[hackspacebristol] anyone want to split a reel of 63/37 lead solder ?

David Smith David.Smith at imgtec.com
Wed Sep 17 08:50:33 UTC 2014


From: Hackspacebristol [mailto:hackspacebristol-bounces at lists.aktivix.org] On Behalf Of Tom Gardner
> On 16 September 2014 20:33, ross <archcraft at hushmail.com> wrote:
> > always cheaper in america, so yeah some importing would be nice ; )
>
> Don't forget to add import duty :( 
> 
> If HMC&E detects you avoiding duty they may well give you a "personalised experience" everytime you subsequently come here. 
> 
> OTOH if you are only slightly over the limit and go through the red channel, they might not bother to actually charge you.

If you're hand-carrying it, you only need to pay duty if it's over the £145 (IIRC) limit.  I'm not planning on buying *that* much...

(although if you're bringing it back for someone else, you might technically have to pay the duty as it's not for "personal use")


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