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Postby PseudoAnonymous » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:59 pm

Hello,

I am considering to purchase a custom-built gaming PC from the United Kingdom, the price of which is approximately 1050 GBP (including shipping). However, I am not sure if there are clandestine taxes lurking in the shadows that will further burden my wallet. Would I be charged with import duty even though the item is coming from another EU member state? If so, could I have a website which clearly states the rules and regulations of importing goods (electrical equipment in particular, and not cars please!) into Cyprus? Thank you all in advance.
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Re: Cypriot import tax

Postby Get Real! » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:03 pm

Alternatively, you may wish to post the specifications of this PC so that I and others in the industry may be able to beat that quote for your consideration.
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Re: Cypriot import tax

Postby Sotos » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:13 pm

There are no import duties when order from another EU country. What you will pay is the price of the product + shipping + the fee that your credit card will charge for transactions in a foreign currency (usually about 2-3% but could be lower or higher depending on the card) .. unless you have a bank account in GBP.
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Re: Cypriot import tax

Postby PseudoAnonymous » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:56 am

Get Real! wrote:Alternatively, you may wish to post the specifications of this PC so that I and others in the industry may be able to beat that quote for your consideration.


Certainly.
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer case, i7 2600k quad-core processor, gigabyte ga-z68xp-ud3 motherboard, 8gb vengeance 1666mhz RAM, nvidia geforce gtx-560 gpu, 650w powercool psu (which i'm slightly concerned about, but meh),1tb hdd (not sure about RPM) and a samsung blu-ray rom drive.
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I hope this is indeed the case. :)
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Re: Cypriot import tax

Postby Get Real! » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:39 am

PseudoAnonymous wrote:
Get Real! wrote:Alternatively, you may wish to post the specifications of this PC so that I and others in the industry may be able to beat that quote for your consideration.


Certainly.
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer case, i7 2600k quad-core processor, gigabyte ga-z68xp-ud3 motherboard, 8gb vengeance 1666mhz RAM, nvidia geforce gtx-560 gpu, 650w powercool psu (which i'm slightly concerned about, but meh),1tb hdd (not sure about RPM) and a samsung blu-ray rom drive.

I surpassed that by €60 and still haven’t accounted for a Mouse/Kbd set, and OEM Windows license which you’ll most likely also be getting. It looks like you’ve got a good deal there… go for it!
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Re: Cypriot import tax

Postby B25 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:20 am

Get Real! wrote:
PseudoAnonymous wrote:
Get Real! wrote:Alternatively, you may wish to post the specifications of this PC so that I and others in the industry may be able to beat that quote for your consideration.


Certainly.
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer case, i7 2600k quad-core processor, gigabyte ga-z68xp-ud3 motherboard, 8gb vengeance 1666mhz RAM, nvidia geforce gtx-560 gpu, 650w powercool psu (which i'm slightly concerned about, but meh),1tb hdd (not sure about RPM) and a samsung blu-ray rom drive.

I surpassed that by €60 and still haven’t accounted for a Mouse/Kbd set, and OEM Windows license which you’ll most likely also be getting. It looks like you’ve got a good deal there… go for it!


GR, it's not just about price, support is also paramount. So he gets it, somethings up, then what??? Send it all back, erm let me see. I'd rather pay you, or someone the extra few bucks so I know which door to knock on if things go wrong.

All the same, should I need a decent piece of kit, I'll look you up.
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Re: Cypriot import tax

Postby Sotos » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:59 pm

PseudoAnonymous wrote:
Get Real! wrote:Alternatively, you may wish to post the specifications of this PC so that I and others in the industry may be able to beat that quote for your consideration.


Certainly.
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer case, i7 2600k quad-core processor, gigabyte ga-z68xp-ud3 motherboard, 8gb vengeance 1666mhz RAM, nvidia geforce gtx-560 gpu, 650w powercool psu (which i'm slightly concerned about, but meh),1tb hdd (not sure about RPM) and a samsung blu-ray rom drive.
@ Sotos,
I hope this is indeed the case. :)



1050 GBP is 1245 EUR, and that is too much if that is all you are ordering (no windows, monitor, keyboard/mice etc). You can get it all from Pixmania for under 1000EUR with 2 day UPS shipping (just make sure you don't take the additional warranty they offer): http://www.pixmania.com.cy/

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Even better you can order everything except from the case to save on shipping (cases are heavy and their shipping is more expensive)

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And then buy a case from a shop in Cyprus, such as this one:

http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/PER_cases.phtml

And remember to buy before March 1st, since from March 1st VAT will go up by 2%.

Some additional advice: For overall system performance you should get an SSD drive for your OS and programs such as this: http://www.pixmania.com.cy/cy/gr/104055 ... CE%92.html keep your media on the 1TB drive (which should be 7200RPM). Another thing, if you don't necessarily need an nvidia card then you can get this ATI which is more powerful but cheaper: http://www.pixmania.com.cy/cy/gr/090023 ... 9-20g.html

If you are planning to overclock, that motherboard should overclock ok... but maybe you should upgrade it to a better one such as this: http://www.pixmania.com.cy/cy/gr/119024 ... --atx.html For overclocking you will also need another CPU cooler such as this: http://www.pixmania.com.cy/cy/gr/122308 ... pk-r1.html (should easily take you to 4.5GHZ).
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Re: Cypriot import tax

Postby PseudoAnonymous » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:43 pm

Ah, I was not aware of pixmania. The problem is, I cannot seem to locate the "build your pc" option anywhere, despite the use of Google translate. Please guide me? Thank you in advance.
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Re: Cypriot import tax

Postby Sotos » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:58 pm

When you said "custom built" I thought you would build it yourself. I don't think pixmania would do it for you :( But if you don't know how to deal with the internals of a computer then maybe it is better to buy it from Cyprus so you will have somebody for support when something goes wrong. I buy all my computer parts online for much cheaper than they are sold in Cyprus. But when less tech savvy friends ask me about it I always send them to computer stores in Cyprus otherwise they will be calling me every time they have some problem!
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Re: Cypriot import tax

Postby Get Real! » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:46 pm

He can always buy all the bits from there and pay a techie a fee to build and set it up for him.

I’d say €120.00 for the labour… (graphics card fine tuning excluded)
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