Top fairing! Buying from Japan.

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Top fairing! Buying from Japan.

Post by Paul250B » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:55 pm

So earlier this week I managed to buy a complete (bar the front muddy) plastic set for a shade over £400, granted the plastics are in Japan and I have further costs to be met in shipping, however this is the second top fairing I’ve seen for sale in Japan in 3 weeks, the last one was just the top fairing and made £180.
The one I’ve bought has one small crack at the top fair bolt hole (to frame stay) which Bernie tells me he can repair no problem and one side panel lug missing, otherwise it looks remarkably clean, and comes with headlamp, indicators, screen and the black screen trim.
I’ll update this post with the full costs once known as I’m sure many of you will keen to know how this pans out.

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Re: Top fairing! Buying from Japan.

Post by Gerrit » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:57 pm

Postage is one thing- HM Customs demanding their hundredweight of flesh quite another!
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Re: Top fairing! Buying from Japan.

Post by Paul250B » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:28 am

If I’ve understood correctly 2.5% custom duty, then vat.

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Re: Top fairing! Buying from Japan.

Post by StrokerBoy » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:55 am

I've bought a fair few bike parts from Japan over the years, shipping has always been quick and hassle-free. Costs can soon mount up though : purchase price, buying fees, domestic shipping, currency conversion, international shipping, import duty plus the fee for ParcelFarce to administer it. Clever buying can minimise costs by combining items together.

I've often been lucky with packages from Japan, they've not always been hit with import duty, unlike those from the USA which get hit every time. Probably depends on how overwhelmed/bored ParcelFarce are that day. Sometimes the fee gets applied before you receive your package, sometimes you get an invoice afterwards.

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Re: Top fairing! Buying from Japan.

Post by Paul250B » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:18 pm

StrokerBoy wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:55 am
I've bought a fair few bike parts from Japan over the years, shipping has always been quick and hassle-free. Costs can soon mount up though : purchase price, buying fees, domestic shipping, currency conversion, international shipping, import duty plus the fee for ParcelFarce to administer it. Clever buying can minimise costs by combining items together.

I've often been lucky with packages from Japan, they've not always been hit with import duty, unlike those from the USA which get hit every time. Probably depends on how overwhelmed/bored ParcelFarce are that day. Sometimes the fee gets applied before you receive your package, sometimes you get an invoice afterwards.

Good luck !
Thank you!

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