Has anyone here flown from the US to the UK or EU to buy their dCS products?
As someone considering a dCS purchase, the current exchange rates dollar vs pound has me wondering whether it’s worth a flight from the US to London, given the rather yawning gap between paying in US dollars vs. UK pounds (or Euros, for that matter). For example, it looks like a potential US$10k savings to buy a Rossini APEX DAC in pounds vs dollars. Of course, what with the 230v AC power in the UK, maybe it makes more sense to fly to the Eurozone – similar savings there, given current US$ vs Euro exchange rates. The savings would more than pay for the trip!
That leaves the question of import duties, but what I’ve managed to find suggests those would be very low (see this ruling classifying the Logitech Squeezebox for purposes of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule). And there would also be paperwork to get your VAT refund.
Has anyone here already done the homework on this “importation for personal use” scenario?