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General Forum => Wanted => Topic started by: gerry o sullivan on November 28, 2020, 03:24:32 PM

Title: mikuni
Post by: gerry o sullivan on November 28, 2020, 03:24:32 PM
looking for a pair of 4 stroke 30 ml mikuni if anybody has a pair that they wish to sell
Thanks
Gerry
Title: Re: mikuni
Post by: Nige Collier on November 28, 2020, 11:58:57 PM
looking for a pair of 4 stroke 30 ml mikuni if anybody has a pair that they wish to sell
Thanks
Gerry

4 stroke and 2 stroke the same with mikunis , cheapest bet new from America , just bought two 34 mm , approx £200 all in
Title: Re: mikuni
Post by: Tony Edwards on November 29, 2020, 06:04:59 AM
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mikuni-VM30-Roundslide-Carburetor-Spigot-VM30-83-30-mm-42-6005-13-5001-VM30-83/261430602743?epid=171102611&hash=item3cde7a6bf7:g:S4QAAOSwVHdap3Sr

2 genuine VM30s inc shipping £120
Title: Re: mikuni
Post by: Nige Collier on November 29, 2020, 03:04:11 PM
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mikuni-VM30-Roundslide-Carburetor-Spigot-VM30-83-30-mm-42-6005-13-5001-VM30-83/261430602743?epid=171102611&hash=item3cde7a6bf7:g:S4QAAOSwVHdap3Sr

2 genuine VM30s inc shipping £120


there will be import duty and postal charge on that but still cheap
Title: Re: mikuni
Post by: Tony Edwards on November 30, 2020, 06:42:32 AM
That included postage - and the parts I've imported from the States recently that were due import charges didn't.
Title: Re: mikuni
Post by: Nige Collier on November 30, 2020, 01:17:27 PM
That included postage - and the parts I've imported from the States recently that were due import charges didn't.

unless using global shipping ive been charged £30 import duty plus a charge from post office on parts bought from u.s
Title: Re: mikuni
Post by: Tony Benson on November 30, 2020, 03:48:34 PM
I usually get charged import duty and then VAT on the item and import duty and, if using UPS, a £20 handling charge. Can work out very expensive. I try to avoid buying from the states now. Also if you have any sort of problem (as I have) it can be impossible to sort out.
Title: Re: mikuni
Post by: Gordon Jones on November 30, 2020, 06:19:46 PM
Yes - normal thing with parts from the US - (if not using Global Shipping)
As far as I can tell - it's a % duty (rate depending on what it is) + shipping plus 20% VAT - usually get a card through the door from the post office with a demand for money before they will deliver.
It will be the same for parts from Europe after the end of this year too...
Title: Re: mikuni
Post by: arthur lewthwaite g50d on November 30, 2020, 09:43:54 PM
if you pay the man for them and get him to say blasted and cleaned second hand cost 35 dollars or less you don't pay any charges as under 35 dollars no charges ,also no charges from post office as these are charges for collecting money for taxes etc.most probably best to send as two separate parcels.
Title: Re: mikuni
Post by: Tony Edwards on December 01, 2020, 08:24:18 AM
Since the pandemic started I've not paid a penny import duty from any ware (not just tariff free zones).

I try not to use ebay Global Shipping as it is expensive and slow.

I still find most stuff from the US (even with import duty and shipping) cheaper than buying over here.
Title: Re: mikuni
Post by: gerry o sullivan on December 01, 2020, 10:20:46 AM
In Ireland we get hit for vat and import duty the odd delivery gets through but most are stopped and assessed but looks like that is the way i will be going
Thanks for the advice
Cheers
Gerry