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jambo


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Can anyone help. I wish to go back to UK and thinking of taking my car (Ibought here). In your opinion would this be a wise move and what would the costs be?



For instance how much would say a twenty foot container be? I assume that would be big enough to take some bits of furnitue and a car?



Any feed back would be appreciated.



Thank you



flightholiday


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Try Jo Valentine for a container price.

I would have thought that you would be able to get a similar car in the UK for less than the total import cost (including the possibility of licencing a "non standard" car) taking into acount what you could sell your car for.



hawkeye


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Approx 2700 - 3000 for a container. Ask Fusion Freight that was the quote we got in June this year..... pack yourself and he provides the boxes...... Very nice man very helpful too. Sue



bigbadbob


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My advice is sell the car in trnc they are so much cheaper in the uk.Bob.



jambo


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Thank you all, am finding it difficult to sell here thats why i thought of taking it with me. It cost 12500 subaru looks like the sti but isnt just a 1500 cc, not everyones cup of tea! but if you know of anyone that may be interested let me know...........beautiful looking car!



Ps how do you acutally pack the container yourself! im just a lady on her own! Sorry if that is a daft question.....whole thing very daunting!!!!



johndp


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Jambo if you read the ads in the cyprus today you will see that it costs just under 1000 all incl to get your car back to uk and no you dont pack container youself



the butler


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17/09/2010 19:57

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jambo,



Can you put pictures of your car up, as we may be interested?





The butlers wife



catalkoykid


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remember you take the car to the uk, you will have to pay duty there and re plate it



jambo


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Hi



The Butler, I notice you are in Esentepe so am I. Not great with the computer call me 0533 831 4110. thank you



jambo


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Really Catalkoy kid I did not realise that. My daughter is looking into that for me....when she gets round to it!



thank you all for your help..........dont feel so alone now!



jambo


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Really Catalkoy kid I did not realise that. My daughter is looking into that for me....when she gets round to it!



thank you all for your help..........dont feel so alone now!



wiseoldboy


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17/09/2010 23:05

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I aked the experts, and this was the reply from their London office





Olaytrans have forwarded your request about your vehicle Importation



UNDER USED PERSONAL AND MOVING HOME TO U.K.

If you have owned this vehicle for at least 6 Months in a 12 month period and have evidence of this i.e. proof of purchase/bill of sale/

you are allowed by UK Customs to Import without duty/vat. as used personal items upon moving back to u.k.

You are required to complete a customs form before release here in UK.



You are not allowed to hire or sell this vehicle whilst in UK for 12 Months.

Insurance must be held to move the car from the customs port once here



jambo


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18/09/2010 08:31

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Hi



I have owned this car since Feb2009, but I do not have "bill of sale" this is TRNc no such thing in my experience but i do have insurance docs from last year and ofcourse the "log book". Do you think this would be sufficient?



Thanks all for your help.



Tenakoutou



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My TC [London Cypriot] friend took his 1 year old Honda CRV 4x4 back to the UK and it cost him a LOT of money to convert the vehicle to EU specification. One item he mentioned was the whole dashboard binnacle, which includes the speedometer - his TRNC imported car was in Km's and UK demands Imperial miles - that alone cost 300 +, then there were front and rear fog lamps and all the wiring involved. Even the window glass, in many TRNC imported vehicle makes does not confirm to British standards - be very careful to check your Subaru's specification before committing to shipping the vehicle back to UK!



catalkoykid


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18/09/2010 09:25

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Tenakoutou you are so right, customs are shit all over the world, id sell it here if poss



barnaclebill


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18/09/2010 11:58

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Jambo

Jambo you will have to prove to Customs that the vehicle you are importing is up to EU standards.This information should be on your log book.If not Customs Engineers will do a full inspection and inform you of the changes that have to be made before the car can be imported.This is normally includes the replacement of all the windows ,the exhaust system to list a few.A costly process.Look at the market value of the car in the UK then set your price in the TRNC.I did this when I sold mine and got more than I would of if I had taken it back to the UK.You will probally loose money in terms of TRNC value but its a lot less hassle and the money you get will get you a good car back here in the UK.

Good luck on your move back BB



jambo


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Thank you to all for your useful tips and recommendations. I am going to try and sell here!



Kind regards to you all. I wish you all everything you could wish for yourselves!



Tenakoutou



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Very wise, 'jambo', because otherwise the travelling, hassle and expense you will face, if your vehicle does not meet EU specs., will almost 'put you in an early grave'.



And don't these Customs officials, as 'Catalkoykid' said, wherever in the world, just love to be as difficult as possible!



We lived in Paphos. We decided to return to New Zealand and take out Toyota Landcruiser with us, as it was only two years old. Well, when we ariived in NZ and tried to clear the car, I won't even go into the hassle they gave us - even saying the seat belts didn't comply with NZ regs!



Everyone should be VERY aware that Cyprus - North & South - imports the cheapest, lowest spec. [sometimes faulty/recall] vehicles for their NEW sales, and that is why it is better to buy a Jap/Singapore, 2nd hand vehicle, which the Cyp's agents buy for them at these massive Japanese auctions. In NZ, these vehicles were checked to see if they had been 'clocked' [mileage wound back]



Tenakoutou



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Cont'd:



That stopped that caper as far as NZ imports were concerned. However, the Cypriots get many of their imported vehicles 'clocked'. My old Uncle John got caught like that with a Toyota Rav 4 - after he bought it, the second I looked at it, I said: 'Oh, no, - you didn't, Uncle John!'



Actually, the Jap. government later ordered that mileage checks be made on these vehicles prior to export, but as usual, the 'crims' always find a way round the regs. !!!



Maybe someone in the motor trade would like to confirm, or deny, the above?



jambo


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Why oh why dose this not surprise me!!!! Nothing is as it seems here, it is like on the surface heaven when in fact it is truely hell. I deem myself to be a "normal human being" after spending 4years here I have turned into such a cynical person, that even I dont like! So so sad but true!



Thank you again evryone.



Tenakoutou



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jambo/Msg 20: '.......after spending 4years here I have turned into such a cynical person....'



Your msg 20 coins the situation, exactly - however, please try to think of your 'cup as half full, and NOT as half empty' - even though we are currently trapped in a racist, virtually totally amoral third world type republic where the 'powers that be' have made their poisition quite clear to the outside world - to thrive on licentiousness!



One can only wonder for how much longer Turkey will continue to fund, condone, countenance, and possibly lend complicity to this lawless and uncivilised, seemingly 'dyed-in-the wool' and, to honest decent people, thoroughly evil way of life.



paddywack


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Msg 21

Cannot see Turkey doing anything in the near future,they have not done anything in the past,why bother now.IF they ever get into the EU they may cut the TRNC adrift.



Whitevanman


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20/09/2010 11:24

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I bought a brand new vehicle in Belgium and imported it into the UK. It was a Mercedes and it needed a 'homogulation' certificate and even though it was brand new from a Mercedes dealer it still had to be inspected in the UK - the spec was different and the paperwork took about 3 months so a secondhand Non EU vehicle is sure to be more of a pain.



Would your stuff fit in a big van - coming back next month from TRNC



Regards and good luck



Nick



Tenakoutou



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20/09/2010 19:38

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jambo/re. msg 1:



As a solo lady, your intended relocation to UK will be hassle-filled stressful enough without shipping containers, with all the expense and rigmarole such an exercise involves.



Of course it's none of my business but, frankly, you need only to pack your personal and nostalgic little treasures and take up Nick's offer [msg 23], because I reckon, depending on his fee, it's the best you're going to get!



deecyprus4


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White van man, what do you charge per square metre..thanks



lindsay


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20/09/2010 20:36

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i would say 100% sell the bloody car in the trnc .... 2 reasons .... im in the car biz in uk and your car no matter what model it is,,, will be worth under half price ... now here comes the big sting as trnc is NOT in the EU, it will be subject to around 10 %duty and soon to be 20% VAT just to register it here,[im i uk right now] it will crucify you .... my biz was moving vehicles form country to country all around the world ,,,so unless the rules have changed recently.. i am quite well versed on this subject .. good luck ...



HotHippo


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20/09/2010 21:08

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Hello Jambo,

Tiga Trading have a few Scoobies on their forecourt. Why don't you try asking to either buy the car from you, sell it on your behalf, or put you in touch with another trader who might give you hard cash for the car? You'd save yourself a whole lot of hassle and expense!

Best of luck to you.

Eddie



Whitevanman


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Deecyprus would I be thinking you would like to know prices from TRNC to UK or are you looking for UK to TRNC. What have you got to move and whereabouts in the UK would it go to or from?



jambo


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Hi Nick



Yes I think it would. Well the stuff I would be wantind to take back. The whole thing is very daunting and I am not coping well at all! Girlies eh!



My email addres is eforret@hotmail.com



Thanks evryone so much! It all brings tears to my eyes!



jambo


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Hi Nick



Yes I think it would. Well the stuff I would be wantind to take back. The whole thing is very daunting and I am not coping well at all! Girlies eh!



My email addres is eforret@hotmail.com



Thanks evryone so much! It all brings tears to my eyes!



jambo


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Can anyone tell me where I could get boxes for packing?



yrret


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If you are having trouble selling your car in NC, just take a look on autotrader.com, and check out the UK price, for sure you will be able to replace it or similar in the UK for a fraction of the price.

Now, put your car up for sale here for an amount to replace it in the UK, and it will sell instantly here as it will be so cheap, and you will save also the shipping cost.

Easy.



Tenakoutou



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21/09/2010 20:59

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'jambo' - don't worry or think about the money you will lose by divesting yourself of all but your most precious articles in TRNC; think of the savings you will actually look back on that you will have made once back in UK + the best bonus of all - the feeling of RELIEF to be home again in a civilised place, amongst your own people, friends and family.



Tatty


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22/09/2010 11:21

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If you was to take your car back to the uk but have no reicept of purchase the customs would base it on the wholesale price of the vehicle.

Get the vehicle checked over before to see weather it conforms to eu standards, its not as complicated as you think to import a vehicle to the uk its corect what message 12 is telling you.



tattlad


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Try Euromed they are much cheaper than Olytrans or Jo Valentines, I imported a bike, Olytrans wanted over 2000 Jo Valentine wanted 1400 Euromed did it for 600.



jambo


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Thank you everyone I have put my car into a garage in Lefkosa....keeping my fingers crossed!



Now I need packing boxes any ideas?



mitsi


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Tenakoutou, your posts are uplifting, informative and refreshing. thanks for your contributions and for telling it like it is. Many people are still fooled by this place and the smiling faces of the authorities, They are not smiling but smirking! I'm from a tiny island where the people could once be likened to these. However, the place has become grossly overcrowded, which has ruined it in many ways yet broadened the minds of the indiginous people. I have become so angry and my cynicism knows no bounds now that I'm past caring whether or not we get into the EU. Would welcome anything that would kick these people here into touch!



Tenakoutou



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Thanks so much for your complimentary message, 'mitsi'!



Most regrettably, too many people have been inescapable victims of Cyprus [North & South] fraud, which, in any civilised society, the *perpetrators would not be able to get away with. What *they fail to realise is that they are their own worst enemies, because their short term gains will, if this lawlessness continues, be their ultimate downfall. If, or rather, when Turkey takes over administration of TRNC, they will be as ruthless with TC's as they are with certain minority groups in Turkey. As it is, mainland Turks consider TC's to be a mob of bludgers [UK = spongers] - there is 'no love lost' between them!



The TC's are certainly 'between the devil and the deep blue sea', because they have only two choices - throw their lot in with the Greek Cypriots, or allow themselves to be annexed by Turkey. Whichever 'Hobson's Choice' they choose, or is ultimately foisted on them, they risk the wrath of either!



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Roy,



Hobson's choice or Morton's Fork?



Tenakoutou



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Gavin - 'Morton's Fork' - it still boils down to which prong they choose to be jammed up their 'jacksy'!



Groucho



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Yeah it sure is....



Whitevanman


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Hi Jambo



I am sending you an email. Its a stressful time moving but it looks like you are not alone and every one is trying to help you. Its not girly its human.



Good Luck



I will put my phone number in my email ring me and I will ring you back



Chin up and best wishes



Nick



simma



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hi jambo, please check your email



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