[rescue] Re: G5 case

Gavin Hubbard ghub005 at xtra.co.nz
Thu Jun 26 06:39:08 CDT 2003

>> My brother was living in England when I decided to buy a G4 iMac. The
>> prices in England were unreasonable, plus there was the VAT, which was
>> adding insult to injury, so my brother had the machine shipped to my
>> parent's house in Poughkeepsie, NY, and they just relabeled the box (they
>> didn't even open it) and shipped it to London. He saved significantly more
>> money by paying to have it shipped transatlantic rather than paying the
>> VAT + the higher prices.
>Looks like Customs missed it, but you should have paid 17.5% VAT on it when
>it came into the UK. I guess you *might* have been able to claim back the US
>sales tax in the process.
>Didn't the different main voltages and the lack of warranty concern you?

I seriously don't think I've ever owned a computer that didn't have an auto-switching PSU.

However lack of warranty would concern me. I think they only way you could do this safely would be to have a USA based family member who could handle the receiving of faulty gear for servicing.



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