^ It's true, it does seem to be a bit of a lottery as to whether you'll pay anything at all.
A bit of googling paid off handsomely when I was researching the same subject.
Originally Posted by jimbop
Almost everything you want to know (and more) is laid out with the usual clarity by HMG themselves here
And there are a few sites who make it proper simple for those of us who can't manage HMG's mazes.
This one for instance:
I ended up reckoning to add 30% to the total value of the shipment including delivery charges; if it's still a bargain, then it's worth doing. Plus as Neil Souch says, you might not get charged at all - in which case you've definitely won.
There is a counter-argument in that if we as UK users don't buy from UK sources, we might end up with no UK sources at all in the long run ...
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