Hi, this is the "Stupid Questions Vol. 2" of my Stupid Questions Marathon, so bear with me.
I didn't know where to post this so I posted it here.You should consider making a "General Discussion" for notebooks though.
Now, my question:
[?]I live in Europe.In Greece.Is there a (proven) way to buy things from the US, and have them shipped into the UK or Greece, avoiding all tax costs? Stating that the item is a gift is one.It doesn't work always, and Big online stores won't do it (I guess, haven't asked).So, is there another way of avoiding tax when importing from the US?
A laptop would be something too "big" to label as a gift, unless the custom officers are nutheads!
I don't think you have anyway to get around this, unless you smuggle it in or something 
I had the experience of what you want to do though. It was a pair of canalphones (headphones that go deep into your ear canals) that costed $130 USD. The company sent it with a value of $10 so I didn't have to pay any duties etc. But that worked because the headphones DO look cheap and can be packed in really small box.
If you can find a cheap flight to the U.S. and have a lot of shopping to do then you can actually save yourself some money even with the cost of the flight factored in. A long way to go to do some shopping, but kinda fun. Just a thought as I know no way of avoiding what you ask here.
I wish there was a way , but each way you'll choose will be risky and might end up coasting more .
The best option is to find someone living in the US that will ship your stuff personally via USPS EMS , you can ask them to make your buys look "used" for decreased customs/vat value but not as free .
btw : as part of the EU I think you have access to some of the best laptops in the market such as LG , joybooks and samsungs that are not in the US .
I'm only writing so because the big companies "seal" the markets in order to increase profits , its their right to conduct business the way they see fit to but I don't have to agree and follow blindly , there is no *justified* reason other then "because we can" .
Hey, thanks for the replies.I didn't think anyone would answer. [8D]
Well, I guess it's either smuggling or buying from a EU Country, UK for example.A suggestion from me to the owners of this website:
It would be nice if you included UK (Or any other european) prices in your Price break down shopper helper thingie.That would help A LOT!!
For all you EU buyers looking for good prices: Check out EBuyer ( http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/home/ ).They've got pretty good prices,and are quite reliable (According to Bizrate) although I haven't checked anything else(Support, waranties, whatever else).