The European Union is a free market, meaning you can ship an item from the UK to Germany without any resulting tax. In theory, then, all prices should be the same – but quickly browsing the various international versions of Amazon quickly reveals this isn’t the case.
Curiua.com is a clean and speedy website allowing you to search all 5 European Amazon sites – France, Germany, the UK, Italy and Spain – and quickly compare prices. Use this before shopping and you’ll learn which country gets the cheapest prices on Amazon, allowing you to potentially save a lot of money. For example, as of this writing, the 5th generation iPod touch costs as much as €237.32 in Spain but only €156.89 in the UK – a difference of over €80, far more than enough to cover shipping.
Determine what the best deal is, then click through to see the product on the Amazon page of a particular country. The difference is obviously going to be bigger for some items than others, and shipping to where you are is not included in the cost – so do some comparisons before making your purchase. Every site you click will open in a new tab, making it easy for you to do so.
Sure, you could just search each individual site – but this is the best way to get a quick overview, pointing out when buying from one country over another could save you a lot of money.
- An easy to use web app.
- Compares prices across all 5 European versions of Amazon.
- Purchase from whichever nation is cheapest.
- Does not factor in shipping, so compare final costs to be sure.
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