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customs duty for paia theremax kit to germany
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:52 pm    Post subject: customs duty for paia theremax kit to germany
Subject description: how do i handle it?
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does anyone of you know how to handle such stuff?

i'm thinking about ordering a paia theremax kit and i'd like to know how the whole international shipping thing works (how much to pay, how to pay th customs...).

thanks !

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The courier pays the VAT and any other import taxes, to the German customs, when the shipment arrives in the country and then charges these amounts on to you. You pay the courier on delivery / collection; most couriers should accept a cheque, or allow you to pay by card over the telephone.

Warning: Many couriers (including some postal services) add a surcharge for the "inconvenience" of having to deal with customs. I got whacked by the Royal Mail in the UK the other week, with an £8 "International Handling Charge" on a Jaycar theremin kit from Australia - thus adding 66.666% to the cost of shipping and 20% to the total cost of purchase.

I was less than pleased angry

You will need to find out what courier Paia use and then check with that courier, as to what the additional handling charges might be.
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 1:43 pm    Post subject: Importing stuff from the states ..
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As it is our job to import things we know how it works. There is the customs havin the job to clear all imports such as musical instruments without claviatur. This is 3,7% tax. If there is a shipment coming from the states and they can not understand if its a weapon or a cat, they will give it to an extra department where you will be invited to pick the package up. Usually it is at the other end of your town and you will get an invitation a week after it got there. Then you go there and will have to open up the carton, then you declare what it is and in the end you pay 3,7% on the total value including shipment and on this all together value .. you pay 19% VAT. then you can take it home.

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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The easier way would be ordering it in the Netherlands where the thereminist and effect specialist Wilco Botermans has a small online shop http://www.theremin.nl

Since he is actually reworking his website, the Paia Theremax might not appear there temporarily, so you might send him an Email or call him. Out of Dutch, he understands German and speaks English.
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi Glow Worm , How good is the jaycar theremin kit ? I live in Australia and have been looking at getting the paia theremax kit!
CQ
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