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Sep 16, 2010 09:59 |  #1

Hello gents,

I'm thinking to buy a Canon 100-400 L USM and I'm looking for stores (in the web and/or physical) in New York City.

As a member of my familly will be in New York in November, I think it will be great to point her the right direction to bring home one of those babies.

In Brazil, country here I live and work the taxes for cameras, lens and several electronic items are astronomic!

So, I would like to ask you to help me on this subject.

Thanks in advance for time and patience.

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Sep 16, 2010 10:05 |  #2

Adorama or B&H are by far the best options, the best vendors in the US and probably the 2 biggest stores in the country are right there in New York with them


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Sep 16, 2010 10:19 |  #3

in addition, there's J&R in the city hall area...

but mind you... you will be charged sales tax if you walk out of it.
do you have any out of state relatives you can trust to have it shipped to them?


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Sep 16, 2010 11:10 |  #4

B & H and Adorama.


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Sep 16, 2010 12:16 |  #5

Thanks a lot for helping me about this matter.

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Sep 16, 2010 12:27 |  #6

kinghong1970 wrote in post #10920467 (external link)
in addition, there's J&R in the city hall area...

but mind you... you will be charged sales tax if you walk out of it.
do you have any out of state relatives you can trust to have it shipped to them?

It will be a member of my familly that will be in NY. I'll give her the money and she brings me the lens. And we in face of the new law in here, If "I" bring the lens for my only use, I will not be charged....:lol::lol: But if O buy it on-line and the seller ship it to me by USPS or similar service, for sure I'll be charged by the Customs... Things from Brazil, go understand that....:lol::lol::lol:

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Sep 16, 2010 12:59 |  #7

b&h, adorama and j&r are the stores you want to deal with. please keep in mind that nyc sales tax is 8.875% and based on the price listed @ b&h you'd need to pay $1750.88. I don't know if your relative would be able to get that back from customs, but it's something to keep in mind.




  
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Sep 16, 2010 13:50 as a reply to  @ JLBS's post |  #8

Make 100% sure that you won't need to pay customs tax at the Brazil airport...



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Sep 16, 2010 13:54 |  #9

J&R music and camera store on park row in NYC would be my first choice then B&H photo on 34th st i believe. J&r is a little easier to deal with.




  
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Sep 16, 2010 14:00 as a reply to  @ 12Rock's post |  #10

Do not walk into any of the other stores that are not recommended in this thread.


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Sep 16, 2010 14:23 |  #11

i know adorama has a shipping point in NJ... if they ship from NJ to your relative in NY, would there be sales tax?

worth finding out...


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Sep 16, 2010 14:25 as a reply to  @ crcal's post |  #12

Hello again,

Indeed very helpfull your replies.

I've done a litlle research on those 3 stores and I came a cross with this values for the 100-400:

ADORAMA: 1610,00 USD
B&H: 1589,00 USD
J&R: 1610,00 USD

And for sure I will not pay any taxes in Brazil Airport....:D

Many many thanks for your help!

Kindest regards
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Sep 16, 2010 14:41 |  #13

kinghong1970 wrote in post #10921881 (external link)
i know adorama has a shipping point in NJ... if they ship from NJ to your relative in NY, would there be sales tax?

worth finding out...

he would have to pay tax *and* shipping because there is a store on 18th st.




  
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Sep 16, 2010 15:24 |  #14

crcal wrote in post #10921754 (external link)
Do not walk into any of the other stores that are not recommended in this thread.

Keep this in mind as well.


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Sep 17, 2010 08:54 |  #15

alpha_1976 wrote in post #10922222 (external link)
Keep this in mind as well.

For sure I will remenber it very well.

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