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Heck my property tax is almost $9,000 a year *sobs* ... they make sure they get it somewhere lol
I think somethingxtraspecial was actually talking more as a buyer than a seller in that case.

If you want to argue taxes, I think you'd probably find UK taxes in general when added together are higher, but that's because we have a lot more national services. So you can't really compare :)

Back to the original question. I wouldn't do consignment (known as sale or return here) outside the UK. But then I don't do it anyway, it's always ended up badly!
Yes, I was talking as a buyer, I've bought a couple of things from US and ended up having to pay so much in duty it just wasn't worth it. (can't remember exactly but think its either anything worth over £20 or £50 (rate @1.6 = $) we have to pay duty on.

I think we'd both be able or would try to argue our general taxes are worse than each other - ;-)
We are very lucky as buyers.... as in buying from overseas... I was just saying that is because I think they just "get it from us elsewhere" so they don't get it in duties etc.

So basically Mom was right ... no free lunch... it shows up one place or the other LOL The government will find it in the end LOL... Lord I need coffee :)
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Yes, I was talking as a buyer, I've bought a couple of things from US and ended up having to pay so much in duty it just wasn't worth it. (can't remember exactly but think its either anything worth over £20 or £50 (rate @1.6 = $) we have to pay duty on.


was it actually duty, or VAT that you paid? if it was VAT and you are registered as a business, then wouldnt you get that credit for VAT paid somewhere along the line

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