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Bile shipped from UK

Old 05-03-21, 01:28 PM
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Kids bike being sent from the UK

I'm having a friend from London package my son a self build bike and sending it over to me in California. Is there a limit to the value where I would not have to pay any taxes/duty on it? It's a gift as I helped him out some time ago here with accommodation. The company who sells the parts is shipping it to him and then he is shipping it onto me.

The value is around 750

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Bile? I so want to be snarky here, but I understand you're asking a legit question. Good luck,
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Bile? I so want to be snarky here, but I understand you're asking a legit question. Good luck,

fixed. thanks
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check out borderbuddy.com, that should give you an idea of the cost. The shipper should be able to tell you. Don't forget the "State" may come after sales tax on a $1043 bike.
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I have a friend that used to buy plenty from a UK site. He had product stuck in customs before. He said he learned to place multiple orders of $200 or less to avoid this.

I myself have never ordered more than $150 so never encountered that problem after several orders over the years. It was the PBK and Ribble sites where I ordered.
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I'm a bit of a bile snob, so I get it locally. It's organic, free-range bile.
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check out borderbuddy.com, that should give you an idea of the cost. The shipper should be able to tell you. Don't forget the "State" may come after sales tax on a $1043 bike.
Yikes. That's a **** load of extra $$$.

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Strange, even if I decrease the value to half what it was before it's still the same

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