Where to buy "cheap" parts in europe?

Hi everyone!

I’m about to order all the parts that I need for my first build, I live in Italy and here there are no esk8 forum/shop/anything so I have to buy everything from all over the world. The only thing that bothers me is that we have crazy import duties for stuff coming from outside europe, for example if I order 200€ of stuff on enertion I may have to pay 100€ of taxes :confused: The vesc on esk8.de is too damn expensive, I can buy it on enertion and adding import duties it’s still cheaper. Pulleys and belts are cheap on enertion but only if I get free shipping (need to spend 300+ aud) but then I will have to pay a lot of money of taxes so I don’t know what to do :confused:


I understand your pain :smiley: Theres no way around that for now.

If you send something person to person…like a gift…is it like that? Let’s say I get the stuff…and mail it out to you as a gift…will you be hit with taxes?

esk8.de very nice guys and quality products! I’ve been very pleased with what they deliver

If you send something person to person…like a gift…is it like that? Let’s say I get the stuff…and mail it out to you as a gift…will you be hit with taxes?

If you mark the package as a gift there are no taxes because they add them based on the declared value of the item

esk8.de very nice guys and quality products! I’ve been very pleased with what they deliver

Not cheap at all, enertion+taxes is still cheaper

Gees I should be your import export guy lol

Don’t you have to pay taxes for import from Australia in the US?

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Let me see my bill :eyes:

Paid my parts a mount, two pulleys and shipping … It showed up at my door in like a week

Drive Train: Motor Pulley (came from china but without issues) http://www.ebay.fr/itm/141536482128?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Wheel Pulley http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:545345 print it via https://www.3dhubs.com Belts http://www.hug-technik.com/shop/index.php?cat=c208_ZAHNRIEMEN-5M-15-mm-breit-RIEMENBREITE-15-mm.html The guy from Alienpowersystems might have some drive train related stuff in stock again as well.

Motor Options: http://alienpowersystem.com/shop/brushless-motors/alien-6355-outrunner-brushless-motor-190kv-2200w/ 6355 190kv 2200 10S Max (55 GBP + 16GBP UPS) http://alienpowersystem.com/shop/brushless-motors/alien-6374-sensored-outrunner-brushless-motor-170kv-3200w/ 95€ http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__18129__Turnigy_Aerodrive_SK3_6374_192kv_Brushless_Outrunner_Motor.html 72€ http://wild-technik.de/shop/product_info.php?cPath=170_174&products_id=100393 210KV 1665Watt 80€ http://www.hacker-motor-shop.com/e-vendo.php?shop=hacker_e&a=article&ProdNr=15727604&t=3&c=7013&p=7013 190kv 280€ http://www.premium-modellbau.de/emax-gt5335/09-brushless-motor-220kv-8s-10s-29-6v-37v-720g-6372-aussenl?gclid=CjwKEAjw9OG4BRDJzY3jrMng4iQSJABddor1QNVR8cyO0M0CjlNDRODX_N8tEHGdGHf087-YhjnBNBoCMXvw_wcB 220kv 119€ http://www.modellhobby.fr/DYMOND-GTX-6374.htm?shop=k_staufenb_f&SessionId=&a=article&ProdNr=03121773&t=11&c=3258&p=3258 Diamond GTX 200kv 3000W 110€

Bought some small stuff on https://www.modellhobby.fr / https://www.modellhobby.de and for sure you can get stuff from the European www.hobbyking.com warehouse.

Bought some stuff from China, like my BMS http://www.batterysupports.com/ and was lucky didn’t have to pay anything extra and it even arrived quite fast. Batteries from www.b-volt.com and/or https://www.akkuteile.de

Besides I bought the VESC and motor mount from esk8.de, yes I think the prices are too high, but what can you do (have more patience and buy from overseas) :wink:

Anyway, all the best luck and lots of patience :slight_smile:

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That 3dhubs thing is really amazing! The only cheap material is normal plastic, is it ok for a pulley?

What about this? http://www.batterysupports.com/24v-294v-1418650-5200mah-7s2p-lithium-ion-liion-battery-pack-p-147.html

the advantage of buying stuff in europe is that you have two years guarantee on all stuff. i would think this might be nice especially with the vesc which seems to have the tendency of dying with newcomers, so if you buy the stuff from esk8.de the stuff will be easily replaced and it seems that it might be mutch faster to get the stuff from them, it seems they are able to build their stuff within three days in opposition two other supplyers where you can easily wait longer than 3 month and do not offer any guarantee on their electric parts

Max. Discharge Current: 12A thats not going to be enough.

You can get away with paying a lot less in duty/taxes if you ask the different resellers outside of EU to mark the package with a lower value - lets say $35. Problem solved! I would suggest that you buy your stuff from DIY. Their parts is great!

It doesnt matter if the value is lower when there is the so called administration cost.

In Denmark that rate is about $25 - not that bad…

Its not bad ofc if you only need to pay once. Imagine if you order from US and Australia. And you broke one two parts and require reorders, thats alot of $25 usd.