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Nov 14, 2014 17:53 |  #1

Someone mentioned a while back that Hdew cameras are a good firm to do business with. I'm looking at a 70D and 18-55 stm and the price is excellent, couple of hundred less than the high street. Yes, I know they're grey stock, but they sound alright to me, especially with the 3 yr warranty. What has been your impressions of them?


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Nov 14, 2014 18:01 |  #2

I have bought three cameras from them for work and a colleague bought a 5D2 from them. They seem very reliable and the camera's I received were all with UK manuals and all the the full standard kit. I have had no troubles with them at all. I was going to order my Nikon D810 from them, but went to WEX because they had a great trade-in deal.


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Nov 14, 2014 18:09 |  #3

Thanks Ian. It's reassuring. What about customs? Aren't I supposed to be the importer?


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Nov 14, 2014 19:13 |  #4

Colin Glover wrote in post #17272451 (external link)
Thanks Ian. It's reassuring. What about customs? Aren't I supposed to be the importer?

There are no customs, HDEW are a UK brick and mortar store so that is all sorted out as their stock comes in to the store. They pay the duty and VAT at the wholesale import level, you are just buying a camera from a UK seller, the same as if you bought from WEX or any other dealer. The price includes the duty and VAT.

You only need worry about you being the importer if you buy it from a company outside the UK, such as DigitalRev in Hong Kong.

I have been very happy with my 5D3 from HDEW, and it is nice to still have a years warranty left on it, whereas it would have run out 10 months ago had I bought it from an official dealer.

Just like Ianfp, mine came with all the UK bits and an English manual. The only difference I could see is the lower price and the better warranty. I will be getting my next camera from them as well, I am sure.




  
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Nov 14, 2014 21:08 |  #5

Thanks for that.


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Nov 15, 2014 04:59 |  #6

sandpiper wrote in post #17272545 (external link)
There are no customs, HDEW are a UK brick and mortar store so that is all sorted out as their stock comes in to the store. They pay the duty and VAT at the wholesale import level, you are just buying a camera from a UK seller, the same as if you bought from WEX or any other dealer. The price includes the duty and VAT.

You only need worry about you being the importer if you buy it from a company outside the UK, such as DigitalRev in Hong Kong.

I have been very happy with my 5D3 from HDEW, and it is nice to still have a years warranty left on it, whereas it would have run out 10 months ago had I bought it from an official dealer.

Just like Ianfp, mine came with all the UK bits and an English manual. The only difference I could see is the lower price and the better warranty. I will be getting my next camera from them as well, I am sure.

DigitalRev pay the import duty, they did on the camera I bought off them but in this case they are more expensive anyway so shouldn't be considered.




  
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Nov 15, 2014 09:34 |  #7

I've bought from them once and would happily do so again. They are regularly discussed on the Talk Photography Forum and generally get a pretty good press, including my own contributions to discussions.




  
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Nov 24, 2014 17:17 |  #8

Glad to report that it's was ordered on Friday. They say it's a 3-5 day wait before they dispatch, which I guess is because they have to order in from outside the UK. Is that right? For a £250 squid saving it's well worth the wait.


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Nov 24, 2014 17:30 |  #9

Buy grey market, save some cash. Then use that to get insurance.

Insurance will cover things that a Canon warranty will not.


Such as theft or if you accidentally drop the camera and break it.


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Nov 25, 2014 19:17 |  #10

Thanks Ale..


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Jul 19, 2015 04:28 |  #11

Just a quick thread revival to say had a great experience with HDEW. Used to use Kerso years ago, so very pleased to find a new grey market supplier.

Asked for 760D (which wasn't listed on their website) and they sent me an invoice by email, paid over the phone, then received it 2 days later by FedEx. Very happy so far!


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