Gene Berg shifter

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Gene Berg shifter

Post by bowie » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:59 pm

Has anyone imported a Gene Berg shifter from the USA. I have been quoted 307 usd delivered. Do you have to ad on import tax etc.
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Re: Gene Berg shifter

Post by jayvanman » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:11 pm

Yes, my experience has told me you'll have to pay extra once it arrives.

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Re: Gene Berg shifter

Post by bowie » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:36 pm

Second thoughts then. Cheers.


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Re: Gene Berg shifter

Post by Max Last » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:19 pm

Yes, I imported one, phone them direct, speak to Al, he’s a very helpful Brit living over there.
I had to pay import tax, but it still worked out cheaper.
If you ask nicely they might put the balue of the item lower on the tag, which is what the tax is based on.
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Re: Gene Berg shifter

Post by bowie » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:03 pm

Thanks for that, i will
give them a call.

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Re: Gene Berg shifter

Post by jayvanman » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:23 pm

Please could you keep me in the loop with the shifter, potentially in the market for one myself.

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Post by friedgreedo » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:06 am

I did the same. Dealt with them direct and it still worked out cheaper even with the customs charge.
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Re: Gene Berg shifter

Post by flatbeat » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:38 pm

If you can afford it stretch to the locking option. Great for extra security and peace of mind.
Turbo lag is the few seconds when the other guy thinks he has a chance.

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Post by Herr Doktor » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:39 pm

What flatbeat said. Mine is lockable and it certainly adds another level of security
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Post by e m p i » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:17 pm

Just be aware that if they under value it on the paperwork so you save on duty, if it goes missing in transit you’ll only be able to claim back what it was valued at.
Better if you know someone that’s going over there to have it delivered to them and bring it back in their luggage.
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Re: Gene Berg shifter

Post by flatbeat » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:15 pm

You'll pay vat @ 20% plus a post office/Parcelforce handling charge of £8.
Vat is paid on the shipping cost as well as the cost of goods.
Turbo lag is the few seconds when the other guy thinks he has a chance.

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Re: Gene Berg shifter

Post by bowie » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:36 pm

Still looking at buying one. Have found that Aircooled Hut do them for £299.


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Re: Gene Berg shifter

Post by flatbeat » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:51 pm

If you're not looking at the Berg locker option then it's worth taking a look at Bugtec shifters...available through Hayburner I think. Excellent quality.
Turbo lag is the few seconds when the other guy thinks he has a chance.

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Re: Gene Berg shifter

Post by e m p i » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:02 pm

flatbeat wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:51 pm
If you're not looking at the Berg locker option then it's worth taking a look at Bugtec shifters...available through Hayburner I think. Excellent quality.
Oh yes 8)
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