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25 minutes ago, Pylon80 said:

It's still a lot nicer that the RC Mart gimmick with the secret percentage added to your shipping and the "low" prices to lure you into adding-to-cart.

RCMart is terrible for this. They add VAT to their "free" items and also will knock the entire basket out of the Super Saver Shipping bracket (assuming you only had SSS items in the basket).

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Tried PJ for the first time, very pleased. 3 weeks to receive a cute snow man with the cheapest shipping option is perfectly fine

 

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59 minutes ago, bsy2010 said:

Tried PJ for the first time, very pleased. 3 weeks to receive a cute snow man with the cheapest shipping option is perfectly fine

 

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That is cute… 

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It is first time for me to see m chassis big bore shocks back in stock.. price is real good if you plan to buy some other stuff from PJ, and currency is great… (weak jpy)

I do not know how many do they have, but hope whoever wanted it can take advantage of this.

https://www.plazajapan.com/4950344423552/

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Shhh… I’ve had that in my cart for a week now… been contemplating in getting it for my drifters… keep it as a secret please… i dont think they have a lot in stock.. probably last few items from an old stock…. 

14 hours ago, Sogogi said:

It is first time for me to see m chassis big bore shocks back in stock.. price is real good if you plan to buy some other stuff from PJ, and currency is great… (weak jpy)

I do not know how many do they have, but hope whoever wanted it can take advantage of this.

https://www.plazajapan.com/4950344423552/

 

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PJ are now charging vat on all orders, irrespective of if they are over £135 or not.  I'm ok with this, but do I run the risk of getting double charged on vat on an order over £135 if customs intercept it?  My understanding is that as far as UK customs go, orders over £135 should not be charged vat at point of sale so they may not be expecting PJ to have already charged me.

Also, is the £135 threshold on the value of the goods only or the value of the order including shipping>

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They used to have orders over £135 unable to check out and you needed to email them to place the order.  I assume at that point they took the VAT off so you're not double charged.  Now you do indeed run the risk of being double charged, so I personally wouldn't place an order over £135.

The £135 VAT limit is on the total value of the goods plus the postage.

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TF isn’t it inc poastage? Eg if goods £135 postage £20 = total of £155. Would that incur vat and import duties?

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10 hours ago, CoolHands said:

TF isn’t it inc poastage? Eg if goods £135 postage £20 = total of £155. Would that incur vat and import duties?

Yep, that's what I mean by plus postage. Sorry if I was unclear.

Your example would raise VAT charges, there's no import duty.

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Hmm - I shall have to leave my basket on hold for now then.  I've emailed PJ to see if they will let me order without the tax element since I'm well over the £135 mark, will see what they come back with.

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I thought canada was intense on importing fees and stuff, but sounds like it is more painful in UK.

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On 2/11/2024 at 5:27 PM, Sogogi said:

I thought canada was intense on importing fees and stuff, but sounds like it is more painful in UK.

Our country seems to revel in punitive taxation, with only the wealthiest being is a position to avoid it.  But alas, that is getting way off topic!

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Life lesson 294: Do not let your wife open boxes. 

When I came out of the bathroom, I saw my wife holding something up and smiling.  I'll never see this koi fish again!  (Which is a mystery in and of itself. We live and work together, so how is that I never see what she takes from me? Is she eating this stuff?)  

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Less than 2 weeks is not bad for this haul… not a big fan of the black beetle but hey, it was a very nice gesture. Respect to our Japanese bros and sis. I’m also liking the note they have on the box reminding the shipping courier that the box is being sent to an important person so proper care is appreciated… nice touch… 

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8 hours ago, burakol said:

Less than 2 weeks is not bad for this haul… not a big fan of the black beetle but hey, it was a very nice gesture. Respect to our Japanese bros and sis. I’m also liking the note they have on the box reminding the shipping courier that the box is being sent to an important person so proper care is appreciated… nice touch… 

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Now you are hooked on Pj!

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I've wondered whether or not these properly work...  Product review is important in RC. 

So I tested on our niece's drawing (of teeth?).  It works a lot better than American erasers that are often harder than Thor's hammer, Meowmeow. 

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5 minutes ago, Juggular said:

I've wondered whether or not these properly work...  Product review is important in RC. 

So I tested on our niece's drawing (of teeth?).  It works a lot better than American erasers that are often harder than Thor's hammer, Meowmeow. 

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Proper consumer advice! 

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10 hours ago, burakol said:

.. I’m also liking the note they have on the box reminding the shipping courier that the box is being sent to an important person so proper care is appreciated… nice touch… 

 

Yes I’m sure that helps

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50 minutes ago, Juggular said:

I've wondered whether or not these properly work...  Product review is important in RC. 

So I tested on our niece's drawing (of teeth?).  It works a lot better than American erasers that are often harder than Thor's hammer, Meowmeow. 

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I think that is true in general from what i’ve experienced.

Stationary items in Americas (well i can only say about north part) generally are not as good as asian ones. In asia (especially japan / korea) they have so much better quality pens/erasers /notebooks with better paper quality. Only things i remember when i moved to NA are bic ball point pen, yellow pencil with paper ripping eraser on top. 

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45 minutes ago, CoolHands said:

Yes I’m sure that helps

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I like the fact that they are treating their customers as “important person” 

Having items delivered intact is another story…

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40 minutes ago, Sogogi said:

I think that is true in general from what i’ve experienced.

Stationary items in Americas (well i can only say about north part) generally are not as good as asian ones. In asia (especially japan / korea) they have so much better quality pens/erasers /notebooks with better paper quality. Only things i remember when i moved to NA are bic ball point pen, yellow pencil with paper ripping eraser on top. 

Only used Pilot pens growing up in a third world country… after immigrating to the US, I was shocked that not much people even knew about it…

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On 2/10/2024 at 5:01 PM, Exvee-Ohwan said:

PJ are now charging vat on all orders, irrespective of if they are over £135 or not.  I'm ok with this, but do I run the risk of getting double charged on vat on an order over £135 if customs intercept it?  My understanding is that as far as UK customs go, orders over £135 should not be charged vat at point of sale so they may not be expecting PJ to have already charged me.

Also, is the £135 threshold on the value of the goods only or the value of the order including shipping>

Quoting my own post... I took a punt in the end and put in an order that came to around £160ish, so well over the threshold.  PJ charged me tax at the point of order so I braced myself to get double charged by HMRC.  According to the tracking info the parcel got checked by customs, but went through without any additional levy, so presumable the online declaration that PJ filled out was all in order.

Sample size of one and all that, so caveat emptor.

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On 2/15/2024 at 4:33 PM, Sogogi said:

In asia (especially japan / korea) they have so much better quality pens/erasers /notebooks with better paper quality. Only things i remember when i moved to NA are bic ball point pen, yellow pencil with paper ripping eraser on top. 

They probably cost just a tad bit more too, here in the States, people often buy stationary products based on price vs quality. Note how many of us use disposable BIC pens vs nicer Sakuras or refillable pens.

We won't pay $3 for nicer pens, but we'll happily pay $5 for a tiny cup of coffee!

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I opened my parcel thinking of Mount Fuji, of course, but what I received was a nice little surprise. 

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A little rubber yoyo! Whodathunkit? 

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one of those: Things you never thought you needed and still think you never would need when you get them.

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