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Newegg goes live in the UK

Newegg goes live in the UK

Noted North American retailer Newegg has finally opened its doors to the UK, launching a pilot scheme dubbed Newegg Global.

North American retail giant Newegg has finally entered the UK ecommerce market, sending a selection of its products live for delivery to the UK and Australia.

Rumoured back in July last year, the UK pilot is part of the company's international expansion plans. Although not covering all of its products initially, it's not exactly small-scale: Newegg has confirmed that several thousand products will be part of the pilot programme, with more due to become available for UK delivery throughout the year.

'We’re extending the Newegg customer experience beyond North America, selectively addressing English-speaking countries overseas to begin that process,' explained Soren Mills, Newegg's chief marketing officer. 'This is an important step forward for our company and we’re taking a very deliberate approach to our international growth.

'We want to ensure our new international customers have the same great experience our customers in North America have come to expect,
' Mills added. 'Although the initial selection of products available in the UK and Australia represents only a small subset of the Newegg catalogue, we’ll be greatly increasing the selection in the coming months.'

Those interested in trying the company on for size can visit Newegg.com and click Newegg Global banner at the top-left for access to the UK and Australian pages. To limit the products on show to only those valid for international shipping, the 'Newegg Global Eligible' filter in each sub-category can be used.

It's worth noting before ordering, however, that Newegg has no direct UK logistical presence; items ordered through Newegg Global will be shipped from the US to the buyer's country, with the company's checkout system estimating the tax and other fees to be paid during customs clearance.

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Kovoet 9th April 2014, 12:11 Quote
Might just sign up see how they go against Amazon
Dave Lister 9th April 2014, 12:31 Quote
Due to political reasons I'll be avoiding them.
Flibblebot 9th April 2014, 12:34 Quote
Once you add shipping, it isn't cheaper at all.

Now, this is not a representative sample by any means, but I just checked the price of hard drives. The only HDDs they sell globally are Seagate, and a 2Tb drive will set you back £53.74 - cheaper than Scan or Amazon (£59.87 and £63.53 respectively).

The problem is shipping: obviously, if you're a BT member, you get free shipping from Scan; you can get free shipping from Amazon too. From Newegg, you have to pay an additional £10.76 for shipping, with another £12.66 for tax & import duty. That brings the total price up to £77.16

At that price, there's no way the trial will be able to compete if they're shipping everything from the US. It's doomed to failure before they've even started.
GeorgeStorm 9th April 2014, 12:37 Quote
Yeah, I had assumed they would actually be doing stuff in the UK, rather than just adding limited international shipping.

Had a quick look at a couple of items, got excited by decent prices, even adding some quick rough tax amounts in my head, but once shipping goes on as well sadly they don't seem to be able to compete.
Devolve 9th April 2014, 12:39 Quote
Unfortunately the filter doesn't work. Added a graphics card to my basket using the Global Eligible filter and it was auto removed for not being eligible :P

Here's hoping this becomes a decent competitor in the UK component sales, though there will need to be some serious deals to compete against my lifetime free Scan next day delivery (thanks for that bit tech btw :D)
Unicorn 9th April 2014, 12:44 Quote
I have high hopes for this in the future but for now I'll stick with the regular component suppliers and impeccable as ever Amazon.

Dave Lister: What political reasons are you referring to? What could possibly be political about an online retail chain? Also do != due.
cool_dude 9th April 2014, 12:49 Quote
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It's worth noting before ordering, however, that Newegg has no direct UK logistical presence; items ordered through Newegg Global will be shipped from the US to the buyer's country, with the company's checkout system estimating the tax and other fees to be paid during customs clearance.

Think i'll be sticking with Amazon!
bawjaws 9th April 2014, 13:04 Quote
I can't see this being remotely competitive if they're going to be shipping everything from the US...
Dave Lister 9th April 2014, 13:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by Unicorn
I have high hopes for this in the future but for now I'll stick with the regular component suppliers and impeccable as ever Amazon.

Dave Lister: What political reasons are you referring to? What could possibly be political about an online retail chain? Also do != due.

Its an american company and spending dosh with them will just help (indirectly) fund the american war machine. So i'm out.

From all the comments i've read today it doesn't sound like they are very competitive anyway.
grimerking 9th April 2014, 13:14 Quote
"Auto Removed Items
Shipment to the country you have selected is not available for the following item(s)."

Hmmm
Gareth Halfacree 9th April 2014, 13:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dave Lister
Its an american company and spending dosh with them will just help (indirectly) fund the american war machine. So i'm out.
I see from your signature that you've bought components from AMD, Corsair, Kingston and Intel; you know that they're all US companies too, right?
Dave Lister 9th April 2014, 13:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gareth Halfacree
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Originally Posted by Dave Lister
Its an american company and spending dosh with them will just help (indirectly) fund the american war machine. So i'm out.
I see from your signature that you've bought components from AMD, Corsair, Kingston and Intel; you know that they're all US companies too, right?

Yes I do Gareth, I bought all that lot before I'd read anything about U.S warmongering around the world and before I really cared about politics. Its pretty sad there are no other nations producing x86 cpu's as I am planning a new build in the summer :(
Gareth Halfacree 9th April 2014, 13:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dave Lister
Yes I do Gareth, I bought all that lot before I'd read anything about U.S warmongering around the world and before I really cared about politics. Its pretty sad there are no other nations producing x86 cpu's as I am planning a new build in the summer :(
Fair play, and good on you for having firmly-held principles. If you want to truly stick to them, you could pick up a VIA x86 chip (China) or make the move to an ARM-compatible OS and have a range of non-US chipmakers to choose from.

'Course, if you're building the rig to game on Windows, then aye; you're pretty much SOL if you want a non-US CPU source.
Dave Lister 9th April 2014, 15:26 Quote
I didn't even realize VIA made x86 chips ! I'm guessing they can't compete (performance wise) with Intel & AMD. And yes I was planning on a windows based machine although i'm open to using linux if gaming takes off properly on it.
Zurechial 9th April 2014, 15:31 Quote
I'd buy from NewEgg in a heartbeat just to support their stance on dealing with patent trolls in the US if the service and prices were competitive. I'll be looking forward to them extending this to other English-speaking countries and hopefully making things more competitive in terms of tax/delivery costs.

For reference:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/04/newegg-and-geico-stop-patent-troll-that-sued-dozens-over-forms-on-apps/

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/01/how-newegg-crushed-the-shopping-cart-patent-and-saved-online-retail/
SuicideNeil 9th April 2014, 15:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dave Lister
Yes I do Gareth, I bought all that lot before I'd read anything about U.S warmongering around the world and before I really cared about politics. Its pretty sad there are no other nations producing x86 cpu's as I am planning a new build in the summer :(

I'm sorry, but you must either be ~10 years old, or lived under a rock your entire life. What about all the Chinese products you own- China is a massive war monger too with ideas of taking over half the Indonesian area of the Pacific & associated islands, not to mention the 'issue' with Tibet. Shouldn't you boycott their products too?

Then again, lets not forget the UK's 'special relationship' with the USA ( where the yanks go to war, we tend to follow after all ), so you should stop buying British products too.

To put things into perspective for you, most countries political systems are rotten, full of greedy war mongers who are only interested in lining their pockets with arms deals and the like- boycotts will achieve very little at the human level, you need total reform of the entire system and a change of attitude towards fellow human beings; we'll wipe ourselves out long before that day comes...
Dave Lister 9th April 2014, 16:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by SuicideNeil
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Originally Posted by Dave Lister
Yes I do Gareth, I bought all that lot before I'd read anything about U.S warmongering around the world and before I really cared about politics. Its pretty sad there are no other nations producing x86 cpu's as I am planning a new build in the summer :(

I'm sorry, but you must either be ~10 years old, or lived under a rock your entire life. What about all the Chinese products you own- China is a massive war monger too with ideas of taking over half the Indonesian area of the Pacific & associated islands, not to mention the 'issue' with Tibet. Shouldn't you boycott their products too?

Then again, lets not forget the UK's 'special relationship' with the USA ( where the yanks go to war, we tend to follow after all ), so you should stop buying British products too.

To put things into perspective for you, most countries political systems are rotten, full of greedy war mongers who are only interested in lining their pockets with arms deals and the like- boycotts will achieve very little at the human level, you need total reform of the entire system and a change of attitude towards fellow human beings; we'll wipe ourselves out long before that day comes...

I agree with everything you say apart from me being 10 ! lol. However the US is the biggest threat to any country on the planet and the planet itself. US military spending far exceeds china, russia middle east or anywhere else. US politicians don't know how to say no to bribe money which leads to the inevitable problem of needing to keep adding more to the war chest. Adding more to the war chest means they need to be able to have an imminent threat from elsewhere, which is why they keep destabilizing other nations (The Ukraine being the latest so they can cutout the middleman between Russia and the EU).
coyote 9th April 2014, 16:30 Quote
No chance, US based, shipping/handling far too dear and I have no wish to spend any more money in the US than is necessary. With their world police attitude and I'm not just talking about their military.
schmidtbag 9th April 2014, 17:17 Quote
As an American who uses Newegg nearly every time I want a new PC, I'd like to point out that unlike most stores, Newegg's shipping prices are only poor if you only buy 1 or 2 things at a time. As long as items come from the same warehouse and can be packaged together, the shipping becomes much more reasonable. However, I haven't bought bulk items from newegg in several years so I'm not sure if that still applies. Newegg at one point has made deals with UPS (much like Amazon) to help make shipping more attractive to customers, but I'm not sure if that still holds up.
RedFlames 9th April 2014, 17:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by schmidtbag
As an American who uses Newegg nearly every time I want a new PC, I'd like to point out that unlike most stores, Newegg's shipping prices are only poor if you only buy 1 or 2 things at a time. As long as items come from the same warehouse and can be packaged together, the shipping becomes much more reasonable. However, I haven't bought bulk items from newegg in several years so I'm not sure if that still applies. Newegg at one point has made deals with UPS (much like Amazon) to help make shipping more attractive to customers, but I'm not sure if that still holds up.

I think it's more the import duty that's the sticking point... especially given how... inconsistent... HMRC can be regarding how much/if they charge you... and if/how long they keep hold of the stuff at customs...

TBH I'd rather buy from a UK/EU based seller than jump through HMRCs ever changing, often on fire hoops...
Unicorn 9th April 2014, 17:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by SuicideNeil
I'm sorry, but you must either be ~10 years old, or lived under a rock your entire life. What about all the Chinese products you own- China is a massive war monger too with ideas of taking over half the Indonesian area of the Pacific & associated islands, not to mention the 'issue' with Tibet. Shouldn't you boycott their products too?

Then again, lets not forget the UK's 'special relationship' with the USA ( where the yanks go to war, we tend to follow after all ), so you should stop buying British products too.

To put things into perspective for you, most countries political systems are rotten, full of greedy war mongers who are only interested in lining their pockets with arms deals and the like- boycotts will achieve very little at the human level, you need total reform of the entire system and a change of attitude towards fellow human beings; we'll wipe ourselves out long before that day comes...

You beat me to it on pretty much every point there as far as the political argument goes. There's also the fact that I need stuff, and lots of US companies make that stuff. What I've also come to realize is that by giving third parties money, I can get that US made stuff not only in buildings called shops, but on websites called shops too!

Bottom line, I don't care who's funding what. From what I've seen in the news for the past decade, I have concluded that the world is slowly but surely tearing itself apart and every government is probably as crooked as the next one. As Neil said, we'll all be ashes and dust long before anything on such a global scale is resolved and the so called warmongering stops. I live my life in peace, in a reasonably peaceful country, and my choice of CPU manufacturer or retailer isn't going to stop the British government taking what they think they need out of my pay every month to keep it that way, nor will it stop them from following the USA into the next war they declare.
Kovoet 9th April 2014, 18:03 Quote
If it's cheaper somewhere I'll get it there, if they give better service I'll get it there. Went not have an Amazon account as well as a Newegg one as well. Keep your options open.
Mitcian 9th April 2014, 19:23 Quote
Thread hijack FTW
Yadda 9th April 2014, 19:32 Quote
Can someone 3D-print me a Octo-core x86 compatible CPU & mobo please? Some DDR4 RAM and a GPU would be nice too. Ta.
VaLkyR-Assassin 9th April 2014, 19:38 Quote
What happens if half the stuff arrives DOA? That'd cost a fortune to send back and forth. Terrible idea. I thought they were starting a UK business at first, which could work, not just offer overseas shipping, which is just plain daft unless it's a rare item that is hard to get over here.
rainbowbridge 9th April 2014, 20:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by Flibblebot


The problem is shipping: obviously, if you're a BT member, you get free shipping from Scan; .

I didn't know this

Happy to pay it irrespective due to the quality of scan, they are really impressive.

Scan are 5 star, very impressive indeed in deliver of product and management of your order. Not sure what computer systems and staffing they are doing but appears to work and always has done ever since I first ordered from them some many years back.

Has any one actually had a bad experience from scan here?
Unicorn 9th April 2014, 20:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by rainbowbridge
Has any one actually had a bad experience from scan here?


Yes. Many, myself included.
bawjaws 9th April 2014, 20:31 Quote
Scan's free next day delivery is tremendous. ;) Just have to remember that the minimum qualifying spend is £20 before VAT.

The only issue with Scan is their stock system, which can lead to items appearing in stock but actually being out, and email notifications not being sent until after close of business, preventing you from ordering an alternative item in time to receive it the next day. If Scan could sort their stock system out so that it was a bit more accurate, they'd be absolute top dogs.
Spreadie 9th April 2014, 21:09 Quote
I lol'd when it calculated the shiping charge.

I think I'll pass.
Unicorn 9th April 2014, 21:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by bawjaws
The only issue with Scan is their stock system, which can lead to items appearing in stock but actually being out, and email notifications not being sent until after close of business, preventing you from ordering an alternative item in time to receive it the next day. If Scan could sort their stock system out so that it was a bit more accurate, they'd be absolute top dogs.

There are actually two issues - the one you stated perfectly and the fact that they're unwilling to do anything about it despite many bit-tech members making complaints about exactly the same thing. The words 'broken record' come to mind.
bawjaws 9th April 2014, 21:19 Quote
Yeah, that's fair comment actually. It's also the reason that I don't use Scan for anything urgent...
XXAOSICXX 9th April 2014, 21:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Unicorn
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Originally Posted by bawjaws
The only issue with Scan is their stock system, which can lead to items appearing in stock but actually being out, and email notifications not being sent until after close of business, preventing you from ordering an alternative item in time to receive it the next day. If Scan could sort their stock system out so that it was a bit more accurate, they'd be absolute top dogs.

There are actually two issues - the one you stated perfectly and the fact that they're unwilling to do anything about it despite many bit-tech members making complaints about exactly the same thing. The words 'broken record' come to mind.

I'll second that..and add that as a business customer of Scan's for many years, I can tell you now that their "stock issues" are atrocious - in 2013 this cost my company thousands in lost business because of what are basically sales staff too-keen-to-get-the-sale.... order placed...order paid for in full....suddenly, you've ordered 50 computers and you've got parts for half of them....with the other parts coming "in a few weeks".

Great range. Great prices. But they're an absolute pain in the hole if you NEED the gear (rather than want the gear).
MrJay 9th April 2014, 21:23 Quote
Market is already saturated, mind you I only buy pre loved gear so I'll shut my mouth.
SexyHyde 10th April 2014, 00:40 Quote
OcUK have been amazing the last few years. Had to deal with their CS two or three times and they have been excellent, the best i've used in years, maybe ever. Really refreshing as they were on my list of etailers to avoid for many years after issues 10 years ago.
Bede 10th April 2014, 06:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dave Lister
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Originally Posted by Gareth Halfacree
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Originally Posted by Dave Lister
Its an american company and spending dosh with them will just help (indirectly) fund the american war machine. So i'm out.
I see from your signature that you've bought components from AMD, Corsair, Kingston and Intel; you know that they're all US companies too, right?

Yes I do Gareth, I bought all that lot before I'd read anything about U.S warmongering around the world and before I really cared about politics. Its pretty sad there are no other nations producing x86 cpu's as I am planning a new build in the summer :(

LOL autism. Love it. Make sure you don't buy with your Visa card (god forbid Amex), bank with any of the banks with US operations, purchase music from US music labels, eat food that was grown from US-developed seeds and nourished with US fertilizers etc.

I think if you go full hermit and avoid contact with material society you should be ok.

One other point perhaps worth considering is that the US is the single largest charity/aid-giver... that might be worth bankrolling.

Edit:

In fact, further to that. Let's consider the other "war machines"...

Belgian weapons systems and munitions are found in conflict zones the world over. British too. Let alone the Russia/FSU. Even France has billions of euros in weapons exports. I know the US is the big-bad and they watch people masturbating, but please try to get some perspective from a greater distance than just the first half hour of Iron Man.

France intervenes in African conflicts with great regularity, with the barest of media coverage. Russia has been fighting a vicious internal conflict with separatists in Dagestan, Chechnya etc. China has a difficult record with folk living in Xingjiang and other areas in its west. Britain has a pretty grim history in northern Ireland.

We have used Russian gas for decades, we rely on Chinese consumer goods, we live in Britain. How to avoid supporting these terrible countries? I suggest not paying taxes would be a good start, not wearing clothes (all made in China) or using anything made of plastic (also made in China) or heating your house (oil/gas is making Russia rich). If we all do this then we will bring these terrible countries to the hippy table and we can sit round it naked, admiring our shriveled junk (it'll be a bit nippy without heating). Also no technology please, as you'll be hard pressed to find any microprocessor without one or more Chinese rare earth elements in it. Phones haven't done us any good anyway.
sakzzz 10th April 2014, 11:52 Quote
Lol! Made my day..
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Originally Posted by Bede
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Originally Posted by Dave Lister
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Originally Posted by Gareth Halfacree
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Originally Posted by Dave Lister
Its an american company and spending dosh with them will just help (indirectly) fund the american war machine. So i'm out.
I see from your signature that you've bought components from AMD, Corsair, Kingston and Intel; you know that they're all US companies too, right?

Yes I do Gareth, I bought all that lot before I'd read anything about U.S warmongering around the world and before I really cared about politics. Its pretty sad there are no other nations producing x86 cpu's as I am planning a new build in the summer :(

LOL autism. Love it. Make sure you don't buy with your Visa card (god forbid Amex), bank with any of the banks with US operations, purchase music from US music labels, eat food that was grown from US-developed seeds and nourished with US fertilizers etc.

I think if you go full hermit and avoid contact with material society you should be ok.

One other point perhaps worth considering is that the US is the single largest charity/aid-giver... that might be worth bankrolling.

Edit:

In fact, further to that. Let's consider the other "war machines"...

Belgian weapons systems and munitions are found in conflict zones the world over. British too. Let alone the Russia/FSU. Even France has billions of euros in weapons exports. I know the US is the big-bad and they watch people masturbating, but please try to get some perspective from a greater distance than just the first half hour of Iron Man.

France intervenes in African conflicts with great regularity, with the barest of media coverage. Russia has been fighting a vicious internal conflict with separatists in Dagestan, Chechnya etc. China has a difficult record with folk living in Xingjiang and other areas in its west. Britain has a pretty grim history in northern Ireland.

We have used Russian gas for decades, we rely on Chinese consumer goods, we live in Britain. How to avoid supporting these terrible countries? I suggest not paying taxes would be a good start, not wearing clothes (all made in China) or using anything made of plastic (also made in China) or heating your house (oil/gas is making Russia rich). If we all do this then we will bring these terrible countries to the hippy table and we can sit round it naked, admiring our shriveled junk (it'll be a bit nippy without heating). Also no technology please, as you'll be hard pressed to find any microprocessor without one or more Chinese rare earth elements in it. Phones haven't done us any good anyway.
Dave Lister 10th April 2014, 21:41 Quote
wow ! sorry I upset the popular opinion held by most of you. I would reply to each point made but since you lot deem it necessary to open a reply with an insult, I won't waste my time.
somidiot 11th April 2014, 01:14 Quote
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AHAHAHAHA! Thanks for the laugh and the memories :-D
SexyHyde 11th April 2014, 06:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dave Lister
wow ! sorry I upset the popular opinion held by most of you. I would reply to each point made but since you lot deem it necessary to open a reply with an insult, I won't waste my time.

Dude don't be so butt hurt, no one pointed out you were wrong, just that it's bigger and more complicated than you maybe thought. Take Bede's funny post, pointing out all the world leaders/companies controlling things out of the public eye, admitting there is a problem but offering no solution. Thing is a boycott of NewEgg even by all of us, would not dent the US Military Industrial Complex.
Alecto 12th April 2014, 15:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by Unicorn
Also do != due.

Indeed, but could you please point out what's wrong with his use of 'due' in the post above? It seems perfectly fine to use 'Due to ...' in that case to me.
Unicorn 12th April 2014, 16:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by Alecto
Indeed, but could you please point out what's wrong with his use of 'due' in the post above? It seems perfectly fine to use 'Due to ...' in that case to me.


He edited the post after my correction. It was originally posted as 'Do to'.
kosch 14th April 2014, 13:35 Quote
Why would I want to get something internationally shipped to me and then have to pay import tax. Doesn't seem like a well thought out idea?
Gareth Halfacree 14th April 2014, 14:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by kosch
Why would I want to get something internationally shipped to me and then have to pay import tax. Doesn't seem like a well thought out idea?
'Cos you'd be paying the import tax and VAT anyway, just tacked on to the UK MSRP of the item?

I bought a Leatherman Style PS from Amazon US the other week. Delivered to the UK, it cost just shy of £18 - handily dodging import tax. The same tool from Amazon UK was £28. I've bought other things where even when having to pay VAT and import tax - plus the Royal Mail handling charge - it's *still* been cheaper than buying locally, even assuming the thing I want is available from the UK. Sure, not everything will be cheaper to import - but there are certainly savings to be made.
bawjaws 14th April 2014, 14:55 Quote
I'd be loath to buy PC components from the States for the simple reason that should the item be DOA, the cost and time of returning it would be considerable. Of course, there are good savings to be made on some stuff, but the price differential between goods from the UK and US could be thought of as the "peace of mind premium". Whether you're willing to pay that premium is going to depend on what you're buying and how expensive, heavy or fragile it is.
Lance 14th April 2014, 15:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dave Lister
wow ! sorry I upset the popular opinion held by most of you. I would reply to each point made but since you lot deem it necessary to open a reply with an insult, I won't waste my time.

You're going to have a bad time.

But viva la revolution.
Yadda 14th April 2014, 16:28 Quote
So, has anyone spotted any good deals on there?
Lance 14th April 2014, 16:33 Quote
Surely you'll hear about them before us with your crazy hearing aids.
Yadda 14th April 2014, 17:28 Quote
Last time I tuned them in to Murican they nearly overheated. Never again.
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