Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Dutys, fees, taxes, ect,, On Expired film Shipped from the UK to the USA

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    424

    Dutys, fees, taxes, ect,, On Expired film Shipped from the UK to the USA

    Hello, I want to recieve some expired film from the UK. Do I have to pay duty's. fees, taxes on expired film. Also what is the best way to make it so they wont open and ruin the film.

    Will Xray ruin 8x10 sheet film? Has anyone ever had to deal with expired film being shipped to the US from the UK.


    What is the best way to box, and ship expired sheet film.

    Any and all info would be helpful

  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    grand rapids
    Posts
    3,836

    Re: Dutys, fees, taxes, ect,, On Expired film Shipped from the UK to the USA

    I've purchased film from there (fuji direct) and didn't pay any fees. Not sure why it being expired would make any difference, it's not bananas!
    xrays can ruin any film, regardless of format or emulsion. I've never had xray issues.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,373

    Re: Dutys, fees, taxes, ect,, On Expired film Shipped from the UK to the USA

    We do not typically pay any duty on small change imports for personal use.

    I really do not understand why one would import expired film though...I think I'd rather buy fresh cheap stuff from the usual suppliers (freestyle, B&H, BadgerGraphic, ViewcameraStore, Adorama the local pro shop, the guy in san francisco, etc...). Why would you import expired film ? Is it free?

    EDIT: your concern about Xray damage is justified. Depending on how the film is shipped, it could be subjected to very significant xray exposure....much higher dose than even that used to inspect checked baggage on commercial airline flights.

    Free Advice: don't screw around with this. Buy fresh film locally and don't worry about it. The cost of film is comparatively minimal in the grand scheme of things.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Austin TX
    Posts
    2,052

    Re: Dutys, fees, taxes, ect,, On Expired film Shipped from the UK to the USA

    Buy one box and have it shipped with a dosimeter to check for Xray exposure.

    Nate Potter, Austin TX.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,373

    Re: Dutys, fees, taxes, ect,, On Expired film Shipped from the UK to the USA

    buy fresh locally and don't worry about any of this.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    424

    Re: Dutys, fees, taxes, ect,, On Expired film Shipped from the UK to the USA

    I have found a deal I cant pass up. I will risk it, Thanks for all your responses.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Milford Pa.
    Posts
    2,924

    Re: Dutys, fees, taxes, ect,, On Expired film Shipped from the UK to the USA

    i have only pad tax once....on a $4000 lens i bought from an auction.....it was only like $100 in tax.
    My YouTube Channel has many interesting videos on Soft Focus Lenses and Wood Cameras. Check it out.

    My YouTube videos
    oldstyleportraits.com
    photo.net gallery

  8. #8

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Norwalk Ca.
    Posts
    656

    Re: Dutys, fees, taxes, ect,, On Expired film Shipped from the UK to the USA

    Eddie, did costumes ask for the value of the lens or just made up a fee. Due they use the insured value to estimate tax ?

    Mike

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Milford Pa.
    Posts
    2,924

    Re: Dutys, fees, taxes, ect,, On Expired film Shipped from the UK to the USA

    i think it was UPS that gave me the shafting.....not sure who or how they determined the fee.
    My YouTube Channel has many interesting videos on Soft Focus Lenses and Wood Cameras. Check it out.

    My YouTube videos
    oldstyleportraits.com
    photo.net gallery

  10. #10
    Helcio J Tagliolatto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Bauru - Brazil
    Posts
    122

    Re: Dutys, fees, taxes, ect,, On Expired film Shipped from the UK to the USA

    Quote Originally Posted by eddie View Post
    i have only pad tax once....on a $4000 lens i bought from an auction.....it was only like $100 in tax.
    If you lived in Brazil: 60% duty $2400
    18% VAT $ 720
    Adm. Tax $ 75

    Your beloved lens will cost 7195 U$. A little contribution to maintain Brazilian highly incompetent and corrupt politics...

Similar Threads

  1. Polaroid Land Film Holder #500
    By Russell Graves in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-Aug-2008, 07:33
  2. Major shop selling Expired film
    By Richard Fenner in forum Resources
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 6-May-2004, 13:04
  3. Replies: 18
    Last Post: 11-Nov-2002, 12:48
  4. silliest question ever: how to load sheet film
    By David Haardt in forum Style & Technique
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 7-Jun-2001, 17:55
  5. One-pass cleaning rollers
    By Don Hall in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 2-Jan-2000, 18:54

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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