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      10-15-2007, 04:14 AM   #1
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bmw 335i mods from america

hi guys i am buying a 335i very soon in alpine white and coral red leather!!! was wondering if anyone has bought mods for there cars from america? do you have to pay customs? i am thinking of buying some rims from there and maybe some more parts eg spoilers!! i can save a lot of money if you buy in america!!! any good websites?

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      10-15-2007, 07:54 AM   #2
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Great combo mate!!!! AW with coral looks aCE, you can import what you like?! no one can stop you

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You can get what you want if you request the item to be marked as a gift.

However you can still get stung if customs decide to have a look at your item. As they perform random searches. I know Royal Mail will charge you a levy on top of customs taxes due. I'm sure other couriers do the same.

But if you can get away with it go for it!
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Originally Posted by marlie View Post
i can save a lot of money if you buy in america!!! any good websites?


beware of customs charges, even if your not receiving by normal post - they apply to courier sent parcels......

I used to buy contact lenses from the US (1/2 price there compared to UK) but then I started to get stung for import duty - had to write a cheque at the sorting office before I could collect them.

I have also recently purchased the SmartTOP module for the 'vert (not fitted as yet) and they used DHL - a 205 module attracted 46 worth of fees before they would hand it over.

I asked why they would not send it as a gift and they claimed it was illegal and lots of US firms are getting fines - since 9/11 it appears that a very high proportion of parcels are inspected either by xray or even opened. The firms can get fined if the goods value differs from the docket declared value.

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