I ordered a didgeridoo from Australia a few years ago. It cost £140 but by the time is was in my sticky mitts the cost had risen to £243.37. Import duty was charged on the item and on the added postal charge, there was charge from the bonded warehouse at Heathrow then they added the estimated cost of shipping from Heathrow to me here in Cornwall after they had a total for all the charges those [insert altered name of a famous of German aircraft manufacturer here] then charged VAT on the whole lot!Worry not, Tommy. Worst case scenario is that you get clobbered for VAT, Import Duty and a tenner handling charge. There'll only be one handling charge as it'll be a single box, so given that you got them for half the UK price you'll still be ahead even if you have to pay all these.
On the other hand you may get lucky. I just have - I bought two mouthpieces from the States and they got delivered without any payment from me.
One odd thing has happened a couple of times. I've imported stuff and been charged VAT but got away without any import duty. Dunno how that works - if I'm assessed as liable for VAT I should be paying duty too, but I have never queried it.
Good luck anyway, and enjoy your new mouthpieces.
You are correct. It is now part of the Stork Fokker Aerospace group. Of course we must bear in mind that Stork Fokker is a company name and not a description of someone who indulges in the ancient practice of stork fokking because as we all know that's how babies are delivered! ))lol, Fokker was dutch, but made the things for the Kaiser. And Fokker translates literally into english with the altered spelling. But without being a swear word.