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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
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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
634
Apr 9, 2021
I've done both a couple of times 😳. Tax evasion, babyyyy!
ferretallica
916
Apr 14, 2021
More like theft evasion.
Alex64
15
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
634
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...
Neuromaencer
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May 11, 2021
While you are right, in my country HD800S standard retail price is 43,990 CZK (2,090 USD / 1,718 EUR), so even with import tax, customs fee and VAT it's 500 USD cheaper than buying new HD800S directly in my country. I'm from the Czech Republic. Funny, Germany is Czechia's "neighbour", yet the cheapest way to get HD800S is having it shipped from the US. :D I am not a lawyer, but I just did a quick check on import tax (using EU's TARIC system) and headphones should come with 0% import tax from the US. I hope I read that right. Still, VAT needs to be paid and the shipping company might charge you for going through the import process with you.
inmytaxi
174
Oct 31, 2021
Who the hell can afford these things in the czech republic? I mean, do average people buy these like in the US? I mean not lots and lots of average people, but some? I don't understand who buys them here.
PandaSPUR
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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.
tictaktoe333
12
Aug 21, 2021
That's nice to know, I won't hold my breath but I hope it is worth it. I hope they add a Massdrop-EU option for products based in the EU. If the logistics can handle it hopefully it will be more efficient.
Evshrug
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Aug 22, 2021
They have to open a whole distribution center somewhere in the EU to make it worth it… pretty big investment, but never say never!
TextureMan
292
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...
brunitou
0
Apr 13, 2021
This is how the Empire works.
Akbert
2
Aug 3, 2021
They simply want us in EU to purchase their HD600/650 at 350€ than this HD58X at 170$. Simple as it is.
WarmTimbre
4
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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omniweltall
77
Jul 21, 2021
That's the problem with a lot of non-US countries. A lot of us are in the same boat as you. It's that much more difficult and expensive for the rest of us. People in the states have it easy :)
inmytaxi
174
Oct 31, 2021
I'll pay the taxes for free health care which is 1k a month for a 8k annual deductable
Luna55
304
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.
larry909
10
Feb 7, 2022
Here in Canada, one can get hit with a brokerage fee that is charged to clear through customs as well as usual GST/sales tax. Brokerage fee can be expensive.
mtimpson
5
Mar 4, 2022
BTW--there is services like Stackry in the US that will ship you something to anywhere in the world. You just have it sent to them in New Hampshire. I do it all the time to Asia, and it is typically under $40 shipping.
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