Payment Options and VAT

Payment Options and VAT

Payment Methods

Barrington Sports currently accept the following payment methods:

  • VISA
  • VISA Debit
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • American Express
  • PayPal
  • JCB

Your payment details will be kept safe and secure. For more information please see our Data Security.

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Barrington Sports currently conducts all transactions in Great British Pounds (GBP)

VAT on Goods

VAT stands for value added tax, which is charged on goods sold by Barrington Sports within the European Union (EU). In accordance with the laws governing members of the European Union, Barrington Sports is obliged to charge VAT on all orders delivered to destinations in member countries of the EU. In general, VAT is charged in accordance with the local legislation in each member state.

Our Prices displayed for goods sold by Barrington Sports are inclusive of UK VAT. However, your final price may differ depending on the actual VAT rate that applies to your order. You will be able to see your final price inclusive of applicable VAT before you confirm your order, when you have completed your order information (including your delivery address).

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VAT for UK Customers

The UK Standard VAT rate is currently 20%.

For items that are shipped to addresses within the UK (such as sports equipment and accessories) the UK VAT rate is currently 15%. Some sports clothing, footwear and protective headgear designed and intended purely for the use of young children under the age of 14 years are not subject to VAT.

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VAT for EU Customers Outside the UK

Barrington Sports is required by law to collect VAT on orders for goods dispatched to most countries within the European Union. For EU customers outside of the UK, amounts of VAT charged are in accordance with UK VAT legislation. For customers with a delivery address within the EU, VAT charges for your order will be itemised on the last page of your order, in the e-mail confirmation of your order and on the invoice dispatched with your order.

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Customers Outside the VAT territory of the EU, Such as the Channel Islands

These territories are outside of the European Union for VAT purposes and customers receiving goods at addresses in these areas will be NOT be charged VAT.

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Customers outside of the European Union

Goods sold by Barrington Sports that are dispatched to addresses outside of the European Union are generally not subject to EU VAT. When ordering goods from Barrington Sports for delivery overseas, you may be subject to import duties and taxes that are levied once the package reaches your country. Any additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country, so you should contact your local customs office for further information. Additionally, please note that when ordering from Barrington Sports, you are considered the importer of record and must comply with all laws and regulations of the country in which you are receiving the goods.

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VAT on goods you intend to export from the European Union

Unfortunately, as a largely internet-based mail-order company, we are legally ineligible to participate in the VAT Retail Export Scheme, which reimburses VAT to customers when they purchase goods for export outside of the European Union.

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VAT on goods sent to BFPO (British Forces Post Office) addresses

Goods sold by Barrington Sports that are dispatched to BFPO addresses outside of the European Union, as well as static BFPO address in Germany and Cyprus are generally not subject to EU VAT. When ordering goods from Barrington Sports for delivery to BFPO addresses our system will attempt to apply VAT rates based on the location of the specific a BFPO address. BFPO addresses without a publicised/fix location will incurr VAT at standard UK rates.

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