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Old Mar 30, 2004, 4:39 PM   #1
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Default Getting 'Stuff' from the US to the UK

Everythings so much cheaper over the pond so dose any1 know or can direct me 2 how exactly i get stuff over here?

I keep hearing the words 'Import' & 'Tax' but i cnat find out anythin more on it. can any1 help me out?
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Old Mar 30, 2004, 4:51 PM   #2
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I've recently bought a memory card from the States and had no grief getting it (256mb SanDisk ultra II SD - not even listed in this country)
A friend of mine has just bought a Fujifilm s3800 from the U.S. two days ago and it cost him about 110 for the camera with around 30 for shipping, when he gets it (by the weekend) I'll let you know how he got on.
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Old Mar 30, 2004, 5:01 PM   #3
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Everythings so much cheaper over the pond so dose any1 know or can direct me 2 how exactly i get stuff over here?

I keep hearing the words 'Import' & 'Tax' but i cnat find out anythin more on it. can any1 help me out?
Most reputable USA retailers don't accept internatinal credit cards... so first issue to find one who will take your CC...

Vat/duty to UK can get pretty hefty:

http://www.sloanefox.freeserve.co.uk/importukduty.htm

The best soluton would probaby be if you have friend/family member in USA that would buy the camera for you and ship to you via USPS, declared as a gift. However, they would not be able to declare teh true value for insurance purposes, otherwise you would get charged VAT, still. If it's worth the chance of shipping uninsured, and your not unlucky enough to have your package opened/insptected by customs, you can get a pretty good deal....

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Old Mar 30, 2004, 11:35 PM   #4
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Also, some camera manufacturers will not honor the warrenty of a camera purchased in another country/region. So you would have to pay all the repair costs yourself if something happened.

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Old Mar 31, 2004, 2:17 AM   #5
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(256mb SanDisk ultra II SD - not even listed in this country)
It took me ages but i finaly found my 512 Ultra II SD @

www.Picstop.co.uk

Good deal to!

Could you Post/PM with some more details please?

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so first issue to find one who will take your CC...
Err i dont have a credit card :? I was kinda hoping i could use my Debit card

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some camera manufacturers will not honor the warrenty of a camera purchased in another country/region
How u find out bout the product warrnty? Jus email the company?

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