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    Anyone able to give me a rough idea of how much I'm looking at being charged?

    Wanting to get a s2/s4 from the DJTT, and not sure if it's worth the getting spanked by HRMC


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    Not worth it , mate. You'll have to pay the vat on it, too.
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    The import duty varies depending on the product, but once that's been added you would also have to add 20% VAT on to the total (price of the product + shipping cost + shipping insurance (if applicable) + import duty).

    I don't know what the import duty is on DJ gear, but on electronic musical instruments it's 3.7% so I'd guess it might be the same with DJ gear.

    So, if the total $ price worked out to 300, you would pay 11.10 import duty (assuming the 3.7% rate) and 62.22 in VAT, for total charges of 73.32 which obviously bumps the price up a fair bit!
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    Cool, thanks for the quick responses guys!

    Looks like I'll have to find the best price in the UK then-any reccomendations?!

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    Outside of eBay, the prices seem to be 389/689 respectively everywhere.

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    Ok super. Thanks for your help :0 )

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    There's also the issue of warranty. I don't know if NI's warranty is international or not.

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    And Royal Mail / Parcelforce add a handling charge, usually about 12
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJWORX View Post
    There's also the issue of warranty. I don't know if NI's warranty is international or not.
    Dunno about the UK, but they wouldn't have a choice in Australia. Shit these days they aren't even held to 12 months. If something breaks out of the standard warranty period due to a fault in the product the consumer is entitled to get a repair or a new product as a reasonable person would expect a $500+ product to last longer then 12 months.... Sorry slightly off topic but I'm curious if any other countries have adopted this level of care, and surely the whole "No international warranty" shit doesn't fly in to many places.

    Does the UK have a VAT free threshold? I remember a few years back when I lived in London my parents sent me my iPod that I'd left in Australia by accident, I was then charged VAT on a second hand/used/my own iPod. I tried arguing about it but gave up in the end.

    We get $1000AUD before GST kicks in on imports, much fairer system.

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    I would check out Thomman for any gear currently mate. With the Euro being so competitive you can get some great bargains. I've been eyeing up the RMX1000 (not told the missus yet).
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