Community repairs?


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    @bearer said in Community repairs?:

    Edit: Due to new customs rules all shipments will be subject to import fees and VAT making this very cost prohibitive for international users unless sender is registered for VOEC (VAT On E-Commerce) which is unlikely I guess. See below for other EU and US options.

    I don't know the rules for Norway specifically, but in the past I have sent goods from here in the UK to outside the EU for repair with the outgoing customs declaration saying "Faulty goods sent for repair, no commercial value" and the returned customs declaration "Faulty good returned after repair" along with the value of the repair invoice (and a copy of the invoice if the value is high enough to need it). Then VAT is only payable on the repair. Unfortunately the courier company or Post office also charges me a fee of £10 to £22 to collect the VAT.



  • @dc42 said in Community repairs?:

    @bearer said in Community repairs?:

    Edit: Due to new customs rules all shipments will be subject to import fees and VAT making this very cost prohibitive for international users unless sender is registered for VOEC (VAT On E-Commerce) which is unlikely I guess. See below for other EU and US options.

    I don't know the rules for Norway specifically, but in the past I have sent goods from here in the UK to outside the EU for repair with the outgoing customs declaration saying "Faulty goods sent for repair, no commercial value" and the returned customs declaration "Faulty good returned after repair" along with the value of the repair invoice (and a copy of the invoice if the value is high enough to need it). Then VAT is only payable on the repair. Unfortunately the courier company or Post office also charges me a fee of £10 to £22 to collect the VAT.

    I did look into that and as an individual I'd have to pay the VAT + fees on import, and apply to have the VAT refunded on export. Refund being subject to minimum amount and a fee so in practical terms you pay the import and thats it. (With the free import limit removed, anything that isn't a document will have be processed for import regardless of value. So a 5p screw would still be charged £16.50 in fees + 25% VAT)

    Slightly different rules for businesses depending on their tax credit status, if its a common occurrence a business can provide alternative security and not have anything payable unless they fail to export the items within a given time. (24 months i believe).

    edit: eBay does pose an interesting loophole; as of 01.04.2020 anything purchased with delivery to Norway will have 25% VAT added on checkout and a VOEC number will be put on the shipment resulting in no fees upon arrival; so if the item value on ebay is sufficiently low the 25% VAT will not make up a significant value (in theory, not tested)



  • I'm in the US but would someone be willing to look at my issue?

    https://forum.duet3d.com/topic/17716/possibly-fried-duet-with-an-in-spec-power-supply/30

    Also any idea on price for the shipping ETC? We can discuss repair amount once you have the board. This is a sad, sad day.



  • @Luckypriest Or at least give me recommendations / links for the parts and a friend of mine and I might try to wing it for fun.


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    First post edited to add Taylor (@THP) to list.

    Ian



  • Outstanding idea. I am located in Poland and have a reflow oven, hot air station (IMO more suitable to re-work jobs) and experiance in using it. I would be more than happy to fix some boards.



  • Can make Germany 😉



  • Fantastic, welcome aboard - i'll update the first post shortly!


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    @BoA Added to first post.
    @PCR Are you offering to do repairs? If so, please post a little about your experience and equipment.

    Ian



  • Hey all, just saw this post and thought I'd throw my hat in the ring.

    Location: New York City, US
    Contact: Through forum

    I've done logic board repair professionally in the past, like others I'm kitted out with the stereoscope, hot air, all manner of soldering gear etc etc. Also have a suite of test gear for more advanced troubleshooting (scope, 4.5 digit meter, function gen). 2.5 years experience microsoldering, and I've been doing through hole for much longer. Willing to take a look at anything for the cost of shipping both ways.



  • @pungoboy I'll edit the first post and link down to this!

    Oh, and you is awesome!



  • Anyone in the UK then I can replace drivers and fets, I already replace 80pin Atmels in telescope mounts so these would be no problem for me 🙂



  • @MikeDC awesome; I'll update the first post and add you to the overview. Thanks!


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