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Shipping to UK

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by WasOM3user, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. WasOM3user

    WasOM3user Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 20, 2012
    Lancashire, UK
    Paul
    With the ridiculous UK pricing on the new Olympus 25mm F1.8 (approx 20% higher than US price even allowing for duty and the 20% VAT added) would B&H ship one to the UK on pre-order or is this a "restricted" item ?

    Thanks in advance for your consideration
     
  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    I'm sure they'd ship, but you''ll need to add approx 25% to cover VAT and import duty.
     
  3. Smashatom

    Smashatom Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 24, 2013
    Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
    Sam
    Do you know when the UK release date is?
     
  4. WasOM3user

    WasOM3user Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 20, 2012
    Lancashire, UK
    Paul
    Yes I am aware of duty and VAT but even with this added its still a lot cheaper than the UK price of £369.

    $399 = £243.30 plus duty + VAT gives ~£310
     
  5. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Check if you can get it through Amazon - they sometimes have very cheap shipping to Europe, which B&H does not.
     
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  6. WasOM3user

    WasOM3user Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 20, 2012
    Lancashire, UK
    Paul
    Will check that too - thanks
     
  7. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    More importantly though, I'd wait until it was actually available in stores. In some rare cases, stuff is about evenly priced in Europe. The 45/1.8 retails for 235 euros in NL, for example, including 21% VAT, while the price at B&H (sans shipping or tax) i 295 euros (399 USD).
     
  8. Chuck-B&H

    Chuck-B&H Sponsor

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    Apr 28, 2012
    Hello,

    The (Black & Silver) Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f/1.8 Lens is available for pre-orders. Our current price is $399.00. We can ship Olympus products worldwide and most importantly, they offer global coverage. "Use your Olympus digital camera and accessories all around the world with the comforting knowledge that if anything should happen to it/them, service and repair would be available under the *warranty no matter where around the globe you may roam."


    UPS Worldwide Saver / 3-5 Business Days Delivery $45.15

    Duties & Tax $162.64

    VAT:$94.78
    Duties & Tax:$29.76
    Disbursement:$18.09
    Security & Handling:$5.01
    Carrier Surcharge:$15.00
     
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