Amazon.de just offered the people of Hungary a nice Christmas present. Since mid-November 2016, they offer free shipping to Hungary!
As you can see in the image above you can have your orders placed at Amazon.de delivered for free to Hungary, if they exceed 39 Euro. That is quite brilliant, considering that 39 Euro is about 12,000 HUF, making it similar to the limits Hungarian web-shops use for free delivery themselves. Hungary is not the only country enjoying this, because Amazon.de now delivers for free to Slovakia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Denmark and Finland in addition to Hungary.
If you press the link above you will be sent to Amazon.de, but you will notice one strange thing. The German store will be in English, making it much easier to do your shopping. It is no secret that German was the favored language in Hungary for a long time, but in the last ten years this has drastically change, and now English is the number one foreign language in the country. That is why you will be happy to press the link above and discover that you can shop from Amazon.de in English.
2022 update: This article is out of date. This was true in 2016, but it is no longer like this! You can still shop from Amazon.de, but you have to pay for the shipping. The shipping fees, however, are not that crazy, and normally products are delivered in less than a week. As a result, this is a great option.
One other thing that is nice to know is that you do not have to pay any import cost (VAT) on products ordered through Amazon.de as you order from within the EU.
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You can find a new and updated article about ordering from Amazon to Hungary right here.
What to shop from Amazon.de to Hungary in English?
Since we now enjoy free delivery on orders exceeding 39 Euro you can buy almost anything from Amazon.de. And there are lots of products that you will find to be much cheaper. It is for example often cheaper to buy games for your gaming console at Amazon in Germany, you will lots of clothes and of course international products. Look around at Amazon.de and be surprised at all the great products (and prices available).
You might wonder why we write about this here in our Budapest Guide! Well, you might find great stuff at the Christmas market in Budapest, but if you live in Hungary you might have greater use for the products available at Amazon in Germany then the ones you get at the Christmas market. Give it a try and see if this is shopping for you or not!
The free shipping on orders exceeding 39 Euro is only available for orders dispatched by Amazon. It is important to check this before placing your order, if not you might get a surprise in the end.