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Ordering from over seas - first time and unsure

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by rampage, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. rampage

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    i am looking at buying a Danger Den Tieton water block for my GTX280 and a few other hard to find parts here in australia direct from dangerden.com

    what i am wondering is how dose all this work, i asume i just enter my details like any other online order and pay via my credit card, but the big thing i am unsure about is when the order $250 USD is added to my credit card will it then be converted to Australian dollars ? EG: 250 * 1.33 = $332.5 (aussie dollar is currently at 67 US cents per aussie dollar)

    or how dose all this work?
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  2. KBD New Member

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    I think the best thing to do is to contact Danger Den and ask them.

    From my personal experience buying overseas i can tell you that when i paid with credit card or paypal i always got a very good exchange rate. You simply cant buy currency at the rates given by Paypal for instance. Though that was a couple of years ago so i dont know how things are done nowadays but you can always ask your credit card company what their US dollar to AU dollar exchange rate is on purchases.
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  3. newconroer


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    1) It's best to use a debit card, followed by a credit card, and lastly Paypal. The reasoning for this is that Danger Den will contact you asking for further proof of identification, as a security measure when using Paypal, and thus delaying your order. They say it's because they encounter fraud a lot. Fair enough, but nowhere on their website do they tell you this before you order.

    2) Conversion rate will be adjusted automatically. You shouldn't need to worry about that.

    3) Shipping to Europe from their Oregon plant, costs roughly $60 USD. To Australia, expect upwards of $100 USD; once you go through the purchasing steps, it should tell you in dollars, so you can convert it to find out.

    4) Whatever Australia's tax rate is, (unless the laws are different), will be applied to the total cost INCLUDING delivery, and that will result in how much customs charge you pay. Unless you purchase it from Danger Den, have it shipped to an individual in the States, then shipped to you as a 'gift,' you will not avoid customs charge.

    5) The DD Tieton comes with 'fay boy' barbs. The mouth of these barbs is very wide. As an example, if you order 1/2", you will need a 3/8" size tubing to fit over the barb. If you email them, they might be willing to supply you with more standard type barbs.

    A contact address you can try is orders@dangerden.com or Leah@dangerden.com

    As of two months ago, goods + delivery + customs, cost $270 = 400 AUD for a Danger Den Tieton, and that was only to Europe.

    My advice is to use XSPC or EK.
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