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Chicken


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12/08/2009 14:24

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Moving to Northern Cyprus end September. Can anyone advise me whether I should buy a new 32" tv in the UK, selling at around £300, or wait and get one in Northern Cyprus. I am aware there is a charge to import them, but still may be worth it if they are dearer than this in Northern Cyprus. I assume a tv bought in the uk will work perfectly ok there?



smithy


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Buy in the UK any electrical items are expensive here, I shipped over all my electrical things, and so glad I did

sheila



scruffdog


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12/08/2009 15:08

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Ok as long as nothing goes wrong, you have no guarantee, and with power surges in some areas still this can be a problem. Shop down near the harbour selling 32" tvs for 850 tl.



yrtrnc


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12/08/2009 16:30

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We are sole importers and distributors of Hitachi and Lecla TV's also other electronics products such as refrigerators, toasters, coffee makers, blenders, generators, airconditioners etc.. in North Cyprus. We have been in business for over 30 years. We have our own service and repair facilities. We offer minimum 1 year service guarantee on all of our products.



I do not advise you buy from the UK. Even though it is compatible you are taking a huge risk trying to save a few pounds. You are better off buying from North Cyprus as if anything goes wrong you will only have to take the TV down the road to repair. Where is if you buy from the UK the trip is a little longer.



You are very welcome to buy from us and I will make sure you get a discount or a payment plan that suits your pocket. You can see our online catalouge at http://www.hiper-market.com. Products may be out of date!



Name and contact: Yen 05338644330



Thanks

and best wishes



Tinkie


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12/08/2009 16:46

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Hi Chicken



If you are shipping a container over you are charged a minimal amount on tax for a TV, providing its not all shiny and new in an unopened box...as long as they think thats its used. You are allowed to bring in one TV per property, friends of mine have brought them over in suitcases and not been stopped.



On the whole Electrical goods are more expensive here and if you can do it I would personally bring one with me. I brought a TV over from uk and its still working more than 5 years on, despite power surges etc!



Good Luck with your move



smithy


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Tinkie

I bought mine over 4 years ago, just took all the packaging off, and the cardboard on the plug, just told the customs guy I kept the box in the garage in case of moving so didnt pay a penny.

Over here they are a rip off.

power surges have not affected it at all good as new

Sheila



juliamoons



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12/08/2009 18:13

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I brought 3 tv's over 2 small on large one all had been used, but customs did not examine them. i paid no customs duty for anything in my large container.



Julia



Washerman


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Smithy - "Over here they are a rip off." - Not true!

Arcelik sell a 32" Flat Screen LCD for 999TL - last time I looked.

They are a good TV. I have installed our TV system on many of them and, compared to makes like Sony, Phillips, LG etc. - the picture is very good quality, they integrate easily with your home PC and are very easy to use.

I have recommended them to many of my customers and they are all very pleased with the quality and price

As the earlier post said, buy from here and you have a local guarantee.

We have had Arcelik out to our washing machine, cooker and dishwasher. They are all out of guarantee and they repair and replace parts at a very reasonable price.

Sweeping statements like this one from "Smithy" do nothing for the quality of information that is available on this board and, No! I don't work for Arcelik

Washerman



Goonerboy


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12/08/2009 18:58

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TV's and LCD's are way more expensive out here then they are in the UK.



That said, I'm looking to sell my Sony 32 LCD which is 6 months old :D



Washerman


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By the way, power surges are a problem over here. I have customers who have lost their Fridges/freezers, TV, computers, wireless routers and hundreds of power supplies to their Internet Antennas.

I have also had to deal with many electrical surge problems with servers etc.

There was also an article recently in the newspaper about someone that purchased a TV and lost it to a power surge straight away. The shop (quite rightly) didn't want to know and you can imagine what Kibtec had to say.

You can even get insurance cover for power surges from certain companies

Washerman



Chicken


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Goonerboy, how much are you selling your tv for, and why are you selling?



mmmmmm



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13/08/2009 15:21

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Dear Washerman



as 32" LCDs are available in the UK for c.£250 .. I bought a refurb 37" LG LCD with a 12 month warranty for £399..so that means you are paying 37" prices in "TRNC" for 32" TVs.



That was full HD model with 3 HDMI sockets - top spec..



IF you are moving out - bring in in the container and save a fortune - what are the chances of it being faulty these days - run it for a few days in the UK first.. if it doesn't go wrong in that time - ( bath tub effect) it is less likely to go wrong in Cyprus.



Chicken


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Thanks mmmmmm, I will take your advice, you seem to know what you are talking about looking at other topics on the forum.



Washerman


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13/08/2009 17:18

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M&M - personally, I don't do "refurbs" on electrical items.

Having lived and worked in the TRNC since 2003, I can only give the benefit of my experience, but Chicken, feel free to take whoever's advice suits.

Washerman



Washerman


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13/08/2009 18:10

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http://www.arcelik.com.tr/ProductList.aspx?categoryCode=82EkranLCD&LANGUAGE=tr-TR

873TL = £355.82 (usually, you can get a 5% discount for cash) = £338.00

UK price according to M&M = £250.00 + Shipping costs, insurance and import taxes approx £55.00 = £305.00

So, that's £38.00 extra to buy here, but that includes a 'local' guarantee from a local supplier and easy to get fixed if something goes wrong.

I know what I would do.

M&M "Save a fortune" - I don't think so!

I'll continue to give a balanced view based on 'local experience' not 'guess-work'

Washerman ;-)



Goonerboy


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13/08/2009 18:48

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Hi Chicken



I'm curretnly in the process of moving, consequently am looking to sell off a number of items.



My Sony Bravia is approx 7months old now, bar a few days lol, and I am looking for £500.

I paid a lot more for the TV. The BRAVIA's are more expensive then the normal Sony's and are absolutely fantastic. An Arcelik doesn't come close to the Bravia technology lol.



Washerman


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Goonerboy, beg to differ, have you tried connecting it to a PC and seeing if the audio works? I have several customers who, when connecting their PC to the TV, have had to connect speakers to their PC to get sound.

I have been on to Sony and they say that they are aware of a problem on certain models.

Arcelik TVs are easy to use and give very good picture and sound quality. I've worked on many LCDs and my opinion is that Arcelik are best

Washerman



Goonerboy


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Washerman,



I actually have my sony connected with the PC, and have never experienced any problems what so ever. With the PS3 its fantastic too.



mmmmmm



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14/08/2009 03:47

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Dear Washerman



PLEASE try to keep up ...



1 / >>M&M - personally, I don't do "refurbs" on electrical items. <<



I'm sure YOU don't.. I refer to manufacturer refurbs.. with FULL 12 months manufacturers warranty - indistinguishable from "new" .. I have NEVER - YET- had a problem with any TV, sat nav, mobile phone bought in this fashion.



2/ re your link to some TR based site for price comparisons purposes..



Em, the thread is about a guy moving out from the UK and bring out his gear..... your example doesn't apply..if the TV is "used"



Washerman


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M&M - I don't do refurbs (period.)

The link is to 'Arcelik's' site not 'some' site

The thread is about whether a TV should be purchased in the UK or, purchased here. It is you that should 'try to keep up.'

Mark, your issues with me are starting to cloud your judgement and your posts reflect this.

Washerman



Washerman


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Goonerboy, the PS3 doesn't use the same connectors as your PC, but I accept what you say. 'Yours' maybe one of the models/dates not affected.

Incidentally, how are you connected from your PC to your TV (what lead/s have you used?)

Washerman



NatAless



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I would buy one here, there is always one going for cheap somewhere, on the for sale section of this site, at the Lambousa auction etc and even new they are not dear and you will get a guarantee, much less hassle than bringing one all the way over from the Uk, in my opinion

Natx



NatAless



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sell your one in the Uk and buy an even better one over here there you go! You wont have any problems either re compatibility and if you buy it new here and something goes wrong you have your guarantee, plus if you buy something else aswell as the tv you can ask for a discount in places like ArÁelik.



Natx



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