I'm currently working with someone in the US on a way to ship a pair of pre-owned HED carbon wheels to the UK; It's a good price and hopefully the shipping won't be a deal breaker; The thing we're trying to work out is the whole issue of payable duty. As pre-owned items the way I see it is that they have already had tax paid on them and should be able to come in the country no problem but I know very little about this sort of thing. I once bought some iPod accessory from the US and they didn't mark it as a 'gift' meaning I ended up paying almost as much as the item.
I know this doesn't really fit in the folding forum but it is for some folder wheels and I just wanted to pick anyone's brains as to what the best plan of action is to get these across the atlantic with no horrible surprises. Any help at all is appreciated. You know you want to see bike-pr0n pix of the first Raleigh Twenty with HED carbon discs on it! ;)