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Home Theater Master MX500 - UK Supplier?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by Ron Hill, Jul 3, 2003.

  1. Ron Hill

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    I'm after an MX500 as it seems to be "The One" for my requirements.

    The only UK source I can find for these is here.

    http://www.fpsgamer.co.uk/hcinema/mx500.htm

    Their price incl postage seems a bit on the steep side (> £100 ) considering many US reviewers talk about getting them for $99 or less. Consequently i'm looking around to see if I can find any other UK suppliers to price compare.

    Another option might be if anyone knows of any US suppliers which are errm "customs friendly". :)
     
  2. Loada

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    We pay a premium in the UK for all electrical goods compared to the USA. Comparing the dollar price is a pretty pointless exercise. The FPS Gamer price is pretty good, it only comes out over £100 with postage - I got mine from there and have no complaints.

    Good luck on importing one cheaper! eBay (USA) might be a good start...
     
  3. RichardH

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    Trouble is, even at $99, I don't think you'd save much:

    $99 ~ £65
    Shipping ~ £10
    VAT £11
    Duty £1.60 (OK you might not get picked up on these last two)

    Total - £90 odd.

    Then if it develops a problem.... more shipping costs. This happened to me - I imported a sound card, and had to send it back for replacement.
     
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    Plus, in the time between the first and last post in this thread, I ordered one from FPS and received it and am already starting to retire other remotes! ;)
     

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