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    does anyone order computer parts from america?

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    do you?
    if not why?
    how to avoid customs?

    whats the issue?

    stuff their is dirt cheap!

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    Possible restrictions in lead content maybe? Different regulations I think. I know we've had problems with that in the past.

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    arent the graphics cards the sme though no?

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    kapows;7770797

    arent the graphics cards the sme though no?



    To be honest I'm no expert on that particular issue. I just know we had issues getting some Cisco kit sent from there.

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    master_chief;7770815

    To be honest I'm no expert on that particular issue. I just know we had … To be honest I'm no expert on that particular issue. I just know we had issues getting some Cisco kit sent from there.



    aaah ok - if you know a retailer who does shipping from US and is trustworthy please do drop a note

    Most of the big companies do not take international orders, I am not sure why though. You may get hit with tax, probably still be cheaper though.

    newegg.com which seems to be popular with the americans would get a real good turn from the UK if it done international orders, just checked to see if there has been any change since last time I checked :

    Does Newegg.com ship internationally?
    Newegg.com does not currently ship internationally; we only deliver to locations within the United States and to Puerto Rico

    Stupid if you ask me, I am sure they have a reason though.

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    kapows;7770833

    aaah ok - if you know a retailer who does shipping from US and is … aaah ok - if you know a retailer who does shipping from US and is trustworthy please do drop a note



    Someone will have some better advice don't worry. My last company did get a load of old servers sent over privately mind.

    What sort of savings are you looking at on average? I remembering looking on a site before and the savings weren't significant enough after postage to be worth the hassle of it becoming faulty or something.

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    quite considerable savings on parts like mentioned above newegg.com is a great place to check comparisons from uk retailers -

    as an example a laptop system from dell -

    the alienware m11x in america standard costs

    $749

    in the uk the standard costs -

    £749

    ridiculous if you ask me

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    sparkyIreland;7770857

    Most of the big companies do not take international orders, I am not sure … Most of the big companies do not take international orders, I am not sure why though. You may get hit with tax, probably still be cheaper though.newegg.com which seems to be popular with the americans would get a real good turn from the UK if it done international orders, just checked to see if there has been any change since last time I checked :Does Newegg.com ship internationally?Newegg.com does not currently ship internationally; we only deliver to locations within the United States and to Puerto RicoStupid if you ask me, I am sure they have a reason though.



    aye its been like this for a long time now lol such a shame they know that in the uk we'll get taxxed like crazy anyway -

    i knew an ebayer dont know if he still exists - he used to do very cheap ATI only cards ()im nvidia fanboy lol) and brand new ATI cards from abroad and he would pay customs aswell

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    kapows;7770880

    quite considerable savings on parts like mentioned above newegg.com is a … quite considerable savings on parts like mentioned above newegg.com is a great place to check comparisons from uk retailers - as an example a laptop system from dell - the alienware m11x in america standard costs $749in the uk the standard costs - £749ridiculous if you ask me



    Ah right, full systems definitely worth the hassle if you can get it cheap enough sent over here.

    i have orded a few bits by mail..once customs charged me- the second time i got away with it, and the third time- i just ask my cousin to buy and get the stuff shipped to him and then when someone is about to visit the uk, i ask em to bring it over.. have bought an external hdd, a memory pen thinigie and a cooling fan wotsit for the cpu... but nowt in the last two years though. even back then the £ was really strong and even with custom charges the stuff was cheaper
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