November 2018 Update – The cheap Italian sourced inverter heaters are BACK for their seasonal offers. Be quick however, because during the past three years they didn’t last long before the complaints about being undercut from some UK Retailers resulted in them being withdrawn from Purchase by UK Customers.
There is currently no import duty or VAT charged on purchases from Italy to the UK
However, if you prefer to buy from a UK Vendor then we recommend the following.
Why I found these deals.
Over the last few years, I have invested heavily in several paraffin inverter heaters in order to heat my home and outside workshop, and in doing so I have saved many hundreds of pounds in expensive Electricity costs, in fact around 50% of the cost of the actual heater was recouped in the Electricity saving which was made during its first winter outing!, and even now at the end of 2014, my home is still heated entirely by these little portable heaters.
One thing which I have noticed is that consumers within the UK are getting a raw deal in relation to the cost of actually purchasing these paraffin inverter heaters, compared to consumers based in Europe (where these heaters are more popular), and so when my regular UK supplier hiked the price of my usual Corona Paraffin Inverter Heater by £49, I knew that I had to find a cheaper alternative, and in doing so I was shocked at the savings which could be made, in fact I paid £150 instead of £249 for what was actually an almost identical paraffin inverter heater with a similar spec and heat output, the only difference was the fact that it was much cheaper through being purchased online in Europe. Yes, the UK has the well deserved nickname of ‘Treasure Island’ for good reason.
Bear in mind that purchasing from a European Supplier carries no more risk than buying from any UK source, any credit card purchase protection will still apply and there are no additional VAT or Duty payments required to be paid to customs upon entering the UK. In fact even the carriage charge is no more from Italy than some UK suppliers are charging. (This also means that if the heater has to be sent back for warranty purposes the cost of the carriage to do so, won’t be prohibitive)
I found that buying two paraffin inverter heaters from my source in Europe was painless and trouble free and just as easy as placing an order with my previous UK source. The heaters turned up in good condition three days later, and have been happily running on domestic Kerosene heating oil ever since.
I have no connection with the European Source i’m recommending whatsoever, other than being a satisfied customer of theirs, i’m purely offering this link out of goodwill so you too can save some money off the high prices which we are currently being charged for paraffin inverter heaters here in the UK.
You can read more information regarding my own personal experience of using Inverter Heaters in place of Electric Heating on my Paraffin Inverter Heater page. You can also buy these inverter heaters from a European supplier at a reduced price from Here which is around £90 – £100 cheaper than a similar heater from a UK Supplier.
You can also save a lot of money on Class C1 Paraffin in these Inverter Heaters simply by using Kerosene. Which is sold in the UK as Domestic Heating Oil.