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Old 25th February 2015, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default How do europeans buy amp modules from abroad?

Hello guys, i am a newbie living in europe. I am looking to build my first amp and i found that many modules recommended here are made in china or USA (such as classdaudio.com) or somewhere else. Since there is very high VAT in europe, I wonder how do other fellow Europeans buy these products? do you just pay the high VAT? or do you buy from some local dealers? or do you just buy european made products like Hypex?
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Old 25th February 2015, 09:59 PM   #2
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I tend not to buy outside Europe because of import charges.
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Old 25th February 2015, 10:28 PM   #3
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i see. is there any good website that sell budget but quality amp modules in europe? right now i am only aware of hypex from netherlands
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i see. is there any good website that sell budget but quality amp modules in europe? right now i am only aware of hypex from netherlands
There are a few class d modules on ebay.
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I'm sure there are some. Remember that VAT varies from country to country and by what the item is classified as. I'm typing this on a laptop I bought on eBay from the US (I didn't realise at the time) which including all the charges was cheaper than the replacement Samsung part!

I suppose we just go out and use the public services it pays for!

Here in Sweden I'm amazed at how many people buy tools mail order from the UK. I try to buy locally whenever I can but component shops are few and far between in the frozen north.
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It is not surten that you have to pay tax everytime you order,I have not had to pay sevaral times..
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Since there is very high VAT in europe, I wonder how do other fellow Europeans buy these products? do you just pay the high VAT?
You have to pay custom duties as well. Note that custom duties and VAT are calculated from the price including shipping costs.

Edit: As Åke says, it may happen that a package slips through and you don't pay anything, but don't count on that!

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or do you buy from some local dealers? or do you just buy european made products like Hypex?
It depends. Many products are not available from European dealers at all, in all other cases you need to calculate how much it would save you. Don't forget there are also other downsides, for example the costs if it should become necessary to return the unit for warranty reasons, or longer delivery times.
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Sometimes I try to have someone bring stuff for me from the US. I have it shipped to their hotel and they bring it in the luggage. Never had a problem.
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You have to add VAT either way. If you buy from EU, VAT is already added. If you buy from outside EU you have to add VAT your self.

This company also sells from EU.

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It is not surten that you have to pay tax everytime you order,I have not had to pay sevaral times..
It depends on how honest the supplier is.
I have had overseas suppliers offer to send the item as a free sample.
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