Any B&W dealer shipping to other European Countries?

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  1. JargonGR

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    Hello,

    I searched and searched but unfortunately I did not manage to find a dealer stocking B&W speakers and shipping in other European countries. I am interested in the 800 Series and in particular the DS8S parts as well as two more for use as surround backs but have not decided yet. My fronts are 800Ds and the HTM1D (the big one).

    Thanks
     
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    Where are you located?
     
  3. JargonGR

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    Greece
     
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    I would have thought that shipping from a dealer in the U.K. would be prohibitively expensive and that your best option would be to buy from a dealer on Greece. You don't give your location but, as an example, the B and W dealer locater which can be found here afterward gave me several dealers in Athens who stock the 800 series ..

    Find a B&W Speaker Dealer – Bowers & Wilkins | B&W Speakers Greece Attikí Athens


    You can reset the locater to your own area or if you wish to a nearby country should the currency exchange between Greece and that country favor you.


    I suggest that you either contact B and W directly ...


    B&W Group Ltd - UK Sales Enquiries
    Dale Road
    Worthing, West Sussex
    BN11 2BH
    Tel: +44 (01903) 221 500
    Fax: +44 (01903) 221 501
    Email: [email protected]
    Web: Hi-Fi, Home Theater & iPod® Speakers – Bowers & Wilkins | B&W Speakers


    Or call the importers in Greece ...


    Tileoptiki-Saravelos Bros S.A.
    12 Kithiron Street
    Athens, Attikí

    Tel: +30 210 9895 000
    Fax: +30 210 9810 444
    Email: [email protected]

    It is unlikely that Dealer in the U.K. would be eager to do an individual export to Greece given the difficulties and expense involved but maybe B and W would give you the contact information of such a dealer.

    Best Wishes,

    Arnold.
     
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    It is also far more likely, in fact I am pretty sure of it, that the B&W dealer agreement, particularly for 800 series dealers, prohibits sales outside of the region from which they were supplied by the manufacturer/distributor.
     
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    I share your opinion but didn't want to be too negative.

    Very few dealers in this country stock the top of the range 800 series and I have been told that B and W specially vet those dealers Audition Rooms.
     
  8. JargonGR

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    I want a UK dealer in particular and I want to pay in British pounds. As I said I already have the 2 800Ds and the Center HTM1D bought locally but for the rest I do not agree with the pricing here especially after the pound to Euro drop. Simply put none has decreased the prices accordingly and they are very expensive compared to the UK.

    So I want a British dealer and shipping is not expensive at all. I import a lot of other items for work (both heavy and expensive) and at this time and age shipping is not an issue.

    Honestly, I will get the plane and go buy them my self then ship them to my home from there. I will not buy from the locals though until they stop this ridiculous pricing they follow.
     
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    You are extremely unlikely to find an authorised 800 series dealer in the UK that would ship the goods outside of the UK. This is almost certianly in breach of their dealer contract with B&W.

    You will need to come to the UK yourself and then make all shipping arrangements to get them back to Greece.
     
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    Are you sure about the breach issue? What if I buy a demo unit for example? I mean there are ways if a dealer wants to sell me something it could be sold privately as well.

    Interesting though, I can either buy from here at stupid prices or enjoy a ride in the UK as well. The funny thing is that I was in London for vacation just before Christmas and could have arranged something like that back then. I am sure she would love another ride there but then I will end up paying quite a lot more than what I am trying to save.
     

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