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Boden's USA customers pay less than us!! Figure that one out.

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SecondhandRose Tue 05-Apr-05 15:38:17

If you go to www.bodenusa.com and compare the prices at the exchange rate currently at 1.80 you will see that our American 'cousins' are getting more for their money than we are.

Kayleigh Tue 05-Apr-05 15:40:43

yes, but isn't this the same on all sites that cater for US and UK market? For example amazon.co.uk is more expensive than amazon.com.

SueW Tue 05-Apr-05 15:42:07

Just a bit!!! $88 vs £59 for the 'front cover' women's bow dress.

SueW Tue 05-Apr-05 15:43:29

And $10 flat fee shipping - and free returns if you spend more than $100!

piffle Tue 05-Apr-05 16:29:16

Gymboree went bust over here as it was cheaper by miles for UK customers to order from US website. boden however isn't doing to well in the US according to a marketing report I read in the Times recently. The US is so cheap for clothes that in comparison Boden is quite expensive

Enid Tue 05-Apr-05 16:58:07

god who in their right mind would order from Boden when they'v got J. Crew????

SecondhandRose Wed 06-Apr-05 15:27:28

The only reason that I found out about Boden was that whilst I was in the US I started speaking to a woman from Boston, her daughter was wearing a Boden swimsuit and she said her and all her friends were raving about it. Her English sister in law orders her stuff, gets it sent to the US and then they post it back.

I don't know why Boden don't have reasonable prices in the first place instead of sending out discounts all the time.

cod Wed 06-Apr-05 15:28:55

Message withdrawn

decmum Wed 06-Apr-05 15:36:16

Right Enid you're in big trouble. I was just bemoaning (another thread) the cost of Boden but the compulsion to buy on the basis that I get emailed every week practically and sent a catalogue every 2 months.....when you go and introduce me to a whole new online ordering option which is fantastic...thank goodness they don't do childrens clothing as well.

hub2dee Wed 06-Apr-05 15:43:07

$88 / (£1 = $1.80) = £48.89 equivalent.

Plus VAT @ 17.5% = £57.44

So, difference is only a couple of quid (using your admitedly quite generous exchange rate), so it's not bad. In the US, mail order companies often swallow the sales tax for in-State sales, otherwise you may have an additional sales tax on the US price...

This kind of thing does get my goat though.

Mountain Buggy pushchairs are virtually half price out there.

Earlybird Wed 06-Apr-05 15:50:44

Agree with Hub2Dee, the exchange rate hasn't been $1.80 for a while now. The last money I exchanged was at a rate of $1.94.

Enid Fri 08-Apr-05 08:48:37

cupcakes Fri 08-Apr-05 09:31:38

So, would it be cheaper to order off Boden USA and get it sent to your UK address (though somehow I can't see them being very happy to do that...)?

hub2dee Fri 08-Apr-05 10:05:48

Not according to my calcs below.

If you factor in cost of international shipping and insurance, with the risk that the postie knocks on your door to collect VAT owing (plus broker fee if applicable) I doubt you'd be in a much better position.

cupcakes Fri 08-Apr-05 10:25:26

Ah, I hadn't realised that the items would be posted out from the US - for some reason I had thought they would still be dispatched from the UK

SueW Fri 08-Apr-05 11:20:48

They are posted from the UK. See here

hub2dee Fri 08-Apr-05 11:30:10

In that case, go for it.

However, I imagine that on placing the order / after the order is created (presuming a UK destination address), some kind of 'VAT needs to be applied to your order' message would kick in...

hub2dee Fri 08-Apr-05 11:31:43

I haven't registered on their site. If you have, create an order and take it all the way to just prior to 'final confirmation' and see how it goes...

flashingnose Fri 08-Apr-05 11:35:53

Enid, where do you get J Crew from? US site says they don't ship to the UK?

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