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  • Having my family send personal items to me in UK

    Hi, I am only staying in the UK for a few months but was thinking about asking my family to send me camping equipment I’ve left behind in Norway by package. I’m trying to determine if it would be worth it considering the cost of shipping + charges. It’s all used camping equipment but was quite expensive originally, so I’m not sure how to determine the cost either. It’s a tent, sleeping bag, mattress and cooker. New it would have been about 600 pounds altogether. I used an online calculator and it says I would pay more than 500 pounds in import taxes?! Then it would make more sense to buy new things, or even fly home and pick them up in person. Can anyone tell me if that calculation is correct at all, and if there’s any cheaper way of importing used personal items?! If I declare them as cheaper than they were when I bought them new, is it likely that they’ll be held up at customs? They’re all clearly used with stains and all so I’m hoping that won’t be an issue.