Over the weekend I purchased a load of things from Germany, like I’ve done many times in the past (gear cables, 3 x chains, 3 x quick links & 2 tyres for a little over £200). Thought I was getting a bargain as all a bit cheaper than I could find in the UK. I now realise that due to Brexit these amount were all possibly excluding VAT and I’m probably going to get stung with UK tax and possibly custom duties?
Per another thread I’ve also got my eyes on some old SRAM Red eTap and it looks like if I were to go for it I’d be using eBay and potentially buying ‘new’ or used parts from all over the world to cobble together the complete set. A quick Google suggests that tax could be due on used items?
If I buy something from a shop, rather than an individual, is that amount going to already include the local taxes? If so does that mean I wouldn’t then have to pay UK VAT on top of this?
If I buy a used item from an individual from abroad, could I then have to pay tax on it?
I’m rather bamboozled by it all!