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rcoot93



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:00 am Reply with quote
I will state that this is a good idea and was interested in signing up.

But for me being in the UK it isn't affordable. (I understand for some it will be, just want to make people interested aware of extra costs involved).

It isn't the initial pricing that I have a problem with but as they only accept dollars and card payment this means that on top of the initial total of $49 I would have to pay a charge to convert the money.

Also they state in the terms that "In certain territories outside the United States of America, a customs duty may be due" so that's an extra cost.

So by my estimates I would be paying around an extra £20-£40 depending what items are included. As well as dealing with the hassle of going through the process every couple months.

So I could be paying around £50($76) to £70 ($106) depending on conversion rates and items included and cant guarantee I will even want the items included
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st_owly
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:53 pm Reply with quote
I just want ad-free, HD video streaming. I don't want to have to buy a box of crap to get said video streaming, especially when there's no guarantee I'll like the contents of said box, plus have to pay extra on top of the subscription fee for it to be shipped to me and the risk of customs. No thanks. I'll be sticking to the free service.
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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:33 pm Reply with quote
rcoot93 wrote:
Also they state in the terms that "In certain territories outside the United States of America, a customs duty may be due" so that's an extra cost.


Via Rob Pereyda:

"UK & Canadian OMAKASE customers: @Viewster is handling the clearance/payment of ALL taxes & duties for you. No surprise levies upon receipt!"

I also brought up the bank surcharges for billing in dollars:

"a fixed GBP price would have been more expensive (priced well above currency fluctuations); USD ultimately saves cost."
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