Question About Ordering From Amazon UK, Customs, Fees

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I'm in the U.S. but Amazon UK has some really great deals today on some region free blu-ray boxsets that I'd like to order, some of the prices are almost half (after removing VAT & converting to U.S. $) of what it costs for the identical sets on

I'd like to ask people who are here in the U.S. & have ordered DVDs/Blu-rays from Amazon UK before whether there ends up being any kind of customs & duty fees or other unexpected costs (or problems) or if they're just delivered normally with no extra charges other than the price & shipping charged on Amazon. I'm sure someone must have asked this before but I ran searches on the forums here (and elsewhere) I couldn't find an answer. I know it will take longer to get here but will there be any surprise charges when they do?

Also, has anyone ever had a problem with defective discs when they've ordered from Amazon UK and how do they handle it if there are? I've had problems sometimes with discs bought at and the exchange process was simple and they covered the return postage. What happens if there's a similar problem ordering from UK?

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Only did it once, a few years ago. Package came took some time but never was charged anything extra.

No problems with disks of any kind except when 3d party sellers will not ship to America. Got defectives twice, refunded with a lag.

Thanks for responding. i took a chance and ordered a couple things yesterday. Now I have to find places I can earn Amazon UK gift cards! 

Do they cover return shipping on defective items? That' something I was concerned about too.

Return shipping across the ocean is prohibitive; UK sellers get a break on multiple overseas mailings so often charge the same shipping as US 3d parties. Got 3 defective CDs, were refunded with no hassles and no shipping back over the years. Good place for UK sourced media.

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