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11-01-2014, 09:21 PM   #46
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I just clicked on this email and am trying to justify a few to myself. I purchased a 43, 35 macro and da35, as well as a sigma 500mm this year. Do I really want to buy a 50 macro, a 77mm or a 15? Bah.




Mighty good deals......



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thanks for this post I wonder if the sigma 18-35 is discounted as well?
No rebates on that one. Doubt there will be either...

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Wow, what a sweet deal for the DA 20-40 lens... wish they have similar sales in Canada....
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Needed WR this weekend; the 20-40 is calling to me.

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Needed WR this weekend; the 20-40 is calling to me.


Better answer quick.... sale ends today... ;-)
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Better answer quick.... sale ends today... ;-)
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Done.


Super! the 20-40 looks like a beautiful lens. Enjoy!
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Greetings fellow Canucks,

Like these prices are totally available for Canadians, eh? Also, these are instant, not mail-in rebates.

I loathe free trade for the destruction it's caused, but under NAFTA there are no duties on camera goods crossing the U.S.-Canada border. Shipping from B&H in New York to Canada is by Purolator which is very reasonable, and for myself in Toronto, usually takes 3 business days. Although one consideration to buy in Canada is to get a proper warranty that will be honoured in Canada.

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Greetings fellow Canucks,

Like these prices are totally available for Canadians, eh? Also, these are instant, not mail-in rebates.

I loathe free trade for the destruction it's caused, but under NAFTA there are no duties on camera goods crossing the U.S.-Canada border. Shipping from B&H in New York to Canada is by Purolator which is very reasonable, and for myself in Toronto, usually takes 3 business days. Although one consideration to buy in Canada is to get a proper warranty that will be honoured in Canada.
Yes but there is also the currency exchange that is a turn off these days...

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thanks for this post I wonder if the sigma 18-35 is discounted as well?
Keep an eye at the sigma outlet, I got one for $599 you need to be vigilant though

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An other one that cannot sip to Canada... cant event buy with a Canadian credit card...
there is no such outlet equivalent in sigma Canada... lucky you !
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Adorama's price on the 60-250 is a little better. $1066.95
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Someone looking for a Sigma 18-35? I have one posted in the Sell forum.
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I managed to fend off my LBA yet again and didnt buy anything. Though it was certainly tempting. Also it didnt help that I blew my bass amp a few weeks before the sale.
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So I made my first experience with Adorama... and import to Czech rep. (Europe).


FA 31mm ltd. ordered on Oct, 30th. Shipped the same day. Delivered today (i.e. Nov, 5th). It came to Czech rep. already on 3rd, but custom clearance took a day (strictly speaking UPS needed 1 day to send me by e-mail one sheet required for the clearance) and another day I lost because of UPS (in Czech you can't agree upon reasonable delivery time with these guys...). So let's say it lasted in total 1 week, but it could be 2-3 days less if UPS would operate fine.


Special price from Adorama was USD 996,95.
UPS shipping USD 99,40.
In total USD 1.096,35 (= not that bad...)


But now it comes.... Czech customs...
- VAT: USD 240,46
- customs duty: USD 71,93
- UPS fee for custom clearance: USD 11,67
All together USD 324,06 (= the discount (approx.) on the lens was swallowed by the local customs. More than stupid - the VAT and customs duty was calculated from the price of the lens PLUS the transport costs.)


Complete costs: USD 1.420,41


Now even considering that this lens is - God knows why - unavailable in Czech and the few shops which offer it stated price approx. USD 1.570,-, I can say that I only saved about 150 bucks. I'm not myself convinced that this saving compensates the risk of general troubles with warranty, in case that the lens gets out of order.


Conclusion: it gives sense to try to import something to Europe on your own only when there's a special sellout and big discounts.


But what's even worse: the FA31 is so fantastic, that now I'm enormously tempted to get also 43 and 77...
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