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hotdog Feb 8, 2004 11:54 AM

buying a camera in the u.s
i live in the u.k and can you or do you no any web sites that would ship a cam to the u,k? and is that wise? as they are cheaper in the u.s.a

eric s Feb 8, 2004 6:59 PM

You can do it, but you risk not having the warrenty being honored.

You also (technically) have to pay the VAT when you get it delivered... so you still get wacked. I believe that some times they will even stop the delivery at customs and charge you the vat (holding the camera until you pay.)

You also risk having slight differences in the camera (like distances being displayed in feet instead of meters) and the TV out being NTSC and not PAL.

If you can deal with all of that, I think that B&H photo will ship to the UK, but I'm not sure.


mdparker Feb 8, 2004 9:23 PM

Another site that ships international is They are reputable, but in my opionion their prices seem to always be on the higher end of the price range.

Snowdrggn Feb 9, 2004 1:25 AM in Ontario Canada ships to the UK, pc-cameras is a division (internet sales) of Carmens Foto Source, a company that has over 20 stores in Ontario. Rob Farrell, who heads up the online sales has been employed by Carmens for close to 25 years. They are great people to deal with, upfornt, honest, and I have found their prices good. I have purchased things from them several times and have had absolutely no complaints. Drop him an email at [email protected]
Good people to deal with...


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