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Buying a large Campo del Cielo

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:10 am
by johnshap
Hi to everyone.

I've just joined, but I've had an interest in Iron Meteorites for about 25 years. I bought a copy of the excellent 3 volume handbook of Iron Meteories by Buchwald then, to help me on my university dissertation on the subject.

I've only recently started collecting meteorites, mostly irons. I have quite a few specimens, but I'm after bigger.
I've ordered from and I've got some good items. I've also ordered a few items from German dealers.

I'm thinking of ordering a large (5kg+) Campo del Cielo from jlacroix1 on eBay. Any thoughts or advice? I see he is an ICMA member.
Am I correct in thinking meteorites should be charged 5% VAT when imported from the US to the UK?
I hope my item doesn't get overcharged or delayed in customs.
The commodity code to use is 9705.00.0090 I think.



Re: Buying a large Campo del Cielo

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:32 pm
by johnshap
Thanks for the offer of a Campo, I don't seem to be able to reply to the message.

I have now ordered a 6.5kg Campo from the USA. I ordered quickly in case the pound fell against the dollar due toe the General Election being announced.


Re: Buying a large Campo del Cielo

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:20 pm
by Barwellian
Hope all goes well with your purchase and importing. I'm sure the members here at BIMS would be interested in seeing it when it arrives. Please post some photos if you can and if you ever need any more help meteorite wise please don't hesitate to ask.


Re: Buying a large Campo del Cielo

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:20 pm
by Nigel Telford
Hi, did you end up paying 5% VAT or 20%, I'm also wondering about importing a similar item.

Thanks Nigel