European Amazon Shopper page now shows prices from Amazon.com

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I've started to go through the suggestions made in the survey looking for quick-wins. Here's one that I've been able to address already:

"Extend the Amazon European price comparisons to the US or all Amazon sites. As an American living in London, I am constantly comparing prices to judge which sets are worth the hassle and luggage space to buy there vs here."

If your country is set to the USA you will now see Amazon.com prices on the European Amazon Shopper page. Yesterday, they were visible to everyone but that prompted the following email:

"I am based in the UK, however I am now seeing the US Amazon listed in the EU Amazon Shopper. This is not only depressing (price wise), but since i don't think we can order from the US, I don't think it should be showing at all."

So now, hopefully everyone is happy :-)

16 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

So you really can please all of the people some of the time?

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By in United Kingdom,

I just noticed that we have gone over 10,000 items in the Brickset database. We are currently at 10,005.

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By in United States,

Yes... looks like Grahame is back-filling a number of missing items.

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By in United Kingdom,

Great addition to a already very useful part of the site. I was wondering is there a way I can set the Amazon updates to a notification on my Android phone?

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By in Germany,

I've got a stupid question: I live in Germany and whenever I wanna order something in an european, but not Germany-Amazon, then Amazon redirects me to the German-Amazon. So I wonder what this price comparisson is good for if Amazon won't allow it. How do you all use this price comparission ?

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By in Denmark,

American prices are depressing! Haha... Good one!

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By in Germany,

@calavera:
Hmm, unable to reconstruct your problem, works fine for me, just tried at amazon.es, all the way to the "finalizar" button (which I didn't hit) no problem. And I've already ordered via amazon.es and amazon.it in the past. Feel free to send me a PN, I'm from germany, too!

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By in United Kingdom,

American prices are depressing if you live in the UK. Quite often they are 50% cheaper than the UK, though mainly around 30% cheaper. I found this quite useful when I had family living in the US, now I have the EU Amazon shopper as a replacement.

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By in Australia,

Hmm, I was actually very excited to see US prices on that page too since I occasionally go there for a business trip.
I would like to see them there again despite the price being 'depressing' and ridiculously low.

So I guess you cannot please everyone all the time ;-p

(now let's see if Huw is going to make this a selectable option, just to prove me wrong.)

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By in United Kingdom,

^ "(now let's see if Huw is going to make this a selectable option, just to prove me wrong.)"

Fingers crossed...

;-)

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Bear in mind that in many states Amazon now has to charge sales tax. In California I tend to pay nearly 10%. That said, that still makes the A-wing just £17.35.

Er, forget I said anything.

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By in New Zealand,

I'm in NZ Amazon US does occasionally ship to me (managed to successfully order 10212 from there). I would love to see the US prices amalgamated back on the shopper page. So what if some people can't order from them. I can't order anything from Amazon.it and very little from Amazon.es.

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By in United Kingdom,

Whilst the Amazon.com option was active, I went in and had a look at their shipping rates for Europe. They only ship selected items outside of the US, which is most of Europe, Australia and some other places. Shipping Lego to Europe costs $7 + $2 per pound (lb).

After that, the item maybe subject to customs charges if the value of the item is over £20 (I think the value's right). This is around £8 in the UK if the parcel goes through Royal Mail, not sure about mainstream couriers (FedEx, Parcelforce etc).

Overall, unless a set is heavily discounted on Amazon.com, by the time you add in postage and customs it might be cheaper to buy it on an EU Amazon.

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By in France,

Anyhow, we can order stuff from amazon.com even if we have a local amazon in our country... I do it from time to time for nonexistent article in Europe. I would be glad to see it back, even if I'm marked as a frog eater ;)

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm in the UK and have successfully ordered from Amazon ES, DE and IT. I would like to see the US option even in the UK as sometimes I can get shipped to a US address and then brought over.

It would be great if it could be an option (in the same way that the Theme is an option)

Thanks for a great site.

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By in Australia,

@ DaveWatford and Huw ^ "(now let's see if Huw is going to make this a selectable option, just to prove me wrong.)"

Sometimes I really like being proven wrong :)
Thanks Huw!

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