Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > General Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 13, 2006, 1:54 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 17

hi guys, am I right in thinking that ordering cameras and lenses online from the UK or the US is not a good idea? Warranties, servicing, returns, etc. might be a problem?

I am based in South Africa.
lpatterton is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jul 13, 2006, 9:53 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 804

The first question I would ask, were I you, is can I get what I want locally?

If yes, then the next question would be, what is the local cost vs. buying from overseas including any shipping and duty charges? If you can get the items from abroad cheaply enough to offset the potential inconveniences that you mentioned, then go for it. This is pretty subjective, because only you know what your time is worth. If you can buy locally, but can't get service without sending the item out-of-country, that lessens the value of buying locally.

If the answer to the first question is no, then you're stuck with buying from abroad.

granthagen is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 9:26 AM.