But the paperwork will back up that the goods have gone back for repair. Legally there is no right by customs to charge VAT on the returned repaired goods (no idea about the postage cost though)
Time for a brew
I once ordered an item of clothing from USA and the sizing guide was off so had to return it for another size.
Had to pay the UPS driver cash to cover customs and UPS fee of £10 both times. After filling out a long form, providing proof of postage of the return and waiting about 6 weeks I got the original tax back. No refund of the £10 fee.
Londinium I, Mahlkönig Vario, Hario Skerton, Chemex 1-3 Cup.
I'm not sure either manufacturer has stated precisely which burrs they use.
Common sense is not a gift, it's a punishment. Because you have to deal with everyone that doesn't have it !!!
+1 for buying British! I did the next best thing and bought designed and made in Australia!
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I've just pre ordered one to replace my lido 1.
I thought I read that the Lido 2 burrs were made by Rossi in Italy. Outsourcing to Taiwan is probably inevitable when trying to break out of the niche market to ...er, a slightly bigger, slightly less niche market? ;-)
Even with duty & shipping the difference between Lido 2 & MBK shouldn't be big enough to make a significant impact. The Lido 2 holds more beans, but this may not be relevant to most users.