Importing Pronto

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  1. chelsea.tone

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    Hi, has anyone imported a Pronto from the US ? Thinking of ordering from B&H Photo but want to find out roughly the import/customs duty i would pay.
    Any help appreciated

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    Imported a TSU9400 and paid £100 customers

    Imported a RFX9600 and paid nothing.

    What matters is what value in $ the sender writes on the decleration form.

    The person I bought tje 9400 wrote $600

    The person I bought the RFX9600 wrote "low value gift"

    Pays you money and takes your chance

    Mark
     
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    Hi Mark, so its hit n miss ?? Cheers

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    Going by your sig, I assume your looking at a 9400.

    $695 + $48 postage is not the cheapest you will get e.g £375 - That before customs (Although budget may not be an issue).

    You can also guarante that you would also have to pay customs on this, can't see B&H putting anying on the Customs Dec other than a goods value of $695 (possibly even a goods value to = to the RRP of $1000).

    At $1000 customes, inc parcelforce charges would be ITRO £175.

    Based on the above be prepared to pay upto £550.

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    :eek: :censored: that then :rotfl: Although an online retailer quoted me £699 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I know you were considering RU990 as well - unless you definitely want script support, that might be the better option. You can pick them up used for around £200-£250. Although the 9400 / 9600 look prettier!
     
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    Just bought a Nevo Q50 from an ebay dealer in the US who seems very reliable and who knows what to write on the customs form.
    His prices for Pronto's seem very reasonable.
     
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    Hi Dave, yeah i was/am considering the 990. The resolution on the 9400 looks better, unless im wrong??

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    Could you let me know who the seller is pls

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    I could be wrong - but I thought the resolution of the 9400 was the same as the 990, although it probably is still a better screen.

    The resolution of the 9600 is better - but that is the significant difference between the 9400 and the 9600 (and the physical dimensions obviously).
     
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    Looking around, could get the 9400 cheaper than the 990 new. In your opinion which is the better remote ??

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    To be honest, I wasn't really impressed by my 990. I didn't feel it did anything that my old mono-chrome pronto's did and the colour screen didn't make up the price difference enough.

    I haven't used a 9400 - just because I preferred the layout of the 9600 - but I would still choose it over the 990. Especially since - even if you don't want to use it now - the scripting does make for a very powerful remote if you ever need it.
     
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    Cheers Dave, the 990 looks nice, but dated compared to the newer models. Gives me something to think about while waiting for Panasonic or Sony releasing their standalone players :eek:

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