Jun 26, 201648590 views

A department in Europe?

I've noticed that there are many people from Europe which would love to join more drops but are confronted with huge shipping costs and taxes making most products more expensive than they'd be on retail.
Also, I've seen that some products actually come from Sweden, Germany etc. in the first place.
Is there any chance that European vendors could ship directly to European customers or that we'll se a department for other countries in the future?
A_Merii, inphuriated, and 724 others

It would actually be cool for once if u can get a product that doesn't have 70$ shipping and probs about 10-30$ taxes which is about 100x the product's actual price
Seems they just don't care. The European Union has over 500M residents compared to just 300M in the US, so any schoolchild could easily do the math. Can the Massdrop guys too?
What is the update on this!? Should we consider using alternative websites or there is a solution for eu customers?
why the f... would sennheiser be producing headphones in deutchland and sending it to US and than charge us import tax and postage to eu, this is more wastefull than crypto mining, just make 6xx finally avalible for eu for f... sake
Hey everyone! We’re testing a new shipping method for all our folks in the European Union. It is a preliminary test to build towards offering a more hopefully permanent solution. Products and quantities are limited! Check out this talk post for more details: www.massdrop.com/talk/22344/massdrop-testing-local-shipping-in-european-union

@Alerion @worldwideweb @filo @mickbenjamins @everyone else!
So...this would still be a great idea?
Most things I wanted to buy could not be delivered in EU or had prohibitive customs fees. Please make it happen!
1000x yes!
I live in EU, it would really help with an EU safe badge on Massdrops. It is too expensive with customs fees.
Please make it happen. +1 from germany
any news on this?
I would love it if Massdrop had a EU warehouse.
European store now!
Any progress on this? As things stand there is no point of ordering anything from MD since the end cost is ridiculous!
I fully agree. I bought the Sennheiser HD 6XX, and ended up paying almost more than retail for the HD650 because of customs fees and import tax. Of course, I'm to blame for not thinking about the problem with importing from the US - but the lesson learned is not to use Massdrop again, which is a shame!
Just received a 39 dollar order, which for I had to pay 25 dollar extra taxes. The package was sent to me from Germany though?
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There’s a german address but under the sticker is another sticker which I can’t read. Removing the top one doesn’t seem possible Without damaging the one under it.. I think the amount stated in dollars may have given it away.
are you able to post a picture of the german adress?
Yep. The problem with buying from Europe is the extra admin handling fees added to orders by tax authorities. Been stung too many times to bother with any mid range purchase.
+1 would finally decide to order stuff from MD
It seems to be in the works, check the last answer of this FAQ: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96513.0
Almost bought EU-made headphones all ready and willing to pay VAT and customs fees, then realized that because the headphones ship from US I'd have to pay 25 % extra after everything. No thanks. EU warehouses please.
I have never bought anything here and I probably never will because of customs. A massdrop.eu would be really great.
I'd actually order something instead of just browsing here and drooling.
At the very least they could just send the stuff trough some European company like lots of Asian sites and companies do. That would not even require any effort, just a deal with some company or the shipping company.
Why would they bother? It costs them more; we're the ones who have to take the customs charges, not them.
I agree, Massdrop is way to "amaricanized". How hard can it be to go on a conference trip to Europe, and team up with some people that have a warehouse and make a massdrop.eu, with EU specific deals, EU driven team, still under same organization. EU is a huge huge retail market you are missing out on. Buying from US -> EU makes no sense due to import taxes. And your 'president' Trump is not making it easier
We'll see who's crying at the end of it.
Total agreed ! love the site but except for once the offer was tainted by the thought of adding shipment and taxes
+1 would order a lot more
Make it happen pls!! I would have bought so much stuff from here if so...
Bought a HD6XX made in Ireland and it goes to USA first to after come back to europe at the cost of 33% or more in taxes ... I see your request made in 2016...we're in 2018 and they still don't have warehouse in europe... You're losing clients like this massdrop, I hope you give as good news soon, you know this is bad
Same here, HD6xx, traveled to the USA - tax and shipping, all the extra cost just to come back to Ireland again.. :(