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Help Buying Fanatec Clubsport Set

Discussion in 'Formula SimRacing' started by kingbongo, May 24, 2014.

Buy From UK or USA?

Poll closed May 31, 2014.
  1. UK

    100.0%
  2. USA

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. hello, im going to buy a complete setup of the fanatec clubsport range, what I would like to know is if I buy from the USA site instead of the Europe Site do I save money?? and is it compatible with a UK PC?? (Will Postage screw me over from the USA?? & I live in the UK)

    Europe Prices~
    ClubSport Wheel Base EU €449.95
    Formula Rim for ClubSport Wheel EU €179.95
    ClubSport Pedals V2 EU €249.95
    Total~ €879.85
    Converted ~ £712.62

    USA Prices~
    ClubSport Wheel Base USA $449.95
    Formula Rim for ClubSport Wheel USA $179.95
    ClubSport Pedals V2 USA $249.95
    Total~ $879.85
    Converted ~ £522.25
     
  2. Frederic Schornstein

    Frederic Schornstein
    TXL Racing Premium Member

    Keep in mind, that you most probably will have to pay 20% VAT and I don't know about taxes in the UK. So it can add up to 30 to 40% and you haven't put Shipping cost on the list as well. I just checked their US site and in the checkout I can't select UK as a destination. Only states in america are showing up.

    Also you should keep in mind, that you may have diffrent warranty regulations and sending back in case of an issue will set you back a lot of money and the worst part a lot more time.

    I just recently got my CSW and I live in Germany. To be honest I am a bit pissed, that I pay more for a German product (company is based 100k from my home) than someone in the US, but with VAT included the diffrence for you is "only" 90 Pounds and that is without additional shipping cost and the trouble you can have sending it back.

    As Fanatec products don't have the best reliability record I wouldn't take chances buying it in the US, because if you have bad luck and have to pay taxes and expensive shipping you might only end up saving a few pounds, but if something goes wrong you are in big trouble and I personally wouldn't risk that when I am going to spent that amount of hard earned money.
     
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  3. yes but in america everything is low quality! even the people so dont be angry about that!
     
  4. Chris, remember that our sponsor is American.. :whistling::D
     
  5. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    That is available as a package for Euro 799 which is appr £679.00.

    I have a CSR and needed help under warranty.
    I posted it to London, got it back within 4 days and they paid postage.
    Service backup was very good and with a tech product you need that.
    So to echo Fred above. I would buy locally.