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Confused about customs/VAT for importing korean monitor into the uk, any help?

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Ok so i read the sub section in the official x star thread about custom duties in the uk. I didnt understand what the guy was saying, wasnt very clear.

then i came across this post about making the monitor a gift to reduce custom duties: http://www.overclock.net/t/1334113/korean-monitor-uk-customs-charges

So i was looking at this monitor and have no idea what im going to ahve to pay in total, could someone from the uk help me out?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Matte-FREE-EXPRESS-X-STAR-DP2710LED-27-2560x1440-Samsung-PLS-Panel-Monitor-/330932578190?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item4d0d1e678e

Have i put this in right (this is for the monitor in the link above) http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/saved_calculations/view_details/185964911/

I looked at this too and was wondering if i would be charged by the courier and if i was how much it would be.

Also im wondering what voltage transformer/plug adapter i would need to be able to use the monitor because the description in the monitor in the link above says ill need to get one.

So basically i just want to know how much ill have to pay in total and if there's better buyers i should consider for importing one into the uk.

This would benefit greatly to other fellow brits if answered because currently i cant find any solid answers.
Edited by benedrix - 9/10/13 at 11:20am
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http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&propertyType=document&_pageLabel=pageTravel_ShowContent&id=HMCE_CL_000014#P20_1785

If the item is marked as being a value below £135, you just pay VAT on the item, which I believe will still be 20%, although I'm not 100% on that. If its more, you have to pay customs duty (I've actually no idea what this would be).
I've read the gift section 2.4, and despite it having it's own section, it doesn't seem to make a difference.
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