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Brexit
« on: December 07, 2020, 06:46:05 PM »
With the impending completion of Brexit from the EU, does anyone think it might be worth us UK buyers bringing forward intended purchases from the EU in case tariffs raise prices and deliveries maybe getting delayed?

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2020, 07:31:34 PM »
You’ll probably be better off saving your money for when a loaf of bread costs £17...
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2020, 09:33:31 PM »
You might be right, but I thought this place was politics free?

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2020, 10:12:34 PM »
You might be right, but I thought this place was politics free?

It is and let's keep it that way   :tu:


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Re: Brexit
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2020, 08:57:42 AM »
With Heinies within the UK, Switzerland out of the EU thus no change in SAK tax and Amazon UK still in the UK (though their actual country/area of operations/shipping seems to vary) there should not be a huge change. US imports may even get cheaper, according to which expert you listen to.

In theory, it may be about the same or better, depending on which expert you listen too, and depending on what your buying power will be then. If you are wealthy now you should be fine whatever happens.  Old money...

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2020, 09:15:02 AM »
I wonder if it means Ireland will get an amazon.ie :P

(actually I'd be happy if they didn't, local businesses for the win. :D )

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2020, 09:21:49 AM »
I have had amazon UK orders come from Luxembourg, so I think they have several warehouses. It will make sense to be able to buy from amazon uk (I usually price compare all the amazon sites) and then have the product shipped from within the EU to avoid tax.

Amazon UK tax situations and base are also "magical"

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-britain-tax-idUKKBN2671HS


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Re: Brexit
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2020, 09:30:28 AM »

there's a few bits I've ordered from UK companies that could have waited, ordering anything over 20 odd euro from outside the EU quickly becomes expensive and with Christmas coming I've killed two birds with one stone.

I wonder if it means Ireland will get an amazon.ie :P

(actually I'd be happy if they didn't, local businesses for the win. :D )
I've been consciously doing that a lot more this year given how businesses have struggled because of the pandemic. I don't mind paying a few euro extra to support local.

Lack of an amazon ireland and prime will be a blessing in disguise, means i'll be buying a lot less smurfe that i only think i need.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2020, 04:16:17 PM »
It will be interesting to see what is going to happen in January

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2020, 06:19:12 PM »
there's a few bits I've ordered from UK companies that could have waited, ordering anything over 20 odd euro from outside the EU quickly becomes expensive and with Christmas coming I've killed two birds with one stone.
I've been consciously doing that a lot more this year given how businesses have struggled because of the pandemic. I don't mind paying a few euro extra to support local.

Lack of an amazon ireland and prime will be a blessing in disguise, means i'll be buying a lot less smurfe that i only think i need.

I agree on buying from local businesses, but it all depends on how much "a few Euro extra" is...

If I want to buy a BO Surge I'll have to pay 199 Euro, ordering it online from a knife shop just over the border I pay 119 Euro.  I'm all about supporting local businesses, but there are limits.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2020, 06:24:56 PM »
I agree on buying from local businesses, but it all depends on how much "a few Euro extra" is...

If I want to buy a BO Surge I'll have to pay 199 Euro, ordering it online from a knife shop just over the border I pay 119 Euro.  I'm all about supporting local businesses, but there are limits.

I thoroughly agree with that.

Our problem in the UK is that, I think due to our knife laws, few outlets carry the range that is available from some EU outlets

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For Mechanics - "Amateurs built the Ark.....Professionals built the Titanic!"  - British comedian
For Bodyworkers - "Aerodynamics are for people who cannot build engines." - Enzo Ferrari
For Drivers - "Hey, let's be careful out there" - Sgt Esterhaus
For Me - "Brain the size of a planet and they ask me to park the car" - Marvin the paranoid android
For All - "Live long and prosper" - Mr Spock.
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Re: Brexit
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2020, 12:21:06 AM »
Maybe it's to do with Brexit, and maybe it isn't,but heres the thing: a Swisstool is now a cheap alternative to a Leatherman,  and I can buy a Vic Vic Spartan for less then a Rough Rider. Oh, and the cheaply Spyderco Grasshoper is hitting thirty quid? It may well goodnight from me!

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2020, 10:04:20 AM »
I agree on buying from local businesses, but it all depends on how much "a few Euro extra" is...

If I want to buy a BO Surge I'll have to pay 199 Euro, ordering it online from a knife shop just over the border I pay 119 Euro.  I'm all about supporting local businesses, but there are limits.

yes, i don't have a hard fixed rule - in your example above 80 euro is much better in my pocket and for me that example is a no brainer !
Unfortunately, a lot of companies here still have excessive prices vs UK and european prices across all sectors but thats a whole different story.

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Re: Brexit
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2020, 10:05:30 AM »
It will be interesting to see what is going to happen in January

We live in interesting times.  :cheers:

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