Thursday, July 07, 2011

Taxes and duty ...

Hello there ...

First I need to have a little rant ... 
Last week I bought some goods from a very nice company in the USA and the goods were $54 ... these were my TH distress stains and I was delighted with the price as here they would cost me $97 ... The sweet lady charged me just $13.95 postage which was exactly what was on the package ... However,  earlier in the month I ordered from PTI ... not something I do often because the postage charges are so very high ... but I did order .. $52 worth of goods ... postage charges were $32.60 ... then this morning I am hit with a bill from our lovely Inland Revenue for a further $30 duty to pay ... According to them I am lucky I have never had to pay previously when buying from the USA ... it seems that anything I buy .. if it totals more than £18 ... ($28) ... I have to pay duty and taxes ... if I am sent a gift I don't have to pay as long as it is less than £40 ($64) ... 
So ... it seems that I am not going to be able to buy from PTI again ... the basic postage rate is just too high ... I will be able to buy from elsewhere as long as their rates are reasonable and I buy less than $28...
On top of that I now have to travel to the depot to pay my taxes and duty before I can have my package ... bummer!! Ok.. rant over 

Yesterday,  I mentioned that I had been playing with TH distress inks ... (which I didn't pay taxes on .. shhhh!) and this is my first card ...


The stamp I used is the same stamp I used Here and I followed a tutorial on Shari Carroll's blog Here
Of course I need a lot more practice and have more videos to google and watch ... but I am encouraged by the result ... I made this as a thank you to my Philosophy tutor ... term finishes for me till next September ...


I hope you are having a better day than I am ...

Till soon

~ Ros ~






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