New mini 4gb iPOD

  OK Computer 13:45 23 Feb 04
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I know this message is in completely the wrong forum but I thought I'd take a long shot and post it anyway.

I'm looking at buying Apple's latest iPOD - the mini 4gb iPod. The thing is, as with most things in this country, its considerably more expensive here. I can get it for £134 from America as oppose to £200 here (I know i'm being a little cheap here but still!)

I have a friend who lives in the States.

The thing i want to know is, can I legally import it into this country and how much will it cost for the privilege? If I was simply to have him ship it out as normal mail would I be breaking any laws? What kind of penalty would I be looking at if customs got hold of it?

I know this is very un-i.t but I thought i'd ask anyway.

Thanks in advance

Mart

  Diodorus Siculus 14:20 23 Feb 04

Yes, you can legally import to US. You will have to pay import duty and VAT but I don't know the current rates.

  OK Computer 14:21 23 Feb 04

thanks, any idea where I can find these rates out?

  Diodorus Siculus 14:22 23 Feb 04
  eivets 14:44 23 Feb 04

anyone know roughly how many sings a 4gb ipod would hold? and where i can get a cheap one on the net or that?

Cheers

  OK Computer 14:45 23 Feb 04

1,000 songs.....and for price, trying desperately to get it from the US hence my original post!

  OK Computer 14:52 23 Feb 04

Diodorus Siculus,

From the site you gave me, I could be reading into this all wrong, they only seem more concerned with business' buying in bulk than the average consumer (i.e. me!) buying one product

  Diodorus Siculus 15:56 23 Feb 04

click here and have a read.

  OK Computer 16:11 23 Feb 04

thanks, i think as long as I pay the correct shipping im in the clear. Thanks for your help anyway

  Diodorus Siculus 16:30 23 Feb 04

The person posting will have to put a sticker on it giving details of what is in it and its value. Then the deliverer will have to collect whatever excise duties etc is due on it.

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