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Thread: Ted's have done it again.... Great price on the Tamron SP AF 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD for Nikon

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    Ted's have done it again.... Great price on the Tamron SP AF 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD for Nikon

    Just gave the Mastercard a jolt for a new Tamron SP AF 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD.

    After being highly impressed with the Tamron SP 70-200 f2.8 VC, I decided to get their SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD as well, and thank you to the folk on here who helped me make that decision. It overlaps two Nikon lens that I already have, the 50mm f1.8, sharp, but a bit too 'wavy' for my liking, and the 28mm f1.8 that I love, and will keep. Geez, I think it will be a great 'walk around lens' with the lighter weight and the VC.

    After a bit of negotiation with Ted's 'Chat' folk, they came up with a price of $1020.00 plus $9.95 registered Auspost delivery. That's only between about $70.00 and $100 more than 'Grey' market price, and for the sake of a local manufacturer's warranty, and buying from an Oz 'bricks 'n' mortar' store', I'm more than happy to pay the extra. In actual fact, I'm delighted.

    Can't wait to get it and post some shots from it.
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    Looking forward to seeing them

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    Ah, Ted's! Now look what you've done!

    Kevin. Are you sure you weren't after a pizza instead?
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    Good to see the locals listening, learning and reacting.
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    Congratulations Kevin, I can't wait to get my hands on the new 24-70.

    Great to see Teds competing and well done to the suppliers of the lens for making sure that Ted's are able to compete.

    Cheers
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    OK, so amid all of the gregarious backslapping, may I humbly submit the following heresy: So I wonder what their mark-up is?
    That's anyone, not just McCains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameerat42 View Post
    OK, so amid all of the gregarious backslapping, may I humbly submit the following heresy: So I wonder what their mark-up is?
    That's anyone, not just McCains.
    After price matching, probably about 5% less than the grey marketers ----

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    To be brutally honest, I don't give a rats @rse about what their markup may be.

    My only interest is in my bottom line, and if that is within cooee of the 'Grey' marketers, I'm more than happy to pay a small premium to support local sellers, AND, to get a local warranty.

    To my way of thinking, it was a 'no brainer'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I @ M View Post

    Good to see the locals listening, learning and reacting.
    +1

    That's not too far off the price I got mine for(again from a local physical store), and I got mine hurriedly just as the Aussie dollar started to drop quickly against the USD, but was still in the high 90's.
    As we all watched the AUD drop like a lead balloon during Dec-Jan, Vanbar(where I got mine) actually had their price about $100 lower than almost all online grey sellers.
    But they have since raised their price on this lens too(dunno when), and your quoted price looks more favourable compared to their current price.

    I have to say tho .. I'm a bit disappointed in your preferred option in having it delivered tho. I'd have spent the $20-30 on the 200klm round trip to collect one personally.
    The drive home may have taken me 10 hours or so to complete .. but it'd have been more visually entertaining once I'd got back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post

    I have to say tho .. I'm a bit disappointed in your preferred option in having it delivered tho. I'd have spent the $20-30 on the 200klm round trip to collect one personally.
    The drive home may have taken me 10 hours or so to complete .. but it'd have been more visually entertaining once I'd got back.
    Artie, the 200k round trip was out of the equation as Ted's have closed their Erina Fair store.
    It was actually about a 350k round trip to the Sydney big smoke, and the associated problems of parking when I got there.

    For $9.50 registered post, as opposed to about $60 for fuel, plus parking costs, it was an easy decision.

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    Aha!

    Didn't know this.

    bugger the $60 .. I'm happy to pay it just for the sake of the drive.

    It's just the idea of having to travel to a big smoke that would turn me orf.

    BTW, I have to say I'm happy to pay any amount of money to GET AWAY from my big smoke .. with the caveat that I have some money to spend!
    (broke ATM as I've been unemployed for wayyyy too long).

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    Congrats on that new Lens Kevin, its great to see another Member buying from an Aussie bricks and mortar store, Well Done
    Will look forward to seeing photos from it in the Forums.

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    Well, it has just arrived.

    It sure is a chunk of a thing. When it stops drizzling I will try it out.

    Cheers

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    Looking fprward to seeing your thoughts and results with this combination. I am looking for a lens in that zoom range for my D600 and have yet to make a decision.

    Have fun with the new toy.
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    I too have purchased this Tamron from George's and for the price its fantastic.Had a quick look at B&H photo and was stunned at the price very overpriced.So the wait will be short perhaps tomorrow or Wed before I have it.

    cheers




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    So any tips for talking to the people at Ted's to get cheaper deals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bitsnpieces View Post
    So any tips for talking to the people at Ted's to get cheaper deals?
    Wear your best aftershave, smile sweetly at the salesperson and suggest a cosy lunch or after work drinks at the trendiest cafe / restaurant nearby.

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    As of today $AU1640 for this lens in the US
    I tip my hats to any Aus retailers the price is gold


    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by I @ M View Post
    Wear your best aftershave, smile sweetly at the salesperson and suggest a cosy lunch or after work drinks at the trendiest cafe / restaurant nearby.
    Does it actually work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by antony View Post
    Does it actually work?
    You will never know until you give it a go -----

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