What is the cheapest way to get a laptop from U.S. to europe?

tigershrimp

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Jun 21, 2014
8
0
4,510
0
As you all probably know, things like electronics are notably more expensive in europe, than in U.S., atm looking for a new laptop, since mine is barely strutting along, looking for around 600Eur budget, for that price I've noticed I can easily afford a MSI GL62M 7RDX-NE1050i5 (if anyone knows any other suggestions for another laptop I'm also open to them), atm reside in Austria, here for such a price tag you'd get some horrible notebook without even a dedicated graphics card. I've did look at some of other experiences people had and ain't sure, but currently the best way seems to get a U.S. post-box, send laptop there, then via it send to europe via some third party service (found this, though also open to other recommendations). My question obviously is, would that be the best (as in cheapest) way to go? Any alternatives you could possibly recommend? The time it takes for the delivery to reach me isn't all too important.
 

Dragos Manea

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Mar 30, 2015
139
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4,660
25
You cannot trick custom, the VAT will be applied in the moment the notebook comes into your country, you buy with 600 euros then when it crosses the custom you will need to pay 600*20% to your government or what the VAT value is that means you will pay 120 more euros to your government, 720 euros in total.
 

tigershrimp

Estimable
Jun 21, 2014
8
0
4,510
0


Thanks for ruining my hopes, I mean, 720 still doesn't seem too awful in comparison to certain stores here, but I've read many stories online on pulling off various stuff, so idk if got any insights, would be very helpful, cause virtually everyone (importers, distributers, salesmen, government) tries to rip us off, can't find a decent laptop here for under 900 eur or so.
 
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