Anyone want to buy next seasons kit from the US? //

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  Topic Started By:  Grill    On:  Mon 26th September, 2005 at 10:50
Grill
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#1  Anyone want to buy next seasons kit from the US?  26 Sep '05 at 10:50
If anyone wants to buy their equipment for next season in the US, but doesn't want to worry about high shipping charges or VAT you now have another option. I will be returning to London from the US at the end of October and currently I have a 181 board locker with only my two new boards for next season taking up room, so needless to say I can carry things back for those intrested. So whether you want cheap stuff from US ebay or brand new kit from an online retailer the only charges you;d have to pay would be the shipping to me in Arizona and a small handling fee (I'm going to have to pay a massive weight penelty for my luggage). Email or PM me if you're intrested.
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fraggle_rock
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#2  Re: Re: Anyone want to buy next seasons kit from the US?  26 Sep '05 at 11:26
I would be careful offering this service! as you would still be liable for import duties if stopped at customs.

If you do not declare the stuff you are bringing in, then you are effectively offering a smuggling service!
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drifter
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#3  Re: Re: Anyone want to buy next seasons kit from the US?  26 Sep '05 at 11:44

Originally posted by fraggle_rock

I would be careful offering this service! as you would still be liable for import duties if stopped at customs.

If you do not declare the stuff you are bringing in, then you are effectively offering a smuggling service!

True - its a nice offer, and i'm sure it is still worthwhile for people to take you up on it, and pay the import duties. Just make sure you don't end up in trouble by trying to help out people you don't even know.
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Grill
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#4  Re: Re: Anyone want to buy next seasons kit from the US?  26 Sep '05 at 11:52

Originally posted by fraggle_rock

I would be careful offering this service! as you would still be liable for import duties if stopped at customs.

If you do not declare the stuff you are bringing in, then you are effectively offering a smuggling service!

Import duty for what? It's pretty much the same thing as if I were bringing all of my snowboards with me (2 in US, 4 in UK) at the same time. If I want to give away my property out of the goodness of my heart that's none of their concern. Besides customs in Heathrow is a joke. When I flew in last year it took me 20 minutes to find someone so I could declare my grip of duty-free, and the guy looked at me like I was crazy and told me to just go through.
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c_s_r
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#5  Re: What Board to buy??  26 Sep '05 at 14:18
I'm looking to buy a new board for this season but not really sure what to get. I have done 3 seasons mainly on skis but want to do tis season mainly on a board.

I only ever used mates boards or borrowed them from the hire shops. I can board reasonably well and want something relativly stiff, basically something i can play about on and become better on.

Can any body suggest anything inc. sizes.

P.S. I'm 6'1
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fraggle_rock
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#6  Re: Re: Anyone want to buy next seasons kit from the US?  26 Sep '05 at 14:35

Originally posted by Grill


Import duty for what? It's pretty much the same thing as if I were bringing all of my snowboards with me ....
If you buy them in the states and then bring them into the EU then you are importing them and should be paying tax. If you buy them in the EU -> the US -> back to the EU then you would not be liable.

Just because they do not collect it does not mean you should not be paying, and if you have a bag full of new iPods and what have you they are more likely to take an interest than a few litres of booze.

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Grill
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#7  Re: Re: What Board to buy??  26 Sep '05 at 14:51
@c_s_r - How much do you weigh and what size shoe do you wear?

@fraggle_rock - So are you going to tell?
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Bags
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#8  Re: Anyone want to buy next seasons kit from the US?  26 Sep '05 at 15:11
Hello Grillos

I sent you a PM.

No worries re te tax thing. HMRC are idiots and customs is a joke - espesh compared to the US!
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mista
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#9  Re: Anyone want to buy next seasons kit from the US?  26 Sep '05 at 15:16
c_s_r -> I reckon if I was at your stage of boardin I'd get the "misfits club" board can't remeber who it was by and cant remember if they do a 162 or something similar. This would be the ideal length for you unless you want to specialise in off-piste in which case longer (and a different board), or are skinny as a rake in which case about a 158 would suit.
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Grill
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#10  Re: Anyone want to buy next seasons kit from the US?  26 Sep '05 at 15:22

Originally posted by mista

c_s_r -> I reckon if I was at your stage of boardin I'd get the "misfits club" board can't remeber who it was by and cant remember if they do a 162 or something similar. This would be the ideal length for you unless you want to specialise in off-piste in which case longer (and a different board), or are skinny as a rake in which case about a 158 would suit.

The board you're talking about is a Nitro Misfit. It's a freestyle twin-tip and way too soft. It's closer to a jib board than anything.
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mista
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#11  Re: Anyone want to buy next seasons kit from the US?  26 Sep '05 at 15:28
I dont remember it being that soft, my mate had one and I quite liked it, thought it would be good for an intermediate to progress on for learning jibbing around and 180s and 360s without jumping straight onto a beast of a board. As far as I can remember it still had reasonable control at speed too.
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