Originally Posted by jlanzy
Would it be worth $15K, plus the $2-3K more for shipping/import/etc? After all, cost is the only reason we would even consider buying foreign. Of course, this all assumes it can be purchased at non-US pricing.
I am not certain but I think the shipping was going to be in the $500 range. I just checked price japan site. The Sony 1100es, listed at $28k in USA is being sold at about $12,600 + about $500 shipping (not sure of exact number). Shipping was certainly not in the $2000 range.
Using same numbers, if the 885 is at $10,000 to $12,000 from Japan - it would be an amazing price, I would assume.. Not sure what the taxes are.. google harmonized tariff schedule 8528. If you are serious about this, you can also ask price japan people.. they would advise you. I could not decipher whether it is duty free or 35%.. it was note 1 (0%) and note 2 (35%)
Monitors and projectors, not incorporating television reception apparatus; reception apparatus for television, whether or not incorporating radio-broadcast receivers or sound or video recording or reproducing apparatus:
Cathode-ray tube monitors:
Capable of directly connecting to and designed for use with an automatic data processing machine of heading 8471 note 1 No.
note 2 35% 8528.49