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    MAC Knife Pricing?

    Can anybody explain why a MAC Original Series 6 1/2 inch utility knife is $60 (£39) in the US, yet supplied officially in the UK it's £96?!

    I really want one but I ain't being ripped off.

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    Customs and taxes.
    "Those who say it can't be done are always pasted by those doing it"

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    Knives in the UK are a massive rip off, almost without exception.

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    Ah so it's down to our lovely government, rather than MAC trying to pull a fast one on us. Don't suppose there's any US-based stores that ship to the UK?

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    You seem to overlook the shipping costs and HM Revenue and Customs...

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    It's tax + customs AND a healthy mark-up. The former typically add 25% to the cost of a knife ordered from overseas (although this is often a crap shoot). £96 for that MAC is taking the pi$$.

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    That's a crazy price for a MAC knife!
    In russian knives stores prices are usually 2-3x times of what they cost in US, but at least we are able to order from US and don't pay any customs or tax fees.

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