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(Europe) Master Deals Thread on Audio Product Sales

ASRs favourite active budget speaker Swissonic A305 88€ (109€) @thomann

Review & measurements by ErinsAudioCorner
Which one resembles the A306 the most, the A305 or the A308?
The latter is supposed to go down to 38 Hz. There is one on B-Stock for 121€
 
Seen there :
FiiO K5 Pro ESS, decent DAC combo with 1500mW/32Ω headamp output. 102,84€, (French) VAT and shipping included. (189€). Taxes to be adjusted depending on your location. Seller is the official FiiO Store.
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Now it's 87.42€ shipped. With either FRSC12 or SCFR12 coupon (for French shipping address) for another 12€ discount. You may have a different coupon according to your country. (Check the Pepper deal site for Germany, Spain, Italy and so on...).
 
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A Coopen!​


We ain't done this in awhile.

And since we are all still feeling frisky around here, we decided it was time, and that we now had a good reason.

Here is the code -

BABEH25

For 25% off everything, for the next little bit.

Tell all your friends.​
 
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A Coopen!​



We ain't done this in awhile.

And since we are all still feeling frisky around here, we decided it was time, and that we now had a good reason.

Here is the code -

BABEH25

For 25% off everything, for the next little bit.

Tell all your friends.​

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4K BD Player Panasonic DP-UB820, 359€ (449€), with NEWS1024 coupon:
 
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4K BD Player Panasonic DP-UB820, 359€ (449€), with NEWS1024 coupon:
Have been meaning to tell you that I love your new Signature art and wallpaper. Looks amazing. Mad marketing skills. :cool:
 
What is this about ?
25% discount with the code BABEH25, on any of the products on the website. ;
 
Says "Europe" right here in the title of this thread.
Deals from outside Europe are not an issue here... As long as we can be specific about a final price, with both taxes (and change) and shipping included, to an European buyer.

Have been meaning to tell you that I love your new Signature art and wallpaper. Looks amazing. Mad marketing skills. :cool:
Haha thanks @AdamG ! :cool:
Will come back to you (I mean the entire staff) with some news very soon. ;)
 
Deals from outside Europe are not an issue here... As long as we can be specific about a final price, with both taxes (and change) and shipping included, to an European buyer.

That's not quite how things work, sadly. The final price is a Great Unknown because there are customs/import fees as well, and they depend on many, many things - the country itself, the company which brings it over, the guy working at customs service who may have gotten up on their left foot today, the original price and the original price bracket, etc.

Here's a silly example from Amazon US, a WiiM Amp, and it also estimates import fees because it can't know for sure:

$299.00
$183.65 Shipping & Import Fees
(of which) Estimated Import Fees Deposit $96.53

I have been on the receiving end of a "wrong" company doing customs clearance. Ordered the same item twice from Ukraine (wanted to help a bit), it was a gimmick with a price of 15-ish €. First time the customs/import clearance and fees were dealt with by our national postal service and I paid about 10€. The second time it ended up with a different private company and I paid about 55€ because they ran it through xray, opened the package, tested for drugs, involved a courier back and forth while doing so, etc.

Sometimes a customs guy doing customs things will let a package through and calculate things based on what the price sticker says, sometimes they'll use their own price estimation tables, sometimes they will ask for an original receipt and bill the time spent on doing that, sometimes you have to pay for the package spending over x days in customs processing...........

Basically unless you're seriously desperate about an item, you do NOT order from outside EU, because that's a financial disaster in the making.
 
That's not quite how things work, sadly. The final price is a Great Unknown because there are customs/import fees as well, and they depend on many, many things
Can't talk for other countries, but as far as French customs are concerned : if you pay in advance, along with your order, taxes, French VAT and importing fees included (which you can do with Amazon, AliExpress, or Ebay nowadays), you won't be charged of anything else. I personally did this countless times since the introduction of new laws about importations back in July 2021.
 
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Markaudio Cesti MB for 231€/pr (plus UK VAT?) instead of 388€ at KJF Audio in UK along with some other Markaudio speakers. Unfortunately shipping to the continent is rather unreasonable.

 
Can't talk for other countries, but as far as French customs are concerned : if you pay in advance, along with your order, taxes, French VAT and importing fees included (which you can do with Amazon, AliExpress, or Ebay nowadays), you won't be charged of anything else. I personally did this countless times since the introduction of new laws about importations back in July 2021.

I can only talk for Luxembourg and Netherlands but for cheap stuff (under 50) there is no added charges for me or my friend on AliExpress. I think there are no import fees for items below 150 eur so I presume they just need to charge the correct VAT.


Although I paid about 10 eur on a 20 eur item from the UK, but it made me smile that Tories had forced me to fund free public transport in Luxembourg.
 
That is correct, until the moment someone thinks you ordered illicit substances, or they think the value of the item is not what it says on the package :) They almost certainly won't do anything if the sender is someone big like AliExpress, but if you order from a small company, you may be in trouble. I'm not sure if I still have the customs bill for xray and drug testing... BTW, if they suspect wrong value (for example you bought something that - to them - seems expensive, but was on a large discount), your package will get flagged for further checks, and you may have to provide the invoice *and* the bank transaction statement that prove it was bought on a discount. And like I said, you may very well likely get billed for customs checks and the time the item(s) spent at customs that have been there longer than a certain amount of days (in my case - 3 days are allowed).
 
Can't talk for other countries, but as far as French customs are concerned : if you pay in advance, along with your order, taxes, French VAT and importing fees included (which you can do with Amazon, AliExpress, or Ebay nowadays), you won't be charged of anything else. I personally did this countless times since the introduction of new laws about importations back in July 2021.

  • EU online shops are obliged to calculate YOUR local VAT % and not the VAT used in the sellers country (as it used to be)
  • as for Amazon, it's the same if you use one of the EU ones (.de, .fr ...), if you use co.uk or .com or any other, it at least gives you estimated shipping and import fees, as @Pinkynator mentioned (as does Ebay in some rare cases, but mostly not..)
  • AliEx does so with VAT, too, import taxes differ on the shipment method used, some still go through local customs where you have to pay for the procedure itself + the tax itself, some go through their warehouses, mostly in Hungary, without import fees
 
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