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Rega dealers - Channel Islands

Discussion in 'audio' started by wiresandmore, Jun 21, 2020.

  1. wiresandmore

    wiresandmore pfm Member


    I am contemplating buying something from Rega for my sister who lives in the Channel Islands. Are there issues sending things there with the different VAT/Duty vs. elsewhere in the UK.

    Surprisingly I don’t see any Rega dealers listed in the Rega network based there - so assuming this might be a bit trickier than I first thought.

    Any PFM’ers based there who could advise?

  2. Joco

    Joco pfm Member

    Hi, we have 2 Hi-Fi dealers, ultimate audio and genesis av. AFAIK neither stock Rega product. Genesis stock marantz, denon, arcam and technics which may suit. UA’s website is not showing any brands so best contact them. Any imports are taxed at 5% of unit cost including shipping.
    Hope this helps,
  3. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig Trade: ^'- -'^

    You could contact Rega and ask for advice. It may be something they've encountered before.
  4. hifi_dave

    hifi_dave Hi-Fi Retailer

    You could contact a friendly Rega stockist.

    If the Channel islands are in the EEC, goods will be sent with VAT included. If they aren't. then the goods will be sent without VAT and the purchaser will be subject to paying any Channel Islands taxes.
  5. Joco

    Joco pfm Member

    Hi, the C.I aren’t in the EC, VAT should be deducted prior to shipping.
  6. wiresandmore

    wiresandmore pfm Member

    yes, that’s what I was thinking - I will try Rega directly on Monday
  7. hifi_dave

    hifi_dave Hi-Fi Retailer

    Yes, the goods will be sent without the VAT. No problem.

    Rega won't supply direct.
  8. wiresandmore

    wiresandmore pfm Member

    Yes, I realise that - will have to see if I can find a dealer used to doing this - maybe a South coast one?
  9. Joco

    Joco pfm Member

    Btw, customs won’t release the goods unless she has an account with them and paid upfront otherwise your sister will be contacted by customs and asked to pay the import duty. Good luck.
  10. Rosie

    Rosie pfm Member

    Dosn't help but there was a Rega dealer on Sark , you were invited to fly there from the other islands on a Tri islander for a dem and a cream tea !
    Oh yes Jersey and Gurnsey are separate states , so glad my parents moved to the UK when I was young .
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  11. Joco

    Joco pfm Member

    It’s a pita that sending kit to the uk incurs a 20% tax, makes it difficult to engage in trying new stuff, and selling on kit such as my EE phono stage hardly worth bothering with..
  12. Rosie

    Rosie pfm Member

    How do islanders do e-bay ?
    Just curious : )
  13. Midlandaudiox

    Midlandaudiox Trade: Midland Audio X-Change

    What are you trying to buy ?
  14. Joco

    Joco pfm Member

    Hi Rosie, at present we can import goods up to £250 without being taxed although that may be reduced as the retailers are complaining. They have a point but many items just aren’t available in the shops. Selling has always been an issue due to the uk tariff. We also have our own Jersey ‘eBays’ which are popular.
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  15. Joco

    Joco pfm Member

    Hi John, I’m thinking about a streamer or a better CDP, haven’t come to a conclusion yet. I would need to listen to whatever I settle on but it’s not going to happen anytime soon due to local restrictions on travel.
  16. wiresandmore

    wiresandmore pfm Member

    A Planar 1 plus in gloss white

    Also - she’s in Jersey
  17. Joco

    Joco pfm Member

    Hope it works out ok for you wiresandmore.
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  18. wow&flutter

    wow&flutter pfm Member

    Got to be worth a pm to Paul Darwin, he’ll get back to you quickly.
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  19. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    Yes, he's been extremely helpful to me in the past. Great to deal with since Rega aren't easy to contact directly. Last time I tried the website basically tells you to contact a dealer.
  20. Olsen

    Olsen pfm Member

    Thats what they get paid for

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