This site is a simple guide to buying from Amazon.fr in English. It includes advice on compatibility, postage and a video guide.
Buying from Amazon.fr is becoming more common because the UK and France are both in the EU, therefore if you were to purchase you would incur no import taxes. While French VAT is currently 19.5% it is already included in the price, so the only extra for you to pay for is postage and packaging to ship the item to the UK.
Mass buying from Amazon.fr started when the nintendo wii was launched and none could be found anywhere in the UK. France had a plentiful supply of nintendo wii so you simply needed to get a plug converter and you were away! Your Amazon UK log-in identity works on Amazon.fr.
Buying from Amazon.fr has continued to grow in popularity because data shows it can often be cheaper than the UK. Various websites have been written comparing the price of different Amazon sites around Europe. A good example is www.huge-river.com . This site has the advantage of also comparing the prices of Amazon Germany and Amazon Italy Often items that are cheaper from continental Europe, are manufactuered there, so Danish lego and the German headphones Sennheiser are examples. BluRay and DVD's are compatible throughout Europe so they can be purchased without risk.
When ordering from Amazon.fr if your French is not as good as your English, you can use the above video to guide you through the process or if you are using Google Chrome it will automatically translate the process for you. There is also a Help page on amazon.fr in English.
This video talks you though the buying process in English
The postage, delivery costs and time scales from Amazon.fr to the UK are explained here
An explanation of the different BluRay and DVD regions in the world compatible with the UK
What can be done about items having different plugs to the UK
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