Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

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).



Link to post
Share on other sites

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. 

"Put as much effort into your question as you'd expect someone to give in an answer"- @Princess Luna

Make sure to Quote posts or tag the person with @[username] so they know you responded to them!

 RGB Build Post 2019 --- Rainbow 🦆 2020 --- Velka 5 V2.0 Build 2021

Purple Build Post ---  Blue Build Post --- Blue Build Post 2018 --- Project ITNOS

CPU i7-4790k    Motherboard Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI    RAM G.Skill Sniper DDR3 1866mhz    GPU EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW3    Case Corsair 380T   

Storage Samsung EVO 250GB, Samsung EVO 1TB, WD Black 3TB, WD Black 5TB    PSU Corsair CX550M    Cooling Cryorig H7 with NF-A12x25

Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

"We're all in this together, might as well be friends" Tom, Toonami.


mini eLiXiVy: my open source 65% mechanical PCB, a build log, PCB anatomy and discussing open source licenses: https://linustechtips.com/topic/1366493-elixivy-a-65-mechanical-keyboard-build-log-pcb-anatomy-and-how-i-open-sourced-this-project/


mini_cardboard: a 4% keyboard build log and how keyboards workhttps://linustechtips.com/topic/1328547-mini_cardboard-a-4-keyboard-build-log-and-how-keyboards-work/

Link to post
Share on other sites

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...

Current PC:


CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red


Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit


CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red


OG Gaming Rig - Gone



CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red



Link to post
Share on other sites

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. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now