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ib.lundgren
December 15th, 2008, 01:40 PM
This seems to happen all the time, you find something really badass, like the Serval Professional, but then BAM!, no shipping to Europe.

So I wonder, what do you do when that happens?

* Simply resigning is not an option here =)
* And I prefer not to rely on complete strangers with a $2500 laptop.
* A return ticket to the US only to buy the laptop could somewhat increase the overall price.

Then I'm out of ideas...

eldragon
December 15th, 2008, 02:13 PM
This seems to happen all the time, you find something really badass, like the Serval Professional, but then BAM!, no shipping to Europe.

So I wonder, what do you do when that happens?

* Simply resigning is not an option here =)
* And I prefer not to rely on complete strangers with a $2500 laptop.
* A return ticket to the US only to buy the laptop could somewhat increase the overall price.

Then I'm out of ideas...

plan your next vacations to the US :D

thomasaaron
December 15th, 2008, 06:07 PM
Please be aware of the fact that if you do come up with a way to get one sent to you in Europe, we are currently unable to provide technical support internationally.

Lee_Machine
December 16th, 2008, 09:16 AM
There are third party companies that have a service where you have a US based address with them and then they will forward the package to you in europe. I used the same thing to get one here in Japan. Mine was the APO box version for government employees

http://www.earthclassmail.com/mail-forwarding-alternative.php

http://www.pobiusa.com/english/freight_forwarding.html

Hope this helps.

perce
December 16th, 2008, 03:02 PM
Do your research about custom duties before having something shipped to you: they might bump up the price a lot.

RuralSpaceman
December 16th, 2008, 04:17 PM
There are UK resellers selling the same basic hardware -- eg http://www.kobaltcomputers.co.uk/comanchesli_overview.php -- but the price! If you had to pay VAT to import the Serval (is that how it works?), that'd come to ~$1720: the Commanche works out at ~$2990. The change would buy you a nice wee trip to the USA, with the side benefit of helping to melt a bit more of that pesky polar ice.