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      03-24-2012, 08:02 AM   #1
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Importing MS-8 from USA to UK

i want to buy a ms-8 but here in the uk it is £600 From www.sonicelectronix.com it is $529 plus $125 shipping.*

Has anyone had any experience importing amplifiers/dsp from usa to uk? I just want to know the chances of taxes. i know that customs duty is liable (based on the commodity code) and import vat which is 20%. *

so my question is, would my package definately get stopped and taxed or could it go through without any duty/tax?
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      03-24-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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99.9% get hit for duty, you also forgot to add a handling fee slapped on by Royal Mail for the privilage of collecting the duty. Keep an eye out for ones popping up from within the EU, that's were I ordered mine from, brand new, favourable exchange rates, may stand a better chance on warranties
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cool thanks.

ordering from within EU sounds like a better bet then. u know of any good websites?
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Quick search on Amazon Germany http://www.amazon.de/JBL-8-Kanal-Car...2603527&sr=1-1

Coming out at
€599 (£500 approx) New
€533 ( £445 approx) Used

Before shipping of course but still a healthy saving.

I ordered mine on eBay, just got lucky, worth having a bit of research on google for local audio shops as well, might be able to email a couple for a better deal, whatever you do I'd use a credit card for a bit of extra protection. Should be ok with Germany though

Just a suggestion mind!
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      03-24-2012, 11:35 AM   #5
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thats quite helpful thanks.

I will have a look on other amazon websites too and try and find it. I just hate translating everything!

£600 just seems like a lot. Id happily pay £500 for a new one with warranty.
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so its $630 including shipping from amazon.de. it says shipping is 2-3 days. Just need to work out if i can pay by my debit card and what exchange rates/charges my bank will enforce. If its quite a bit then i might just buy it for £600
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Yeah, you've got to weigh it up. The UK seller has priced it just about right to stop the US route being worth doing, I got lucky with mine. Got it new for just over £300 on eBay Germany. Brand new, wrapped, boxed, from an Audi main dealer. Don't know why they had it, maybe got sent it as a promo and didn't want it, who knows.

They do pop up now and again, good bit of kit but pricey
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wow you really did get lucky!

After phoning my bank i've worked out that the ms-8 from amazon germany would cost me £530 including shipping and fees, which is still a good saving. I've searched the european ebay and amazon sites but all the ones are from USA.

I am going to wait until friday (payday ) and then just order it from amazon germany if i cant find it elsewhere. I might phone the seller here in the UK and ask for some discount as well.

your help is much appreciated
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This is a shame euro guys. I wish you could get it for US prices. Maybe one could be shipped as a warranty replacement?!?! :-D?
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Its just so unfair
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btw, if i order the ms8 from amazon germany, the instructions and everything wont be in german will they?
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just got car audio security uk to agree at £550
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I would prefer buying it from US. Don't try to evade tax it will be quite painful, not worth it. I am in exactly same situation as you. Here is my plan:

MS-8 ebay prices are like $400-$450, considering higher end it is £280, now add shipping to it which is another $100 which is like £65 total £345. There won't be any duty on it so simply it will be VAT 20% = £70. Add courier handling fee £10. Total = £280+£65+£70+10=£425.

Warranty is the only issue here but you can't get best of both world.
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btw. I just saw Helix P DSP. Is this any good? Worth the saving?
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btw. I just saw Helix P DSP. Is this any good? Worth the saving?
Different beast. If you have measurement tools and understand how to use them, it might be an alternative.
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