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  1. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

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    Could someone look at my figures and thinking and tear it apart and tell me where I'm going wrong JSW & Dazzer I know have had experience I would appreciate their comments.

    As some of you know I've been looking around with a view to upgrading the RV
    Top of my list at the moment is a Monaco LaPalma XL Diesel pusher;
    UK price £132k (bit to rich for me)
    Quote recieved from USA dealer today for fully loaded same Rv 2008 spec;
    here http://www.rvdeals.net/7655/
    $118k offered $36k discount without hardly haggling

    My Calculation
    $118000 - 00 @ .49050 reuters today = £57879 - 00
    Vat @17.5% = £10129 - 00
    Import duty @ 10 % = £ 5789 - 00
    Shipping = £ 3000 - 00
    Conversion to UK spec = £ 5000 - 00
    Unknowns reg/odds & sods = £ 2000 - 00
    Total = £83797 - 00
    Potential Saving = £48203 - 00

    Is this correct because even if I'm £8k adrift it's still a £40k saving or have I missed something obvious that I just can't see.
     
  2. Road Runner

    Road Runner Read Only Funster

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    Purchase price

    shipping £3000

    Duty @ 10% on purchase price and shipping

    VAT @ 17.5 % on ALL the below.

    Shipping agent here £100

    Electrical conversion £100 to £3000 but £1500 would be a decent price




    bet you can haggle them down a lot more:Wink:

    Can be stressful though :Doh:but with that saving:thumb:
     
  3. fordy

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    Yep sounds right to me when i got my boat from the US this was the way it was worked out and i had it over here for 2 years spent over £10,000 on kitting it out and all that goes with it, and when i sold it still made over £9,000 profit on it.
    :Cool: i was a happy man almost got the RV free:Wink:
    So if you can do it with the pound so strong i would go for it ,,,

    FORDY :BigGrin:
     
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    Ye gods!

    I'm almost speechless!

    Go for it!!!!
     
  5. Road Runner

    Road Runner Read Only Funster

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    money transfer

    These people are dead straight and speedy.

    www.worldfirst.com

    Recommended:Wink:
     
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    yupp figures look right to me :thumb:
     
  7. johnsandywhite

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    :Cool: Here is one from me too. Used them twice. :-

    http://www.moneycorp.com/personal/account/

    BTW. The figures look about right. But the calculation is this:-

    Purchase price + shipping is charged 10% duty

    Then:-

    Purchase price + shipping + 10% duty is charged at the 17.5% VAT. :Wink:
     
  8. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

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    Thanks all

    Looks like we've got some serious thinking to do. I would like to go to the states buy an RV and spend 3/4 months touring before shipping home. Jans a bit shell shocked as we planned to do this in about 18 months time.

    Problem is will the £ / $ situation still be the same, I think when opportunities come along you have to take them, no point crying about missing them later.

    Exciting times thought I'd be bored being retired have'nt stopped for a minute yet. :BigGrin:
     
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    Rory, Read your own signature mate :BigGrin: Go for it
     
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    Rory, Start swimming!! :BigGrin:
     
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    :Cool: When we did it exactly 2 years ago. The exchange rate was $1.74 to the £. :cry:
     
  12. Road Runner

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    £1 = $1.95 this time last year:Wink:

    JSW:- Tommy rated Worldfirst highly:thumb:
     
  13. Forestboy

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    We're trying to arrange to go to USA and view as many as possible hopefully in the next couple of weeks.
    Spoke to a guy who may do us a special deal on a hire as well so we can ship ours back without all the miles on.
    Keep you informed if I get any good offers.
     

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