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1. Posted by KATANA2K (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

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I will be travelling to New York in a couple of months time, and would like to purchase a digital camera and maybe and MP3 Player to bring back to the UK. Does anyone know what the maximum value of gifts i can bring back to the UK is without being taxed?

Many Thanks

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

don't bring packaging back and make your equipment being used and old and look innocent (niceley dressed, etc).

otherwise it's 200 pounds limit

3. Posted by Kristo (Full Member 58 posts) 11y

As far as I know the limit is 250 pounds...
If you are lucky they wont check your bag, I came through recently with goods worth more, and the person before me was stopped and had their bag searched..lucky for me I just kept walking....

4. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 11y

I smuggled a digital camera through a bout a year ago and did what MASSAGEUK said; Take it out of the packaging and take some pictures with it - just in case they check to see whether it has actually been used.

5. Posted by KATANA2K (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Thanks alot guys.....

I will give it a go and hopefully all goes well.