I'm not sure about prosecution if you travel abroad... However, the lenses and camera I bought from Digitalrev wasn't stopped in any customs I was going through when I went on an around the world trip earlier this year. Quite a few customs. Can they stop you and demand receipts?! I find that unlikely? The only problem I had was carrying most of my gear (minus tripod and telephoto lens) in one stealth reporter bag when travelling, so I could take it as carry on; nearly broke my back!
As far as I know you don't have to send anything back to the office in Hong Kong. But then, everything I ordered from them has been faultless, so I don't know. It has mostly been high grade products, though, which should be able to take a knock or two.
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As you are someone who has used these people before could you enlighten me please. I believe they guarantee that you don't pay anything extra like the VAT that is normally required to import goods from outside the EU.Question
If the camera hasn't been examined by customs so that VAT can be paid aren't you taking one hell of a risk should you subsequently travel abroad with the camera and get stopped by Customs on your return. Additionally, as I understand it, if warranty work is required the camera must be returned to Hong Kong. If the package is examined by Customs on its return and it is seen that the camera's serial number hasn't been recorded as imported into the UK aren't you again liable for prosecution.
Or have I got it all horribly wrong?