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LegaL aspects of importing a CB rig from the US to UK

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LegaL aspects of importing a CB rig from the US to UK

Post by Guest on Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:51 am

If I have an illegal cb radio shipped to afullticket UK amateur radio friend, will this by-pass any of the legalities of it being seized via customs.

What is the true legality of having a rig imported from the USto the UK.

Anybody know please ?

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Re: LegaL aspects of importing a CB rig from the US to UK

Post by GARY 26-tm-035 on Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:00 am

i had no problem importing a rig from the us just got slaped on tax Sad

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Re: LegaL aspects of importing a CB rig from the US to UK

Post by Guest on Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:26 pm

Cheers dude, I heard if you ask them to put GIFT on the form then helps you out tax wise, anybody heard that one.

Want rid of the Ranger.

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Re: LegaL aspects of importing a CB rig from the US to UK

Post by daxi on Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:29 pm

26SD122_spirittalk wrote:Cheers dude, I heard if you ask them to put GIFT on the form then helps you out tax wise, anybody heard that one.

That normally works. It just makes life difficult if lost in the post.
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Post by 2W0PWR on Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:04 am

If they mark it as a "gift" Eddie then if it goes lost in the post. The post office start asking questions and will possibly not be willing to pay for 200.00 worth of radio gear. You also might find if hard finding a shop to send it as a gift.

I was lucky importing my radio as I didn't have to pay tax. The post office handed me the parcel from the sorting office and didn't see the the big red sticker "Import Charges"...

Good luck if you have a go. Just remember if something goes wrong with it once you have it you will find it very hard to send back. Many shops from the US don't have an Export Warranty and if they do you will find it very costly to send back...

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Re: LegaL aspects of importing a CB rig from the US to UK

Post by Guest on Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:41 pm

Cheers I have decided against the gift idea for said reasons but think will have a go at getting a radio shipped later in the week asthe Cobra 148 GTL is a pure bit of nostalga for me and is being opened up for 26 - 28 MHZ.

Yes its a risk but worth taking Very Happy

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