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    New G today. (GW-5000)

    I ordered this GW-500 from Seiya just over a week ago, it was in UK customs for a week, but for that it would have been on my wrist a lot sooner, HM Customs didn't disappoint and took the shirt from my back.

    Im really pleased with it.

    I don't really like slow reveals, and you will have all seen the standard G Shock box, pillow, hang tag and Japanese instructions rolled up into an incredibly small polythene tube. Anyway, I digress, hope you enjoy some quick pics.


















    I have a 7.5" wrist so have taken this photo so that members can judge the size of the watch.





    Last edited by Dave I; June 8th, 2012 at 21:06.
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    Re: New G today.

    Looking good Dave. I'm never been that big of a fan of the squares however I do appreciate the historical relevance of this and the other squares and I have been thinking of picking one of these up as I feel if i'm going to get a 5XXX then this would be the one to get.

    Congrats on your most recent purchase, it looks great. Wear it in good health my friend.

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    Re: New G today.

    Congratulations! I really love this model. A classic look packed in a screwback DLC coated case. What more do you want from a G-Shock?
    Wear it in good health!
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    Re: New G today.

    Simple and elegant - but still tough as nails .
    Congrats man, that's a duesy!
    Cheers!
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    How much did you get stung with customs and excise duty

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    Re: New G today.

    Sick watch congrats! Customs burned me for over 40GBP (about 60 dollars?) having a watch in from Seiya. They really know how to put the boot in :(

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    Re: New G today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Golazzo View Post
    How much did you get stung with customs and excise duty

    £69 or about $115 when the handling charges were added in from Parcel Force.

    Edit; I was expecting to pay about £40.
    Last edited by Dave I; June 8th, 2012 at 14:35.
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    Re: New G today.

    UK only and I'm no expert.

    But I did some checking when ordering my 550 protrek in the States a few months ago. It wouldn't be worth doing unless my mate / mule was going to bring it with him as a wedding gift.

    First there's import duty which is 4.5% of the value over £390.

    This tax is zero'd if the total payable is less that £9 or summat. So for example, I import a lovely 5000 for say £400 + £30 insurance/shipping whatever.

    Total cost is £430.

    Lower limit is £390 so taxable import is £40.

    4.5% of £40 is £1.80p which is less than the £9 and so no duty is payable.


    Plus our 20% VAT which you pay on watches bought here so they insist that you can't dodge it by buying abroad.


    £430 x 20% = £86 VAT payable hence 'landed cost' is £516 total.

    I think.




    I see their logic but it stings when you have to pony up.
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    Re: New G today.

    Congrats!

    IMHO the best 5600 version available today.

    Must resist!
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    Re: New G today.

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew&7 View Post
    Well there's import duty - is it 13%? Plus our 20% VAT which you pay on watches bought here so they insist that you can't dodge it by buying abroad.


    I see their logic but it stings when you have to pony up.
    I understand the need for duty charges, and never try and dodge them, I find it extremely annoying when people do and then openly flaunt the fact on forums, you are right though, it does sting when one has to pay up. The other thing that irks me is Parcel Force making £15 (I think it was) as a handling charge for the customs, all they did was take the money from me and then pass it to HM treasury, I even went to collect my own parcel.
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