VIV lily pipes

Discussion in 'Hinterfeld' started by mooncake, 25 Jun 2018.

  1. mooncake

    mooncake Member

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    I submitted a message querying this on the Hinterfield website a few weeks back, but I still haven't had a reply as of yet so I was wondering if anyone here could help.

    Excuse the potential stupid question, but these two outlets look identical to me yet there's £5 difference between them. The only thing is that the more expensive is labelled as UK. Am I right in thinking that they are the same product (once 13mm option is selected), it's just that the (UK) labelled one will ship from the UK warehouse so there'll be a guarantee of no customs fee. But, since the threshold for paying customs tax is £15 then there should be no tax on the cheaper pipe anyway, if that's all I'm buying, is that correct?

    http://www.hinterfeld.com/viv-aquarium-glass-water-filter-spiral-outflow-pipe-two-sided-10mm-13mm/

    http://www.hinterfeld.com/uk-viv-lily-aquarium-glass-water-plant-filter-outflow-spiral-pipe-13mm/
     
  2. kadoxu

    kadoxu Member

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    Yes, they're the same.

    Products they already have in their UK warehouse are usually a bit pricier, but the waiting time will usually be reduced. Everything else has to be shipped from China and takes longer to arrive.
     
  3. lucaz koh

    lucaz koh Member

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    Speaking from experience, it seems products labelled UK still come from China (my RGBs did with tracking).

    Perhaps it just helps avoid customs tax?
     

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