Aqua Teak on Amazon.co.uk compared to Amazon.com

9
Posted 29th May 2020
Item in UK v item in USA - £180 v £78 (roughly)

I asked Aqua Teak how they could charge customers on Amazon.co.uk site over double than those on Amazon.com? They replied it's to do with the commission rates charged and VAT rates etc. Surely not by 130%?
Community Updates
9 Comments
Amazon are good at ripping folk off
I think it's a sellers trick to keep their listing active while actually being OOS.
You could buy this Looks like same corner bench to me for £38 instead. What's to complain about?
Shipping.
harrythefish29/05/2020 19:00

You could buy this Looks like same corner bench to me for £38 instead …You could buy this Looks like same corner bench to me for £38 instead https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WZT7LC2/ . What's to complain about?


Any advance on £32.99 ? amazon.co.uk/dp/…RP/
Still ships from China.
If you don't like the price then don't buy it. It's just a corner bench, nothing that important in the grand scheme of things. Just buy the one that looks pretty similar to it for £38 and tell yourself that you've done well to get an item for half of the price of the US Aquateak one you wanted anyway.
AndyRoyd29/05/2020 20:15

Any advance on £32.99 ? https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07X5578RP/Still ships …Any advance on £32.99 ? https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07X5578RP/Still ships from China.


£26.98 ships from Leicester ebay.co.uk/itm…656 although clealy less substantial than the AT item preferred by OP.
Similar to the cheaper Amazon options: the marketing images suggests it's OK to not bother with any fixings for the top shelf
AndyRoyd29/05/2020 20:15

Any advance on £32.99 ? https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07X5578RP/Still ships …Any advance on £32.99 ? https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07X5578RP/Still ships from China.


Your link is to a bamboo version of same item - a much better material for a wet room (it's described as a bathroom corner bench). Both UK listings show FREE delivery by June 10th. If Americans are really paying £78 they're being ripped off!
Edited by: "harrythefish" 30th May
OP, you can now email Aqua Teak with your findings. Have a funny feeling you're not gonna get a reply.
harrythefish30/05/2020 09:05

Your link is to a bamboo version of same item - a much better material for …Your link is to a bamboo version of same item - a much better material for a wet room (it's described as a bathroom corner bench). Both UK listings show FREE delivery by June 10th. If Americans are really paying £78 they're being ripped off!


All the cheaper alternatives mentioned in this thread are bamboo and whilst appear casually similar to OP item the cheaper items are clearly significantly less substantial and without the refinement of the OP item such as contoured legs, adjustable feet and full fixings kit.
That said, an alternative at under £27 delivered from UK may be worthy of consideration ebay.co.uk/itm…656
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text