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Mar 08, 2010 04:09 |  #1

Anyone done this? I've never bought anything from overseas via Ebay but I'm getting sick of waiting for a particular lens (Tokina 11-16) to become available locally. I could possibly buy one via Ebay from Hong Kong but I'm wondering about warranty.

Anyone bought a lens this way? How did it work out?


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Mar 08, 2010 05:51 |  #2

Yep,, I do it all the time.. I've bought my Sigma EX 50-150mm f/2.8, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 and Canon EF 50mm f/1.4.. I've also bought a Canon EF 24-70 f/4 for a friend..

Some other larger items I've bought are my 50D, 430EXii Speedlite, Canon G11 (for my daughter), Canon IXUS 110is (for my youngest daughter), 2 Phottix battery grips..

For lenses and cameras I use this seller out of Hong Kong.. The service and price are brilliant..

http://stores.shop.eba​y.com.au/DCtrade-SHOP__W0QQ_armrsZ1 (external link)

Next purchase will be the Canon EF 135 f/2L from the same seller..


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Mar 08, 2010 06:48 |  #3

That's good to know. Thanks. And you've used the same seller who has the Tokina 11-16 for sale. I'm really nervous about this, having never spent more than about $60 on DVDs so far - and those only locally. This is a huge jump for me - I've never even used Pay Pal before.

Of course, as soon as I click 'buy now', I'll get an email saying the long-awaited stocks have finally arrived onshore.


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Mar 13, 2010 04:38 as a reply to  @ junipa's post |  #4

Don't stress (too much), go to a reputable seller and it's very unlikely you'll go wrong.

I bought the Tokina 11-16 from DWI, they are great. Iv'e ordered stuff from oz which have taken a lot longer to get to me.

I Ordered the Tokina on a Wednesday - orderd at 1PM! and got the lens on the Friday! from Hong Kong (DWI)

cost me AU$750 including delivery and insurance.


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Mar 13, 2010 06:41 |  #5

That's a good price. I bought one on Ebay (also from HK) but with insurance it came to $905. I'm not worried about the cost. I'm just happy to be finally (at long last) getting this lens. In fact, had I been at home on Thursday, I would have it now. Just have to be a bit patient for a little bit longer.


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Mar 13, 2010 16:55 as a reply to  @ junipa's post |  #6

Awesome, I really like it though I havent had much chance to use it yet :( Will soon though.


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Mar 13, 2010 17:22 |  #7

The Fed Ex man is supposed to be coming back tomorrow. I'm not setting foot out of the house until he does. I don't want to drive a couple of hours across town to pick it up on Tuesday. That'll teach me to check the delivery address on Ebay when I buy something.


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Mar 14, 2010 17:58 |  #8

yogestee wrote in post #9751028 (external link)
Yep,, I do it all the time.. I've bought my Sigma EX 50-150mm f/2.8, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 and Canon EF 50mm f/1.4.. I've also bought a Canon EF 24-70 f/4 for a friend..

Some other larger items I've bought are my 50D, 430EXii Speedlite, Canon G11 (for my daughter), Canon IXUS 110is (for my youngest daughter), 2 Phottix battery grips..

For lenses and cameras I use this seller out of Hong Kong.. The service and price are brilliant..

http://stores.shop.eba​y.com.au/DCtrade-SHOP__W0QQ_armrsZ1 (external link)

Next purchase will be the Canon EF 135 f/2L from the same seller..

Thanks for the reassurance. My lens has arrived and I'm thrilled. It would have been here on Thursday but I was out all day.

Thanks again.


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Mar 14, 2010 20:04 |  #9

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Thanks for the reassurance. My lens has arrived and I'm thrilled. It would have been here on Thursday but I was out all day.

Thanks again.

What seller did you use??


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Mar 15, 2010 00:41 |  #10

DC Trade. It was dispatched within 24 hours.


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Mar 16, 2010 09:10 |  #11

junipa wrote in post #9798060 (external link)
DC Trade. It was dispatched within 24 hours.

One of the best sellers in Hong Kong..


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Mar 17, 2010 01:12 |  #12

yogestee wrote in post #9806822 (external link)
One of the best sellers in Hong Kong..

Definitely. I've bought from this seller numerous times. It's worth checking out his items in other currencies though. I end up saving quite a bit of money by purchasing in pounds rather than in USD because the EBay prices don't necessarily reflect the correct exchange rate differentials.


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Mar 17, 2010 02:15 |  #13

I'll bear that in mind if I buy from them again. Thanks for the heads up. I was more than happy with the price I got and the speed with which the lens was delivered was amazing.


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I'll bear that in mind if I buy from them again. Thanks for the heads up. I was more than happy with the price I got and the speed with which the lens was delivered was amazing.

Yeah,,they're pretty quick.. I ordered a Canon IXUS 110IS for my daughter for her birthday.. I ordered it on Saturday evening and it arrived on her doorstep in Australia Thursday morning..


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