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TV sets @ Amazon.com (aye, DVD TV sets!)

Discussion in 'Shopping, Deals, Discounts & Bargains' started by Passenger57, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. Passenger57

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    Some Cheapies there :)

    Thanks
     
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    Indeed - but beware of duty (e.g. £3.50 on a £20 DVD inc shipping) and the handling charge the Post Office makes for charging the Duty - can be £4.

    Just received Alias 3 and had to pay £7.48 when I picked it up at the Sorting Office :eek:

    I think Duty is only chargeable on orders valued at over £18. I would have been cheaper in time and money to buy here :mad:
     
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    Also customs only take the value before postage (altough the customs charge includes the postage in its calculation)

    I went for Without a Trace which only works out at £12 plus about £3.50 postage. So it is £6 under the limit. I have CSI New York Season 1 due at the same amount. That is a real bargain.
     
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    Ahh you are one of the Lucky people that got it for cheapness eh :( ;)
     
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    I hope it happens and it is not cancelled Tuesday morning.
     
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    Apparently they were at that price as a promotional offer so we are looking good so far !!! Fingers crossed. I bought WAT and first two West Wings. Will replace Region 2 versions now.
     
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    It really loooked like a misprice as the upcoming CSI Miami S3 and CSI S5 was $48.

    I can't believe it really especially as the first part of the CSI NY R2 will be the usual £29.99 and the second part won't be out until March. We will get the whole season at once at only 25% of the R2 Net price.
     
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    I have had a couple of dvds from amazon.jp and used the tip
    to mark as gift and giftwrap and did not get charged duty,any
    chance this would work with amazon.com,worth a try anyway.
    It adds a bit to price but cheaper than paying vat.I was only slightly
    over the limit though.
     
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    The gift method with Amazon.com hasn't worked for a long time. If you order anything over £18 then there is a 99% certainly it will get customs on top.
     
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    I thought that might be the case,the import forum had a
    sticky for how to order from amazon.jp so I thought it might
    just be isolated thing.I paid over the odds at amazon.jp anyway
    and dont use them now.Prefer to use the ones who ship from
    within uk.Glad you cleared that up anyway.
     
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    I must be very very lucky :)

    I have had many items from the USA be it T-shirts etc.

    Never once have i had Customs :clap:, all the items had a combined price on the front with almost all over £150 each :)
     
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    Some good prices there but my sis isnt going to be happy, she paid £30 only 2 weeks ago for One Tree Hill Season 2.
     
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    Yea there is an element of luck in purchasing from overseas. Obviously there is not time to check everything that goes through customs but a lot of luck is created by the type of delivery option used and the packaging. Anything with a major company name plastered on the outside is more likely to get picked up.

    Have to say I've purchased items from various places around the globe and been well lucky too... I don't mind a slightly cheaper postage option even tho' it may mean waiting a little longer as it routes it's way to the UK via a non courier company. Biggest success 1 parcel £625 :D
     

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