FreeBSD CD's ? [OT]

Paul Richards paul at originative.co.uk
Thu Jan 25 11:33:48 GMT 2001


Richard Smith wrote:
> 
> Paul Richards wrote:
> >
> > This is what my DHL import invoice looks like.
> >
> > Supplier invoice value    : 30.53UK
> > Freight value             : 17.73UK
> > Value for customs purposes: 48.26
> > Duty @12.6%               :  6.08
> > Vat adjustment            :  5.92 (no idea where this comes from)
> > Value for VAT purposes    : 60.26
> > VAT chargeable            : 10.54
> >
> > Total payment to make-
> > Duty  :  6.08
> > VAT   : 10.54
> > Admin :  1.25
> > Total : 17.87
> >
> > So for a 30 quid, I've paid another 17.87 to get it into the country !!!
> >
> > Adjusting for the VAT I'd have paid if I bought it here, the added cost
> > of it arriving from the US is 12.52 which is a 40% increase!
> 
> Nah, you paid 47.87 for something that should've cost you 70.80, that's
> a saving of 32% ;-) ;-)

Oh yeah, silly me :-)




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