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Dr Pepper
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2011/03/24 18:34:00 (permalink)

BodyBuilding.com shipping to the UK

Anyone (from the UK) had experience with ordering from BodyBuilding.com?
 
I'm tempted to try a few products that we don't get the pleasure of enjoying over here!

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    Liddy
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    Re:BodyBuilding.com shipping to the UK 2011/03/24 18:40:19 (permalink)
    I'm also curious about them, also do you get hit for income tax? What are their shipping fees like?
    Dr Pepper
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    Re:BodyBuilding.com shipping to the UK 2011/03/24 18:59:00 (permalink)
    I wonder if customs will open the package though? while charging me to do so!
     
    Here are the International Sipping Rates:
     
    • United Kingdom Post (7-14 Days) - Rates starting at just $6!: Packages will be delivered by the United Kingdom's Postal administration. Once packages have shipped out from our warehouses they will arrive at one of the Royal Mail sorting facilities within five to twelve days, if not sooner! Most orders shipped across the pond arrive well within the twelves business day timeframe, so don't delay, order today!
    • UPS United Kingdom Express Shipping (3-7 Days)- Rates starting at just $34!: United Kingdom Express shipping is an exciting new shipping method for our friends in the British Isles! Shipping times are incredibly fast, with most orders to England, Northern Ireland and Scotland delivered within three to seven days! Make sure to choose this option if you want quick delivery with tracking at a reasonable price! Look for this option under the "Delivery Method" dropdown menu on the Cart page.

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    kreig
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    Re:BodyBuilding.com shipping to the UK 2011/03/24 19:04:15 (permalink)
    Just don't try and order in anything containing dairy as HMRC will destroy it if they inspect your package.
    There is also the risk of being hit with import tax, VAT and a handling fee.
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    Re:BodyBuilding.com shipping to the UK 2011/03/24 19:04:56 (permalink)
    Well do not import protien mate as it is not allowed
     
    My best thing is if you wish to order do it on a trail and error basis
     
    try and if works ok do it now and again, if charged dont do it again :)
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    Re:BodyBuilding.com shipping to the UK 2011/03/24 19:20:28 (permalink)
    and that "starting from" stated on the delivery is very misleading, i put one 2.2kg tub of protein in my cart went to checkout and the cheapest delivery was like $20 or something like that
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    Re:BodyBuilding.com shipping to the UK 2011/03/24 19:55:04 (permalink)
    dont think its worth the effort anymore
     
    did it in 06 and 07 and was fine but think theyre a bit tighter now on importing laws and stuff

    Current goals: get back in the game
     
    Dr Pepper
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    Re:BodyBuilding.com shipping to the UK 2011/03/24 20:41:07 (permalink)
    Alright, thanks for the help guys.

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    Re:BodyBuilding.com shipping to the UK 2011/03/25 10:15:04 (permalink)
    Once the value exceeds a low amount you will likely be hit with VAT (if applicable) and DUTY on the cost of the goods plus the shipping.
     
    The likelihood of avoiding these charges nowadays is reduced considerably from what it was a few years ago.
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    Re:BodyBuilding.com shipping to the UK 2011/03/25 10:21:18 (permalink)
    I order from them a fair bit but not protein. Have been hit by duty once or twice is all. waiting on some dream tan and posing briefs at the min.
    Shipping is reasonable once your not buying heavy items.
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    Re:BodyBuilding.com shipping to the UK 2011/03/25 13:33:57 (permalink)
    The Guvnor

    Once the value exceeds a low amount you will likely be hit with VAT (if applicable) and DUTY on the cost of the goods plus the shipping.

    The likelihood of avoiding these charges nowadays is reduced considerably from what it was a few years ago.

    This. The UK govt. needs to collect taxes to pay for free schooling, subsidised university, free healthcare. social security, the general deficit etc....
     
    None of us like paying taxes, but by avoiding them we are robbing the country of money that we (as a society) spend on the things we voted for. If we want a fair society that gives people "free" healthcare, "free" education, and looks after us if we lose our job....we have to pay higher taxes to cover it.
    post edited by ThaiFighter - 2011/03/25 13:37:35

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    Re:BodyBuilding.com shipping to the UK 2011/03/25 14:34:44 (permalink)
    As metioned before always go for the cheapest postal option USPS (US post office) as these packages seem to stopped far less than the couriers (FED-EX, DHL, etc).
    Personally ive never had a USPS package stopped in over 20-30 small orders.

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