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Just a little tip for you new guys thinking of buying gear from The States either off ebay or private. The shipping is at the highest it has ever been to this country and also the pound is very weak at the moment so you won't get much for your buck! To add to all of this you have the little addition of getting copped by HM Customs for anything with a total value over £40! The total is the cost of your item/s plus shpping so in most cases the value will be very close to the £40 mark....The excise duty will be charged on the total value and kindly paid for you by Royal Mail who charge you £8 for the pleasure! So you can see that this is something that Royal Mail enjoy doing as they don't get paid to deliver this parcel for you so make up the costs by diddling you this £8! Im only saying this as Ive been buying from The States for years now and my name is shall I say 'marked' by Royal Mail so I get shafted quite a bit like my recent purchase of Flak Jacket that has been stuck in customs for 2 weeks while they decide firstly what it is and then secondly how much to do me up the ass for! So take heed guys all these extra costs will push up the cost of your gear and if you ever want to sell it on in the future you will struggle to get your money back unless its something uba rare that is!