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Chris Brooking
2004-04-15, 07:58
I'd like to see a similar price differential between the wired/wireless versions over here in the UK as I'm seeing in the US! Currently, wired is 90% of wireless price, vs 71% over the pond...

It's tempting to get some rellies in the US to purchase and forward on another unit, marked as a $10 alarm clock! Not too implausible (no offence, I think the SB looks great!)

And Stuart, I DID buy from you (or at least my wife did when pointed at the right website prior to Christmas!) :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stuart Cooper [mailto:stu (AT) multitask-computing (DOT) co.uk]
> Sent: 15 April 2004 15:24
> To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
> Subject: [slim] New pricing on Squeezebox
>
> David/JQ,
>
> According to HMCE themselves, this is how the charges are applied:
>
> Squeezebox wired = $199 + $55 shipping = $254 = 141.11 (@ 1.80 exchange
> rate). All duties are levied on the total (shipping included) cost, so
> you will then be charged approx 5% import duty and then 17.5% VAT plus
> an additional 10 for onward delivery by Parcel Force who will collect
> your payment from you. That makes a total of 184.09
>
> HMCE have officials at all the major sorting offices now as well as at
> Ports of entry - their aim is to open and check every parcel and they
> claim to be achieving the vast majority, particularly with bulky items.
>
> Also, if you buy from lil ole me you won't have to ship it all the way
> back to the US in the rare event of it having a problem. :-)
>
> I hope this helps...
>
> Stuart
> www.multitask-computing.co.uk
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of David Cullen
> Sent: 15 April 2004 09:27
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] New pricing on Squeezebox
>
>
> JQ - these folk in the UK have the wired one for 179 inc VAT and
> shipping (the only place on the net that appears to have the wired one).
> 18 more than if you were to end up paying 17.5% VAT when it came into
> the UK...
>
> ie. $199 + 17.5% = $234 + $55 = $289 = 161 = give or take a few pennies
> depending on exchange rate etc. Also can't remember if UK customs charge
> an admin fee or not..
>
> Of course it might come in and not get caught and then you'd be quids
> in!!
>
> http://www.multitask-computing.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_i
> d=16
> 8
>
> Wondering which way to go myself!
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of
> john (AT) quirkshop (DOT) co.uk
> Sent: 15 April 2004 09:09
> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> Subject: [slim] New pricing on Squeezebox
>
>
> Anyone have any idea if this price saving is going to be available over
> here in the UK. The $55 shipping cost from the US hurts a bit, but the
> standard pricing for the Squeezebox wired doesn't seem to have changed
> anywhere over here.
>
> Would I be best ordering from the US and paying the shipping, or hanging
> fire if the UK pricesa re going to catch up with the US?
>
> Thanks
>
> JQ
>
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