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    Parts from the UK to USA... Customs fees?

    I'm interested in buying a saddle from the UK because there are no US distributors for this particular model. Have any of you ordered parts from the UK? Did you have to pay any customs charges? If so, was it expensive? The saddle I'm interested in is $35 if that matters. Thanks.

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    I just bought (and received) some ASSOS bibs from Wiggle in the UK......no addtional charges that I'm aware of, shows like a typiical transaction on my cc........hope that helps.

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    I've purchased several items (bags and seats) from SJScycles. The items just show up, no customs fees. Cannot recall what it says when you fill out a customs form when entering the US, I think there is something about a $200 value before you have to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martianone View Post
    I've purchased several items (bags and seats) from SJScycles. The items just show up, no customs fees. Cannot recall what it says when you fill out a customs form when entering the US, I think there is something about a $200 value before you have to pay.
    Yup that is my interpretation of it. However I just have my kid haul it back from the UK when he comes home at Christmas...claims them as gifts Last year it was a sweet little 16" wheel with a dynohub

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    If it is less than $200 then no problem...after that number it depends on the item...some items aren't taxed...others are.

    Tires for instance are not taxed.
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    I bought a whole groupset from a UK distributor (totalcycling) and paid no customs or anything.
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    Awesome! Thanks everyone.

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    I've bought two things from ProBikeKit. There were no shipping or customs charges.
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    There was a thread about this on the Road Cycling forum a few days back. While most times customs fees aren't charged, it often comes down to the particular customs officer that gets your package. Some people get charged, others might not, even for identical shipments. I haven't had customs fees charged on my PBK or Chain Reaction Cycles purchases yet.

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    I have ordered parts from UK many times and I have never paid any additional charges.
    Just make sure the guy that is sending you the stuff checks off "gift" or "sample" on the customs slip that is pasted onto the box.

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    I bought two sets of great vintage brakes from Hungry and Norway respectively. Packages were marked regards contents. No problems what so ever. I'm in the USA.
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