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Mar 26, 2013 20:24 |  #1

I've heard about Adorama before and it seems to be a top notch company. I noticed that they sell alot of expensive L lenses for a waay cheaper price than here in Sweden, I could get the 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS USM $400 cheaper if I go that route. I'm just worried buying expensive stuff overseas, what do you guys think?


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Mar 26, 2013 22:03 |  #2

They're solid. Your worries will most likely be with the shipping method you choose, and how well they handle Customs and duty fees.


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Mar 26, 2013 22:24 |  #3

Adorama, amazon and b&h are all top notch IMO


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Mar 26, 2013 22:33 |  #4

Another vote for Adorama and Amazon


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Mar 26, 2013 22:35 |  #5

Why not buy straight from Adorama?


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Mar 27, 2013 00:24 |  #6

Jon wrote in post #15759879 (external link)
They're solid. Your worries will most likely be with the shipping method you choose, and how well they handle Customs and duty fees.

Yup, just realised it would be up to 30% in VAT and customs. Not worth the stretch.


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Mar 27, 2013 00:53 |  #7

JohanBorjesson wrote in post #15760225 (external link)
Yup, just realised it would be up to 30% in VAT and customs. Not worth the stretch.

Sounds like a good excuse to come to the United States for a desert landscape photography vacation in the southwestern US...and then you could buy a bunch of lenses too!

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Mar 27, 2013 01:43 |  #8

For others reading this thread, when you buy directly through Adorama, they usually have a 2% rewards discount on Canon bodies and lenses, you don't seem to get this when purchasing through Adorama via Amazon or eBay. Additionally, I believe Amazon offers this as well on some bodies at least, not sure about lenses. If you have Adorama VIP, then if you purchase directly through them you'll also get an extra year on the warranty I believe.




  
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Mar 27, 2013 02:06 |  #9

Too bad about the VAT. Adorama is top notch though, for future reference.


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Mar 27, 2013 04:46 |  #10

I've found that for international shipping, Adorama for some reason has decided to only offer express shipping. I was looking for a backpack last week, B&H offered UPS Worldwide Saver 3-5 day for $41, Adorama wanted $82 for UPS Worldwide Express (1-3 days outside NA.) as their cheapest option (seriously Adorama, I'm fine with waiting an extra 1-2 days for $40, at least give me the option...).


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Mar 27, 2013 07:28 |  #11

From my experience of ordering from Adorama through Amazon is I wouldn't do it again. Putting a middleman in the mix adds 2-3 days for processing and the only reason I had done it in the first place was to use up some of my Amazon Visa points.

Better luck sourcing it elsewhere.


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Mar 27, 2013 07:31 |  #12

Sirrith wrote in post #15760565 (external link)
I've found that for international shipping, Adorama for some reason has decided to only offer express shipping. I was looking for a backpack last week, B&H offered UPS Worldwide Saver 3-5 day for $41, Adorama wanted $82 for UPS Worldwide Express (1-3 days outside NA.) as their cheapest option (seriously Adorama, I'm fine with waiting an extra 1-2 days for $40, at least give me the option...).

it's a much more secure shipping option. harder to do chargebacks.
international sales are filled with scammers.




  
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Mar 27, 2013 09:03 |  #13

Don't forget if you place your order during the time they're closed for the Easter holiday, they won't ship until sometime next week. You can add B & H Photo and Abes of Maine from the east coast to that list as well. That's why I went with a outfit with a good rep on Ebay.


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Mar 27, 2013 09:15 |  #14

Thorrulz wrote in post #15761062 (external link)
Don't forget if you place your order during the time they're closed for the Easter holiday, they won't ship until sometime next week. You can add B & H Photo and Abes of Maine from the east coast to that list as well. That's why I went with a outfit with a good rep on Ebay.

I would never ever risk so much money on an eBay deal. And I gotta say, rep means nothing on eBay for me. You see everyone with 99% or whatever system they use, can't remember.


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Mar 27, 2013 18:57 |  #15

JohanBorjesson wrote in post #15761099 (external link)
I would never ever risk so much money on an eBay deal. And I gotta say, rep means nothing on eBay for me. You see everyone with 99% or whatever system they use, can't remember.

If it's a Canon authorized dealer with a storefront on Ebay and you pay with Paypal you have ZERO risk. That or be at the mercy of the east coast stores and their holiday schedules. Some of us don't always have the patience or luxury of waiting.


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