CNET was unhappy with the vague information that Google provides when it comes to the import duty & VAT charges due when you import the new Google Nexus One. They prefer to consult the Duty Calculator instead, to get the accurate import duty & VAT charges.

Here is what CNET says: “Google includes a page on its Web site that offers to estimate your costs, but it’s pretty vague. We prefer Duty Calculator, which knows that customs doesn’t charge duty on mobile phones. You will have to pay VAT, though. There’s duty on the charger, but it’s so low that Her Majesty will waive the damage — no wonder we adore her. The total duty and VAT at the current HMRC official exchange rate is £63.40.”

Nice one, you can’t rely on Google for everything!

Happy bundling

Andre

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