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Helmet Mail-order from the UK?(4 posts)

Helmet Mail-order from the UK?texbaz
Feb 6, 2002 6:38 PM
I'm in Texas, and i'm going to mailorder a helmet from the UK, a place called Deeside Cycles. They have been very good about answering e-mail questions. My one concern is, will I have to pay import, or some form of duty on the helmet going through customs. And since they use the Parcelforce our version of the USPS who will get to deliver it here in the States.

Mike
re: Helmet Mail-order from the UK?CT1
Feb 6, 2002 9:25 PM
No US duty on totals under $200.

USPS will deliver the package.

I bought a frame from Deeside a couple of months ago and they delivered it promptly.

YMMV
JohnG
re: Helmet Mail-order from the UK?texbaz
Feb 7, 2002 9:42 AM
Thanks for the information, I was kinda hesitant with making the purchase based on info on Deeside's web page which basically said they could not garauntee their would not be customs charges. Oh well. Anyway placed an order with Andrew today,he seems like a very nice person.
You may have to pay a currency conversion fee...Tig
Feb 7, 2002 11:08 AM
...if you use a credit card. It is charged by the card company and not the seller, so Deeside's won't be able to tell you the fee. It isn't much for a smaller purchase.