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    Question about shipping from UK

    Post by Ev on Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:24 pm

    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?
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by garblar on Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:06 pm

    you may run into issues with the dvd regions or that they are PAL instead of NTSC
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by Ev on Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:08 pm

    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.
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    Post by garblar on Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:12 pm

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

    looks like it wouldn't be too much
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:18 pm

    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.
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by Ev on Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:57 pm

    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.
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by Riprock on Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:21 pm

    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.
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by wprager on Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:09 am

    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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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by Ev on Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:18 am

    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
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by Ev on Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:38 pm

    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.
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by LeCaptain on Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:05 pm

    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.
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by wprager on Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:47 pm

    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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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by shabbs on Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:05 pm

    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...
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by LeCaptain on Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:24 pm

    Amazon.ca is a big joke. Most of the stuff in there are cheaper in the US/UK all things considered.
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by Ev on Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:51 pm

    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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