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DVDO and FX and trade-in programme

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by StooMonster, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. StooMonster

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    That's FX as in ForEx or Foreign Exchange for those non-City people. ;)

    iScan HD = $1500
    Trade in value of iScan Ultra = $500
    Effective price of iScan HD = $1000

    Current USD:GBP = $1.80:£1.00 (in reality even higher)
    Means effective price of iScan HD = £555.55 a saving of some £444.44 (at least) from £999.99 (current web price inc VAT).

    Terms: only available to US residents with a US credit card, one upgrade per resident, iScan Ultra doesn't even have to work!

    Wonder if I could get any of my American relatives to order an upgrade and I post iScan Ultra from UK to DVDO. They could then forward iScan HD to me; even if I have to pay duty and taxes it's only on £556 item and it'll still be cheaper than £1000 in UK.

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  2. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    Stoo...I don't get it.....Iscan HD is $1500. and you can trade in an Ultra for $1500!.....that sounds like a swap.....or is it that the trade in is $500?

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    $500 trade in on the ultra, just hope dale comes up with something for us in the uk.
     
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    Gordon wins the spot the typo prize! :rotfl:

    :blush: What am I like, typing and then posting without checking. :rolleyes: Edited the post to correct. :blush: Apologies for any confusion caused. :D

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    No worries stoo, I'm always confused anyway. I wonder if we will get a decent trade in price or if its time for a trip to e-bay
     
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    You could always sell your Iscan on here, transfer the funds to your relatives and get them to just order it up. Might save the hassle and cost of shipping the unit back and forth. With the current exchange rate you would definitely get a better price on here than the trade in value. Do the maths I suppose.

    Some nice person on here might benefit from it too! ;)

    regards FRANC
     
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    Nice idea, but sure that will have any effect...

    $1500 + $50 (shipping) / 1.8 ($:£) = £861
    + tax and duty (17.5% + 4%) @ 21.5% = £1046

    ...which is more expensive than UK price and loads of hassle and loses UK Warranty.

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    Sure Stoo,

    But I think the point is that FRANC might want to buy a lovingly cared for, one-owner iScan Ultra ;)

    If you trade it in for £500USD, at 1.8 to the pound, that works out at just £277 minus the cost of shipping it over to your relatives. Yes, you would be looking at a higher purchase price on the HD and so a bit more on the duties, $500USD x .215 = roughly £60.

    With duties, in your original example a £555 iScan HD translates to £675, add to that the sale price of the Ultra at £277 (500USD) and you get £952, is it worth the hassle? Why not patronise one of our fine AV Forum sponsors and take the extra £47 on the chin?
     
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    thanks Andrew, I could'nt have put it better myself!

    regards FRANC
     
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    Why don't I just sell the old Ultra in UK and buy HD here too.

    Sure some nice person here might benefit too! ;)

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