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Don't pay it, VAT is "only" 20% so you shouldn't be charged anywhere near that much, and there's no Duty to be paid.
Duty depends on where you live in the world - England may very well have imposed duty on imported monitors. Which, according to this site, is 14%.

Even so, 41% is steep D:

I'm UK too, it's 20% and no duty with SK. Most of that is "handling fees" which are extortionate and should be challenged - I bought mine for £220 and got a £50 bill - £44 VAT and £6 Handling, which I thought was fair.

 

There was a bit of a question on which category monitors fell in, but I believe it fell onto the "no duty" side - since electronics with SK are free trade. I suggest ringing and challenging the Duty cost, after doing a bit of googling.

post #9442 of 25893
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Originally Posted by Moragg View Post

I'm UK too, it's 20% and no duty with SK. Most of that is "handling fees" which are extortionate and should be challenged - I bought mine for £220 and got a £50 bill - £44 VAT and £6 Handling, which I thought was fair.

There was a bit of a question on which category monitors fell in, but I believe it fell onto the "no duty" side - since electronics with SK are free trade. I suggest ringing and challenging the Duty cost, after doing a bit of googling.
Yeah. The duty charged was 14%, which happens to be the duty assessed on 8528.59. So basically, the customs official had no idea what he was dealing with, and basically said that this "monitor" was a generic piece of image-displaying equipment that is not primarily used with an automatic data processing device (a computer), coming from an unknown third country, and thus (wrongly) classified it under 8528.59.

Bring up the fact that it is a computer monitor, to be primarily used with a computer (automatic data processing device) and thus ought to be classified 8528.51.
post #9443 of 25893

Definitely challenge it - tell them you'll pay VAT and Handling and they should talk to customs about Duty. You already have the monitor after all, no need to pay what you shouldn't - though once they agree to that make them email you with saying that's fine.

post #9444 of 25893
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Originally Posted by kevinsbane View Post

Duty depends on where you live in the world - England may very well have imposed duty on imported monitors. Which, according to this site, is 14%.

But I don't know, since the duty for LCD monitors entering Canada (what I know for sure) is 0% whereas the site shows that Canada has a 6% duty rate. It is referencing the wrong heading for Canada, citing 8528.59.9000 (doesn't exist), when 8528.51.00 00 should apply, being a "Monitor and projector, not incorporating television reception apparatus"; being "of a kind solely or principally used in an automatic data processing system".

Even so, 41% is steep D:

EDIT:

The 14% should not apply to you - really, 8528.51 is the customs code that should apply to you. Looks like someone misclassified your item as 8528.59 as opposed to 8528.51.

I found your link to dutycalculator.com helpful. Why is it crossed out?
post #9445 of 25893
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I did the tape mod and it didnt seem to really help at all with the BLB. Still pretty much all along the bottom of the monitor

To this day I still don't fully understand what the tape mod guide is trying to show. It's not very thorough, but that's not my point here.

After many attempts to fix the bleed at the top of my QX2710, with the bezel and metal frame removed from the panel, I discovered an extremely thin layer of glass (seemed like glass, at least) that I could slightly lift. I decided to lift it mid-way between two points of severe bleed, and it dramatically reduced both bleed points!

The more permanent solution I came up with still involved electrical tape...only in a different way. I took a small strip of tape (maybe 1/2 to 3/4 inches) and folded it, similar to rolling it up, until it became thick enough to rest UNDER, and hold up, the glass (again, maybe glass, not sure) where I manually lifted before. I was careful to leave enough tape exposed as a sort of "pull tab" in case I need to take it out.

I'm not sure how helpful this is to you, and I apologize for not having any pictures to share. However, if you can get an idea of what I describe above, I hope I've helped in some way! Feel free to PM me if you want more info.
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so i just received my qnix today and its beautiful!! no dead pixels and no bleeding as far as i can tell. My only issue at this point now is once i follow the steps to overclock and get my monitor running at 96hz my youtube videos wont work. I get sound and when i go through the progress bar i get a thumbnail but i get no picture. I uninstalled the drivers and tried again but same issue
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post #9447 of 25893
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Which ebay seller did you try ordering from? I'm trying to get a glossy version too but it seems like there doesn't seem to be stock from any of the sellers even though they have listings for it.

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post #9448 of 25893
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I found your link to dutycalculator.com helpful. Why is it crossed out?
The link itself is fine, but my comment on it is wrong. See the edit where I've revised my comments concerning duty owed.
post #9449 of 25893
Thanks for the help Moragg and kevinsbane, I'll do a bit of research then challenge them as it definitely looks like I shouldn't be paying that much.
post #9450 of 25893
How often to the prices go up and down?
I see people recommend green-sum, dream seller but their prices are like $320 and I know they can go down to $260.
Is there anywhere right now I can get a glossy for about $270 and the seller has good ratings in terms of warranty or quality.
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