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mark&beck



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14/06/2010 10:19

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I am planning to import a 125cc Scooter into the TRNC from the UK,the scooter is registered in my name and has a years UK road Tax... Has any one an idea on the fee's/VAT I will have to pay on receiving it here?

(scooters year 2010)



Thanks



rigsby


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14/06/2010 13:56

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I dont know what the import duty is now,but i paid 84% of my Kawasaki value.Plus a lot of running around.It cost 2.350 in the u/k.When i rode it again in TRNC it owed me just under 5.000.



eagleyemonkey


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14/06/2010 14:06

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What engine cc is your kawasaki ?

Does the engine size have anything to do with the import tax ?



rigsby


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It was an ER5 500cc.I think the tax is higher on Japanese products,wherever they are made.



fiendishpaul


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14/06/2010 14:33

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You will pay significantly higher tax on any vehicle/scooter manufactured outside of the EU - don't ask me why, just another one of the TRNC's little quirks



Paul



rigsby


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14/06/2010 15:08

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Mike,Paul is right,Perhaps you should rethink about this.By the way it cost me 250 to get it brought from u/k to TRNC. I lost 2.500 on the bike,ouch.



mark&beck



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14/06/2010 17:36

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The shipping company are estimating 33% of the scooters value,which sounds a lot better than what you experinced!



Was the scooter in your name and taxed on arrival in the TRNC?



P.S. I'm paying a lot more than 250 quid to get it fron the UK to TRNC!



rigsby


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14/06/2010 17:44

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The shipping company?? Do they control the taxes????? Yes to the second part of your question.There is a Honda dealership in Nicosia,avoid the hassle,buy one there.



mark&beck



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14/06/2010 20:00

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No the shipping company do not control the taxes,they have just advised me this on there past experiences!



If I was buying a Honda I would take your advice and buy it here in Nicosia,although as its a Vespa/LML,which are extremely hard to find in TRNC I am left with little choice but to import.



Thanks for the help guys



yorgozlu



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15/06/2010 01:46

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I paid 115% import tax over its value for my bike,but I brought it over for its sentimental value,not because it was hard to find another one,and I just did not like the idea of coming to live in HELL without my ANGEL.



MiketheBike


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15/06/2010 09:07

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I shipped my XS750 into TRNC 6yrs ago, even though the bike was over 25yrs old I ended up paying well over the value of the bike in the UK. It cost me approx 180 extra to ship the bike over in its own crate, which at the time was quite cheap.



The paperwork trail to get the bike registered here is also a nightmare.



I would check out the prices at local dealerships first before considering importing your scooter.



Mike



marcosthechef



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15/06/2010 10:47

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Mark you best speak to harvey, he lives very near you and is the man in the know when it comes to importing bikes, Sarah at the mill should have his number



Youd be best getting a XR 250 enduro knowing where you live mate haha



mark&beck



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Thanks Mike.. I have been keeping an eye open for a piaggio/LML dealer now for more than a year with no luck..and any second hand ones for sale are twice the value of the UK anyway!



I think its fingers crossed on the outcome as we all know the price can change day to day!



Ive heard of people paying next to nothing and then 100%+ like yourself .



rigsby


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15/06/2010 11:09

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With the state of some of the roads,are you sure about a scooter? little wheels dont like big pot holes.And if there are no vespa dealers,how are you going to get spares etc?



mark&beck



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Thanks Mark..I think I have Harveys number in the house,i'm at work till next week,so i'll have a chat with him when I get home.



And yes.. i'd probley be safer on the trails bike,but i'll risk it as the scooters are more my thing!



Rigsby..it could be a problem for spares,i'll order the basic spares with the bike! I see bumbum has had his PX running out here OK.



Mark



Arnold


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16/06/2010 00:18

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Just to clarify....does the engine size have any effect on on the cost of importing etc...?



mark&beck



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16/06/2010 08:02

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I have been informed: Yes it does



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