Authorized dealers in the EU besides hifi headphones?
Oct 20, 2008 at 8:28 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 8

glires

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Hello,

I am interested in purchasing the Sleek Audio SA6, but am concerned about possible import tax when buying from outside the EU.
The only suitable shop I found selling the SA6 are hifi headphones, but their offer is overpriced at £150 (US$260).

Are there any other authorized dealers in the EU?


Thank you.
 
Oct 20, 2008 at 4:11 PM Post #3 of 8

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Let's work this out:

$199 at soundearphones.com plus $25 international shipping=$224.

UK import duty for headphones (TARIC 1815xxxx) is 2% plus 17.5% VAT - which has to be paid on goods and shipping costs of getting to the EU.

If you convert currency at current market rate the final cost works out at £156.16 (and you'll probably get a poorer exchange rate from your credit card).

The £150 from hifi headphone looks OK to me...
 
Oct 20, 2008 at 9:47 PM Post #5 of 8

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Dear Glires,
Over here I sale the SA6 for 179€, but if you live in the UK unless you are planning a trip to Paris , I will advise you to get them from get them from Hifi headphones.

"You falsely assume" that Euro vendors are charged the same as US vendors for shipping.
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hence the small price difference.
 
Oct 21, 2008 at 2:07 PM Post #6 of 8

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Quote:

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BobK, you falsely assume that vendors have to pay retail prices.


Nope - I'd just assumed you were talking about a personal import from a US retailer...
 
Jan 23, 2009 at 3:18 PM Post #7 of 8

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Hi-Fi headphones are great - I'm just a happy customer. Don't forget the £25 that Royal Mail will charge as a handling fee on top of VAT and duty plus the hassle of getting the goods. It's happened regularly on stuff I've got directly from USA and Asia and as a result I don't any more! Given today's exchange rate of £1 = $1.35 HIFI headphones current price of £159.95 is pretty good!
 

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