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Gray Bear25 Jun 2020 6:57 p.m. PST

I have made numerous Hinchliffe 25mm figure purchases (love their Renaissance line) from Hinds Figures in Britain. Ian Hinds, the owner, has been wonderful to deal with and ships quickly. Unlike some other businesses I have ordered from, he has not lined his pocket through collection of VAT (I live in the USA). In conclusion, I strongly recommend doing business with Hinds Figures.

Gray Bear25 Jun 2020 6:58 p.m. PST

I have made numerous Hinchliffe 25mm figure purchases (love their Renaissance line) from Hinds Figures in Britain. Ian Hinds, the owner, has been wonderful to deal with and ships quickly. Unlike some other businesses I have ordered from, he has not lined his pocket through collection of VAT (I live in the USA). In conclusion, I strongly recommend doing business with Hinds Figures.

fredavner Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2020 8:45 p.m. PST

Ian is a good guy!

Ferd4523126 Jun 2020 5:49 a.m. PST

I second all of the above. Excellent service, Great figures. Prompt delivery. H

Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jun 2020 9:36 a.m. PST

We've known Ian for a number of years and he's a good guy.

I just wanted to reply to one thing though:

Unlike some other businesses I have ordered from, he has not lined his pocket through collection of VAT (I live in the USA).

In the UK not every business will be registered for VAT and can't remove it from their prices. It's not that they're 'lining their pockets', it's that the VAT simply doesn't exist for them. You only have to become VAT-registered when you cross a turnover threshold, which is £85.00 GBPk per year currently. From that point you have to add VAT to your prices.

There may be some VAT registered companies in the UK who choose to leave the VAT on for US customers, which they can do if they wish. But that money doesn't remain with them, it has to be declared like any other sale and is paid to the government when they do their VAT returns.

Gray Bear26 Jun 2020 4:22 p.m. PST

Thank you Leon Pendraken for clarification/explanation of the Byzantine (to an American!) VAT rules.

Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jun 2020 7:47 p.m. PST

No worries at all, it can be extremely confusing… (I've left out the option to voluntarily become VAT-registered when you're below the threshold!) … so I try to post a bit of info when it comes up!

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