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    Purchasing a Netbook in Barbados..any info please? tax/customs etc

    Hi,
    I'm off to Barbados in 2weeks and wondered would it be worth me buying a netbook there instead of here?

    I have a Acer Aspire One but having issues with it so I may return it.

    I did a Google search but could only find a store that sells Dell laptops and computers not the mini 9 plus it doesn't really give any prices.

    Anyone have any experience of buying products from the US...like import tax etc.

    Thanx

    34 Comments

    customs.hmrc.gov.uk/cha…ent

    Didn't quite get what barbados has got to do with the US, or are you doing a stopover in the US?

    Caribbean ?

    waterloo;4547220

    Caribbean ?



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    i would have thought that if you do buy it abroad bring it back unboxed. like you have owned it a while.

    schaf;4547265

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    waterloo;4547311

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    Make sure the warranty is worldwide first.

    waterloo;4547311

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    Didn't know you were the funny sort, though i'd still be interested what your 'Carribean' reply was referring to...

    schaf;4547390

    Didn't know you were the funny sort, though i'd still be interested what … Didn't know you were the funny sort, though i'd still be interested what your 'Carribean' reply was referring to...


    Are you being serious :?

    waterloo;4547490

    Are you being serious :?



    yes.

    schaf;4547645

    yes.

    So what do you want me to say then just so you can correct me :roll:

    Note the keyboard will be a US keyboard not a UK one (different characters in different places).

    The software may be "set up" for working in the USA and not UK.

    The mains plug will be different.

    The wireless may be set up for US and not UK.

    If it goes wrong you may have trouble getting support in the UK.

    You may also get clobbered for tax if they catch you (and maybe a fine on top of that as well for trying to smuggle it through).

    waterloo;4547661

    So what do you want me to say then just so you can correct me :roll:



    I just couldn't understand how your post was related to the question in the OP, so it's your chance to correct me:p

    I just couldn't understand how your post was related to the question in … I just couldn't understand how your post was related to the question in the OP, so it's your chance to correct me


    I'll accept the offer of a fight then:giggle:
    Barbados is not a part of the US, as suggested in the thread title; and it's in the Caribbean.

    Last time i went to Barbados and very nice it was too it was a caribbean island not the US (as you said yourself) thats all no big deal not some sectret code or nothing like that So the title could have read Purchasing a notbook in the caribbean (barbados) any info ?

    Ladies and Gentlemen, this is captain Tobias wilcock welcoming you aboard
    Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barbados
    We will be flying at an 'ight of 32000 feet and at an airspeed of approximately 600 miles per hour
    Refreshments will be served after take-off, kindly fasten your safety belts
    And refrain from smoking until the aircraft is airborne

    Woah, I'm going to Barbados
    Woah, back to the palm trees
    Woah, I'm going to see my girlfriend
    Woah, in the sunny Carribean sea

    I don't wanna be bus driver all my life
    I've seen too much of Brixton town, in the night
    Fly away on Coconut Airways
    Climbing high, Barbados sky

    I look up at the sky and I see the clouds
    I look down at the ground and I see the rain go down the drain
    Fly away on Coconut Airways
    Climbing high, Barbados sky

    Woah, I'm going to Barbados
    Woah, back to the palm trees
    Woah, I'm going to see my girlfriend
    Woah, in the sunny Carribean sea

    Far away from London town and the rain
    It's really very nice to be home again
    Mary-Jane, on the Coconut Airways
    Now I know, she love me so

    Woah, I'm going to Barbados
    Woah, back to the palm trees
    Woah, I'm going to see my girlfriend
    Woah, in the sunny Carribean sea

    Ladies and gentlemen, we are now commencing our approach into Bridgetown Barbados
    The weather is fine with approximate temperature of 90 degrees Fahrenheit
    The sky is blue and the palm trees are really cool
    Captain Wilkock and his crew hope you have had a pleasant flight
    And that you will fly Coconut Airways again

    Woah, I'm going to Barbados
    Woah, back to the palm trees
    Woah, I'm going to see my girlfriend
    Woah, in the sunny Carribean sea

    Woah, I'm going to Barbados
    Woah, back to the palm trees
    Woah, I'm going to see my girlfriend
    Woah, in the sunny Carribean sea

    Woah, I'm going to Barbados
    Woah, back to the palm trees
    Woah, I'm going to see my girlfriend
    Woah, in the sunny Carribean sea

    Went there a couple of years back for a holiday - epic!

    cis_groupie;4548321

    Went there a couple of years back for a holiday - epic!



    Same here went in 98 stayed at Sam lords castle some nice history on the island lots to do and they drive on the right side of the road or the left side to be precise don't want anybody pulling me up on it :whistling:. Hope to go back later this year some time i loved the place and the kids kids loved it to we have been to Cuba, & Dom rep, in the caribbean but this was the nicest place by far.

    Picked up cameras, camera equipment and nintendo ds lites in the caribbean.
    As long as its for personal use just bring it home in your hand luggage no worries, customs checked our bags, no probs,sailed on through.

    Picked up my Tag watch there in Sept - saved £800 on UK prices ;-)

    Diamonds are also cheaper there, but I could not get a Platinum ring for love nor money over there !!

    1st time on the island ?

    ChrisUK;4548737

    Picked up my Tag watch there in Sept - saved £800 on UK prices … Picked up my Tag watch there in Sept - saved £800 on UK prices ;-)Diamonds are also cheaper there, but I could not get a Platinum ring for love nor money over there !!1st time on the island ?


    Did they still have the big Woolworth's in Bridgetown when you was there.

    I can't remember to be honest, although I have been in there previously, try to go every couple of years as it is FAB !

    If ever you go, stay in Mango Bay, it is heaven !!

    ChrisUK;4548880

    I can't remember to be honest, although I have been in there previously, … I can't remember to be honest, although I have been in there previously, try to go every couple of years as it is FAB !If ever you go, stay in Mango Bay, it is heaven !!


    I really want to go back now
    mangobaybarbados.com/wel…tml Or maybe stay at the famous sandy lane sandylane.com/ind…tml

    Original Poster

    Hi everyone, wow so many reply's.

    Thanx all xx

    I put US in the title as it would be ''Dell US as apposed to EU or UK....checked their website for prices and I may be tempted to go for the new Mini 10 instead.
    But also I put US as I think they have the same tax/export rules/allowances.

    I can't wait, traveled lots of Asia but never been over that side of the world before.

    We are staying 5mins from Paynes Bay but that doesn't mean much to me yet.
    Good to know people have purchased items from there and had no customs issues. Like you say I will open it so it looks used

    I think this Acer is going back and I'll wait and see what Barbados has for me...woop !!

    The keyboard thing maybe annoying though and the main charger will be 2 pin...I'll have to weigh it up with the cost savings I guess

    Original Poster

    Having looked into it....
    mynotebooksdirect.com/del…D=9
    If I purchased one from here to collect when I get there, they are more expensive due to the fact (I think) that they run on XP not linux.... Ooomph decision, decisions
    Not sure if I should go for one from Dell Uk while the offer is on today.

    planetdannii;4549179

    Hi everyone, wow so many reply's.The keyboard thing maybe annoying though … Hi everyone, wow so many reply's.The keyboard thing maybe annoying though and the main charger will be 2 pin...I'll have to weigh it up with the cost savings I guess




    For the charger just get a shaver adapter out of poundland. :thumbsup:
    Gd times.

    Original Poster

    Yep after all that the UK price is cheaper due to the OS. So gunner bite the bullet and buy the £179 UK version. Thanx for all your help

    Can't you just get rid of the packaging and pop it inside a small shoulder bag or satchel? Netbooks are relatively small.

    How will they know if you purchased it there if you act like you already owned previously?

    schaf;4547829

    I just couldn't understand how your post was related to the question in … I just couldn't understand how your post was related to the question in the OP, so it's your chance to correct me:p


    You got your answer funny how you haven't replied back :roll:

    Original Poster

    I got quoted £335 for the Dell Mini 9 by a store in Barbados.....(eek) Xp Operating system is the only difference with it and the one I ended up paying £179 for from Dell UK, which is being delivered tomorrow.
    .
    Thanx again everyone for your help....''woo, Im going to Barbados''

    planetdannii;4561178

    I got quoted £335 for the Dell Mini 9 by a store in Barbados.....(eek) … I got quoted £335 for the Dell Mini 9 by a store in Barbados.....(eek) Xp Operating system is the only difference with it and the one I ended up paying £179 for from Dell UK, which is being delivered tomorrow.. Thanx again everyone for your help....''woo, Im going to Barbados''

    Glad to see you got what you wanted and i really do hope you have a nice time its a beautiful island please do not stay in the resort it will be a waste of a good opportunity hire a car to see the island.
    PS and its pretty safe if you are clued up on city life.

    Original Poster

    Thanx waterloo, were not staying in a resort (not really my thing) got an apartment so we will do lots of exploring. Can't drive which is a shame.....peasant waggon for us no worries

    Quick question though, do you think it is safe for 2 females in their 20's to be walking at night? Staying near Paynes bay..hoping they have beach bars to chill in. I used to live in Bankgok so i'm sure we'll be fine though

    planetdannii;4566039

    Thanx waterloo, were not staying in a resort (not really my thing) got an … Thanx waterloo, were not staying in a resort (not really my thing) got an apartment so we will do lots of exploring. Can't drive which is a shame.....peasant waggon for us no worries ;)Quick question though, do you think it is safe for 2 females in their 20's to be walking at night? Staying near Paynes bay..hoping they have beach bars to chill in. I used to live in Bankgok so i'm sure we'll be fine though

    Well as with all places that are quite poor you will get hassled but not in a threatening way just smile say no thank you and move on fast but you should know this having stayed in bangkok. The place to go at night is st Laurence gap this is were you will find tourist's so all will be ok they some good bars are the ship inn and the Reggae Lounge have a look at my links below these should help but i would not walk around some places at night alone stay on the beaten track hope this helps you.
    barbados.org/stl…htm

    tripadvisor.co.uk/Att…tml

    Original Poster

    Thank you for those links. I'll take a looksie now
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