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November 06, 2013, 05:53:33 PM
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Date & Time   Status of Item   Location
November 1, 2013 , 1:16 pm    Customs Clearance    UNITED KINGDOM
November 1, 2013 , 1:15 pm    Customs Clearance    UNITED KINGDOM
October 31, 2013 , 10:38 am    Customs Clearance    UNITED KINGDOM
October 31, 2013 , 10:37 am    Processed Through Sort Facility    UNITED KINGDOM
October 29, 2013 , 3:07 am    Processed Through Sort Facility    ISC CHICAGO IL (USPS) 
October 29, 2013 , 2:19 am    Arrived at Sort Facility    ISC CHICAGO IL (USPS) 
October 26, 2013          Electronic Shipping Info Received    
October 25, 2013          Depart USPS Sort Facility    KANSAS CITY, MO 64121 
October 25, 2013 , 8:09 pm    Processed through USPS Sort Facility    KANSAS CITY, MO 64121 

Still not arrived after 12 days - is this normal? It's been in UK customs for 6 days now.

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November 06, 2013, 05:58:51 PM
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Is the pricetag on the invoice correct?

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November 06, 2013, 06:06:49 PM
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Is the pricetag on the invoice correct?

This is BFL we are talking about. If they set it incorrect would that cause the delay?

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November 06, 2013, 06:09:17 PM
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Is the pricetag on the invoice correct?

This is BFL we are talking about. If they set it incorrect would that cause the delay?
Because i remember that they said (back in 2012) that they would display the correct price on the invoice, they won't underestimate it.
If it is incorrect and they found it, yes, it could be the problem.

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November 06, 2013, 06:13:07 PM
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My BFL unit sat in Canada customs for 5 days apparently. I received it and checked my tracking status, and it was apparently still in customs even though I had it. You will likely receive it before your tracking status changes.
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November 06, 2013, 06:20:02 PM
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Have you paid the import tax?  It'll sit forever until you do. Smiley
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November 06, 2013, 06:22:33 PM
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Have you paid the import tax?  It'll sit forever until you do. Smiley

Huh? I thought BFL paid the import tax. I've not heard of anyone in the UK having to paying import tax on BFL items.

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November 06, 2013, 06:22:53 PM
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Until they're done mining with it Tongue

Yeah I was thinking that...

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November 06, 2013, 06:23:08 PM
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Until they're done mining with it Tongue

LOL  Cheesy

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November 06, 2013, 06:52:09 PM
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Have you paid the import tax?  It'll sit forever until you do. Smiley

Huh? I thought BFL paid the import tax. I've not heard of anyone in the UK having to paying import tax on BFL items.

Expect to pay import VAT (20%) at a minimum.  I think I had a small amount (like 1% or so) import duty on top of that.  Plus the ParcelForce customs processing fee, of course.

They'll contact you with details of how much to pay but it will take a few days.  Expect the whole process to take around a week - maybe a little more.

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November 06, 2013, 07:12:34 PM
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Mine took approx 2 weeks.  They send you a note in the post to say they have it and that you owe import tax (20% of total value).  You can pay this over the phone or online I think.  Once you have paid, it is delivered the next day!!

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November 06, 2013, 07:18:26 PM
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I thought BFL paid the import tax.

ROTFL.    No, you have to pay VAT, import duty and handling fee. 
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November 06, 2013, 07:46:36 PM
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I thought BFL paid the import tax.

ROTFL.    No, you have to pay VAT, import duty and handling fee.  

The final insult from BFL Smiley fu*kers

[EDIT] do you think UK customs will accept bitcoin  Cool

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November 06, 2013, 09:52:28 PM
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The final insult from BFL Smiley fu*kers

Nothing to do with BFL.  It's just the way it works when you import anything from outside the EU.

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I think you know the answer to that one Smiley

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November 06, 2013, 11:12:15 PM
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Received my order from BFL today. It took 2 weeks in total with the last 8 days in the UK with customs. It did at least arrive the next after paying the fees.
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November 07, 2013, 12:09:05 AM
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It should normally take about 1 week, to speed the process up you can call the delivery company (if you have a tracking number) and find out where your parcel is.  It will normally be sitting in a box at your local distribution center while someone thinks about writing you a letter.

When you find out where it is you can go and pay/pick it up yourself with some id. I shaved about 5 days off the inefficient usps/royal mail process when i did this.

Total costs will be a maximum of 20% + 10 quid for royal mail. You normally get robbed on the highest amount either the invoice value or if you have it insured, the insurance value.
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November 13, 2013, 11:43:00 AM
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Delivered UNITED KINGDOM November 13, 2013 9:43 am
Payment of charges - Item being held, addressee being notified UNITED KINGDOM November 8, 2013 9:08 pm
Arrival at Post Office UNITED KINGDOM November 8, 2013 8:34 pm
Customs clearance processing complete UNITED KINGDOM November 8, 2013 3:21 am
Customs Clearance UNITED KINGDOM November 1, 2013 1:16 pm
Customs Clearance UNITED KINGDOM November 1, 2013 1:15 pm
Customs Clearance UNITED KINGDOM October 31, 2013 10:38 am
Processed Through Sort Facility UNITED KINGDOM October 31, 2013 10:37 am
Processed Through Sort Facility ISC CHICAGO IL (USPS) October 29, 2013 3:07 am
Arrived at Sort Facility ISC CHICAGO IL (USPS) October 29, 2013 2:19 am
Electronic Shipping Info Received October 26, 2013
Depart USPS Sort Facility KANSAS CITY, MO 64121 October 25, 2013
Processed through USPS Sort Facility KANSAS CITY, MO 64121 October 25, 2013 8:09 pm

3 weeks to get a parcel from USA to UK - you can travel round the world on a boat in 3 weeks.

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November 13, 2013, 11:49:59 AM
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So is it working?  Tongue
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November 13, 2013, 12:15:35 PM
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So is it working?  Tongue

I'm not even going to open it. It's on eBay current bid is £645 which means I might just break even with only 8 months of broken promises to show for it. BFL rock

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November 13, 2013, 12:21:36 PM
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