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 Post subject: D7000 spare battery
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:15 pm 
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Can anyone confirm that spare batteries are the same in all countries? I can't think why they shouldn't be but thought it best to check. The reason is the cost of the EN-EL 15 in the UK compared to USA. Amazon UK shows £79-99 against Amazon USA $58-95, or £37.14 at current exchange rate.


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Only problem is Amazon USA doesnt ship to European credit cards. Or at least it used to be like that. Another reason is warranty, bought in the USA is Nikon USA warranty, and I dont think it is valid in the UK.

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Knock off batteries tend to be very cheap but quite good

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Prices seem to vary quite a lot, even in the UK, I have seen it advertised @ under £50.

Warehouse exp £71.99 http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-nik ... y/p1523217
Jessops; £69
http://www.jessops.com/online.store/pro ... /show.html
£55 http://www.cameratonic.co.uk/catalog/it ... 448269.htm
£57 http://www.bristolcameras.co.uk/p-nikon ... attery.htm

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B&H and Adorama will ship internationally, and if you go through our support us page, you'll help the site too.


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WOW £70 for the d7000 batter. I thought my 550d one was expensive at £40.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:29 am 
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Thanks for the quick responses everyone. Gordon, I went to the two sites you mentioned but then discovered that shipping costs pretty much doubled the price to get a battery to the UK. It looks as if our taxes play a big part in that - and that probably explains the huge price difference to begin with. Can't win!

I'll try the suggestions mentioned by oldCarlos, one of which I had already seen but I wasn't sure if they were offering a genuine Nikon product.


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£50.04 from Microglobe; http://www.microglobe.co.uk/catalog/pro ... ttery-pack claim genuine Nikon

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I've found the Google Shop search useful in the past, from there you can pick from a wide array of options. You can access the UK site here. However, it is worth noting that generally the cheapest options are the ones that oldCarlos has already mentioned.

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Thank you everyone. After checking all as far as I could I went "safe" and bought from a known supplier via this site. There was little to choose between them and similar outlets by the time delivery had been factored in so I gave camera labs the benefit.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:38 am 
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shipping costs pretty much doubled the price
In some cases you can find it is cheaper to book a holiday and do some shopping whilst abroad. Not only do you get cheaper goods (which you will of course declare when returning through customs) but you new get locations to take shots.

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Hello keystrokesuk

You are dead right. A few years ago we wanted to get a basketware crib from UK to New York. Weight was nothing but volume was, well, crib-sized, and so was the proposed bill! In the end I was able to give both my wife and my daughter a holiday with our friends in New York instead of paying the shipping and they took the crib in the hold. Cost - apart from their shopping - was little more. That would not work in the case of a spare Nikon battery but might well for something more expensive. I should perhaps have remembered and used it as an excuse.


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