Purchasing LEGO sets from Amazon Europe can be a great way to get your hands on the latest sets, or to find deals on older sets that are no longer available in stores. Also, buying LEGO in an european Amazon Stores that is not in your home country, may result in getting better prices.
In this article, we’ll explain how to purchase LEGO sets from any European Amazon site, including how to find the sets you want, how to place an order, and how to find the best deals.
The European Amazon websites
Currently, these are the European Amazon websites that sell LEGO and offer international shipping:
Why to buy LEGO on a different Amazon Website?
There are a few reasons why someone might consider purchasing LEGO sets from a different Amazon website:
- Prices: Prices for LEGO sets may vary from one Amazon website to another. You may be able to find a better deal on a LEGO set by purchasing it from an Amazon website in a different country, even taking into account shipping cost and VAT adjustment.
- Availability: LEGO sets may not be available on the Amazon website that serves your country. For example, a new LEGO set may not have been released in your country yet, but it may be available on an Amazon website in another country.
- Shipping: Some Amazon websites may offer faster shipping options than others. If you need a LEGO set quickly, you may want to consider purchasing from an Amazon website that offers the best shipping options for your needs.
It’s important to note that purchasing from an Amazon website in a different country may involve additional costs, such as shipping fees, VAT adjustment and exchange rate fees. You’ll want to consider these costs when deciding whether to purchase from a different Amazon website, but in these guide you will understand how to evaluate them.
The first step to make purchases on Amazon Europe websites is to log in or create a new account.
To log in, you’ll need to visit the Amazon website and click on the “Sign in” button. Then, enter your email address and password to access your account. If you don’t have an account, you can click on the “Create your Amazon account” button to create one. You’ll need to provide your name, email address, and create a password to set up your account.
Once you have an account, you can use it to make purchases on any Amazon Europe website.
So, if you already have an Amazon account in your home County, you can use the same email and password to log in in any other Amazon site.
Can I get free international shipping on Amazon?
Shipping costs may be considered, depending on your shipping address, you may or be not be charged for shipping. Here, for reference, some of the rules for international shipping for the main European Amazon stores:
- Amazon Germany: you may get free shipping on eligible orders if the shipping address is in: Austria, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg or Switzerland.
- Amazon Italy: you may get free shipping on eligible orders if the shipping address is in Switzerland.
- Amazon Spain: you may get free shipping on eligible orders if the shipping address is in Portugal
- Amazon France: you may get free shipping on eligible orders if the shipping address is in Belgium, Luxembourg or Switzerland
Having an Amazon Prime subscription in your home Country usually does not provide any advantage, nor will subscribing to the Amazon Prime of the foreign country be useful, but the exceptions listed above may apply.
How much does international shipping cost on Amazon?
In general, shipping cost depend on the number, type, weight, and volume of the items in the cart.
To find out the cost of shipping, you can add a product to your cart and go through the checkout process until you reach the order summary. The shipping cost will be displayed on this page before you confirm your purchase.
Usually, shipping costs on LEGO products range from €7 to €14. In addition, when you are making purchases within European Union Countries, customs duties are never applied to shipments.
A tip: to amortize the shipping costs we suggest to purchase all the items that interest you in a single order, rather than in separate orders.
When you buy LEGO or any other product from another country in Europe, Amazon may need to adjust the amount of tax they charge based on the rules of the country you live in. This is called VAT adjustment and it helps make sure the right amount of tax is paid and that the business follows the rules.
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VAT adjustment may slightly increase or decrease the final price of the LEGO set you are purchasing, but again the correct amount is always shown at checkout.
For example: if you live in Spain (where VAT is 21%) and you are buying from Germany (where VAT is 19%) you may see a small VAT adjustment (+2% on VAT) at checkout.
Warranty and Return
For all items sold in Europe by Amazon, the EU Warranty applies. Therefore, in case of defects, it is possible to request the return of the product, and both the return costs and the entire cost of the order will be reimbursed.
If you change your mind about something you bought and want to return it, you might have to pay for the international shipping costs to send it back to the seller. This is called the right of withdrawal. It’s a way to return something you bought and get your money back. In some cases, the customer may be responsible for the shipping costs of the return, while in other cases the seller may cover these costs
Let’s make a practical example:
Hypothesis: I am a Spanish user, I want to buy the set LEGO DC Comics 76240 Batmobile Tumbler, and I have discovered that right now it seems to cost lest on Amazon Germany.
Let’s follow the steps to complete the purchase!
- I log in to Amazon Germany using the same username and password that I use on Amazon Spain
- I change the language to english, so that it is easier for me to understand
- I look for the set I want to but, and I see that the price is discounted.
In this example the Tumbler costs 166,64€ instead of 269,99€
- I add it to the basket, and I proceed to the last page of the checkout process.
- After entering my Spanish address, I can see the final price updated with VAT adjustment and Shipping Cost
In our example, due to VAT adjustment, we see that the price of 166,64€ (with German VAT) changed to 169,44€ (with Spanish VAT). Also, a shipping cost of 12,94€ is added.
Anyway, at then I may be able to get the set I want for 182,38€ instead of 269,99€, with a final discount of 32,4%: not bad at all!
For comparison, while I am writing this guide, the same set on Amazon Spain costs 222€, so it is way more expensive.
So, you’ve reached the end of this article and you’re ready to start building your LEGO collection on Amazon Europe! Congrats, you’re well on your way to becoming a LEGO master.
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Purchasing LEGO sets from Amazon Europe can be a great way to find unique sets or get a better deal on your favorite sets. By understanding the various Amazon Europe websites, the benefits of purchasing from a different country, and the costs involved, you can make informed decisions about where and how to purchase your LEGO sets. Whether you’re looking for the latest releases or trying to save on shipping costs, Amazon Europe offers a wide range of options for LEGO enthusiasts. Just remember to log in or create an account before making your purchase, and consider the shipping and VAT adjustment costs to ensure you get the best deal possible.
It’s also worth noting that Amazon Europe offers a variety of shipping options, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs. And if you run into any issues with your order, Amazon’s customer service team is available to assist you. So don’t be afraid to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Overall, purchasing LEGO sets from Amazon Europe can be a convenient and cost-effective way to expand your collection. With a little bit of research and planning, you can find the sets you want at a price that works for you. So go ahead and start building your dream LEGO collection today!