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Wondered what the postage costs are from Stellamodels to the UK? I'm thinking 2 or maybe 3 kits. Some kind of cover or tracking would have to be included with spending that kind of money.

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If you make the order, it shows the postage, you may have to make an account with them?. 

Tamico might be better for the U.K?.

Edit2Add>  Just tried stella models and it was £43 on one CC01 kit. £67.57 on two kits. £92.92 on 3 kits.

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On 10/5/2018 at 3:40 PM, Dirt-540 said:

Wondered what the postage costs are from Stellamodels to the UK? I'm thinking 2 or maybe 3 kits. Some kind of cover or tracking would have to be included with spending that kind of money.

Dont forget the import duty. The tax man will hit you on the way in for duty at 20% plus the vat. That will add a fair bit extra onto any order from the USA. I have stopped importing stuff due to the high cost. If you order a kit for $250 for example, it could cost up to an additional £100 time it gets to you.

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You're right about the additional costs, but I don't think duty would be as high as 20% udusly its between 5-10%.

It can add up though, lets say the purchase and shipping come to £100.

Add 5% duty = 105

Add 20% VAT = 126

The courier will autmatically clear the item through customs and then charge you for that too, the fee varies from about £8 to as high as £17 that I've seen. So we're £134-143 now.

some retailers who are used to international sales will pre-pay the customs charges and therefore you don't get any charges when the item arrives. I believe that you could do this personally, but not sure of the process you'd need to follow.

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To be fair to Stellamodels they charge per weight of items, so light items are reasonable shipping cost. I ordered a few bits on the 9th of July and they turned up today  (15th of July) and the shipping cost to the UK was £4.90 which is actually cheaper than some online shops charge in the UK.

Also was quite surprise to see the items turn up in a cardboard box for protection.

With this in mind I will be using them again especially for small bits and pieces.

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Stella have in my experience over many years been excellent to buy from on both price and quality of packaging (to the UK in my case). 👍

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