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11 May 2009 - 15:3514255
ordering from CosWorx - advice plz!
Hey,
I want to order a couple of wigs from CosWorx, they seem to have the best colour spectrum for the character I'm doing - however, I need advice from people who have shopped there before;
Will Customs whack a great big ugly customs charge on these items, as Cosworx are American and state they will not label the item as 'gift' for overseas to avoid the customs charge. How much is the customs charge you had to pay, if you did have to pay any at all?

I'm a bit worried as my BF ordered a game from America and got a surprise £25 customs charge whacked on it by Royal Mail... I need to know so I can plan my budget accordingly!


11 May 2009 - 15:4014256
I've ordered from them about 3 or 4 times, and so far I havent been charged any cutsoms fees. Though their P&P charges are quite high anyway xD


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11 May 2009 - 15:4114257
I've ordered several wigs from Cosworx over the years and never had a customs charge, although that may have more to do with me buying one relatively low-value wig at a time than anything else.


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11 May 2009 - 15:4414258
I've never had a customs charge for Cosworx stuff, and the lasyt order I put in was for three wigs at once - two very long/heavy ones. Hope this helps!


11 May 2009 - 16:0114259
i got a customs charge recently of £8
(not from CosWorx btw)
and it would have been alot heavier than a game disk and atleast the same size box so it must vary on a basis other than logic XD


11 May 2009 - 16:1714262
I have ordered twice and been hit by a customs charge once. The order that got charged was over £100 pounds, the one that didn't was below

Its a bit hit or miss, but as long as your over isn't too large/expensive it should be fine.


11 May 2009 - 16:2214264
ive ordered 3 times (just waiting on wig right now) and never experienced any problems as of yet


11 May 2009 - 16:2214265
Cheers, thanks guys!


11 May 2009 - 20:4214278
It's totally just luck. I've ordered twice (I think) and have been hit once with a £12 customs charge...was annoying...but if you really need the wig I suppose you'll have to take the chance! (Which I will be soon when I order again!)


11 May 2009 - 21:4514280
The only time I got hit with customs with an order from cosworks was when it was a large box with multiple wigs and a wig head.


11 May 2009 - 23:3114283
It entirely depends on what you're ordering. Customs start checking packages when the price is over £18 (I don't think this is including shipping), I'm fairly sure they check about 1 in 5 that come through so it is mostly luck.
Charges depend on the price of the order. For a single wig around $40ish you're going to be looking at about £14-16, for two wigs you're looking at about £20
including parcelforce's handling fee.

I've ordered a pretty huge amount of wigs this year (either one or two wigs per order) and have been hit maybe 6 or 7 out of 20 times with fees. Once they've got you I think they do tend to look out if you order from the company again as I've not had any fees from any other seller I use. Before that, when I used to buy a lot of stuff online for myself but used a lot of different sellers, I never once got hit. If it's your first time ordering you're normally pretty lucky with fees.


12 May 2009 - 01:5714284
Aha, I was in this situation earlier in the year. I ordered one of their 'Wisp' wigs, which is somewhere in the region of £30 including shipping.

Unfortunately, it got nicked by customs, and I was charged about £20 extra (£8 handling fee, the rest was the customs charge)

Hope that helps! I've just ordered a digital camera from the States, god knows how much of a charge that'll be if it gets taken :C


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12 May 2009 - 12:0014288
"Goods purchased & imported into the EU with a value over £18 (for VAT purposes) and over £120 (for import duty purposes), or goods imported from one private person to another private person as a gift with value over £36, are subject to Customs charge. These refliefs do not extend to Excise goods e.g. tobacco products & alchohol." blah blah etc.

loll thats what was written and my packaging, hope it helps! ^^

i sure don't understand it XD


14 May 2009 - 10:2814377
same I've never had any custom charges and I've used them once but all their wigs are lovely - you get what you pay for - there far better then the stuff I've bought on ebay


21 May 2009 - 09:3214710
Hurrah!
It came through this morning with no customs charge, and at the perfect time just before I left for work! Yippeee!


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