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Carnet cost calculator

Hi,
This is my first post so I hope I get it right. I looked into carnet cost earlier in the year and got all the details from the RAC. In order to work out how much it would cost me I threw together a spreadsheet thing on which you can adjust the vehicle value and the maximum duty so you find out the costs using the insurance scheme. I thought that was easier for me than the bank guarantee or putting up the money ahead of time. I have put this sheet on my website (at the link below) and people can download it if they find it useful. I believe it is up to date and accurate but if there are any errors I would welcome constructive criticism. On the same page I have put the ICMV application forms I obtained fron the AA.
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no BANK GUARANTEE

unfortunately the Bank will not do guarantees for this type of thing.. AA want the money deposited so you have to get the full $35K out if you do this. But looks like we dont need Carnet.. so we're going to chance it and just drop off Egypt, Libya, Tunisia....shame.. but hey - its going to be fun anyway.. thanks for all the info everyone
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Yes Bank Guarantee

Having just spoken to the UK RAC I can confirm that the will take a bank guarantee, although there is a £45 charge for that.

After that it is up to your bank.

Perhaps this differs country to country.
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You'll need property to secure the bank guarantee like I did, failing that, the insurance route would be your best option. I think its about 10% of the required sum so would be about $3500 for you, of which you'd get 50% back when you return the carnet at the end of the trip.
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Sorry for bumping an old thread, but was wondering how does the valuation of vehicle work for a carnet.

Do they go on the purchase price or can I just tell them (within reason)?
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Hey martin,

You tell them how much it costs, but dont take the micky 'cos then they will check.

Can someone please clarify this for me:

I've just been quoted £6000 for my carnet, if I get it on an insurance indemnity does that mean I only have to fork out £ 600 for my carnet + charges? And when its returned later I'll get £300 back?

Please help as my heart sank when I opened the RAC cash quote this morning.
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Sound's about right but best to phone Paul at RAC (don't email or you'll be waiting a while, he is usually pretty busy)



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Hey martin,

You tell them how much it costs, but dont take the micky 'cos then they will check.

Can someone please clarify this for me:

I've just been quoted £6000 for my carnet, if I get it on an insurance indemnity does that mean I only have to fork out £ 600 for my carnet + charges? And when its returned later I'll get £300 back?

Please help as my heart sank when I opened the RAC cash quote this morning.
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10% of the 150% (for most of Africa) is the insurance cost, but fees can add a not inconsiderable chunk on top of that again.
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