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neil howard-pritchard29/06/2008 20:00:00
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does any member know of a good but cheep courier who can import items from the USA.

my reason is simple.

I wish to buy a Dewalt 10 inch circular saw DW744.

In this country it would cost me £635.00 PLUS vat.

In the states I can buy exactly the same saw for $505.00 (dollars) roughly £250. on top of that is 1.7% import tax and then VAT on the whole lot inc. cost of delivery.............somewhat cheeper than the *UK price....just got to find someone bulk shipping to bring one over.any help would be appreciated.neil.

Manxman30/06/2008 05:26:00
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Hi Neil,

Sorry, don't know of any cheap importers, but have you tried contacting the company that's selling it in the U.S. (assuming its not DeWalt) and seeing what they charge for delivery.

Cheers - Ken

neil howard-pritchard30/06/2008 08:24:00
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hi, Ken. yes, but sadly at the moment they only ship to US destinations.their reply is please ask again in a few months.UPS want to charge $450 for shipping single items in a 3 day shipping.


Manxman30/06/2008 20:37:00
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Hi Neil,

One currently on Ebay - at £62.oo (reserve not met) collection from Middlesex, 2days 23hrs to go.

10" table saw with upratted motor.

May be worth keeping an eye on.


Paul T30/06/2008 20:41:00
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Hi Neil

Ken is onto something with ebay, try logging into ebay's american site and finding a Dewalt dealer who will ship to the UK.


neil howard-pritchard30/06/2008 20:46:00
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cheers, Ken, will have a look, and paul, I genuinely hadn't thought about that..beenevery where elso and found nothing. will give ebay a look. neil.
neil howard-pritchard30/06/2008 21:04:00
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have found it, ken.

just have to see whether i  can pinch it at the last moment.

 cheers for finding it for me. neil.

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