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This is an American import of the console, however the games are not region specific so you can buy games from any country and they will play on this console.

As well as the console you need to purchase the UK power adapter from the same site here:

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-b5-49-en-70-1bvy.html

The cost is £97.90 for the console and £2.44 for the power adapter, total is £100.34. Good price considering it comes with a game. You can also order games for it from the US from the same site, they work out much cheaper than over here.

As an alternative to the Pink console there is also a Gold version with Zelda available for the same price here:

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-9h-49-en-70-2f7r.html
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#1
Sorry for the double post
#2
Would you have to pay duty on these?
#3
Import is the key word though.

If customs get hold of it expect to pay charges to both them and also the Post Office for collecting the fees.

Risky !!
#4
hottoshop
Import is the key word though.

If customs get hold of it expect to pay charges to both them and also the Post Office for collecting the fees.

Risky !!


Thanks for the info,i think personally too risky for this :thumbsup:
#5
From HM Revenue & Customs site:

Where the value of gifts is below £290 per consignment a flat rate of duty of 3.5% will be applied, but only if it is to your advantage.

Note: Customs duty will be waived if the amount is less than £7.


The duty on this would be about £3.50 and so would be waived.
#6
If customs get hold of this, it will most likely cost a total of about £130 -

£100.34 for the console + charger
£3.51 import duty (based on 3.5% - may be higher though)
£18.17 VAT
£8 handling charge

£130.02 total cost

If you are right about them waving duty under £7, the total will still be £125.90, as you will still be charged a handling fee and VAT

Still, £125 or £130 is not too bad a price I guess, and you might (:roll:) get lucky and slip through customs un-noticed......:whistling:
#7
marcjones86
From HM Revenue & Customs site:

Where the value of gifts is below £290 per consignment a flat rate of duty of 3.5% will be applied, but only if it is to your advantage.

Note: Customs duty will be waived if the amount is less than £7.


The duty on this would be about £3.50 and so would be waived.


That's for Gifts, what you will be getting is Commercial Merchandise which I believe is a different set of rules ?

Needs to be checked thoroughly before you commit :)
#8
so is anyone certain if theres duty to pay or not?
#9
pearcie
so is anyone certain if theres duty to pay or not?


It is more than likely that you will pay duty, VAT and a handling charge on this item when it comes through customs - only buy if you are willing to pay the extra £30 or so, should it be hit. There is always a small possibility that items come through without charge, largely depending on how PlayAsia package and mark up their items - I'm sure someone on here has had experience buying electrical goods from them before - can anyone advise as to whether they mark as 'gift' or undervalue items (a la DealExtreme)?
#10
It will depend on many factors, I ordered a PSP from YesAsia a couple of years ago and had no charges, think that may have been down to description on package and so it worked out a bargain. Don't know how PlayAsia package things up though.
#11
So if Play Asia label the package as 'Gift' you may not have to import duty?
The missus got some stuff from the US a couple of weeks ago delivered by FedEx, the item cost £45 but with tax and handlling there was an extra £12 to pay.
#12
As has been said there are quite a few factors involved and even if the sender does mark the package up as a gift Customs can and do still seize items and charge or whatever.

I'm not quite sure who would be responsible for packages mis-represented but it is certainly illegal in some countries including the USA and UK. My guess is it would be the sellers responsibility but that wouldn't stop your item form being seized or whatever happens.

Thing is though after writing all that I have had many many items delivered from all over the world and the only one that ever got stopped was one from Jersey of all places. Cost me £32 for an item that was in fact a prize but the sender had filled in the slip wrong !!

I've also sent 100's of items worldwide and used to label items Gift and never had one stopped.

If you're prepared to take ALL the risks then fine but you should be aware of what you're doing :)
#13
hondar
So if Play Asia label the package as 'Gift' you may not have to import duty?
The missus got some stuff from the US a couple of weeks ago delivered by FedEx, the item cost £45 but with tax and handlling there was an extra £12 to pay.


Extra care is needed when either FedEx or UPS are used as carriers. they have some pretty strict T & C's ;-) :whistling:
#14
One of my neighbours has ordered a few times from these guys & never been hit with any charges.
#15
I've ordered from Play Asia quite a few times. When you order, you can message them and tell them to mark the goods down on the packet. They're happy to do it to avoid customs charges :whistling:
#16
@djdaley
Wish I had known that last week - I ordered my Zelda set for my Nintendo collection. I have a lot of unopened Nintendo hardware on display and the Zelda one had to be in my collection :)

However, customs got me for it and charged me £33.99.

The price I paid including shipping was $250 ish.
The duty charge came to £22.99.
UPS passed on a handling charge of £11.00

Its hard being a collector sometimes :(
suspended#17
johnnywashngo
@djdaley
Wish I had known that last week - I ordered my Zelda set for my Nintendo collection. I have a lot of unopened Nintendo hardware on display and the Zelda one had to be in my collection :)

However, customs got me for it and charged me £33.99.

The price I paid including shipping was $250 ish.
The duty charge came to £22.99.
UPS passed on a handling charge of £11.00

Its hard being a collector sometimes :(


is that from america?
#18
Hey it might be a silly question but worth asking any how.

Are there any discount codes or cash bcak sites for PLay-asia?

HAppy
#19
Nintendogs bundle is out of stock and the zelda bundle is 107.69 not 97ish

thats not including the price of adaptor
#20
you can order them from Yesasia e.g http://global.yesasia.com/en/PrdDept.aspx/code-w/section-games/pid-1005139107/

You will not have to pay any import taxes or VAT. You will be able to get cashback on Quidco as well.
#21
You can also order them from gadget-asia.com like I did. Unforunately the sent me the wrong one (just a standard metalic rose console), but they still charged me the price for the Nintendo dogs limited eidition. I'm waiting to hear back from them (48 hours response due to Xmas rush). Puts me in an awkard position, explaining to my kid why they can't use their christmas present, because Santa sent them the wrong one! cry:

To be fair to them, they managed to at least get it delivered in 7 days, shame it was the wrong one though:

Charlie Brown

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