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    Gift where to buy a g-shock form?

    Well basically I decided to buy a g-shock but still i am thinking from where to buy it form

    US sellers seem to have the best prices but i am from EU so i would have to pay customs and vat probably.
    Same applies for other non EU sellers.
    Meanwhile EU sellers tend to have pieces at higher cost. why?

    So basically i would like to have some help form you about this subject
    Maybe possible sellers of your past that proved to give good deals.
    If they are form EU the better though i guess many are form US

    usually i use ebay or online shops with visa
    Still i am undecided about gulfman,mudman or solar/atomic one. i am tied with a budget as i am a student :oops:

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    Re: where to buy a g-shock form?

    Quote Originally Posted by JackDaniel View Post
    Well basically I decided to buy a g-shock but still i am thinking from where to buy it form

    US sellers seem to have the best prices but i am from EU so i would have to pay customs and vat probably.
    Same applies for other non EU sellers.
    Meanwhile EU sellers tend to have pieces at higher cost. why?

    So basically i would like to have some help form you about this subject
    Maybe possible sellers of your past that proved to give good deals.
    If they are form EU the better though i guess many are form US

    usually i use ebay or online shops with visa
    Still i am undecided about gulfman,mudman or solar/atomic one. i am tied with a budget as i am a student :oops:

    HI!
    I'm from Italy and I have seen that even if I have to pay tax and vat (about 25% total here) some USA prices are also convenient for me. But the most inportant reason is that in USA and UK (Or better Japan) there's lot of model that I like, instead of here in Italy, where the range is so poor and too commercial.

    So my adivce is: try to know how are the VAT and taxes and make some addictions to see the final price.
    Balance this with the wide availability and selection you have abroad and you will see if there's any convenience.
    Be careful about custom: I don't know in your country, but here in Italy the custom of postal service is crazy the best way to get items from abroad are: EMS or FEDEX/UPS/DHL those courier are the best cause in 4/5 days you get the item...
    BTW, if you use a private courer any advantage of the price... will gone
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    Re: where to buy a g-shock form?

    I use Ebay or Amazon for searching bargains.

    If you look at ebay you can search EU-offers.
    The price differences between EU sellers are crazy!
    Currently the GBP is quite low compared to €, so many offers from GB are quite affordable!

    Germanys custom authoroties are keeping sometimes deliveries in the office (if the value of the package is not indicated).
    Then you have to go to the office (far away) which is opened 2-3h/day.

    If the value is given on the package, UPS/DHL etc. will charge the customs when delivering the package at your doorstep.

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    Re: where to buy a g-shock form?

    like Schirra i think that it is really worth it that i buy form USA.
    And d2mac i usually buy form ebay only but i saw 4-watches prices and they were same price as EU with solar/atomic !!
    And i would have no problem if the item was shipped form Germany say, cos i would pay no customs since both Malta and Germany would be in EU!
    Also i don't understand German and german sellers tend to sell cheaper than uk or italy.

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    Re: where to buy a g-shock form?

    Quote Originally Posted by JackDaniel View Post
    like Schirra i think that it is really worth it that i buy form USA.
    And d2mac i usually buy form ebay only but i saw 4-watches prices and they were same price as EU with solar/atomic !!
    And i would have no problem if the item was shipped form Germany say, cos i would pay no customs since both Malta and Germany would be in EU!
    Also i don't understand German and german sellers tend to sell cheaper than uk or italy.
    The VAT is somewhat lower in Germany i guess.

    I know that some german sellers are using watches they imported themselfes from somewhere.
    Then you will have some deviations from the usual EU-retail packaging and manuals.
    If you need help with translating german pages, drop me a PM!

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    Re: where to buy a g-shock form?

    Quote Originally Posted by d2mac View Post
    The VAT is somewhat lower in Germany i guess.

    I know that some german sellers are using watches they imported themselfes from somewhere.
    Then you will have some deviations from the usual EU-retail packaging and manuals.
    If you need help with translating german pages, drop me a PM!

    I will if i find any problems :thanks

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    Re: where to buy a g-shock form?

    How lucky are those who live in the US. Lots of G to choose from, great prices, free shipping, etc.

    Guess I have to stop whining when it takes USPS 2 weeks to ship something to me...

    Anyway JD, good luck with your G-hunting!
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    Re: where to buy a g-shock form?

    no other recommended sellers? :p

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    Re: where to buy a g-shock form?

    I've had good dealing with www.nywatchstore.com. I believe they ship internationally but you may want to cantact them t make sure before ordering. On ebay check out the store BuySaleItems. I've ordered two G's from them and them arrive within 4 days from order. Again check their shipping policy. We Yanks take for granted sometimes how easy we have it.

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    Re: where to buy a g-shock form?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian D. View Post
    I've had good dealing with www.nywatchstore.com. I believe they ship internationally but you may want to cantact them t make sure before ordering. On ebay check out the store BuySaleItems. I've ordered two G's from them and them arrive within 4 days from order. Again check their shipping policy. We Yanks take for granted sometimes how easy we have it.

    i second 'buysaleitems' ,very fast delivery

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