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importing pushchair from America

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madmom Sun 06-Feb-05 20:22:07

Has anyone imported a pushchair from America? I was looking at an Instep Double and they are only 160 - 200 dollars. I've been quoted 75 dollars for shipping> which makes it so much cheaper than buying in the UK. I'm interested to find out other peoples experiences, cost of import taxes, reputable companies etc.

thanks

Frizbe Sun 06-Feb-05 20:23:08

ring your local HMCE for the tax tariff for the pushchair and then add 17.5% vat onto the top....

Beetroot Sun 06-Feb-05 20:24:24

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pixiefish Sun 06-Feb-05 20:25:05

i was in mothercare the other day and they were talking about this. Check the following- does it have a 5 point harness (apparently in the usa trhey have 3 point)
is it the same spes- ie will the raincover/ cosytoes etc fit?

Caribbeanqueen Sun 06-Feb-05 20:36:49

Try and get a cosytoes and rain cover at the same time. We have a US pushcahir and can't get a rain cover here to fit and our cosytoes is a bit of a stretch too!

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