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    Where to buy grey?

    So I've made the descision to buy a new lens (Canon 70-200L IS USM II). The savings in buying grey are way too good to justify a domestic purchase, but what is the best site to purchase from considering price, delivery, warranty?

    Thanks in advance for your recommendations.

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    I have always had a very good experience from Cameras direct. http://www.camerasdirect.com.au Price is comparable with the others, service good and no complaints about quality.

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    And you can always help support Ausphotography by purchasing from either a site advertiser or clicking through through the links here to the commission based advertisers.

    There are prices for that lens at all of them.

    eGlobal

    B&H

    Adorama

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    Hi Andrew,
    I had a look at the site advertisers. Hoping for some first hand advice from those that have purchased before me..... Who did you buy from and would you recommend them?

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    Errrr, sorry Adam, I'm a total dud there cos I haven't bought anything from any of those dealers. Not because they don't have pretty good reputations but purely because I have managed better prices on many things that I have needed and not necessarily "grey" items.

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    I bought the same lens through E Global Linked through the site sponsors page and couldn't be happier with their service and price.
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    Heres a good website for comparing prices:
    http://spot.lofico.com.au/index.php

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    Bought my camera from B&H.
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    I've just placed an order through ddphotographics. They have shop fronts in Syd and Bris. I'll let you know how I go.
    The price wasn't as good as DWI but I tried to order through DWI and they use paypal for their merchant services and that has a 2% loading, then if you want a reasonable shipping time, thats extra too. With the accessories it ended up being cheaper at dd.
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    I've bought all my gear except for the stuff I got second hand from here
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    There was no extras when I got my camera through DWI they are all factored into the price, buyers do not pay loadings. As for the shipping 6 working days is not slow considering I am 2 days from Melbourne or Sydney and I saved over $300.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lantern View Post
    I've just placed an order through ddphotographics. They have shop fronts in Syd and Bris. I'll let you know how I go.
    The price wasn't as good as DWI but I tried to order through DWI and they use paypal for their merchant services and that has a 2% loading, then if you want a reasonable shipping time, thats extra too. With the accessories it ended up being cheaper at dd.
    DDP no longer have a Brisbane store, it closed about 12 months ago.

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    ive purchased from Digitalrev..very happy with quick shipping..I think my Tele converter was in my hands three days after placing the order
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    Have used B&H, Adorama and DWI and all are great! There were no loading when I bought with DWI either and I got my 70-200mm for a song at just the right time, but very happy with them all!
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    Thanks for your replies. Very helpful.

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    I have used DWI, eGlobal and Digital Rev. All were excellent with the standout being eGlobal. After me placing the order Friday afternoon I had the item in my hand Monday afternoon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lantern View Post
    I've just placed an order through ddphotographics. They have shop fronts in Syd and Bris. I'll let you know how I go.
    The price wasn't as good as DWI but I tried to order through DWI and they use paypal for their merchant services and that has a 2% loading, then if you want a reasonable shipping time, thats extra too. With the accessories it ended up being cheaper at dd.
    My comment is superfluous
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    Cant praise DWI enough
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    Digitalrev and eGlobal have served me well. Digitalrev was consistently faster.
    When I bought a poorly calibrated Sigma lens from eGlobal, they agreed to pay for recalibration at CR Kennedy (Sigma official aftermarket service in Australia).

    I bought the stuff that was similarly priced (less than 10% difference), such as Tamron 24-70 at Digidirect store, don't want to worry about shipping and service when it's so small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonk0 View Post
    I can highly recommend Eglobal one of the site sponsors, from placing the order to delivery in country Victoria, it arrived within 3 days to my door and the prices are very good too.

    They are the only one's I have purchased from ,but I have bought from them twice now, and when I'm ready to purchase again, I will be using them again.
    I have had excellent service through Eglobal as well.. Cannot fault them and the delivery times are incredible!!

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