Prices

15 years 10 months ago #6750 by PMU
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Question for anyone who has imported a telescope.
If I buy a scope from germany and the price includes VAT,(@16%),
do I pay more VAT here? Also,what duty would I pay when it
enters the country here?
PAT.

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15 years 10 months ago #6752 by Arclight
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Pat

As both countries are part of the EU and open market / open borders apply you will not becharged additional VAT or Duty on the importation of a telescope / binoculars from Germany. - The only additional charge that you will be expected to pay will be carraige.

I myself have bought stuff in from there and had no problems what soever!

Arclight :wink:

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15 years 10 months ago #6753 by michaeloconnell
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Pat,
My understanding is that you will only have to pay for shipping.
And yes, substantial savings can be made by shopping around europe.
clear skies,

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15 years 10 months ago #6757 by James Butler
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Bought my Meade LXD75 from Telescope House, London, two months ago. No additional VAT or duty. Same as my Canon EOS 300D.

I buy everything that isn't food or petrol overseas. Something for Bertie to sweat over, not me.

James Butler

Astronomy Diary - astronomy-diary.blogspot.com/

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15 years 10 months ago #6770 by eclipsedan
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You don't pay anything extra for EU countries, provided it's for your own personal consumption. The only exception is cars. It would be a different story if your scope were coming from the US, however...

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15 years 10 months ago #6772 by PMU
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Thanks for the replies lads. APM have an 80mm apo for E1495 +E30ship on astromart. Anyone had a look through one?
PAT

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15 years 10 months ago #6854 by DaveGrennan
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Pat,

Have you seen the Orion 100mm Apo for £995GBP?

www.scsastro.co.uk/cg050001.htm

At todays rate that works out at €1450 plus shipping. Sounds like a real nice refractor.

Clear Skies,

Dave.

Regards and Clear Skies,

Dave.
J41 - Raheny Observatory.
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15 years 10 months ago #6861 by michaeloconnell
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APM are , from what I understand, the name of the shop which acts as the retail outlet for TMB telescopes. TMB are considered to make some of the bnest telescopes in the world. Thyey may not be as well known as others but this may in part be due to their location outside Europe.
From what I understand, the Orion 80mm is considered a good scope as it has an apo lens. However, if I could take a pick between an orion 80mm apo and a APM/TMB 80mm apo for the same price, I personally would go for the TMB. However, I'm not an expert on refractors so hopefully someone else will chip in here.

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15 years 10 months ago #6960 by ed
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Question for anyone who has imported a telescope.
If I buy a scope from germany and the price includes VAT,(@16%),
do I pay more VAT here? Also,what duty would I pay when it
enters the country here?
PAT.


PAT,
Try this fellow Sha. He has a webpage at www.shas-scopes.com where he has interesting hi-end stuff. To my knowledge, he operates from USA and has very good and dependable net working in Europe. I am sure he will be able to help you in all purchases. I know one fellow who imported a Meade LX200 16" scope into UK and without any VAT or other taxes! Best of luck
ed

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