Buying and sending books abroad

(3 Posts)
spanishsteps Mon 16-Dec-13 21:23:13

I wasn't sure which forum to put this in. I wanted to send a book as a present to a friend in Spain. But I wondered how to do that. Could I buy something off amazon-uk for example or would my friend have to pay some kinds of excise duties on arrival. Also I presume it would go from a UK depot and be expensive in shipping charges. Or could I order something from amazon-spain - would that be possible with a UK debit card? I presume shipping charges would be lower if the book was in a spanish depot. Would there be any other charges me or my friend would have to pay then?

Thanks.

Sorry for my ignorance.

SquidgyMummy Mon 16-Dec-13 21:28:05

I live in France and order books from the Amazon uk site, it is about £4 shipping charge. No further cost.
It is worth asking your friend if she has a kindle, (you could send her an amazon voucher then). Although i think the kindle has to be registered in the UK to download books from the UK amazon site.

TheMoreItSnows Mon 16-Dec-13 21:32:15

Try the Book Depository - free delivery worldwide I believe.

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