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Playseat Challenge racing seat - $165

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Amazon UK has Playseat Challenge racing seat for your steering wheel and pedals for 155GBP which comes out to around $165 shipped to US when paying with a credit card without a foreign transaction fee. Make sure to process the transaction in GBP instead of letting Amazon do it ($172 in that case). Even if you have a credit card with a 3% foreign transaction fee, it might be a bit cheaper than using Amazon's own conversion.

There's a warning message that this doesn't ship to the US but Amazon does allow to check out with a US address (mine got shipped already). I feel the possible restriction is around the size that would make it not profitable for Amazon to ship. They do allow checkout despite the warning.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Playseat...009ZELZDS/
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"Item does not ship to united states!"
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"Item does not ship to united states!"
Did you try actually ordering one? Mine just shipped.
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Did you try actually ordering one? Mine just shipped.
Have you ever tried ordering Amazon UK before? When it actually states "does NOT ship to US".
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Great price, I ordered one to see if it comes.
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Have you ever tried ordering Amazon UK before? When it actually states "does NOT ship to US".
I did, before posting this deal.

Edit: I feel the possible restriction is around the size that would make it not profitable for Amazon to ship. This is basically furniture and I'm not aware of any restrictions on shipping those outside the EU (unlike medicines, aerosols, food etc.). From the import side, there's a $2500 exemption for importing goods for personal use, so there shouldn't be any issues on that front. The only issue is you have a warranty claim, I assume it would go via Playseat Europe?
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I did, before posting this deal.
True, it does let you check out with an US address.
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Wonder how sturdy that wheel platform really is. That's a decent deal for an easily foldable racing seat. I've gotten a better deal on a PlaySeat Evolution a few months ago a little cheaper than this one. Really enjoying my F1 2019 sessions at 4K everything maxed out 60Hz. Too bad Codemasters screwed up the game with the last two patches. I cannot play it with DirectX 12 anymore...
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Wonder how sturdy that wheel platform really is. That's a decent deal for an easily foldable racing seat. I've gotten a better deal on a PlaySeat Evolution a few months ago a little cheaper than this one. Really enjoying my F1 2019 sessions at 4K everything maxed out 60Hz. Too bad Codemasters screwed up the game with the last two patches. I cannot play it with DirectX 12 anymore...

This seat is for people with limited space as it can fold easily in a closet. Evolution will definitely be sturdier but it takes up a lot of space. Challenge is reasonably sturdy for what it is. Some people even mount DD wheels on it, even though it's not designed for that.
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I took the plunge to buy it. The cheapest I've seen in the US has been at Microcenter for $169+tax on BF. So $165 shipped would be a steal. Worst case it gets cancelled and I get refunded.

Perfect for my small apartment.

How do I mount the shifter?
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I don't think there's a shifter mount for it from Playseat but there are some third party solutions or DIY
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Last edited by satellite779 July 28, 2019 at 05:38 PM.
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My order shipped.
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Mine is already in the States according to *itracking. The UPS tracking number hasn't posted activity yet. But I think it could be in NY by the end of week.

*correction: I-Parcel.com
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Mine is already in the States according to itracking. The UPS tracking number hasn't posted activity yet. But I think it could be in NY by the end of week.
Mine as well, I see these updates:

Initiated customs clearance process

Completed customs clearance process

Tendered to local postal carrier for final delivery

Edit: UPS showing mine is arriving on Friday to WA state. A whole week earlier than expected and only 6 days from ordering. Faster than most of my non-prime US orders. Smilie
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Last edited by satellite779 July 31, 2019 at 10:58 AM.
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Woohoo!! Got mine today. Package arrived in perfect shape. Unboxing it later.
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