importing a us purchased Asus prime to the uk

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  1. jmgg71

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    Do you know whether it is possible to use a Asus prime purchased in the US in the UK? Are there any reasons not to buy in the US?
     
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    I can't see any reason against purchasing in USA and using in the UK providing the charger is 100-240v (most are anyway) apart from that I don't see why not but don't expect to be able to use U.S Netflix/Hulu etc they are all IP conditional.!
     
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    Do you have any reason nor to buy it in the UK?

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    Generally, things are way cheaper in the U.S than in the UK we have the nickname "Rip-off Britain" and it is well deserved!

    Edit: Would you pay $10 for a gallon of gas?? or be prepared to pay zillions in extra taxes to "save the world" fom Climate Change? I think not!
     
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    You got to support your Queen,I guess!.:)


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    You are talking about the Chancellor of the Exchequer? lol!
     
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    You are from there, you know better! I was basing my comment on something i read some time ago about how much it cost to English people to support the Royal Family.


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    isnt there import duties you'll need to pay when the item will arrive from usa?
     
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    I was trying to be facetious!
     
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    Yes, though I don't know how much it is for a tablet. To calculate the final cost:
    Take the total cost including postage, and add duty to that (anything from 0 to over 10%).
    Take the new total cost including postage and duty, and add 20% VAT.
    Pay £8-20 to the courier for the privilege.

    The costs can easily go over 30%. You also have to account for the fact that credit card companies, Paypal etc. give you an exchange rate around 3-4% worse than the 'real' exchange rate.
     
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    I did detect your jocularity, just forgot to put a smile on my post! :)

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