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Doglet 9 59 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2009 6:02PM
Sorry another does any know question.
I am about to purchase a Sigma 150-500 lens and have been looking around the web.
I have come across a lens at link and they are currently the cheapest I can find with a UK address.

I have actually rang them and asked if their lenses are grey imports or sourced from a UK supplier.i.e Sigma.

The lady on the other end said they only source their products from UK suppliers.

Just thought I would ask on here if anyone has had any experience of this company. And if they are worth a risk.

They are also offering a FREE 5 year warranty on all lenses.


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rowarrior 8 4.4k 9 Scotland
22 Oct 2009 6:49PM
There's a review of them here seems like a bit of a marmite experience - people have either loved them or hated them!
Doglet 9 59 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2009 7:04PM
HHMMM. There seems to be a love hate theme although the loves seem to be slightly winning.
Still unsure at this point.
I used them when buying a lens a few years ago via Amazon. No problem at all. JNC
cameracat 12 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
22 Oct 2009 7:25PM
Its probably a lottery experience, But if thier price is saving you a lot of money, You might consider it a worthwhile risk.

Are you a gambler, Do you feel lucky...?

Or would you prefer the comfort of buying from a reputable dealer, Who has a good record for customer after sales service.

Just in case you have to send the lens back for some reason...Sad

Here is a good company to deal with....Wink

Not always the cheapest, But after sales are second to none...!
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
22 Oct 2009 7:29PM
Just buy it from amazon, you know you will get it.
Doglet 9 59 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2009 7:54PM

Quote:Just buy it from amazon, you know you will get it.

Problem with that is, on Amazon the cheapest price is purely gadgets BUT that is 30+ the price quoted on purely gadget web site.
So is you saying that PG is OK?
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
22 Oct 2009 7:57PM
No, I mean from Amazon itself, it is 669.97
justin c 12 4.8k 36 England
22 Oct 2009 8:10PM
CameraPriceBuster used to have Purley Gadgets highlighted as a grey import dealer. What items or proportion of their stock were grey imports I don't know.
User_Removed 12 17.9k 8 Norway
22 Oct 2009 8:10PM
Doglet 9 59 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2009 8:40PM

Quote:No, I mean from Amazon itself, it is 669.97

Ahh got it now ( Senior moment)
toneb75 7 187 England
22 Oct 2009 9:04PM
I bought a Panasonic camcorder from Purely Gadgets a few years ago and could not fault their service - fast delivey and good price. But as others have said, I have since seen mixed reviews about them.

jken 10 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2009 8:19AM
Doglet: I always check MPB first, very fair, very good, if they don't have it then look somewhere like here age2" rel="nofollow" target="blank">RGBPhoto
Same price as Amazon.

Or Here Surrey Photography

coliwolii 7 69 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 3:50PM
Used Purley Gadgets a few years ago I think it was my Sigma 10-20 ?
They were by far the cheapest and I could not complain, it was a very good service.
I intended to keep them in mind and use them again, but just sort of forgot about them untill now (the little grey cells are not what they were)!!
Doglet 9 59 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 4:12PM
Thanks for your replies.
I have now in my possession a Sigma 150/500 looks a nice bit of kit. Only criticism at the moment is the OS is a little bit noisy. But for the money should not complain really.

Oh I got it from Amazon, thought I would play a little safe.

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