Buying the HE400 in the UK.
Jan 14, 2013 at 5:07 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 10

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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?
 
Jan 14, 2013 at 6:36 PM Post #2 of 10

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If you're importing them from the States, you'll usually have to pay 20% import duty.
 
Jan 15, 2013 at 7:20 AM Post #3 of 10

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Audiophonics.fr sells them for 395 euro with shipping included.
 
Jan 15, 2013 at 8:19 AM Post #4 of 10

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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.
 
Jan 15, 2013 at 8:36 AM Post #5 of 10

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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. 
 
Jan 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM Post #8 of 10

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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.
 
Jan 15, 2013 at 1:13 PM Post #9 of 10

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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. 
 
Jan 16, 2013 at 12:03 AM Post #10 of 10

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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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