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Does PCPartPicker include Tax?

Hello all,

I was just wondering of PCPartpicker includes tax in the prices that it gives to components. I live the the UK, and the hardware prices here are so stupid that it would actually be cheaper for me to buy plane tickets and fly to america to buy parts and then fly back - only if PCPartpicker includes tax (which I only just remembered is something that you guys have).

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PcPartPicker only pulls the listed price from the website. It does not include tax unless the price is "VAT" (which a lot of European countries include). In the US, we pay tax based on the county of the state we line in, so unless PCPartPicker knows our location (which they do not) they cannot accurately calculate taxes. 

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If you go to uk.pcpartpicker.com it just pulls the prices from webstores (amazon UK, Aria UK, etc.). If those include VAT, then yea PCPP does too.

The webstores where I live include VAT, but not sure if UK does that too.

 

Keep in mind importing PC parts from another country (outside the EU) might incur import taxes.

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What? That doesn't make any sense. If the difference is only the amount in tax, flying out definitely isn't worth it.

Also, if you're over your allotted amount of declared goods, you'd still have to pay VAT on reentry to the UK...

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In the USA, you can build a 9700k and 2080 ti ti build like 2000 usd, which is like 1500 gbp. In the UK, the cheapest 2080 to alone is like 1000 gbp, which is like 1200 usd. The difference for a build like that is like 700 gbp, and I can fly to USA and back for 350, so it makes economical sense to fly to America if you are building a high end PC. 

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