BEWARE - DealExtreme Charging more from UK warehouse !!!!

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BEWARE - DealExtreme Charging more from UK warehouse !!!!

BEWARE

DealExtreme Charging more from items shipped from UK warehouse !!!!  

Here are two examples -

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Trustfire R5-A3 From China 14.90 USD

Trustfire R5-A3 from UK 18.90 USD   !!!!

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Trustfire Z1 From China 16.60 USD

Trustfire Z1 from UK 20.60 USD

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I suspect it has to do with import duties. I always wondered how they managed the same prices shipping from EU. Mystery solved. Looks like 20% to me which is about right vor general VAT.

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Transportation, import duties, taxes, higher secondary shipping costs...

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Interesting!

I think I'd rather pay those prices though than wait 3 weeks for items to arrive from China. That's assuming the UK warehouse is efficient and you actually would get your item quickly.
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gcbryan wrote:
Interesting!

I think I'd rather pay those prices though than wait 3 weeks for items to arrive from China. That's assuming the UK warehouse is efficient and you actually would get your item quickly.

Yes.   As long as people are aware of it they make their own choice - Speed or Price.

Just checked the prices at the US Depot and the couple I checked were the same in the US as from China.

I haven't checked the Australia Depot yet but it doesn't have many items anyway.

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VFMaddict wrote:

gcbryan wrote:
Interesting!

I think I'd rather pay those prices though than wait 3 weeks for items to arrive from China. That's assuming the UK warehouse is efficient and you actually would get your item quickly.

Yes.   As long as people are aware of it they make their own choice - Speed or Price.

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Just checked the prices at the US Depot and the couple I checked were the same in the US as from China.

I'm not privy to any inside information or anything, but DX has had a warehouse in Miami for years (actually, it's probably not their warehouse; my point is, they or their processing agent already have all the infrastructure in place). Perhaps the extra 20% are meant to offset the cost of establishing and running a warehouse in the UK and OZ. I'm really just guessing though, because technically import duty is due whenever anyone unloads goods with the intent to enter them into the commerce of the United States (ie. way before the merchandise is sold).

In any case, I'm pretty sure their core business (ie. sending stuff out of HK) cross-subsidizes their UK and US businesses to some extent because USPS/Royal Mail probably charges just a tad more than HKP. Wink

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@ Oxy Moron:

"DX has had a warehouse in Miami for years...  ..Perhaps the extra 20% are meant to offset the cost of establishing and running a warehouse in the UK and OZ."

Very charitable suggestion OM, but over here we call it Rip-Off Britain. I'd bet a Thrunite Catapult against an AAA Maglite that the Brit Gov are behind it.Money Mouth 

Good post VFM, I wouldn't have thought of looking for that. Wonder if the price difference rises with the cost of the item to cover customs duty?

 

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Smile I ordered a TF R5-A3 from the USA warehouse for $14.90.

DX sent Email that it would be sent from China and then after almost 6 weeks gave me the run around and told me to keep waiting.

I got my money back from Paypal after a bit over 2 months.