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Old 09 March 2014, 16:30   #1
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Bargain Baystar??

This looks like a great deal for a complete Baystar system and I'm tempted to take the plunge and order one.

Has anyone bought from these guys in the States? Any feedback?

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Old 09 March 2014, 16:58   #2
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that does seem cheap, but do factor in the fact that it could take up to a month to arrive due to customs delays, and you will also get a bill for import tax which you have to pay before the item is released to you.
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I'm not sure what a UK one costs - but once you've shipped it and paid import duty/vat, and the true exchange rate you'll not be seeing much change from 400.
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that does seem cheap, but do factor in the fact that it could take up to a month to arrive due to customs delays, and you will also get a bill for import tax which you have to pay before the item is released to you.
Hmm.. customs charges

Any idea how I find out how much that would be?
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It would be 100 dollars. 40 dollar postage. 400 dollars to buy one (assuming they take an offer). That's 540 dollars or 320, roughly.

If you want a good deal in the UK, ask Ed (Nugent) he had them on offer on here not long back

FYI - i just offered $400 and it was countered to $449. They have auto reject on under $400 so use your offers wisely. I'd go $410 to start if I were you, you may then end up lower than I did - which I declined in any case

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Bear in mind that the UK courier is likely to charge 8-20 ish for handling the customs duty for you, and these sites will probably use something like 1.67 as the exchange rate but you'll get worse than this in reality.
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to be fair, the 'exchange' price shown on ebay items has always been what ive paid through paypal. what you end up paying for customs charges can be a bit hit and miss
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On there ebay page it automatically adds on import charges so you pay them before it's dispatched and the item come straight to you without having time sitting in customs.

It seems this is common practice with a lot of US items now as they have opened there eyes to the fact that a lot of UK buyers can get stuff from the states in about the same time as they can from some uk sellers and the US stuff is usually cheaper so it makes total sense for them to make it easier for uk customers.

I have bought a couple of things from the states recently and the quickest was a ipad case which I paid for it with import duties through amazon on Saturday and the case arrived at my house on Monday that is quick.
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