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colin.hepburn 9th July 2021 02:42 PM

Re: Alps, RH2702 50K pot.
 
Hi Mark/All
Yes, it was just luck I have to say, and who you buy them from as itís a lucky dip out there .it was just a cheap gamble which worked out fine:thumbsup: I am a bit more reluctant the shell out the full price for an alps pot even from a known good dealer as you just canít be sure if it is genuine mind you. I think that can be said for just about anything we buy in today's world for this hobby today:(
Colin

bob orbell 9th July 2021 04:05 PM

Re: Alps, RH2702 50K pot.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark (Post 92930)
Bob,

The photo on ebay shows a splined shaft instead of a round one with a flat for a grub screw. Do you use splined knobs, or have you successfully fitted a knob with a grub screw ?

Thanks

Mark

Mark, it is designed for a push on knob as there is a split down the shaft, I make my own knobs from Stainless Steel, but my pot is in the back of my WA88 power amp. and all I need is a small screw driver to set the volume. Bob

Pingushome 10th July 2021 07:25 PM

Re: Alps, RH2702 50K pot.
 
Hi
Any one who bought these pots from China been caught for duty and the rip off post office collection fee?
I know they are supposed to be below the tax threshold but wondered if
things had changed since our glorious exit
Martin

Mark 12th July 2021 11:46 AM

Re: Alps, RH2702 50K pot.
 
Pingushome,

I haven't bought pots from China, but I bought some valves from Russia recently off eBay. VAT was charged at point of sale and the value was way under the £135 (?) duty threshold. They were delivered by the Post Office without demands for a handling fee, as they should be because there was nothing to pay. A friend bought hifi bits from China via Aliexexpress recently and had the same experience - VAT charged at point of sale, below the duty threshold so nothing to pay, and no demands from the Post Office.

Regards

Mark

Pingushome 12th July 2021 12:57 PM

Re: Alps, RH2702 50K pot.
 
Thanks Mark thatís what I was hoping. Only asking as I bought some stuff from the US under the £135 but over £20 and got caught for customs and collection fee.
Martin

bob orbell 12th July 2021 01:46 PM

Re: Alps, RH2702 50K pot.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pingushome (Post 92934)
Hi
Any one who bought these pots from China been caught for duty and the rip off post office collection fee?
I know they are supposed to be below the tax threshold but wondered if
things had changed since our glorious exit
Martin

Why buy from China when they are on ebay from UK sellers, that's how I got mine. Bob

colin.hepburn 12th July 2021 02:28 PM

Re: Alps, RH2702 50K pot.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bob orbell (Post 92937)
Why buy from China when they are on ebay from UK sellers, that's how I got mine. Bob

Yep, thatís what I did as well of your eBay part code off-topic from the Alps pot but I purchased a set of valves for the new phono a set of JJ ecc83S, and a 5751 with matched triodes? From Banzai music in Germany

Not thinking I hit the buy button and after looking at the receipt I noticed that they are vat free but as the order value is under 50 euro so donít know if I will get stung for this the order is still in progress as I type this. just too quick to press the buy button anyone knows how the EU. Works with the UK on this now:D'oh!::eek:
Colin

bob orbell 12th July 2021 08:25 PM

Re: Alps, RH2702 50K pot.
 
If there is a bill for customs, you will get a invoice before the product is sent to you Colin, I should imagine that there will be a charge to pay, it all sounds very good, no VAT, but you may get customs and a handling charge, this brings the price above UK sellers :D'oh!:. Bob

colin.hepburn 12th July 2021 08:40 PM

Re: Alps, RH2702 50K pot.
 
HI BOB/ALL
Yes to eager to press the buy button matched triodes? Was the clincher on that:D'oh!::(:(

Pingushome 12th July 2021 08:44 PM

Re: Alps, RH2702 50K pot.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bob orbell (Post 92939)
If there is a bill for customs, you will get a invoice before the product is sent to you Colin, I should imagine that there will be a charge to pay, it all sounds very good, no VAT, but you may get customs and a handling charge, this brings the price above UK sellers :D'oh!:. Bob

Hi Bob,
Yes you get a request to pay on line to the post office and then they deliver the goods, but then itís in the U.K. Thatís not a problem but there is a is a fee of around £10 the post office charges irrespective of the bill. Itís a bit cheeky to charge you a tenner for collecting £5 for HMRC
On the Royal Mail site it says no vat and no duty under £135 but I wasnít sure whether they adhered to it
Iíll order a couple of 100k cheapos from China
Weíll see
Martin


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