Gravel/Adventure bike pricing

Especially for light weight issues concerning cyclocross / touring bikes & parts.

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mattr
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Hex wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:56 pm
Issue with Chinese carbon anything is that for those of us inside the EU have to pay a 100% value on vat and duties. So, maybe 600usd for the frame incl. postage but it ende up more like 1200usd in total.
You mean between 25-35%.

Unless your local postman is on the take.

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Just worked it out. A 5000CNY/650USD frame would cost about 900EUR/875GBP delivered.
If you paid all the duty and got a correct valuation (and 1000CNY postage).

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My frame that’s on the way cost 673USD including shipping, that worked out to £556 with PayPal exchange rates and the piss weak Brexit sterling. I’m expecting about 30 quid customs charges when it lands

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What about something like a used Canti cross for a bit of fun without breaking the Budget? Cheap wheels available and something "different"
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Sammutd88 wrote:I do like the 3T, what’s this knock off? Quite happy to grab a frame and build later.
Looks like question answered by faster responders!

I know when I buy wheels and rims from China they almost always put the value at around a quarter of what I paid, which should help duty charges a bit.

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mattr wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:12 pm
Just worked it out. A 5000CNY/650USD frame would cost about 900EUR/875GBP delivered.
If you paid all the duty and got a correct valuation (and 1000CNY postage).
That sounds about right. On another thread I made i got a reply from someone who paid nearly 100% on duties and VAT for his frameset.

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