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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 3:35 pm 
i just wanted to recommend the same as murdockcrc did when i noticed you - gordon - wrote that there's already the possibility to shop through amazon on this page. haven't really noticed that yet somehow..
i must admit that i buy most of my gear used so i couldn't help camera labs much so far but next time i'm going to purchase something photography-wise i will definitely click on the amazon button here on this page.
ordering abroad - especially something from the states - isn't worth all the effort at all and i think warehouses like amazon can easily match or even beat the services offered by B&H etc.

and @Wolfsong .. 6 to 8 weeks? thats indeed freakin' ridiculous. i guess every order i'd place from anywhere around the world would ship sooner than that omg


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:18 am 
I have to echo pretty much what has been already written .... here in Norway we get murdered by import tax, anything over 25€ gets duty added on and it normally works out the same price as if i'd been to my local store.

That being said i sometimes order off the internet when i'm back home in the UK so from now on i'll use one of the partner sites.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:16 pm 
I live in Spain and normally buy through amazon.co.uk.

Wouldn't buy expensive camera equipment through there though as the prices in my "corner shop" are just a bit more expensive and I would pay the premium for peace of mind and in-shop testing.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:18 pm 
I live in Switzerland and tend to buy from Swiss stores, as most other country's are more expensive or the store refuses to deliver to Switzerland (I guess cause it's not in the EU).
If I want to buy a item I compare prices and conditions on a lot of websites before I buy the item. I sometimes search amazon.de


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:37 am 
Hi Gordon,

I am in India and importing anything is not good not only because of import duties but also because of shipping and warrenty concerns. E-Bay looks like a good option. Shipping charges on www.ebay.in are dirt cheap.


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Hi Varun, I'd love to add ebay India as a partner, but unfortunately there's no affiliate scheme with that region anymore. Hopefully in the future though!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:38 pm 
As much as I'd like to buy one, it's out of question with the kind of customs officers we have down here. They will confiscate it, and then they will claim that it's a garrote or something if I don't pay a hefty bribe on top of the already murderous duties. Sorry :(


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I heard a while back that eBay had tied up with a local partner to open up a site here in Taiwan. Just checked and there appears to be a newly opened site there with a lack of auctions. Assuming of course that the eBay listings provide listings from the closest regional site (E.g. eBay Hong Kong for much of East Asia) then eBay may be the best way to go to reach here. Tricky if it's limited to linking to the US branch of the site.

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I'm not sure if they have an affiliate program, but one company I often buy online from while in Canada is tigerdirect.ca They also have websites in many other countries, so if you can get in that chain, you would cover a lot of ground.

In terms of cameras, they're a little limited though, they don't sell either the canon t2i or s90, but for computer parts, they have great prices and great selection.

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Here we go:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/Affiliate/index.asp

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I live in Canada, and I think that Amazon is a choice, though I don't like buying online. I purchased a webcam on Amazon once, and I had nothing but trouble. I'd like tto support Cameralabs, but I can't.

In Canada, I think that it would be a good idea to partner with Henry's Photo. They're a major chain across 3 of the 13 Canadian provinces. Ontario, the most populated, Manitoba, a less populated province and Nova Scotia, slightly less populated than Manitoba.

I live in Manitoba, and Henry's is my first place to buy Cameras.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:49 pm 
re: Henry's

Personally, with the way I've been treated by their Dartmouth store, I'd rather pay extra to have something shipped from B&H than ever shop at Henry's ever again.

I understand occasional hiccups occur, but repeated complaints to their head office were never responded to.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:55 am 
Henry's or Vistek.ca if you could add them It would be great for us Canucks.


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hi gordon,

i'm in croatia and just recently bought nikon p100
since the prices are higher than in the eu i tried to see if i could get a discount for shopping online, tried everything and in generaly prices are up to $150 lower but if i order it would:

ad 23% price for tax on additional value (common shoping tax)
ad 25% for border customs
ad a bit for postal service besides the shipping fee..

as i recall only in bosnia and hercegovina they don't have that much border customs fee, but as you see it would be over $200-$300 more expensive for lets say canon 1000D..

so i'm sorry but i don't think anyone on balkan can help out the site :( :(

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