Archos 5 160gb Internet Media Tablet - £171.81 incl. shipping and taxes @ AmazonUS - HotUKDeals
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$219.99 plus shipping and import taxes!

I've been looking to buy an Archos 5 for a while, and have just gone for a US import - it's just so much cheaper in the US, even taking shipping and import taxes into account.

I'm not sure about the warranty situation (although hopefully it's an international warranty), but pay with a credit card and you'll be covered with them. Pay with an Amex credit card and you don't get charged foreign currency costs either!

I think this is a good price - the cheapest i've seen for a 60gb Archos 5 is just under £200 on Amazon UK , and this is the 160gb. (please don't mention the recent CDiscount offer - i missed it!)

Considering it's about the same price as an 8gb Ipod Touch - surely this is much better value.

Price is made up of the following components:

Subtotal of Items: $219.99
Shipping & Handling: $15.97
Import Fees Deposit $47.60
Total for this Order: $283.56 (Works out at £171.81 on 15/08/2009 - subject to fluctuations))
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Does anyone have one of these for a brief review? any glaring issues with it?
Found this review for the 60gb version if it's and help??
Excellent find. Did a fake order, came out as £178 with all shipping and tax....Stll got the archos 605 160GB. Not a great deal of difference between the 2 in terms of performance. Will stay with the 605.
i had the 705 one for about 30 minutes, horrible piece of equipment.

not the hardware, the software, after purchase i soon found that to do anything interesting with it, you had to purchase plugins, so to browse the internet you had to buy the internet plugin.

also for its wireless capabilities it only supported uPNP , which is a joke, it could of at least supported samba (SMB)

took it right back immediately for a full refund, would not go near one again.

for looks and build quality though very nice bit of kit, just the near complete lock down of software and the `joke` plugins you need to purchase i wouldnt consider one.

just my thoughts

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