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Heathrow bargain - which would you choose?
Poll ended at Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:16 pm
Olympus e-410 - £340 inc VAT with £50 cash back 40%  40%  [ 4 ]
D40x 18-55 - £345.45 inc VAT 60%  60%  [ 6 ]
Total votes : 10
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:16 pm 
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I am flying from Heathrow next Thursday so had a look at what offers DixonsTaxFree have.
http://www.dixonstaxfree.co.uk/index.cf ... g&group=13

They have what seems like a great deal on an Olympus e-410 - £340 with 17.5-45mm lens, you can then get £50 cash back from Olympus direct bring it to a snip at £290 inc.
See http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/store/d ... egory_oid= for details


They also have a good deal on a D40x 18-55 at £345.45

So which would you choose?

Note - I have copied this from another post I made that went a bit OT, and because I thought a poll would be interesting!


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Hi Ian,

Might I suggest you add a third option...
    The one that feels most comfortable "in hand"
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Bob Andersson wrote:
Hi Ian,

Might I suggest you add a third option...
    The one that feels most comfortable "in hand"
Bob.


That will certainly be a big factor, Bob - and my decision probably will be at the last moment because of it :)

Cheers

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Just noticed Nikon also have a cash back offer now. £40. Details here http://www.nikon.co.uk/sites/cashback/default.html

This makes the D40x my clear favourite now

Ian


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D40x without a doubt. Same Price as the D40 w/18-55 out of jessops (£299 for D40, £399 for D40x, so your saving nearly £100)

To bad they don't sell lenses huh :(

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IanBlackburn wrote:
Just noticed Nikon also have a cash back offer now. £40....

Sounds great - a D40x plus 18-55mm ED II AF-S DX for under £346 incl. postage after cash-back (follow this CameraLabs affiliate link to Amazon and search for D40x). 8)

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DD_nVidia wrote:
D40x without a doubt. Same Price as the D40 w/18-55 out of jessops (£299 for D40, £399 for D40x, so your saving nearly £100)


there another £5 to be had here!

So thats £300.45 inc for a D40x plus 18-55mm which is in very good deal I reckon-might even be worth getting a budget flight somewhere just to get the deal. :D

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Sorry, Ian. I forgot that this was a tax free purchase.

I am a little confused about how this works. Normally VAT has to be paid on goods purchased outside the EU at the rate set by the first EU country you land at. Do goods purchased at air-side shops count as being outside the EU for these purposes? If so you could end up with that £300 camera costing over £350 if that first port of EU entry was the UK. :shock:

Bob.

P.S. Hope you don't mind but I edited your post to compress that huge URL down so that the word "here" became a hyperlink. The reason was that it was messing up the line wrapping for all posts on this thread. If you want to see how I did this then click the "edit" button on your post and have a look at the line starting "[url=..."

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Bob Andersson wrote:
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Sorry, Ian. I forgot that this was a tax free purchase.

I am a little confused about how this works. Normally VAT has to be paid on goods purchased outside the EU at the rate set by the first EU country you land at. Do goods purchased at air-side shops count as being outside the EU for these purposes? If so you could end up with that £300 camera costing over £350 if that first port of EU entry was the UK. :shock:


It's a bit strange really - even though they call it Tax Free - what they really mean is the Tax Free price is equivalent to the selling price prior to the addition of VAT at 17.5% - you still actually pay vat :? It's a hangover from the days when they could have tax free goods in the departure halls, (which they can't do now)


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P.S. Hope you don't mind but I edited your post to compress that huge URL down so that the word "here" became a hyperlink. The reason was that it was messing up the line wrapping for all posts on this thread. If you want to see how I did this then click the "edit" button on your post and have a look at the line starting "[url=..."


Thanks Bob - that's a big improvement - I didn't realise it was possible.

Cheers

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Hi Ian,

Thanks for the clarification. Makes me wish I had bought my EOS 40D at Dixons Tax Free, though I didn't need a kit lens. :evil: :mrgreen: :cry: :evil:

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Bob Andersson wrote:
Hi Ian,

Thanks for the clarification. Makes me wish I had bought my EOS 40D at Dixons Tax Free, though I didn't need a kit lens. :evil: :mrgreen: :cry: :evil:

Bob.


I know :roll: - but they do have a very limited range (no 40D there at the moment), presumably because they can only offer these discounts on certain products, and unlike other shops, everything in there is effectively discounted, so it's a bit pot luck that you can get exactly what you're after.

Still, when you are travelling it's always worth a check on the web site in advance if you are looking for any electronics.


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