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So i didnt had much to do and i stumbled upon amazon.com and for curiosity i checked if they made deliveries to European countries with an object such as the xbox one,to my surprise importing an xbox one from the us is actually cheaper then importing from amazon.fr .de and .uk and i choosed the fastest delivery and yes still cheaper.

I already know that i will need a plug adaptor if i decide to import.

So what do you think is it safe has anyone tried this before im i going to have a future problem with this method ?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CMQTVUA/ref=s9_bbs_gw_d4_g63_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1AWATY099GSSQ5TWM78T&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200382&pf_rd_i=507846 



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I've never tried that before.



I looked before and couldn't see anything about importing to the UK from Amazon.com (looking for a laptop back then), they might have changed this though. But you will be taxed on the item when it arrives into your country, which can add (taking UK as example) 20% to the cost because of tax. Check whether you might have to pay import tax before you do.



Hmm, pie.

Well mine came through amazon.com to France back in December

import tax are already calculated on amazon check out... So the price you pay then is final...

what you need to know is the power brick is not 220v-240v compliant... So not only will you need a plug adaptor but a power converter capable of supporting the wattage of the Xbox at peak... So not your usual travel ones for your razor... I have a 3000watt monster myself but that's because I have a 1000watt amp a TV and a massive subwoofer plugged into it too....
the other solution is to swap power brick with a local one (what I did with my US 360) but not sure they are available yet... (they weren't back in December)

but yeah it works... Now I don't know about the video format and frequency with your TV my TV is a US one too... But you should be able to change that on the Xbox...

other good thing to know is if you have a dud, you can use your local MSFT customer support... My Kinect was faulty on arrival and even though it is a US Xbox one, my XBL account is in the US I still could exchange it locally through European customer support free of charge no question asked...



endimion said:
Well mine came through amazon.com to France back in December

import tax are already calculated on amazon check out... So the price you pay then is final...

what you need to know is the power brick is not 220v-240v compliant... So not only will you need a plug adaptor but a power converter capable of supporting the wattage of the Xbox at peak... So not your usual travel ones for your razor... I have a 3000watt monster myself but that's because I have a 1000watt amp a TV and a massive subwoofer plugged into it too....
the other solution is to swap power brick with a local one (what I did with my US 360) but not sure they are available yet... (they weren't back in December)

but yeah it works... Now I don't know about the video format and frequency with your TV my TV is a US one too... But you should be able to change that on the Xbox...

other good thing to know is if you have a dud, you can use your local MSFT customer support... My Kinect was faulty on arrival and even though it is a US Xbox one, my XBL account is in the US I still could exchange it locally through European customer support free of charge no question asked...

So what power converter do you recommend? .My tv is a Samsung 37 inches b530 series 5 full hd lcd tv  .From what i gather it cannot display at 50hz only at 60 up to 200hz.

At end of the order amazon posted something like 380 euros plus 20 from packaging and 90 from import taxes so 490 euros total permanently right?

And thanks alot for the info.

edit:Does this one work http://www.voltageconverters.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=WT-141



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for the price yeah that should be it... at least it was for me, even though I took an extra controller a charger kit and paid in USD so it wasn't the same total

for the TV I have no clue, since I don't have to do anything.... but I'm sure I saw a post about it with a solution somewhere on that forum.... so maybe ask in the Xbox nation post


for the power brick I just checked and now they do sell them on amazon so if you don't plan on having other US 110v only devices you should go that road...



no you need a voltage converter one of these http://www.voltageconverters.com/voltage_converters.html

but like I said you can find the bricks on your local amazon now apparently at least on amazon.co.uk .com and.fr



endimion said:
no you need a voltage converter one of these http://www.voltageconverters.com/voltage_converters.html

but like I said you can find the bricks on your local amazon now apparently at least on amazon.co.uk .com and.fr


Can you give me a link to one of those power bricks just to be certain i dont want to order the wrong one xP and thanks once again .



which country are you in ???



Portugal