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Germany is the place to shop

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by drewsaq, Nov 17, 2001.

  1. drewsaq

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    Drewsaq, I'm not sure I agree with you that Germany is cheaper. I have always managed to find the model I want (DVD player, Amp, Speakers) cheaper in the UK than I have been able to in Germany, online or in the Hoch Strasse!:)
     
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    Wow, yeah. The Olympus C4040 digital camera is also £80 cheaper than my normal UK discount store. That's a significant difference.
    KAO, show me a 4040 available in the UK delivered for £588.
     
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    drewsaq,

    I recommended hificomponents.de because I had used them myself, they where the only dealer I found that could supply what I wanted cheaply.

    There are many others out there to try:

    http://www.technikdirekt.de/english/

    http://www.mediacheckpoint.com/

    There are many more, find them by using a .de search engine, such as http://www.lycos.de etc,

    A good currency information service is http://www.xe.com/cus/
    you receive an email every business day, with all the current exchange rates, and it's free.

    Before ordering from any online dealer, I would always use Google newsgroup search
    to search newsgroups for bad posts about service etc.


    Good luck,

    Mark G
     
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    Spectre, you're probably right...I've never tried to buy a digital camera either here or in the UK. I merely pointed out that I've tried all these dealers before, and so far (cable, amp, dvd) have always been able to find cheaper in the UK for the specific models I've wanted. If you can find the stuff you want cheaper here, go for it! :D
     
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    Are the plugs and voltages the same as UK ?

    Kev
     
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    Germany 220v/50Hz, UK 240v/50Hz. Plugs are different, three square pins in the UK, two round pins in Germany.
     
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    Actually by now it should be 230V AC but nevermind, changing the plug should not be too difficult and some kit (like e.g. DVD players or tuners) come with the 2-pin EURO connector.
     
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    Reiner, you're right! But 220/230/240...near as makes no difference!
     
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    Does anyone know if the Denon manuals are multi-language or relevant to the country of purchase ie in german if purchased in that country
     
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    Multi.


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