[maemo-users] Getting a N810 abroad

From: DrFredC.com drfredc at drfredc.com
Date: Mon Feb 4 08:46:57 EET 2008
  Just google n810 and buy it online from a US dealer, ship to where you 
are going to be in the US.  US n810 deals are currently running just 
under $400 or around 270 EU, although I'd double check on it being in 
stock before ordering. 

    * If a shop has a store the state you are having it shipped to, you
      will pay the sales tax.  If not, no sales tax, just shipping, and
      sometimes that's free...
    * If you are going to be in California, you can order from a shop
      that is in CA (California).  It will ship in 2-3 days to you, or
      less.  You'll pay CA sales tax, which is something between 7.25 &
      8.75% depending upon location. 
    * If you order from a shop outside of CA and ship into CA, you'll
      avoid sales tax. 
    * Some, such as Buy.com may have no shipping charge deals, but I'm
      not sure about if they are located in CA or not, so who knows
      about sales tax.
    * As a point of reference, it usually takes about a week or more to
      get something shipped from NY to CA.  

   Also, you can Google up some options when it comes to getting an EU 
charger for back in EU.  Nokia provides one for less than $10 US.  
Although, come to thing about it, I sort of recall when I was in Spain 
last summer, the regular US Nokia charger adapted to EU use with a 
simple plug adapter -- however, I'd double check on that before trying 

Yves Kurz wrote:
> Hi Michael
> I've considered that already. The exchange rate for €/CHF is currently
> to high to go this way. 1 € ~= 1.6 CHF, ok I would save ~10% on the
> taxes as the MwSt by us is only 7.6% but then I would have to drive
> 400 KM to the next Nokia shop. I guess this is not an option for me.
> Thank you any way.
> Yves
> On Feb 3, 2008 7:05 PM, Michael Flaig <mflaig at pro-linux.de> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> remember, european prices contain taxes (16% in germany), us prices
>> don't (afaik)
>> why don't you just drive over to germany and get the n810 here?
>> there should be a nokia shop in karlsruhe somewhere ...
>> official price is 459EUR in germany. amazon germany has it for 401,95
>> I would suggest getting into a shop in karlsruhe, maybe call the shop in
>> advance, to make sure they have it and maybe bargain to get it at the
>> amazon price.
>> I don't really know about swiss custom and if there is a customs duty -
>> well swiss taxes are higher I suppose - so ...
>> just my 2 cents,
>>         Michael
>> btw. 459EUR ~ US$679
>> Am Freitag, den 01.02.2008, 14:34 +0100 schrieb Yves Kurz:
>>> Hello tablet community
>>> As a software developer and long time Linux user I'm would like to get an N810.
>>> The problem: In my country (Switzerland) it costs about sFr799 (US$
>>> 720) which is very over priced and way beyond what I intend to give
>>> for such a device.
>>> Luckily my employer sends me to the SD-West developer conference next
>>> month which takes place in Santa Clara, CA.  Now I thought I could buy
>>> one there.
>>> What do you think, is this a good idea? Are there any major issues to
>>> expect, except the different keyboard layout?
>>> Does the US charger also accept the European 230V/50Hz input?
>>> Are the GPS maps for Europa installed?
>>> Since I'm only for one week there, where should I go to get one?
>>> Thank you for your help.
>>> Yves
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