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i would like to know if anybody has brought a garmin from usa and had it posted to uk , if they have do you have to pay any import tax and if so how much.
also is the garmin purchased from usa the same as if i had brought it in the uk.
I bought mine in the UK because I wanted to be able to get warranty service here, rather than have to send it off to the States to be fixed.
That said, it didn't break.
Its way lower that £135, its something like £14 then import duties etc start applying. Also Parcel Farce in particular have a habit of whacking on a £25 handling fee as they have to pay the charges on your behalf.
Best thing to do is ask the seller if they're prepared to mark the customs slip sample - no commercial value. This tends to do the trick...
Alternatively try Trekkinn.com they have 25% discounts on various Garmin watches, even when you add shipping (from Spain) the price is still very competitive compared to UK supplier prices.
Don't buy from the USA,
I've just purchased a Forerunner 610, with a £75 customs charge. which made it about £25 more than buying it in the UK. Lesson learnt.....
I can't see that the US is any cheaper than buying from handtec - their price for the Garmin Forerunner 610 with HRM is £202.90 + VAT available for next day delivery.
Let me know if you find a discount code for handtec too!