The headband says made in Germany - Can EU buyers get them sent directly from Sennheiser? It would save people like myself ~$300 + a couple of dollars in shipping.

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HarlowPWhitcomb
5
Apr 9, 2021
Maybe a friend in the US (preferably in a low or no-tax state) can buy them for you and ship them over? Or if you work for a large company they probably have offices in the US you could ship to and they could forward...
Nonnegaard
637
Apr 9, 2021
I've done both a couple of times 😳. Tax evasion, babyyyy!
ferretallica
888
Apr 14, 2021
More like theft evasion.
Alex64
3
Mar 9, 2021
Hi, just got the answer from support: This is Susie with Drop Community Support. Thank you for contacting us. I would be happy to help. The HD 8XX are sent from our US warehouse. so for europe Austria in my case it's ~1400$ with Tax and import fee :(
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Nonnegaard
637
Mar 9, 2021
F. That's what I expected to be honest, but it's still a bummer they couldn't arrange something for us EU buyers.
Partypooper81
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Feb 22, 2021
Good to know is that products offered for sale in the USA generally do not include VAT since the VAT in the USA is different for every state. VAT still needs to be added also for USA customers, depending on the state they live in. At least that is the official way. Not all shops charge VAT when shipping to different states but my understanding is that it is not allowed, but I'm not entirely sure about that. A few years ago Texans didn't pay the VAT on Drop products but I think in the mean time this has changed.. This means the 8XX is 1100 without VAT... For Europe this means you will have to add the VAT according to your countries VAT policies. Some countries also charge a custom fee and import tax. I advice you check your local policies on importing products from outside of Europe to find out...
n00bek
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Apr 12, 2021
It is not just VAT that we need to add (but also VAT is waaayyy higher in Europe...), lemme show you. 1100$ base price, add 22%VAT and tou get = 1342$ and then you need to add extra 15% to that since the USA is considered "third" country so the import tax is added + customs fee (30$) and you get to 1543$+30$ = 1573$..... See this?
Partypooper81
47
Apr 13, 2021
Yes, I see it ;-P Thanks for confirming what I wrote earlier ;-)
PandaSPUR
349
Feb 21, 2021
Does Sennheiser usually sell direct to customers in the EU? If not, then no, they wont bother doing that just for this because they're not set up for it.
ferretallica
888
Apr 14, 2021
Digtial River? Damn, I didn't think I would hear a name that made the round trip to the US through (mass)drop to be any kind of added value but I would happily order something via USA, back to Germany, North Korea, around the Antarctic, up through Africa by foot, through every war-torn part of the Middle East and then marched to its destination at last on the back of an army of fire ants than deal with the imbeciles at Digital River given my experiences with them and Lenovo. That said, if (mass)drop are too spineless to openly answer this kind of question openly in the product Q&A instead of needing to be individually pursued, that's enough to tip me over the line of giving this a miss anyway.
Evshrug
2302
Apr 14, 2021
Yeah, distribution is indeed a whole business in itself, and Sennheiser is more concentrated on designing and manufacturing the products. That's why they contracted Digital River to take care of that for them, though to some extent Drop is somewhere between a distributor and a retailer. Distribution and sales aren't easy, but even so it's a shame you had a bad experience with Lenovo and Digital River in the past. Hopefully you have better experiences in the future as competitive pressures help push companies to create the ideal smooth transaction experience that everyone involved wants to see.
TextureMan
290
Feb 19, 2021
This is clearly just dumb idea, They know Sennheiser, They already know they are capable deliver top of the notch headphones, I understand they want check rest of the small manufacturers quality, but this is just seriously... Imagine people living in Germany who has to pay taxes for German product...
Disadadi
27
Feb 20, 2021
Of course they have to pay taxes. It's not like VAT is only for imported products.
brunitou
1
Apr 13, 2021
This is how the Empire works.
WarmTimbre
3
Feb 19, 2021
I believe that Drop gets taxes deducted cause they're not in the EU. The taxes would be reapplied if they were to be sold in the EU, so getting it directly would only save us about $5 on shipping. (I'm fairly certain but not 100%)
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Drfear
4
Mar 8, 2021
Any product listed for sale in the EU already has a 20% tax baked in right? All the items you see on NA sites are pre tax. I don’t think you are paying any more money other than shipping. If there was an EU specific version for this listing it would just be 20% higher. Correct me if I am wrong.
Nonnegaard
637
Mar 8, 2021
Yeah, that's complety right. That's why I was thrilled to go to the US... one year ago... :)))) It would just make it an insane deal if they could get them to EU buyers at that price.
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Luna55
176
Feb 19, 2021
I wonder why all of these shipping from EU questions get no answers. For me it makes the difference between ordering these or not.
YatesDupoint
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Apr 14, 2021
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Luna55
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Apr 14, 2021
1) One person? My comment was endorsed 37 times. 2) You can’t destroy and havent destroyed anything. 3) Your manners inceicate that you’re most certainly not fit to teach me any lesson. 4) Talk about pretentiousness. Do you think the 2k$ of a 0 like you matters? Maybe in your imaginary world that revolves around you.