like it, why don't you go live in the EUSSR!!!!!1!

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by Hexx » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:13 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... d-protocol

Arlene and Co are suing that NI didn't consent to the NI protocol.

(Reminder NI didn't consent to Brexit but Arlene and co didn't care then)

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by Squinty » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:20 am

I don't like the outcome of the thing I wanted. It's not my fault!

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by Photek » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:44 am

I'm looking at about 25% increase in prices from Amazon UK now. Our US relations got us a €200 Amazon Gift voucher for Xmas that we aren't using till they build that Amazon Warehouse thingy in Dublin.

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by Squinty » Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:54 pm

Arlene now speaking with the terrorists/not terrorists again.

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by Rax » Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:59 am

Photek wrote:I'm looking at about 25% increase in prices from Amazon UK now. Our US relations got us a €200 Amazon Gift voucher for Xmas that we aren't using till they build that Amazon Warehouse thingy in Dublin.

Any word on a timeline for that? Not heard anything since the original story.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:44 am

Rax wrote:
Photek wrote:I'm looking at about 25% increase in prices from Amazon UK now. Our US relations got us a €200 Amazon Gift voucher for Xmas that we aren't using till they build that Amazon Warehouse thingy in Dublin.

Any word on a timeline for that? Not heard anything since the original story.


Screw Ireland, they chose to leave the union and are still moaning about higher prices 100 years later!

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 3 - Project Reality
by Squinty » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:51 am

Non Amazon parcels from GB are still taking strawberry floating ages to come to me.

Amazon are still delivering stuff quicker than they usually do. It's weird.

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by Drumstick » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:24 am

Simple solution, don't buy from Amazon. Shouldn't be buying from those tax dodgers anyway.

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by Squinty » Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:13 pm

Drumstick wrote:Simple solution, don't buy from Amazon. Shouldn't be buying from those tax dodgers anyway.


Your point about the tax evasion is valid, but it doesn't really solve the situation with deliveries here.

The option here is, don't order from Amazon, have stuff take ages to come (I may need the stuff quickly), or order from Amazon and have the stuff with me within 1 or 2 days if in stock. And usually cheaper to boot.

Even with the tax dodging, it's a no brainer. Especially if I need something asap.

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by Dowbocop » Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:29 am

It can be difficult not to buy from Amazon sometimes though. Something like a TV or console you can buy from other places easily enough, but if you're after a weird PC building cable or something niche like that you're sometimes looking at paying almost as much as the cable is worth in postage from another online seller. And even if you could go to the high street there's no shops that would conceivably stock stuff like that.

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by Rex Kramer » Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:39 am

There's a very simple way around it, the government could legislate to close the loopholes. They continuously harp on about it but take no actual action to address it. They seem to hope that public opinion will force Amazon to do the right thing as opposed to making them. Obviously they're taking advantage of exactly the same thing, it's just not such low hanging fruit that the papers can ignore it.

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by Lagamorph » Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:40 pm

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PostRe: Brexit Thread 3 - Project Reality
by Moggy » Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:43 pm

Remember how we laughed at America when they changed french fries to freedom fries.

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by Dowbocop » Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:48 pm

Devil's advocate: that could be the Co-op allaying fears that they don't fly in ice from the Antarctic like in that Simpsons episode.


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