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Re: [OM] Buying Equipment From the USA in Canada

Subject: Re: [OM] Buying Equipment From the USA in Canada
From: "George M. Anderson" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 11:21:53 -0700
Elmer;

Yeah, I wasn't sure of the tax/duty situation and still am not.  I guess
NAFTA doesn't apply to Japanese made cameras, eh?  Course as far as
warranty goes, one usually has to specify US warranty with these jokers,
so International might be the default.

I do know there's a duty on photo equipment coming this way from the
Great White North, as I got caught when I bought a Jobo processor from
someone in BC. I think the rate was 6%

As for who/what, B&H seems to be the most honest and reputable photo
equip sales house in NY. (I'm not sure that statement gives them a whole
lot of credit! :>)

Go here to see their prices: http://www.bhphotovideo.com

George


Elmer Brum wrote:
> 
> I wouldn't mind purchasing via mail order (or some form of direct ship), but
> to purchase from USA based organisations poses several concerns.  The first,
> and I guess most important, is warranty.  Unless the item's warranty is
> "international," it would be useless to me here.  The next is total cost.
> Although the selling price may seem attractive, I would have to consider the
> US/CDN $ exchange rate 1:0.72 (Approx.)  then there is shipping, handling
> and insurance.  Then the item would most likely get held at Canada Customs
> until I paid the Canadian sales taxes (GST) and Import tariffs. ** Does
> anyone know if there is any import tariffs on camera equipment coming from
> the US? **
> 
> At the end of it all, I'm not sure I would be saving very much if any.  And
> I don't think I would even consider purchasing used equipment, unless I
> could inspect it first.
> 
> Also excuse the ignorance, but who/what is B&H in New York (NY).
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Elmer Brum
> Toronto, Canada
> [mailto:] elmerb@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From:   owner-olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On Behalf Of george
> Sent:   Friday, August 20, 1999 9:20 PM
> To:     olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject:        Re: [OM] Introduction
> 
> Elmer;
> 
> Are there issues which would prevent you from buying from a NY mail order
> house like B&H?  I think their price on a new 4T is about $1000.
> 
> George
> 
> >Thanks Ron,
> >
> >Call me a die hard, but I don't think I would ever give up my Olympus
> >equipment.  I will consider a used 4Ti though,  My best price for a new one
> >has been
> >$2,069.00 CDN. About $1,500.00 US Ouch!  Although it is affordable, it is
> >very hard to justify.
> >
> >** If  Anyone knows of a good place to look (in the Greater Toronto Area)
> >for new or used equipment, I'm all ears!  Or should I say eyes! **
> >
> >Regards,
> >
> >Elmer Brum
> >Toronto, Canada
> >[mailto:] elmerb@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: owner-olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> >On Behalf Of George M. Anderson
> >Sent: Friday, August 20, 1999 2:06 AM
> >To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >Subject: Re: [OM] Introduction
> >
> >
> >
> >Ron Crabtree wrote:
> >>
> >> > I have been thinking of getting a New OM 4Ti.  I have an OM 2n and OM
> >10,
> >> > but reading the propaganda on the 4Ti's metering, really makes me want
> >> one.
> >> > Although expense is an issue, I would seriously consider it if it were
> >> worth
> >> > it.  I guess what I want, is someone to talk me IN to it! <smile>
> >>
> >> Why buy a NEW OM4t?  I have been very happy with used models, and they
> can
> >> be obtained for less than half of a new OM4ti.  Be prepared to pay more
> >for
> >> a black model, though.  As for talking you into it, I have used the Om4T
> >for
> >> over ten years and would never part with mine.  I challenge anyone to
> find
> >a
> >> body more durable and versatle but so very small and lightweight.  The
> >> lightweight issue dissapears when you add a winder or drive, but try and
> >> find a meter anywhere else that allows multispot metering and metered
> >> exposures of 4 minutes!!!  You will not be dissapointed with an Om4t,
> >
> >
> >I agree with you up to here, wholeheartedly.  The 4Ti is a fantastic
> >camera.
> >
> >
> >> but if
> >> I were going to spend OVER $1000 for a new body, I would buy a Canon
> EOS-3
> >> and sell all of my manual focus lenses.
> >
> >No, no , no.  A new 4Ti would be a great camera, even at $1000 (assuming
> >you can reasonably afford that price.) A new one will statistically last
> >much longer than a used one, whose history you've no way of knowing.
> >Yes, a new 4Ti would be a joy to have.
> >
> >Buy an EOS-3 and sell all your Zuiks?  Only if your main type of
> >photography lends itself to autofocus speed shots rather than
> >contemplative photography.  And only if you can afford to spend a whole
> >lot more money on Canon lenses to try to replace the Zuiks.  No, I
> >certainly wouldn't do that.
> >
> >
> > Buy a used Om4t from the list or
> >> ebay and be a happy camper.
> >>
> >> Ron Crabtree
> >> Santa Fe, NM
> >>
> >
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