Customs on vintage watch in Spain

Thread: Customs on vintage watch in Spain

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    29

    Customs on vintage watch in Spain

    Hi,
    I live in Spain and bought a vintage watch from the US. It will arrive tomorrow and I have been told that I will owe customs on it around 25% of the value of the watch. Does anyone have any experience with this? I did some searches on the forums and google and it seems like I'm supposed to pay 21% VAT and 2.5% duties: https://spainbox.com/mailboxes/duty-...european-union

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    4,137

    Re: Customs on vintage watch in Spain

    There are 3 layers of legalized racketeering in EU:

    1. VAT, different % for different countries and products, can be reapplied to the same thing infinitely

    2. Customs tax, 2-4%

    3. Post office tax - fixed tax, for example in my country I declare incomming package for tax calculations. So they tax me because I am taxed...
    Chaos is my focus

  3. #3
    Sponsor thoth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    4,965

    Re: Customs on vintage watch in Spain

    I would say look for sellers that use the eBay global shipping program on their listings. But I have found that if you were quoted 25% to get your package....the global shipping program would have charged you 35%. They like to get their cut too so they charge more.
    https://www.ThePassthrough.com

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. FSOT: Affordable Jump Hour Vintage Watch from Spaine LNIB for 49USD
      By davidtsee in forum Watches - Private sellers and Sponsors
      Replies: 6
      Last Post: January 15th, 2014, 21:58
    2. FS: Custom 47mm vintage style watch, powered by Hamilton 917 - just serviced, 2 yr warranty
      By handwound in forum Watches - Private sellers and Sponsors
      Replies: 5
      Last Post: September 2nd, 2013, 14:44
    3. Replies: 0
      Last Post: July 8th, 2011, 22:40
    4. FS: GORGEOUS CUSTOM 44mm Pilot watch with vintage Hamilton 921 movement
      By Tim P. in forum Watches - Private sellers and Sponsors
      Replies: 0
      Last Post: March 26th, 2010, 16:56
    5. Replies: 4
      Last Post: June 23rd, 2007, 03:03

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •