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Alderney maybe vat free, but vat is added to your bill if you order from the UK,
that also means it does not get held up in Customs because vat is paid prior to delivery.


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Just buy local even for a few extra pound , this means you will not hear the cry off " why is my local tackle shop closed". Most tackle shops now days will match any online price and you can always go into a shop face to face and complain about items and not have to post them to an internet shop.
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so you paid only 38 quid + vat ? sounds good
That is correct. The postage was 5p short of a tenner though so it adds up.

I would support local shops usually but the Shakey Salt Range is becoming harder to find so I had to look further afield on this occasion
 

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Correct, same as all other imports now.
Actually not correct,if goods are commercial and not a gift vat is payable on any amount these days however the online channel island retailers will prepay this so it won't effect your order.What you pay when you place your order is all you will pay,there won't be any additional vat charge later.
 

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I regularly buy from my local tackle shops but each stocks a different range of tackle so you can't always get what you want. I've used Alderney Angling a few times, great range of tackle. In my experience I've always had a very good service from there and very good advice when I've asked for it. Mark has even gone to the trouble of getting things out in the shop to give me an honest opinion of somethings quality or even a comparison of products.

In regards to the VAT, as said by others. No VAT under 拢15. Over that and it's usually added at time of purchase and they pay that to customs to prevent any delays.
 

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Yes your right with what you they will pay the vat if it doesn't get posted out with the Channel Islands. I recently enquired about buying a couple of reels from a tackle retailer in the islands due to the price only to be told the vat had to be added if it was being sent to the uk mainland
 

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Go to the islands on holiday, enjoy some great fishing and stunning scenery, then pick up cheaper fishing gear before you come back!

Mind you, the cost of flight or ferry MIGHT be a bit more than 10 quid postage...? :unsure:
 

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Actually not correct,if goods are commercial and not a gift vat is payable on any amount these days however the online channel island retailers will prepay this so it won't effect your order.What you pay when you place your order is all you will pay,there won't be any additional vat charge later.
Thats not exactly correct :hammer: - some channel island retailers DO NOT prepay the VAT (which is a special option they have but which they are not legally obliged to sign up to) and in those cases it will be treated as any import would with the associated charges.

Either way ... he will pay VAT if he purchases from the channel island and IF PURCHASING FROM THE CHANNEL ISLANDS YOU NEED TO CHECK TO SEE IF THE ADVERTISED PRICE INCLUDES PREPAID VAT
 

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The HMRC site gives all the details you need on the subject ..... from their website ...

[h=3]EU 'Special Territories'[/h] The EU 'Special Territories' are The Aland Islands (Finland), The Canary Islands (Spain), The Channel Islands (UK)*, The French Overseas Departments of Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique and Reunion and Mount Athos also known as Agion Poros (Greece).
Read about which countries are in the EU in A guide for international post users Notice 143
Customs Duty, Excise Duty and import VAT: introduction
*From 1 April 2012, all mail order goods sent to the UK from the Channel Islands is subject to VAT at import.
HM Revenue & Customs operates a scheme with the Channel Islands for the prepayment of import VAT, and all mail order businesses based in the Channel Islands are entitled to apply to join. Goods sent this way do not incur further customs charges in the UK, and do not incur the Royal Mail/Parcelforce handling fee.
If exporters choose not to send goods using this facility, they will be subject to the customs charging process in the UK, which will inevitably mean a longer processing time before they are delivered to the customer. Items sent outside this scheme will also be subject to the Royal Mail/Parcelforce handling fee.
 
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