Last week I decided to order some books from Amazon.com. I live in Europe, and normally I do all my orders on Amazon.de, but as I had some money on my Amazon.com account, I decided to place my order there instead.
If you order products from Amazon.com, you might have to wait for a long time for the products to arrive. But, last week I ordered some books, and upon checkout I noticed that the difference between the slowest and the second best delivery method was only 2 Dollar. So, I decided to upgrade the delivery, and guess what? I ordered my books on April 5th, and I now expect the books to arrive on April 12th. And what makes this even better, is that the package was sent by Amazon only on April 7th. If I take that into consideration, then this is almost just as fast as a delivery from Germany would take. If I was an Amazon Prime member I would get the order sent even faster, but since I do not have a Prime subscription at the moment, it took Amazon three days to send my order.
I am quite curious at the moment, because if I remember correct, there is no VAT on book orders from Amazon, but if you order cameras, laptops and other electronic devices, you will have to pay VAT as they are delivered to an address in Europe. So, I am will wait and see, but I am quite sure that there will be no VAT on this order, meaning that it will only be 7 days from the day my order was placed on Amazon.com, until I get the package delivered to my home address in Europe. Great stuff’
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