Originally Posted by duracek
Not strictly true. Shops in Germany will be able to claim back the VAT that they have paid as they are companies, so they will be able to sell them at the same price as the US people enjoy. Privately importing goods means that you will effectively pay VAT twice, once in US and once in Germany.
First VAT in us does not exist ecept when you buy in a shop or in the same state (sales tax is called) and when buy as an individual form outside EU the vat/sales tax needs to be taken off.
Second, the shop in germany needs to charge VAT and will charge also any duty they have paid.
As a reference if the Campfore Lyraii costs 699 USD in EU it costs EUR 799.
There are no way around VAT, only thing is that some local dealers can get a discount so that the margin is reduced for both parties. Something not always possible especially if the manufacturer has low margins to start from
Edited by fpessolano - 4/19/17 at 12:15pm