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Re: EU purchases more than £270/£390 will have to pay customs duties
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2020, 06:08:28 pm »
We have T-shirts in the UK.

Hmmm - from where? Almost certainly imported.
If you want true local, it's going to cost you more than a tiddly bit of 'tax':
https://www.thecottonlondon.com/collections/t-shirt
https://bigfoxapparel.co.uk/product-category/t-shirts/
https://www.sunspel.com/uk/mens/tshirts.html

Good on them for being brave.

UK-made ones are pretty rare. Here's a lovely misleading example, for example:
https://www.cafepress.co.uk/+made-in-uk+t-shirts

Small print (ha - see what I did there):
"Imported for final manufacture locally"

Matt is working on perfecting his cotton growing, I've heard. A bit of climate change and he'll be weaving & printing in about 10 years.
At the above prices he probably only has to make 4 or 5 tees a day.

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Re: EU purchases more than £270/£390 will have to pay customs duties
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2020, 06:19:41 pm »
I should have made myself clearer, we have T-shirts that are already in the UK.  ???

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Re: EU purchases more than £270/£390 will have to pay customs duties
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2020, 06:51:07 pm »
We have T-shirts in the UK.

Hmmm - from where? Almost certainly imported.
If you want true local, it's going to cost you more than a tiddly bit of 'tax':
https://www.thecottonlondon.com/collections/t-shirt
https://bigfoxapparel.co.uk/product-category/t-shirts/
https://www.sunspel.com/uk/mens/tshirts.html

Good on them for being brave.

UK-made ones are pretty rare. Here's a lovely misleading example, for example:
https://www.cafepress.co.uk/+made-in-uk+t-shirts

Small print (ha - see what I did there):
"Imported for final manufacture locally"

Matt is working on perfecting his cotton growing, I've heard. A bit of climate change and he'll be weaving & printing in about 10 years.
At the above prices he probably only has to make 4 or 5 tees a day.

What I'm struggling with at the moment is the water supply. As we found out in the last couple of years, a single t shirt takes hundreds of gallons of water. I've dug some bore holes but the water table is quite far down.

I may have to start buying land near Rae! :p
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Re: EU purchases more than £270/£390 will have to pay customs duties
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2020, 07:00:05 pm »
We have T-shirts in the UK.

Bet your pension they aren't made in UK...

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Re: EU purchases more than £270/£390 will have to pay customs duties
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2020, 07:02:04 pm »
We have T-shirts in the UK.

Bet your pension they aren't made in UK...
You are probably right but I never said they were.

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Re: EU purchases more than £270/£390 will have to pay customs duties
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2020, 07:37:19 pm »
I don’t see the problem....it’s only money  ;D

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Re: EU purchases more than £270/£390 will have to pay customs duties
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2020, 07:38:32 pm »
I don’t see the problem....it’s only money  ;D

The T-shirts are on Chris! </milkybar advert>
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Re: EU purchases more than £270/£390 will have to pay customs duties
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2020, 11:18:13 pm »
I should have made myself clearer, we have T-shirts that are already in the UK.  ???
No problem Rae. I enjoyed trying to find UK-manufactured T-shirts. It was definitely an education in pricing.  ;)

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Re: EU purchases more than £270/£390 will have to pay customs duties
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2020, 09:12:23 am »
We might be OK with nice thick wool jumpers though as I think we still have a lot of sheep. And sheep don't compete for food with us.
But bastard moths compete for wool with us!

At the start of ww2 we had I think 24 million sheep not competing for rationed food, and 4 million pigs that were. In Germany it was almost the exact opposite as they loved pig, so 24 million pigs and 4 mill sheep. Didn't help their rationing.

Not that I'm suggesting we'll need rationing again. Just that I like fun facts.
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Re: EU purchases more than £270/£390 will have to pay customs duties
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2020, 10:38:33 am »
Ah, sheep. A man of your celtic heritage should have at least one British wool shirt.
Here's the place to visit on bike when it's warmer - it will be a fabulous ride whichever way you go:
https://museum.wales/wool/

These peeps measured me up at the museum, and posted it a few weeks later:
https://www.melinteifi.com/

Pearl buttons too. For about £35 in 2012, posted (and duty-free). I guess they'll be a bit more now, but it will last longer than a tee.








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Re: EU purchases more than £270/£390 will have to pay customs duties
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2020, 10:49:00 am »
Jesus...not sure public execution would be enough for anyone caught wearing such  :o

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Re: EU purchases more than £270/£390 will have to pay customs duties
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2020, 11:29:39 am »
We have T-shirts in the UK.

Indeed. But not these T Shirts, hence purchasing them at source. As they are a present, the money is irrelevant, but the tax process is relevant to our discussion at hand...
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Re: EU purchases more than £270/£390 will have to pay customs duties
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2020, 11:53:05 am »
Jesus...not sure public execution would be enough for anyone caught wearing such  :o

Never judge a book by it's cover.  Or a biker by the cleanliness of his steed. 8)

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Re: EU purchases more than £270/£390 will have to pay customs duties
« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2020, 12:02:14 pm »
Oh well, I suppose we can all buy Triumphs, at least they are all made in the UK.  ::)

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Re: EU purchases more than £270/£390 will have to pay customs duties
« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2020, 12:25:32 pm »
Oh well, I suppose we can all buy Triumphs, at least they are all made in the UK.  ::)

I'll fall for that cheeky tease, in case it's not common knowledge:  ;D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_Motorcycles_Ltd#Triumph_Factory_Custom_motorcycles

In February 2020 it was announced that Triumph would be moving the remainder of large scale motorcycle production, including the Tiger 1200 and Speed Triple production lines to their Thailand factories, leaving only the specialist Triumph Factory Customs and prototype builds remaining in the U.K. While the R&D department remains within the U.K. (and 20 additional staff have been taken on in that department), substantially larger redundancies were announced amongst production staff.

I guess there will be a UK-Thai deal done in 2021, which may be to Triumph's advantage:
https://www.thaiexaminer.com/thai-news-foreigners/2020/12/26/uk-thailand-free-trade-deal-full-brexit-green-light-christmas-eve/