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January 5, 2001 3:08:32 AM

Does anyone know of an online shop for PC components in the US who will take UK orders? I am building six PC's with different specs and I'm fed up with paying inflated UK prices.
January 5, 2001 9:33:17 AM

I looked at a few places I shop at and found one who will ship internationally (at least according to their web site).

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These are not the cheapest prices, but I've had good luck buying things here. Like any small mom and pop shop, support is basically email or a toll call during business hours.

You could also look at <A HREF="" target="_new">;/A>, find a place with a lot of good ratings, and then check them out to see whether they will ship to you. This site seems to be fairly accurate if you find a place with a fair amount of ratings/reviews. Even if a site has a good rating, I read the reviews. Occasionally I'll come accross a vendor that has a pretty good rating, but when I read the reviews, it still seems that there are a fair amount of problems.

January 6, 2001 2:29:15 AM

Thanx, I have taken a look at it's just what I was looking for, the first PC I have priced gives me a saving of over £250 ($375) that is including the shipping costs. I'll have a look at as well, Thanx again :o )
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January 6, 2001 5:48:42 PM

You're welcome. I assume you must pay some kind of duty/tax, though, that still might make it not worth buying from over here.

January 6, 2001 8:55:55 PM

Any imports should be subject to VAT at 17.5% but we pay such inflated prices that it should still be cheaper to import.

Can the hardware be damaged by any security tests e.g. x-ray. I ahve asked this b4 but I dont know what UPS or FEDEX do to their packages.
January 7, 2001 10:41:09 AM

I have no idea. I read a notebook article some years ago where they ran notebooks and various media (floppies, etc) through airport scanners and had no problems.

January 8, 2001 7:04:39 AM

I have ordered other items from the US and as long as the items are of low cost they seem to "skip" VAT, but it will still work out cheaper if I have to pay VAT. Not sure about the x-ray machines, I have seen cameras go through with no problems though. Thanx again for all the info.
November 6, 2005 8:30:01 AM

Im from the uk too and was looking to ship parts over here. What i want to know is how does the tax work out. When do you pay it, if you pay it at all??

I checked out

It looks pretty lame. Im looking to buy parts only. Ill buy all the big heavy stuff like the case and pwr supply from here and the cpu, gfx and ram from the us.

Any other websites??
August 30, 2006 7:14:57 PM

Posted this before elsewhere. But know how hard it is to find places- as I live overseas now- have been looking for stores that ship overseas.

Had some luck with endless hours of googling and using pricegrabber and other searches. So for all those that are looking for online places to ship international-

The following online stores ship things overseas.

These stores ship items overseas with shipping through a range of options from UPS Worldwide Express, Fedex, and USPS Global Express with prices ranging from the highest to lowest- $ 230.84 to $ 30.50.

Will look around for more. Making tables to see what my best options are.

Can anyone recommend a good SLI MB besides the Asus P5N32-SLI Deluxe?


"God bless the Internet".
September 6, 2006 6:13:15 PM

Nice sites :)