Post by USAFRetired on Dec 21, 2011 19:35:58 GMT -5
I pick up myself, but being just a short distance away it only makes sense.
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I wonder how much more expensive Emo equipment will be in Amsterdam once they open. Shipping costs to USA and Europe being similar and having to pay VAT, i guess it will be usual affair of us paying same price in pounds as americans pay in dollars (e.g. $1200=£1200). Am i being too pessimistic? We'll see.
It would be great if Emo would open up a euro branch. I'm in the market for a few emo stuff but buying from us has been a problem, especially if the seller doesn't have usps (not to mention the usps weight cap)
I understand that fedex and ups may be great in the states but in Europe they are run by gangsters, at least in greece where I live. While buying from usps, the post office may or may not charge customs tax and vat, on the other hand ups, fedex and dhl while try to extort impossible amounts from the end customer. I'm not talking about the regular tax and vat but they charge storage fees, filing and processing fees that easily amount to more than 150€.
That is on top of duties and vat. As an example, fedex charges about 75€ for the customs clearing process, while the post office does this automatically and charge 3€! That is probably the problem a russian guy had in another thread...
I understand that most american companies don't care about the rest of the world, however there is only gains to be had for the ones that do! A few examples would be a few computer hardware companies in the us. I also strongly feel that Netherlands would be good for Europe but France is better as it is more centrally located. Amazon ships from france for all its european subsidiaries. Before that, buying from amazon.com was faster to Greece than buying from amazon.co.uk...
Avoid germany and the uk at all costs! I can provide more information if you need me to...
Nasty - I've never had more than a €30 processing charge from UPS or Fedex here (Ireland). Maybe wirting to FedEx HQ about it would be useful? Surely the processing should be included in the initial shipping price paid.
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