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    • CommentAuthorsavagehk
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2017
     
    Hi, I know a few on here have installed Berbel hoods. We're also looking to but as there appears to be no UK supplier anymore, can anyone share who they bought theirs from before I start emailing various German online retailers in hope?

    Thanks :)
    • CommentAuthoradi
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2017
     
    Luckily my sister lived in Germany so bought it from a German on line retailer and had it delivered to my sister and then brought back to the uk during one of my trips to see her.

    They might be expensive but definatly worth the money if your in a relatively air tight house.

    Adrian
  1.  
    one problem you will have - if you order from abroad - is what happens to after sales / guarantee service support e.g.filters. Getting the unit carried in should be no problem but spares and filters, if they are individual and not washable or a standard size will be a pain
  2.  
    Ours came from a random German online retailer. Many of them have no issues with shipping to the UK so shouldn't be an issue in future either.
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  3.  
    I remember the pre-EU (EEA) days, buying stuff from Belgium where the goods would (could) only be shipped via a customs agent who could complete all the paper work (at a cost) and the goods would spent about 3 weeks in transit through customs with agents both sides of the channel and there was no DIY option.

    Its on the cards that this would happen again if the no deal, walk away Brexiteers get their way. What a retrograde step that would be for everyone.
    • CommentAuthorowlman
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2017
     
    <blockquote><cite>Posted By: Peter_in_Hungary</cite>Its on the cards that this would happen again if the no deal, walk away Brexiteers get their way. What a retrograde step that would be for everyone.</blockquote>

    No it's not, where do you get that idea. The world's moved on since the 60s Peter.
    I buy stuff from the US, that's already duty and VAT sorted, and with Fed Ex it can take as little as 3 days, better than some UK base online sellers, bigger choice too. I've also bought occasional stuff from China and Hong Kong with quick turnaround, small items admittedly, absolutely no problems. Like I said the worlds moved on.
  4.  
    Yews but that is because there is a deal between the EU and the US
    "Customs cooperation between the EU and the United States (U.S.) is based on an agreement of 1997 and has been further expanded through an agreement of 2004, a Joint Statement on Supply Chain Security of 2011 and a decision on mutual recognition of trade partnership programmes of 2012."
    In the absence of any deal and a walk away UK then not only would there be no deal between the UK and the EU but there would also be no deal between the UK and the US.
    There would need to be deals between the UK and every country that the UK trades with via EU deals as well as between the UK and the EU. At the moment there seems to be a total inability to come up with any sort of deal about the citizen rights or liability of funding etc. before any start on trade issues. IMO it's not looking good for any sort of settlement by 2019
  5.  
    Before this drifts too far off the original topic (I agree with you btw Peter), there do appear to be a few resellers in the UK: https://www.berbel.uk/dealer-search/

    Couldn't find any when I put my current local address in, but 5 London retailers came up when I used an old postcode.

    I'd never heard of Berbel until this post, so thank you savagehk - although this might end up being an expensive new field of interest..!
    • CommentAuthorSimon Still
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2017 edited
     
    Posted By: owlman


    No it's not, where do you get that idea. The world's moved on since the 60s Peter.
    I buy stuff from the US, that's already duty and VAT sorted, and with Fed Ex it can take as little as 3 days..... I've also bought occasional stuff from China and Hong Kong with quick turnaround, small items admittedly, absolutely no problems. Like I said the worlds moved on.


    Hmm. Most of the places I've ordered stuff from outside the UK have been picked up for duty and VAT (which isn't in itself an issue) but the 'admin charge' from the carrier usually a fixed price of £8-15 (which has been as much as the VAT charge on some packages) and the interruption adds a few days.

    As with everything else about leaving the EU I've yet to see anyone make an even vaguely convincing case of how things are going to be better after we leave.
    • CommentAuthorsavagehk
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2017
     
    Thanks Doubting, when I last looked there were none I could find but clearly there are now a few. Pity you can't zoom out on the whole UK rather than guessing postcodes - also none within 50 miles of me!
    • CommentAuthorSimon Still
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2017 edited
     
    Posted By: savagehkThanks Doubting, when I last looked there were none I could find but clearly there are now a few. Pity you can't zoom out on the whole UK rather than guessing postcodes - also none within 50 miles of me!


    I went to a supposed London "stockist" and they didn't even have any on show. Give someone a call in the UK and see what response you get.

    I ordered mine from info@ascasa.de

    The website wouldn't allow UK as a delivery address but I contacted by email (with detail of the item I wanted) and got responses in perfect English with an offer of free shipping. I ordered the wrong height chimney parts and they were also very helpful at arranging the exchange. Really good service.
    • CommentAuthorsavagehk
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2017
     
    One of the listed ones has confirmed he does sell them, I've emailed back, fingers crossed. Otherwise ascasa here I come!
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