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Re: Would it be cheaper to buy a mountain bike in Canada and bring it back to the UK?

Old Message
25 June, 2001 01:51AM
Posted by Si on January 03, 19101 at 17:57:10:

In Reply to: Would it be cheaper to buy a mountain bike in Canada and bring it back to the UK? posted
by Gavin Saint on January 03, 19101 at 11:50:09:

Unless you are going to be out in Canada for in excess of 3 months (I believe) you will probably find that by the time you add on the
shipping charges, VAT and Import Duty upon re-entry into Britain, you will more than likely have spent just as much if not more than you would have on a comparable model in the UK.
You
would similarly lose any potential goodwill servicing etc that you would generally receive from a UK shop who sold you a bike. A budget of ?700 buys a lot of bike and most Dealers like
customers and tend to help them out after spending such an amount so it is worth balancing any savings you might make in Canada against any excess costs which you will incur upon your
return.

The final comment would be one of warranty. If you buy a bike in a foreign country, you have no legal right to any warranty from a UK retailer or even distributor so if
anything goes wrong it could end up costing you dearly.

Just my thoughts!

: Greetings to everyone and a happy new year. I have a question regarding purchasing a mountain bike
abroad. I will be going to Canada in the summer and I am thinking about buying a new mountain bike. Has anyone done anything similar and if so what arrangements would I need to make and is it
cheaper considering shipment and other hidden extras? I would be bringing the bike back myself and I am probably going to spend the around ?700.
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Would it be cheaper to buy a mountain bike in Canada and bring it back to the UK?

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