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Buying the HE400 in the UK.

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I was looking around recently that the headphones I'm trying to buy are 150(!)£ cheaper in the us. Can I somehow buy them for the us price and get them cheaply shipped? How much will it cost? How much time will it take?
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If you're importing them from the States, you'll usually have to pay 20% import duty.

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Audiophonics.fr sells them for 395 euro with shipping included.

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I don't think the HE-400s are worth it at 395 euros. It's not that bad on second thoughts.

 

Head-Direct are selling the HE-400s for $399 (~£250) and they have international shipping. Shipping cost is $10 I think.


Edited by spaark - 1/15/13 at 5:21am
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I don't think the HE-400s are worth it at 395 euros. It's not that bad on second thoughts.

 

Head-Direct are selling the HE-400s for $399 (~£250) and they have international shipping. Shipping cost is $10 I think.

 

Add customs, handling and it will become at least 399 Euro. I do not think shipping will be $10, I asked one day and it was more like $30. 

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What about used? Are imports cheaper for used items? There are a few deals in trade/sale department

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I bought mine from headdirect for £272 including shipping and 2 pairs of velour earpads and didn't pay any import fee's, recieved them in about 6 days.
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Add customs, handling and it will become at least 399 Euro. I do not think shipping will be $10, I asked one day and it was more like $30. 

HeadDirect ships straight from Hifiman factory in China, so you actually don't get hit with any customs fees as far as I know. It's different from authorized dealers shipping the product to you.

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What about used? Are imports cheaper for used items? There are a few deals in trade/sale department

 

Yes, getting used items will save you a few pounds. Buying locally its even better. 

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HeadDirect ships straight from Hifiman factory in China, so you actually don't get hit with any customs fees as far as I know. It's different from authorized dealers shipping the product to you.

 

I had no idea. That is awesome news. I will have to think about getting a pair.

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