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May 06, 2016 19:26 |  #16

Yeah, tell me about it. It's a sad truth that we're gullible in the UK. We get ripped off on anything to do with photography, computers, cars, gas, real estate...


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May 06, 2016 20:58 |  #17

Jack Dawe wrote in post #17998127 (external link)
Yeah, tell me about it. It's a sad truth that we're gullible in the UK. We get ripped off on anything to do with photography, computers, cars, gas, real estate...

Well you get to say Al-U-Min-Um right at least.  :p


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May 06, 2016 21:20 |  #18

Jack Dawe wrote in post #17998127 (external link)
Yeah, tell me about it. It's a sad truth that we're gullible in the UK. We get ripped off on anything to do with photography, computers, cars, gas, real estate...


And we get ripped off on Health plan, dental, insurance, etc. day in and day out, in this side of pond.
Sum it up and all have to pay a lot (May be equal at the end) for things that are taken for granted on the other side only in restaurants for the same money you get twice in your plant here. No wonder we drive SUVs instead of those micro size boxes you call car.


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May 07, 2016 09:39 |  #19

When you take the 20% tax off of the price for products sold in the UK things start to look a little less exorbitant. Pretty much everything you see advertised in the UK has to have the tax included in the price. It is only specific business to business wholesalers that are allowed to advertise the price before VAT over here. I see that B&H are now advertising in GBP (using a conversion rate of $1.44 to £1 when I looked yesterday). The $5 shipping looks good, until you need something that will need more than a Jiffy bag to ship. Out of interest I looked at the price of the Sigma 150-600 C and the Tamron equivalent. The difference in price was I think less than the VAT on the product would be, using the same conversion factor the Sigma and Tamron in the UK before tax were $887, I think the Sigma was at $899.Add the about $100 for the shipping to the UK and you are then at about the same as the UK price. If you prepaid the taxes etc in the package so that you would not get hit when the thing arrived in the UK that was another approx $200 which would make buying from the US more expensive than from the UK dealer. Also you cannot order from B&H in the UK and recive any of the mail in discounts.

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May 07, 2016 11:56 |  #20

FEChariot wrote in post #17998201 (external link)
Well you get to say Al-U-Min-Um right at least.  :p

:lol:

BigAl007 wrote in post #17998671 (external link)
When you take the 20% tax off of the price for products sold in the UK things start to look a little less exorbitant.

That's true. I always forget to add the tax on US prices.


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May 07, 2016 12:13 |  #21

samsen wrote in post #17998225 (external link)
And we get ripped off on Health plan, dental, insurance, etc. day in and day out, in this side of pond.

Don't be fooled. Healthcare is expensive for everyone. Doctors and hospitals don't work for free. You can either pay for your health care everytime you make a purchase in camera gear, going out to eat, or other taxes and prepay for the coverage like in nations with socialized care, or you can pay for it at the point of service in other nations.


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May 13, 2016 18:46 |  #22

Well, I've plumped for the 18-135. I've yet to test it properly, but I'm very pleased with my initial snaps and I'm sure I've made a good choice. I can't wait for a day out with it. The silent focus took me aback a little at first - in AI servo there were a couple of times when I wondered whether the focus was working!


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