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can anyone tell me if they have used simplyelectric for on line purchases, they are very cheap but, I have heard you never get your goods, but, youdo get your money back after months of enquiries
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sorry guys I meant simply electronics
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thanks for that I think I will steer clear
I would!......Try Flash Camera for an altogether much better proposition, if you're in the market for a grey import. You won't have any bother from this seller......What's more he'll supply you with an invoice which will make the warranty valid.
thanks Ade I have just had a look, they are about average pricing but if it is a sound site I may decide to go for it
I recently used Panamoz.com for a new 60d body only. Excellent service and communication. Oh and price. They are also grey imports, but at the moment most lenses are supplied with a 12 month replacement warranty as standard. So should the worst happen they simply send a new lens.
Quote: I would!......Try Flash Camera for an altogether much better proposition, if you're in the market for a grey import. You won't have any bother from this seller......What's more he'll supply you with an invoice which will make the warranty valid.
Can't recommend Flash Camera enough - Don't think I've bought anything from anywhere else in recent years (camera kit wise obviously). Never had a problem & Ian is knowledgeable, helpful and a pleasure to deal with.
Me too. Flash cameras. Brilliant service.
thanks everyone for your input.... It looks like Flash Cameras has it.:
I just bought a new Canon 15-85mm from here. Two day delivery, good communications so very pleased with them. Mind you, what happens if something goes wrong may be another matter but they do give you a one year warranty.
I recently bought a 17-40L from Pro Camera Shop for under £500.00 - brand new and in a proper box, if you pay by Bank Transfer, you get a 3% discount. Great comms and no problems whatsoever - probably grey imports but they offer a 12 month seller warranty - same as my local camera shop on UK stock though and saved £150.00 to boot!
Quote: they offer a 12 month seller warranty - same as my local camera shop on UK stock
Maybe the same - maybe not.
The "sellers warranty" may be an insurance extended warranty which requires the lens to go overseas, and maybe a sliding scale payment if repairs cannot be done. Have you checked?
A UK 12 month warranty is from the manufacturer for UK service, not the shop. As a guide for most faults within 6 months you are entitled (at your option) to a refund or replacement from the local shop, plus often at least a contribution outside a 12 month period.
If a lens from overseas arrives without a UK VAT invoice it is likely there has been 27% tax avoidance.
A seller warranty with a supplier out of the country is a lot less secure than an approved UK seller warranty. For example the manufacturer will stand behind you if the supplier fails in the UK, but that is not always true if the HK retailer fails. Also UK retailer warranty will have repairs by manufacturer approved repairer but the offshore one could be with anyone.
Check the box, the 17 to 40 L should have turned up with a Canon international warranty because it is an L series. If it turned up without that I would verify the serial number with Canon to make certain it is not a reject or written off lens. The canon international warranty is worth having and secures you from having to work with a supplier from HK.
Also if your lens turned up without all taxes being paid if you bought from a non-uk company then you are liable for the missing taxes as you will be the importer.
Also avoid bank transfer like the plague as your protection levels are tiny compared to with a credit card, especially when dealing with non-Europe traders. It is a good reason why those scam merchants use that form of payment.
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