Ordering iPod Classic from USA? (UK)

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Justin122, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hi everyone,

    I am looking to buy a US iPod Classic as there is no cap on the volume (all music players sold in the EU must have 30% volume capped; they don't realise that different audio sets have different output volumes). I have tested the differences and there is a big difference between the output of a US Classic and an EU Classic.

    I've been looking for a retailer that ships worldwide and have found Fry's Electronics. In their terms and conditions, it says that charges (tax, customs duty, etc.) may be implemented during shipping.

    Does anyone know what sort of charges I'll be facing when the iPod arrives in the UK?

    Thanks,

    Justin122
     
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    Can't answer your question, but presumably you're aware that your warranty won't be valid in the UK..? You can't just take it in to the Apple Store if you bought it overseas.

    ...or so I believe...
     
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    It'll be your country that will impose customs. Most likely ridiculously high charges before you can take delivery of your package.
     
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    the apple waranty is worldwide BUT they probably will give you a UK version, not a North American version
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Warranty is worldwide, I bought my first iPod in the US and got it replaced in the UK.

    Why would they give me a UK version if I bought it from an American retailer? Surely they would give me the product which is stored in their warehouses (which I'm assuming is only the US version)?
     
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    Customs will seize it.

    Yup, uk customs suck.

    Buy one on usa ebay, and have them mark it as a gift for customs.

    Really- it works all the time from china to usa-


    NO I DO NOT KNOW THAT FOR A FACT, I HAVE NEVER TRIED TO SNEAK PAST CUSTOMS MR IRS GUY.
     
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    Its HMG

    You have to worry about....Being an expat New Yorker, I have many relatives in the States, and I've been tempted on more than one occasion to give it a go, but have always purchased here. You might get away with it, but if they do open the package you are going to get hit with customs and excise duty And VAT.

    I don't think I'd risk it....
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    I was worried about the customs duty/VAT charges too, but the good thing with BundleBox is that you pre-pay all of your charges before it enters the country so that there won't be any hidden costs. The process was painfully easy, and as far as I know, they didn't switch it around with a UK one.

    (I am not affiliated with BundleBox in any way)
     
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    I think he meant that if it was replaced under warranty in the UK, you'll get a UK version
     
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    Yes, that's correct.
     

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