If you, like me are a citizen of the UK you might know that most electronics work out cheaper to buy in the U.S than at home in the U.K. This is due to a number of factors, like : Sales tax being lower and the exchange rate being good.
Does anyone know of any major pit falls or drawbacks that effect buying electronics abroad?
asked Jan 01 '12 at 14:41
some electronics will work on a different Voltage, US voltage is 10 volt/60 hertz and UK voltage is 220 volt/50 hertz.
some electronics like dvd players and consoles have region codes, so games you buy will have to have the same region code and encoding system, PAL for UK and US NTSC.
also if it's only made in US, you might find that warranty returns are going to be a little more difficult.
answered Jan 01 '12 at 15:55
There are also the plugs are different in the US and Canada compared to the UK as well so you might have to buy a adapter in order to get it plugged into your normal plug that you are using over there.
answered Jan 01 '12 at 16:02