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Cheaper in the US??

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by buns, Apr 17, 2002.

  1. buns

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    I am fortunate enough to be heading to Florida for my summer holiday in a month and a bit.......

    I know we supposedly have fairly easy trading to the states.....but knowing the realities, thats not strictly true!

    So what sorts of things might i be able to buy over there for my new pc that would be cheaper? soundcards? maudios seem v expensive here.......ram is very expensive her, is that a worldwide thing?? etc!

    thanks!

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  2. encaser

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    check some online US sites to get an idea
     
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    And expect to pay 17.5% VAT on your return. It's probably still cheaper though...
     
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    Buns,

    http://www.pricewatch.com is a good site to get an idea of US prices.

    Don't forget you can post stuff home, rather than braving the green channel at customs, with a case full of booty.


    http://ircalc.usps.gov/
    USPS is very cheap and fast, and you can get small items delivered here for about £6-7 in 4 days, uninsured, but rarely get 'lost' or get stopped by customs for duty and VAT.

    This link is the rates for a 1 pound weight package to GB.
    The $9 'flat rate' large pack is a good one to use, or the smaller one for RAM etc.


    Can I send you a shopping list :D

    Mark.
     
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    I was only thinking of small things! I doubt that anyone is going to say very much about, if they can even notice, me carrying some ram or a soundcard!

    thanks for the info though!

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