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1 Question about shipping from UK on Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:24 pm

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Hey folks. I wanna buy Harry Potter complete blu ray set.

The total on Amazon UK is $50 CAD.

The total on Amazon US is $91 CAD

Question is, how much will I have to pay to have that set imported from UK? Anyone know? The total of the US one already includes import fees.

Surely it wouldn't be $40 right?

2 Re: Question about shipping from UK on Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:06 pm

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you may run into issues with the dvd regions or that they are PAL instead of NTSC

3 Re: Question about shipping from UK on Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:08 pm

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yeah I already checked that to make sure. They are region-free. Everyone is buying them from Amazon UK because of the HUGE price difference ($120 here in Canada.

4 Re: Question about shipping from UK on Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:12 pm

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=11072991

looks like it wouldn't be too much

5 Re: Question about shipping from UK on Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:18 pm

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Big Ev wrote:yeah I already checked that to make sure. They are region-free. Everyone is buying them from Amazon UK because of the HUGE price difference ($120 here in Canada.

It's like Subway only with DVDs.

6 Re: Question about shipping from UK on Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:57 pm

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garblar wrote:http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=11072991

looks like it wouldn't be too much

I'm talking about fees that you have to pay once it actually gets here. The total I listed is with shipping cost included.

7 Re: Question about shipping from UK on Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:21 pm

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You mean duty? Check the Canadian Customs site, they tell you the costs for items imported and all that. Order it as a gift and it might make a difference.

8 Re: Question about shipping from UK on Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:09 am

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Total cost on Amazon is $49 (it's 30 pounds at current exchange rates), plus 7% duty and $5 customs handling fee, which is $53.43. And there is a small chance it may skip the duty and handling fee.

However it's listed as being available for pre-order. If you want it right now, check out your local Costco. I saw it last night for $80 (that's $20 off).


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9 Re: Question about shipping from UK on Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:18 am

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wprager wrote:Total cost on Amazon is $49 (it's 30 pounds at current exchange rates), plus 7% duty and $5 customs handling fee, which is $53.43. And there is a small chance it may skip the duty and handling fee.

However it's listed as being available for pre-order. If you want it right now, check out your local Costco. I saw it last night for $80 (that's $20 off).

sweet thanks. I'll be keeping my pre-order then

10 Re: Question about shipping from UK on Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:38 pm

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So in the end I paid $49.70 for the complete 8 film box set.

Just got it today in the mail. It took only 7 days from the UK.

I love Amazon.

11 Re: Question about shipping from UK on Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:05 pm

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Haven't seen this topic sooner but I pretty much have accounts for Amazon.ca/fr/uk/com Laugh1

I remember buying Planet Earth in uk on bluray for like 30$ less.

12 Re: Question about shipping from UK on Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:47 pm

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Big Ev wrote:So in the end I paid $49.70 for the complete 8 film box set.

Just got it today in the mail. It took only 7 days from the UK.

I love Amazon.

I was close ($49) and it looks like they didn't stop it at customs. Typically anything under $40 just goes through and above that, the higher the value the more likely it will get stopped.


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13 Re: Question about shipping from UK on Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:05 pm

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SeawaySensFan wrote:
Big Ev wrote:yeah I already checked that to make sure. They are region-free. Everyone is buying them from Amazon UK because of the HUGE price difference ($120 here in Canada.

It's like Subway only with DVDs.
Here we go...

14 Re: Question about shipping from UK on Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:24 pm

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Amazon.ca is a big joke. Most of the stuff in there are cheaper in the US/UK all things considered.

15 Re: Question about shipping from UK on Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:51 pm

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LeKid wrote:Amazon.ca is a big joke. Most of the stuff in there are cheaper in the US/UK all things considered.

I've bought a ton of stuff from Amazon US. Only issue is shipping cost + import fee but you still save a bunch eveen with all those fees attached.

How can Harry Potter 8 film set be $110 on .ca and $79.99 on .com? Makes no sense.

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