Hi, I'm from Spain, and I have purchased the THX AAA 789 linear amplifier by drop. Here are some thoughts.
First of all, more or less 1 month ago I would have liked to buy the Focal Elex, and for my surprise YOU CAN'T BUY IT. Let me see, I'm just here, literally 1 hour to Focal headquartes, and I CANNOT BUY IT??? ok, don't worry, I hace a pair of Elear, so let's see which amplifier I can buy to match them. I go for the THX 789. After 20 days of waiting, I see a letter from CUSTOMS (this is the FIRST TIME IN OVER 12 YEARS BUYING ONLINE FROM COUNTRIES LIKE TAIWAN, USA AND SO THAT I RECIEVE A LETTER FROM CUSTOMS...) telling me to create an account and send them personal documents, receipt, telling me to sign on line a form and, the worst part, to PAY 90 EUROS (33% OF THE TOTAL AMMOUNT) as taxes, handling and IVA.
So, apart from having to change all the connections, apart from having to wait much more than buying in my country, apart from having issue with a possible return, I cannot have the only one positive thing which is, JUST IN THIS MOMENT, to take advantage of Drop prices policy and the current currency exchange???? wonderful stuff....
It's increidble like in 2020 an online shop seems not to want to sell products in Europe, so don't worry, I will never purchase anything from Drop as long as they will not open a branch in here, and as I can see I'm not the first one as angry as I am.