Even though we’re in Norway, I managed to pre-order a Microsoft Band 2 by using the UK version of the Online Microsoft Store.
When completing the order and checking out, you get asked which country you want it shipped to. Correct purchasing tax (VAT) is also added, if applicable.
For people outside the EU, this means it will not have to be added by customs, so I should not have to pay any extra fees.
However, the one snag that prevents the completion of the order, is that the billing address for your credit card will be stuck on “United Kingdom”!
After chatting and speaking with a Microsoft sales rep, this was easily circumvented. They simply used the same address, except they put the following dummy UK postcode in replacing the Norway postcode:
It should look something like this, I just hid my personal details using some fancy boxes in Microsoft Paint:
So, go ahead and pre-order your Microsoft Band 2 if you want one early!
They will begin shipping approx. 4th of November.
If you get any issues with completing the order, just open a chat. They were ready to help me instantly.
Order overview showing VAT (purchase tax) is included: