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post #61 of 183
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Originally Posted by Townyj View Post
Zenpunk here is your best bet for the cheapest and most reliable source for the FX500, i purchased my old pair through them and my current DX-700's.

SEYO-shop.com*»*Headphones*»*JVC-Victor*»*JVC-Victor HP-FX500
Thanks for that link.. I was at Bluetin, about to order until I saw they charge 5.9% for people using Paypal... first time I've seen an actual online store charge their customers for using Paypal. They can suck on it...
post #62 of 183
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Originally Posted by kloan View Post
Thanks for that link.. I was at Bluetin, about to order until I saw they charge 5.9% for people using Paypal... first time I've seen an actual online store charge their customers for using Paypal. They can suck on it...
oh my god, that site can directly import from japan

Price is very nice to me

thanks
post #63 of 183
Hahaha no worries They are only really good with JVC Victor pricing. Everything else there is still rather high.
post #64 of 183
Thanks for the website. Worked out at £90 with shipping. Great price. Now, should I expect to add custom tax, or is it marked as gift. Bluetin give you the choice about how much you want to assure the phone for, lowering any possible custom tax. If they got lost in the post you only recover that amount, so wonders if it is a risk worth taking.
How much is custom tax for the UK anyway? 17.5 %?
post #65 of 183
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post
Thanks for the website. Worked out at £90 with shipping. Great price. Now, should I expect to add custom tax, or is it marked as gift. Bluetin give you the choice about how much you want to assure the phone for, lowering any possible custom tax. If they got lost in the post you only recover that amount, so wonders if it is a risk worth taking.
How much is custom tax for the UK anyway? 17.5 %?
If you chose EMS and the value is above the gift allowance (£36), you'll pay a compulsory £13.50 Parcelforce handling charge, and then customs charges on top of that. I paid just over £20 in fees for my UM3X which worked out to £13.50 PF handling fee and the rest in customs charges. My package was marked as a gift at $100.

How did you manage to get the FX500 for £90? When I got to the checkout, the total was £103 with EMS inc. a 5.9% fee for using PP, so another Head-Fi'er is getting them for me now, no way I'm getting screwed for 5.9% just for using PP
post #66 of 183
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Originally Posted by kloan View Post
Thanks for that link.. I was at Bluetin, about to order until I saw they charge 5.9% for people using Paypal... first time I've seen an actual online store charge their customers for using Paypal. They can suck on it...
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Originally Posted by soozieq View Post

... no way I'm getting screwed for 5.9% just for using PP
I must say I wasn't very pleased when I bought my P-51 Mustang back in January and Ray Samuels charged 4.2% Paypal fees, so my Mustang cost $375 + $65 (shipping to Europe & PP fees) - yes, I accepted the terms thinking I'd get better SQ, but still didn't think it was fair. In the end I sold it as I didn't really get any SQ improvement either on the W3 or ES3X & iPod Classic, which in turn meant losing quite a bit of money in the process.
post #67 of 183
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Originally Posted by soozieq View Post
If you chose EMS and the value is above the gift allowance (£36), you'll pay a compulsory £13.50 Parcelforce handling charge, and then customs charges on top of that. I paid just over £20 in fees for my UM3X which worked out to £13.50 PF handling fee and the rest in customs charges. My package was marked as a gift at $100.

How did you manage to get the FX500 for £90? When I got to the checkout, the total was £103 with EMS inc. a 5.9% fee for using PP, so another Head-Fi'er is getting them for me now, no way I'm getting screwed for 5.9% just for using PP
That's what I was referring to in my post above.... I think it's shameful they charge 5.9% for using Paypal. I cancelled my order and told them why.

seyo-shop has a better deal on them... it's under $140 shipped to US...
post #68 of 183
Hi,they & others prob had it on because,PayPal charges them.Most sellers on eBay prob take account of it in the price etc,if its a Buy it Now etc.Can even be same with a Credit Card.Sellers get charged.


Cheers BOB
post #69 of 183
I know why they're doing it. Paypal doesn't charge 5.9% for business owners first of all, and I know of no other major online retailers that charge their customers for using Paypal. I've seen individuals do it, and I don't blame them (because Paypal is greedy), but I wouldn't expect to see that from an online retailer.

I believe it's against Paypal's terms of service anyway.
post #70 of 183
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Originally Posted by Townyj View Post
Zenpunk here is your best bet for the cheapest and most reliable source for the FX500, i purchased my old pair through them and my current DX-700's.

SEYO-shop.com*»*Headphones*»*JVC-Victor*»*JVC-Victor HP-FX500
I hate you Towny. Why?

Cuz it's so damn tempting at that price.
post #71 of 183
hi,most/lots online retailers don't take PayPal.A lot of eBay Business's etc have online shops & highstreet shops as well(with dearer prices normally),prob less chance of a Fake if you buy from them?
All business's got to take into account there margin's,even shop lifting must affect high street.Seem a bargain even with PayPal fee,thats main thing that matters to me anyway.
Tempted mainly been HiFi, got Senn 650's but don't use them much,got Sony A829 a few weeks back £95(OK not HiFi,but i liked the Bluetooth/headphones on them,so convenient).Didn't think i could get into portable so much,but enjoying the experience,listening to music a lot more,so stuff i wouldn't pick to listen to,i am listening to
Brother in Law listened to them today,his second time(not into things like this),but even thought the Bluetooth Headphones were magic,said he had never heard music sound so good,singing & dancing to himself,beer helped thou ,me too prob why i'm babbling.Anyway tough but selt him them ,maybe a Sony X1060 as well as these?


Cheers BOB
post #72 of 183
Ok, when I said worked out £90 . I didn't actually finalised the order. Was just checking prices.
To Soozieq, I have now ordered the FX500 using Seyo website and paid using Payal and my final bill came to USD139.37, wich is exactly £86.36. Of course it is likely I will have to pay custom tax on top. Still remains a good deal. Even better, if I am unhappy with the phones I am expecting a full refund from Duncan, who coerced me into buying it.;-)
post #73 of 183
Second thought: If I don't like it might sell it as a FX1000 for £250 (including postage to Japan)
post #74 of 183
Hi,Import tax,variable,speakers i think i have read 14% but?can even be 0%,then prob 15% Vat,then Royal Mail £8 handling charge i think.
Not sure how it works out in practice,but say item £100,could be £14 + £15 + £8 = £37


Cheers BOB
post #75 of 183
you may have it easier than in canada then. i have paid several times about 40% for the item and once 60% as the border arbitrarily decided that the price would be much higher than the item shipped. that was a nightmare.
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