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« on: February 02, 2013, 11:35:30 AM »
I want to buy 7D with 18-135mm lens recently, B&H selling it  $1449 and digitalRev.com selling it at $1299.
Is it good choice to buy from DigitalRev.com??
how they are selling at such cheap rate.

What you people recommend ?

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« on: February 02, 2013, 11:35:30 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 11:47:16 AM »
Based on Hong Kong, cheaper rates but you might have to pay import duty.

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 12:13:05 PM »
It shows free shipping.   :-\
How much the import duty can be?
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2013, 01:37:27 PM »
Depending on the country you are in they may pay the import duty for you.   For example in Canada the price they list includes all the Canadian taxes and import duty - you don't pay anything beyond the list price.

The low prices are largely due to the fact the products are "grey market", so you don't get a Canon/Nikon/etc warrant.  However AFAIK they claim they will pay for any repairs that would have been covered by a Canon/etc warrant for the first year. 

I haven't ordered from them myself, but I know people who have ordered lenses from them, and didn't have any problems or extra duty to pay.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013, 01:40:00 PM »
It shows free shipping.   :-\
How much the import duty can be?
Usually the import duty is about the VAT of your country + an admin fee from the delivery company. However you can sometimes get lucky if the customs decide not to check your parcel and might have no import duty to pay.

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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2013, 01:45:50 PM »
 
how they are selling at such cheap rate.

FYI: The way the grey market normally works is that stores buy products directly from the manufacturers in countries that the manufacturer sells them to dealers for less.   Then they resell the product in a country where the manufacturer charges more.   The manufacturer doesn't like this, so won't give you a warranty, but it's not illegal as long as they are paying import customs.
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2013, 01:48:02 PM »
@Area256,

Its kinda critical.
i am in Bangladesh.
One of my friend is coming from USA.
I want him to buy a camera for me.
I'll pay from Bangladesh via my VISA card and ship the camera to his address.
He will bring the camera for me to Bangladesh.

So Digital rev will ship that to USA.
in that case is there any import duty?
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2013, 01:54:07 PM »
I bought my 5D mark ii through Digital rev in Christmas of 2011 to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and they were great! Fast delivery from HongKong and great service. I didn't have to pay VAT or such but i did have to pay import tax. :)
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2013, 01:58:12 PM »
@Area256,

Its kinda critical.
i am in Bangladesh.
One of my friend is coming from USA.
I want him to buy a camera for me.
I'll pay from Bangladesh via my VISA card and ship the camera to his address.
He will bring the camera for me to Bangladesh.

So Digital rev will ship that to USA.
in that case is there any import duty?

I really don't know.  The USA has different import laws, and the digital rev site doesn't say they pay the duty in the USA mode.   Also some online stores will only ship to the country the credit card is registered to.   You are best to call or e-mail digital rev to find out how they handle USA customs and different billing countries.
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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2013, 01:57:24 AM »
After multiple purchases from DigitalRev, I can honestly say you won't have worries with them.  They're a very great company.
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« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2013, 03:56:04 AM »
Import duty will be round about 10-20 percent.

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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2013, 03:59:47 AM »
@Area256,

Its kinda critical.
i am in Bangladesh.
One of my friend is coming from USA.
I want him to buy a camera for me.
I'll pay from Bangladesh via my VISA card and ship the camera to his address.
He will bring the camera for me to Bangladesh.

So Digital rev will ship that to USA.
in that case is there any import duty?
Digital Rev is a reputable company in HongKong ... I wouldn't have any hesitation in recommending them ... BUT, in your case it does not make sense to ship it from HongKong to Bangladesh, as the Bangladesh NBR (National Board of Revenue) will impose a hefty customs duty ... if I am not wrong it is double the value for any product which already has an official dealer in Bangladesh. USA also has customs duty for imported items ... however, if you buy it from B&H or any other reputable camera store you can ask them to give you a no VAT certificate/VAT exmeption certficate (or whatever they call it in USA), after that before you leave the country you show it at the airport to get a refund for the tax you paid ... this only works if you are not a citizen of USA or working in USA (i.e. you have to be a tourist).
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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2013, 04:01:05 AM »
I bought a lens off them last week, arrived to my door in NZ in 4 days!
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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2013, 04:31:22 AM »

if you buy it from B&H or any other reputable camera store you can ask them to give you a no VAT certificate/VAT exmeption certficate (or whatever they call it in USA), after that before you leave the country you show it at the airport to get a refund for the tax you paid ... this only works if you are not a citizen of USA or working in USA (i.e. you have to be a tourist).


So if I buy from B&H should i have to pay extra vat??
Or is it included with the price $1450.
In that case how much is it.

yes its possible to buy it from Bangladesh but The Authorized Dealer Is charging way much.
They are charging about $2000 for the same product.   :( :(
& there are few other stores too,They are charging about $1500, but they are not totally reliable,
they are not giving any parts warranty and have bad reputation of selling refurbished product. :/


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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2013, 04:49:21 AM »

if you buy it from B&H or any other reputable camera store you can ask them to give you a no VAT certificate/VAT exmeption certficate (or whatever they call it in USA), after that before you leave the country you show it at the airport to get a refund for the tax you paid ... this only works if you are not a citizen of USA or working in USA (i.e. you have to be a tourist).


So if I buy from B&H should i have to pay extra vat??
Or is it included with the price $1450.
In that case how much is it.

yes its possible to buy it from Bangladesh but The Authorized Dealer Is charging way much.
They are charging about $2000 for the same product.   :( :(
& there are few other stores too,They are charging about $1500, but they are not totally reliable,
they are not giving any parts warranty and have bad reputation of selling refurbished product. :/
It depends on which part of the USA you live ... eg. if you buy and ship it to NYC, the tax on 7D + 18-135 is US$ 128.60 (that is if you choose free shipping). To find out exactly how much sales tax applies to your product, you need to input the Zip Code in the Zip Code column (it is next to the "Country" field, in "Calculate Shipping & Tax:" section of "My Cart" page) ... find out the zip code of your friend and input that to find out the exact sales tax.

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