|Re: HP-15C LE available in Switzerland|
Message #5 Posted by Christoph Giesselink on 8 Dec 2011, 2:00 p.m.,
in response to message #4 by Thomas Radtke
Sorry, I could not confirm that self importing of a HP-15C LE is cheaper than the
149.00 SFR -> ~ 122 EUR
Price at hpcalc.org
HP15C $95 + Shipping per Priority Mail $34 = $129 -> ~ 98 EUR
For the German import you have to pay 19% import sales/purchases tax ->
98 EUR * 1.19 tax = 116.40 EUR
The last time, when got a caluctor from the US over FedEx I had to pay additional 7 EUR fee for the import sales/purchases tax handling.
So total 116.40 EUR + 7.00 EUR = 123.40 EUR !
That's no option, especially not for the case of a warranty problem (all keyboard problems already solved?) here in Germany. A warranty case is IMHO equal to a total financial loss.
Of course you could not compare, but in Germany a HP-50G costs
HP-50G 113.95 EUR + shipping 4.95 EUR = 118.90 EUR !
with no probems in a warranty case.
So I'm glad that I bought a new 15C in 1987 for 250 DM.