Pixalo Photography Community

Go Back   Pixalo Photography Community > Photography Forums > General photography questions and answers

General photography questions and answers: Discuss B&H...has any pixalo members bought from B&H camera shop in new york by mail order at all? thanks asd...
Welcome to the Pixalo Photography Community. As a Guest you are free to browse the site, but see what extras you get as a Member here.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 28-07-2006, 20:13   #1 (permalink)
asd
Getting Comfy
 
asd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: BLACKPOOL..capital of fun/s**t
Posts: 124
asd is on a distinguished roadasd is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
B&H

has any pixalo members bought from B&H camera shop in new york by mail order at all?

thanks asd
asd is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 29-07-2006, 09:03   #2 (permalink)
Pixalo Crew
 
stepheno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bingley
Posts: 10,668
stepheno is a jewel in the rough
stepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the rough

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Re: B&H

Nope...I haven't, but I've often thought about it. They seem to have an awesome reputation. If you do I'd be very interested to hear about the experience.
stepheno is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 29-07-2006, 09:31   #3 (permalink)
Pixalo Crew
 
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 18,309
Dave is just really nice
Dave is just really niceDave is just really niceDave is just really niceDave is just really niceDave is just really niceDave is just really niceDave is just really niceDave is just really nice

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Users Camera Equipment List
Re: B&H

How do the prices compare with the likes of OneStop in Hong Kong ?
Dave is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 29-07-2006, 13:45   #4 (permalink)
Been here a while
 
VeddieEdder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 282
VeddieEdder will become famous soon enoughVeddieEdder will become famous soon enoughVeddieEdder will become famous soon enoughVeddieEdder will become famous soon enoughVeddieEdder will become famous soon enough

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Re: B&H

I purchased a lighting setup from B&H. They were fairly priced, prompt with delivery, and were easy to get hold of for questions,
VeddieEdder is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 29-07-2006, 14:52   #5 (permalink)
asd
Getting Comfy
 
asd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: BLACKPOOL..capital of fun/s**t
Posts: 124
asd is on a distinguished roadasd is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Re: B&H

thanks for the replys guys,


i have decided to bite the bullet and splash out on a canon 70-200 2.8 IS, buying it at uk prices at 1300 are out of reach ,but one stop have it 1038 which if i sell a few things on ebay will hopefully fund most of it

with regards to B&H dave, they have it for 860! +international shipping costs(about 80) bot checked out their other prices properly yet, there are conflicting reports as to whether they like delivering to uk, but in in shipping options there is uk option available so should be ok i think, have yet to find out about uk customs duty etc, will hopefully be using the lens next weekend to shoot the ladies golf open, talk about leaving everything to the last minute!, will go with one stop as they can deliver within 2 days as i am running out of time

still worried about spending so much on a lens but hopefully grow into it and improve in photography. fast lens with IS will be used a lot by me i think,will get a kenko 1.4x as well ...thats me spending for a few years then
asd is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 29-07-2006, 15:03   #6 (permalink)
asd
Getting Comfy
 
asd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: BLACKPOOL..capital of fun/s**t
Posts: 124
asd is on a distinguished roadasd is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Re: B&H

if there are no customs trouble then this place could be a gem!

100-400L 745 shipping to uk 30 with UPS
asd is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 29-07-2006, 15:44   #7 (permalink)
Pixalo Crew
 
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 18,309
Dave is just really nice
Dave is just really niceDave is just really niceDave is just really niceDave is just really niceDave is just really niceDave is just really niceDave is just really niceDave is just really nice

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Users Camera Equipment List
Re: B&H

Well I assume you would get hit for import duty of 10% & then the dreaded VAT also, if importing from States ...... Almost worth paying out for long weekend to States for these kind of savings ....it would pay a fair chunk of hols
Dave is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 29-07-2006, 18:07   #8 (permalink)
Been here a while
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wherever I Lay My Hat
Posts: 271
Toonie will become famous soon enoughToonie will become famous soon enoughToonie will become famous soon enoughToonie will become famous soon enoughToonie will become famous soon enoughToonie will become famous soon enoughToonie will become famous soon enough
User's Gallery
Re: B&H

B & H had a stand at this year's Focus so they are obviosly hoping to do more business in the Uk & assured me that delivery of any item in their catalogue could be here within a couple of days.
Toonie is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 29-07-2006, 22:14   #9 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
VikingPhotography's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lahndahn!
Posts: 855
VikingPhotography is a glorious beacon of lightVikingPhotography is a glorious beacon of light
VikingPhotography is a glorious beacon of lightVikingPhotography is a glorious beacon of lightVikingPhotography is a glorious beacon of lightVikingPhotography is a glorious beacon of lightVikingPhotography is a glorious beacon of lightVikingPhotography is a glorious beacon of lightVikingPhotography is a glorious beacon of lightVikingPhotography is a glorious beacon of lightVikingPhotography is a glorious beacon of lightVikingPhotography is a glorious beacon of light

No Image editing
User's Gallery
Users Camera Equipment List
Re: B&H

Import duty on lenses is 6% and yes, there'd be VAT on top as well.

I've bought a few things in-store at B&H on those occasions when I've been either working in NYC or just visiting. New York sales tax is just 8.375% and, even when this is added on to the ticket price, it still makes for some great savings over UK prices.

My last purchase there was a Nikon 85mm f/1.4 lens & Nikon 77mm Circular Polarizer (Mk II) - cost me $1262.46 (677) including sales tax, but would have set me back about 1000 over here for the same kit. Even though I'm VAT registered, it was still cheaper for me to buy the lens in the US!

A word of caution, though: never buy a digital camera of any kind when in the US if you expect to get warranty service here in the UK - you'll be requested to send your camera back over there for warranty servicing and possibly out-of-warranty issues too.

This only applies to compacts, prosumer and d/SLR bodies - accessories such as lenses, flashguns, batteries etc. all carry international warranties.
VikingPhotography is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 30-07-2006, 16:08   #10 (permalink)
asd
Getting Comfy
 
asd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: BLACKPOOL..capital of fun/s**t
Posts: 124
asd is on a distinguished roadasd is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Re: B&H

thanks viking,

definately might plan i visit there in the future, never knew that about camera bodies bought from the US, thanks for all the info, had a look at your website..good stuff
asd is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2006, 08:56   #11 (permalink)
Pixalo Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 19,250
Steve is just really nice
Steve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really nice

Image edit - ASK
User's Gallery
Users Camera Equipment List
Re: B&H

B&H are happy to supply to the UK but require payment in full beforehand. That means that if you are using CC they request a full photocopy/fax of both the front and back of your card to verify you have it and they will only post to the address the card is registered too as well.

All vat and customs that you may get hit with is also the full responsibility of the buyer, as is the return postage costs should you need to send anything back to them for any reason.

I nearly ordered a lens from them and got up to the stage of CC verification, but as soon as they wanted copies of both sides I pulled out of the transaction. With that info anyone could order online from most places without a signature and I was not about to open myself up to that chance.

Since then OneStop has begun trading and offering duty free or refund should you get stung, this is a better option for most as its almost as cheap and less risky, as Dave had said though, a cheap weekend trip to the States would be a even better value as you get a mini break, chance to check the product when you buy and hopefully some great shots of NY while you are there
Steve is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 13:27   #12 (permalink)
New here
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 24
SeanBoyce is an unknown quantity at this point
User's Gallery
Re: B&H

I bought most of my Photo gear from B&H and I have had no......... trouble with any of it.I Love my Canon 350Rebel, 16-35,24-70, 70-200,100-400,and my 100 macro.Great Store if you have ever been there.
SeanBoyce is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 14:38   #13 (permalink)
Quite Chatty
 
RichB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Warwickshire
Posts: 76
RichB has a spectacular aura aboutRichB has a spectacular aura aboutRichB has a spectacular aura aboutRichB has a spectacular aura aboutRichB has a spectacular aura aboutRichB has a spectacular aura aboutRichB has a spectacular aura aboutRichB has a spectacular aura aboutRichB has a spectacular aura about

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Users Camera Equipment List
Re: B&H

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post

.....as Dave had said though, a cheap weekend trip to the States would be a even better value as you get a mini break, chance to check the product when you buy and hopefully some great shots of NY while you are there
Best time to go, according to a friend, is Thanksgiving in November, as the NY sales are on with huge reductions, not sure if this applies to the photographic businesses, though. Don;t see why it wouldn't.

Various tour operators are now arranging package deals of 3-4 night stays in NY, specifically as shopping trips.
RichB is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2006, 20:23   #14 (permalink)
New here
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 24
SeanBoyce is an unknown quantity at this point
User's Gallery
Re: B&H

If you are going To US and have a friend in another State (besides NY)have him or her order what you want through the internet and save on Taxes.You dont have to pay taxes, if you dont live in NY.But you will have to Pay for delivery. Good luck.
SeanBoyce is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 13-08-2006, 17:53   #15 (permalink)
New here
 
lon10c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: St. John, USVI
Posts: 8
lon10c is on a distinguished roadlon10c is on a distinguished road
User's Gallery
Re: B&H

I order nearly all of my photography stuff from B&H or 17th Street Photo and have it shipped UPS. So far I have not had a single problem. I returned a faulty $3000 Sigma lens to B&H for a refund but there was no fuss.

I actually prefer 17th Street Photo. 17photo.com They just seem to be a bit more personable and will ship to my business address which is different from the address on my credit card.

The USVI is not as far away as the UK but it may be harder to get to.
lon10c is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 23:35.


vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ReviewPost & PhotoPost vB3 Enhanced, Copyright 2003-2014 All Enthusiast, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.0
Copyright 2006 - 2017 Pixalo.com

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196