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Old Jan 28, 2010, 1:14 PM   #1
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Default Panasonic FZ35 online price vs offline(Shop) price

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After reading many threads in this forum I am very much interested to buy FZ35 from US (I am actually from India), as my friend is there on business trip and I like to know whether online stores like Amazon, B&H etc will give better price or shops and stores in the market will give me the best price?? BTW he will be in the city of Atlanta.
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Old Jan 28, 2010, 1:19 PM   #2
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just make sure your friend will not have to pay a heavy customs when he gets back. the online stores are usually slightly cheaper than most stores or shops.
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Old Jan 28, 2010, 1:27 PM   #3
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just make sure your friend will not have to pay a heavy customs when he gets back. the online stores are usually slightly cheaper than most stores or shops.
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Regarding customs duty, I guess if he opened the box and present it in a way that its been used then I guess there will be no problem.
Can you also recommend the online store which will be best for this.
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I live in Germany and bought my FZ35 through Amazon in the US with shipment to a location in the US, and I picked it up during a trip to the US. Customs in Germany allows people to bring in new cameras for personal use if they are below a certain price (I think it is 430 Euro). So there was no need to hide it or make it look like a used camera. You should just check with your customs.
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I think in India the custom department would allow to bring one camera per person.
So amazon would be the best option or any other one offering the best price?
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I think Amazon is a good choice. You can shop around, but generally, Amazon is very competitive with their pricing.

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