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TheMafia Avatar
8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
I'm looking into buying an Alpine car stereo which will be compatible with my iPod. I've decided on the one that I would like and found the cheapest place to be http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk where it retials at £209.99

I have just found this on eBay for a bit cheaper but it comes from Hong Kong

Item number: 110265367761

They have a feedback score of 600+ at 100% positive and they have sold quite a lot of these Alpine players. Should I have any reservations about buying this or should I just spend more money and buy the one from http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk?

Any suggestions would be most grateful!
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
I'd go for the UK one - there's a high chance you'd get stung by customs with that one on eBay
#2
It seems fine, not sure about the warranty though if it goes wrong...
#3
I agree with midland :thumbsup:
#4
It works out at about £40 or so cheaper - would the customs charge be higher than that?
#5
TheMafia
It works out at about £40 or so cheaper - would the customs charge be higher than that?


I'm not 100% sure, but I've got a feeling it could be. Give me a min and I'll have a look for you. :thumbsup:
#6
I don't think you would get charged customs. Check his feedback, people would leave negative if they got charged customs.
#7
midlandscomics
I'm not 100% sure, but I've got a feeling it could be. Give me a min and I'll have a look for you. :thumbsup:


Cheers buddy!

I know when I imported Rock Band from the States I got charged approx £30 for import tax but that parcel was huge. Unless it goes on value in which case Rock Band was a bit cheaper than this car stereo.
#8
jackthelad
I don't think you would get charged customs. Check his feedback, people would leave negative if they got charged customs.


But if they do get charged then its not the sellers fault - does he not disclose it in his auction listing that you might get charged and he is not responsible if you do?
#9
Not quite mate, its the Alpine iDA-X100 model - it retails for £299.99 in Halfords!

Anyone know if I can get cheaper than £209.99? I have looked but I'm not sure if I know all of the right places to look!
#10
TheMafia
Cheers buddy!

I know when I imported Rock Band from the States I got charged approx £30 for import tax but that parcel was huge. Unless it goes on value in which case Rock Band was a bit cheaper than this car stereo.


I've had a look, and it's as clear as mud :-D To me it looks like 17.5% of the value, + an admin fee from good old RM (which I believe is about £8). So you'd possibly be looking at £34ish. You could be lucky and it gets through with no charge though.
#11
Ok mate, thanks for your research!
#12
TheMafia
Ok mate, thanks for your research!


No worries. I've had loads of stuff from the US in the past, and *touch wood* no charges so far.
#13
I have bought from these peeps this year.
http://www.incarexpress.co.uk/view_product.php?partno=IDAX100
No problems with them, quick delivery also.
Item is working fine so I have no idea what they are like if things break.

:thumbsup:
banned#14
i would go with the uk version..that way if anything goes wrong you can directly deal with it
#15
J-mac2K8
i would go with the uk version..that way if anything goes wrong you can directly deal with it


Yeah good shout mate :)
#16
midlandscomics;2453691
I've had a look, and it's as clear as mud :-D To me it looks like 17.5% of the value, + an admin fee from good old RM (which I believe is about £8). So you'd possibly be looking at £34ish. You could be lucky and it gets through with no charge though.

I got charged £54 for a £130 PSP once :x.

That was the week they were released in Japan.
#17
Low Cost Car Audio also have it for 209.99 you also get 2.5% quidco on that, around £5ish. Only down side delivery is 7.50 so depends on the delivery cost from [url]www.caraudiodirect.co.uk[/url] to which is the better deal.

Link : http://www.lowcostcaraudio.co.uk/shop/_searchTextJJAlpine+iDA-X100ZZgo.xJJ0ZZgo.yJJ0ZZsearchMethodJJproductName
#18
si_wattsy
Low Cost Car Audio also have it for 209.99 you also get 2.5% quidco on that, around £5ish. Only down side delivery is 7.50 so depends on the delivery cost from [url]www.caraudiodirect.co.uk[/url] to which is the better deal.

Link : http://www.lowcostcaraudio.co.uk/shop/_searchTextJJAlpine+iDA-X100ZZgo.xJJ0ZZgo.yJJ0ZZsearchMethodJJproductName


Thanks for your help mate! Not even sure if you can get Quidco cashback from Caraudiodirect. I'll have to check

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