[volt-nuts] Fluke 720a self calibration repair

Tony vnuts at toneh.demon.co.uk
Tue Sep 29 13:05:59 EDT 2015


The Farnell prices don't include the 20% VAT. We get used to 1:1 £/$ 
exchange rates but Farnell often seem to charge >= double the Newark 
prices. Unfortunately ordering from Newark doesn't always help because 
you then get hit with expensive shipping costs and the outrageous, and 
seemingly random, customs handling fees by the courier.

Tony H

On 27/09/2015 22:56, Stan Katz wrote:
> Tony,
> I'm a US citizen, but I do know that the UK has a 20% VAT on each level of
> manufacture and/or distribution. That can add up quickly in the end
> purchase price.
> Or am I missing something here?
> No VAT in the US....not yet anyway;-)
> On Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 2:15 PM, Tony <vnuts at toneh.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>> Apologies - my mistake - I wasn't paying sufficient attention when Google
>> decided that this was a perfect match when searching for 300SP-1-502:
>> http://uk.farnell.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?st=3400s&catalogId=15001&categoryId=700000005471&langId=44&storeId=10151
>> But £180.27 each whereas Newark, the US arm of Farnell only want $120 or
>> approx £80 for the same part! Are there really that many Brits who put up
>> with being ripped-off to these levels?
>> Tony H

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