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James Dunn
2004-01-17, 11:30
Derek,

I'd check your import duty regulations and rates in France before you
import. I can't imagine VAT and duty being much less that they are in the
UK and since UPS always seem to declare goods properly you invariably see a
21% increase (VAT and import duty) in the buy + shipping costs by the time
they deliver to the door. It's over 18 months since I did this but at the
time UPS also added a 10 admin charge for the VAT and duty processing
service in the UK.

Typically this only saves money if you are bulk buying from slim devices and
you can arrange a discount.

Cheers,

James

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Derek Erb
Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2004 5:21 PM
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Subject: [slim] MUBIC.COM

I recently saw mubic.com mentioned, albeit very briefly, on French
television (here) as a company commercialising SqueezeBoxes.

I went to their site and it certainly looks like it. The price is perhaps
reasonable (310 Euros) however with the dollar/Euro ratio where it is at the
moment it's cheaper for me to get it directly from Slim Devices (240 euros)
even if you add in shipping afterwards.

My bigger question, as I have already started showing this to my friends who
are drooling, is whether or not there is a French version of the product /
interface. The mubic.com web site is mostly in English, even though it says
it is a French version, and the details are all in English.

Are you working on a French version?


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Graham Ridgway at home
2004-01-17, 11:46
#28 duty and VAT plus #10 fee for importing a slimp3 into the UK a few
months ago.
Graham
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Dunn" <james.dunn (AT) hedgehog-house (DOT) co.uk>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2004 6:30 PM
Subject: [slim] MUBIC.COM


> Derek,
>
> I'd check your import duty regulations and rates in France before you
> import. I can't imagine VAT and duty being much less that they are in the
> UK and since UPS always seem to declare goods properly you invariably see
a
> 21% increase (VAT and import duty) in the buy + shipping costs by the time
> they deliver to the door. It's over 18 months since I did this but at the
> time UPS also added a #10 admin charge for the VAT and duty processing
> service in the UK.
>
> Typically this only saves money if you are bulk buying from slim devices
and
> you can arrange a discount.
>
> Cheers,
>
> James
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Derek Erb
> Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2004 5:21 PM
> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> Subject: [slim] MUBIC.COM
>
> I recently saw mubic.com mentioned, albeit very briefly, on French
> television (here) as a company commercialising SqueezeBoxes.
>
> I went to their site and it certainly looks like it. The price is perhaps
> reasonable (310 Euros) however with the dollar/Euro ratio where it is at
the
> moment it's cheaper for me to get it directly from Slim Devices (240
euros)
> even if you add in shipping afterwards.
>
> My bigger question, as I have already started showing this to my friends
who
> are drooling, is whether or not there is a French version of the product /
> interface. The mubic.com web site is mostly in English, even though it
says
> it is a French version, and the details are all in English.
>
> Are you working on a French version?
>
>
> //************************************************** ********
> // Derek Erb EMail: business (AT) erb (DOT) com
> // Paris - France Web: http://www.erb.com
> //************************************************** ********
>
>
>
>