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Subject: Custom charges (UK) when purchasing bulk from abroad... rss

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Kai Poon
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So...

I've been looking at cards from abroad, especially at websites that sell cards in bulk for low prices. There's really only one problem stopping me though and that's not knowing what exactly I'm going to end up paying.

As far as I'm aware. The UK custom charge state that anything with an instrinsic value over £18 will be charged, and that this does not appear to include delivery costs.

I've been looking at some cards (500+) that will cost me £12 ($20) in total. However the delivery charge is roughly $40. So there's the problem of figuring out what exactly will happen...

1. Would £12 really be considered as the intrinsic value, even if the store themselves are selling these cards?

2. Anyone with any experience with the above?
 
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No idea on customs, but wouldn't it be easier to shop on eBay UK? Shipping bulk cards overseas is generally not worth it. I found this listing without looking too hard...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MTG-500-MIXED-MAGIC-GATHERING-CARD-STA...

I'm sure there must be at least one big UK shop that sells bulk cards as well.
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Kai Poon
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tppytel wrote:
No idea on customs, but wouldn't it be easier to shop on eBay UK? Shipping bulk cards overseas is generally not worth it. I found this listing without looking too hard...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MTG-500-MIXED-MAGIC-GATHERING-CARD-STA...

I'm sure there must be at least one big UK shop that sells bulk cards as well.
I'm surprised I missed that. I must be searching for the wrong terms.
But it can still work out roughly the same ordering from abroad sometimes. I know that when it comes to individual cards, getting from abroad is definitely the way to go.
 
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You should try Troll Trader Cards in the UK - they will sort you out with a full Common/Uncommon playset (and Rares) of whatever set(s) you like for an extremely reasonable price.
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