Varusteleka - the strange surplus shop from Finland

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shindig

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Dec 30, 2013
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I've bought quite a lot of kit from them. Highly recommended and their packaging is pretty cool.


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Mowmow

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Jul 6, 2016
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One of my favourite shops!
Been buying from them the last 3 maybe 4 years I believe. Super fast deliveries.
Love their own brand knives.
Good prices and honest descriptions on a lot of stuff!


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Mowmow

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Jul 6, 2016
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Perhaps before that actually! I remember when they first introduced the skrama, i bought one of the very early production runs.
It came so sharp out of the box, I brushed past some clothes hung up by my brother as i left his room (showing him my new knife) when i lived at home.

Ended up with two pairs of jeans on the end of the blade as i walked through the door. Wouldnt have noticed if it didnt feel heavier. Went through multiple layers of denim like hot knife through butter

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mimo

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Nov 21, 2020
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This site is absolutely mental. Then again, I never met a Finn who wasn't...in a good way..probably.

The Finnish surplus stuff is a lot more pricey but looks fantastic. I do wish there was more stuff in all-natural fibres in the non-militaristic/own brand ranges.

Also, the discount doesn't work any more after four years. How about a new one, @Varusteleka?!
 
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lostplanet

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Varus fantastic shop. I was sceptical but they really are superb. There own brand is great gear, good prices and excellent service.
 

Ratbag

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Aug 10, 2005
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Has anyone in the U.K. bought anything from them this year? Wondering what effect Brexit has had on shipping, duty etc.
Cheers!
 

SaraR

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Has anyone in the U.K. bought anything from them this year? Wondering what effect Brexit has had on shipping, duty etc.
Cheers!
Assume that you'll have to pay 20% VAT when it gets to the UK and then import duty as well if it's over £135. Plus whatever handling fee the carrier adds for doing the paperwork, usually £8-12.

That way you will be pleasantly surprised if you don't have to pay up.
 

Herman30

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Aug 30, 2015
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Did a test putting an order to UK in the shopping cart of Varusteleka.

Order total


10.59 GBP excluding VAT ⚠As dictated by UK officials, UK VAT 20 % will be added to orders with a VAT excluded total of under 135 GBP. We will settle these taxes to the UK Gov.

For orders with VAT excluded total of over 135 GBP, prices will be VAT free and the UK Customs will handle collecting the taxes from the customer.
 
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baggins

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Just had a shirt delivered from them. Was just as easy as before, just have to factor in the dreaded VAT. So glad as they have so much cool stuff and their own brand stuff is fab.
 

Hodge

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I have been waiting for an order placed 21st January on a pair of boots listed at £118 but total charge £158 due to VAT etc. Company quote Brexit and postal issues! Not good service as they should have prepared for Brexit like everyone else has to.
 

Corso

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I have been waiting for an order placed 21st January on a pair of boots listed at £118 but total charge £158 due to VAT etc. Company quote Brexit and postal issues! Not good service as they should have prepared for Brexit like everyone else has to.

All the EU traders are in the same boat and its out of their hands

how can anyone prepare when noone was telling us the rules

Those in charge in the EU are making it their job to punish us all
 

Coastal73

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Feb 18, 2021
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Varusteleka kicks bottom! Fast shipping and good quality stuff. Have had many orders in the past 6 months or so. Awesome online shop. Always looking for great surplus stuff for outdoors and camping hunting. Cheers!
 

Mervg

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Dec 7, 2014
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Ordered a knife on Friday afternoon, arrived Tuesday morning - brilliant service. Had to pay VAT unfortunately but that's not their fault
 

jmagee

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Aug 20, 2014
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Cumbria
I have been waiting for an order placed 21st January on a pair of boots listed at £118 but total charge £158 due to VAT etc. Company quote Brexit and postal issues! Not good service as they should have prepared for Brexit like everyone else has to.
Why should they prepare for something we decided to do. Plenty of EU companies just won't deal with us at the minute as it's too much hassle.

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