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K-30 @ $676usd, da18-135wr @ $334usd!
Posted By: frank, 07-20-2012, 07:42 AM

Guess you guys wanna check these deals out: K-30 selling @ $850SGD (~$676USD), DA18-135WR @ $420SGD (~$334USD):

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Free worldwide Express shipping included too!

Good for you guys from out side Singapore. For us locals in Singapore we have to add GST
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07-25-2012, 05:18 AM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
HST is always collected by the couriers. they also ding you with a brokerage fee which can get stupid. I will not buy myself if it can not come via post. Canada post will collect HST on larger purchases, but anything under about 60-70 seems to slide through. been a while since i had to pay it but i think they charge about $2.50 for the brokering versus as much as $50 with the couriers
That's how it works here in the US too. Never paid Customs on EMS/USPS packages but ALWAYS do on FedEx and UPS. FedEx is the worst for brokerage fees in my experience too.

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Price seem to have change , now the Da18-135 is SGD 670 or $532 USD more expensive than in NA
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobmaxja Quote
now the Da18-135 is SGD 670
There are two listings for the 18-135, the boxed for SGD$670.00, and the unboxed for SGD$420.00
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
That's how it works here in the US too. Never paid Customs on EMS/USPS packages but ALWAYS do on FedEx and UPS. FedEx is the worst for brokerage fees in my experience too.
But someone here has already been sent a FedEX tracking number. That means the FedEX is the courier the store chose. it's too bad!

QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
HST is always collected by the couriers. they also ding you with a brokerage fee which can get stupid. I will not buy myself if it can not come via post. Canada post will collect HST on larger purchases, but anything under about 60-70 seems to slide through. been a while since i had to pay it but i think they charge about $2.50 for the brokering versus as much as $50 with the couriers
The value for the 18-135 lens is already high to $350. No doubt HST($45) would be collected even using Canada Post, right?
Any idea to minimize the cost for the tax and the brokerage fee? Thanks!


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I sent email to that Pentax Singapore web store. They didn't reply.
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QuoteOriginally posted by metalmania Quote
I sent email to that Pentax Singapore web store. They didn't reply.
Same here - some days ago now
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QuoteOriginally posted by NKK Quote
Same here - some days ago now
I got a quick response from them once regarding the warranty.


"The 18-135mm WR (unboxed) comes with a 12 months warranty. We will absorb one way freight for oversea servicing or repair during warranty period.

Regards,"
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The other way to reach them is to through facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/PentaxSingapore?

I know some of those guys check facebook quite often, but they are not checking the web admin email address as often

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QuoteOriginally posted by Steve.T Quote
I got a quick response from them once regarding the warranty.


"The 18-135mm WR (unboxed) comes with a 12 months warranty. We will absorb one way freight for oversea servicing or repair during warranty period.

Regards,"
It's good to hear - so there is still hope
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I suppose the unboxed were seperated from a kit? What a steal !
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QuoteOriginally posted by junototoro Quote
I suppose the unboxed were seperated from a kit? What a steal !
Hi, it's only 2/3 price for the unboxed compared to boxed. The unboxed has the same quality and warranty with boxed.
would you like to pay more 1/3 price for only a useless BOX? for me, I won't.
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I know, sorry I meant what a steal of a decent price .. Did you order that one? Now I'm wanting to place an order badly too..
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But if you have to pay some exorbitant import tax or whatever, is it still a steal? I was all set to order from them, but now I'm hesitating again due to this fee.
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QuoteOriginally posted by loco Quote
But if you have to pay some exorbitant import tax or whatever, is it still a steal? I was all set to order from them, but now I'm hesitating again due to this fee.
No import tax charged in Australia for one single purchase under $1000. All my cameras and lenses are from overseas except for one lens which B&H priced over $1000 (bizarre thing is it was the only lens i found in sydney which priced lower than anywhere else) Hong Kong, Taiwan, US, Canada... You name it. I've got some import which worthed something like $990 and Australian customs didn't charge me a cent.

so yea im really happy to find out this Singapore seller now
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QuoteOriginally posted by loco Quote
But if you have to pay some exorbitant import tax or whatever, is it still a steal? I was all set to order from them, but now I'm hesitating again due to this fee.
Don't think you'd be charged for import tax if you are in the US for lens/camera stuff at this price level, at least that's what I heard and expereinced ...
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