I hope all is well with you Phil, must be bummer having a new toy and not being able to get out with it.Are you purchasing Roy, will be great if so and hear your experiences. Got mine but as Murphy's law dictates confined to house ill!!!!
I have never bought off of Panamoz but have used Hdew another gray importer a fair bit, all dealings with them have been fine. Just waiting for Hdew to get the 7D2 in stock, I suspect it will be around £1150-£1199 and they give a free 3 year guarantee with most Canon Cameras.
Cannot see any reason why not Kath, its still a Canon Camera made in the same factory(s) as any other Camera. As for usual Warranty repairs Hdew offer a free 3 year warranty and they use authorised Canon UK repairers. BTW I have even successfully claimed a Canon cashback on a 'grey' Camera even though Canon and dealers like Hdew say that you can't.Hi Roy I have bought lens from Hdew but wondered how you stand if you buy a camera and its recalled will Canon honour the guarantee o
Dearer that what I expected from Hdew Bob but I guess they are not immune from cashing in on early adopters that must have the Camera right away. I am sure you will see a lot lower price than this in a few months. I well remember when the original 7D came out it was £1800 to begin with in the UK but fell to around £1200 within 12 weeks or so (with the grey importers being cheaper still).Just recd email off HDEW to tell me that they will have 12 x 7d2 units in next week,selling for £1349.00 plus £9.99 postage,selling on a first come first served basis.
I hope all is well with you Phil, must be bummer having a new toy and not being able to get out with it.
I have not made my mind up yet Phil, but if I do get back into bird snapping then it will almost certainly be with a 7D2.
Hi All has anyone bought anything from Panamoz they are selling the Canon 7d m11 about £300.00 cheaper than other retailers or is it if it sounds to good to be true beware.
Dearer that what I expected from Hdew Bob but I guess they are not immune from cashing in on early adopters that must have the Camera right away.
lol :-O according to wikepedia another name for an 'early adopter' is a 'Lighthouse Customer' or one that is a referred to as a trendsetter.I would like to adopt this camera if someone has one they want me to look after for a while. :t:
p.s. not knocking you Roy, I used the term on the other thread, probably for the last time though as it doesn't seem appropriate reading it back.
If Panamoz are sending from HK Nick then I assume no VAT has been paid! In this case the buyer in this country would be deemed to be the importer so they would be responsible to pay the VAT. Failure to do so would surely be breaking the law I guess? Could be wrong on this so if anyone knows different please clarify.Ref the OP's original question about Panamoz.
I just bought a Canon 6D plus 24-105 L zoom from them at a great price. They have been great at answering queries and delivery from HK was very quick indeed. Camera arrived yesterday, everything fine. UK manual,, UK adapter for charger,, just needed to change camera menu to English. 3yr warranty included with Panamoz themselves, but utilising UK repairers (same arrangement as Hdew). Have seen reports on forums from folks who have had to invoke the Panamoz warranty and they have been happy with the service.
Previously bought a 70D from Hdew and they were great also. But Panamoz prices do seem to be even lower!
Yep, I have seen that on their site Nick but that is not to say that they are actually charging UK VAT but just that you will not have to pay it.Roy, I don't think there is anything illegal. Here is what Panamoz website says:
"Q. Will I have to pay any import taxes and duties, such as VAT?
A. You will not have to pay any. Our prices are all inclusive. All import and customs charges will be covered by us fully, and will be billed to our shipping account directly. You will not be billed."
I recently bought a Canon tilt-shift (i.e. not cheap) lens from Panamoz with quick service, great price and well packaged for shipment. Despite Hdew being a favourite supplier of mine since they supplied my 5D3 2.5 years ago I would struggle to ignore the Panamoz pricing, especially with BACS discount and three year warranty.
However, until Adobe releases raw support in Lightroom I am in no rush to buy and will happily wait for the price cuts which will surely come. Then I will review suppliers pricing and overall risk/warranty/convenience/value etc before making my final supplier choice. I suspect it will either be Panamoz or Hdew who get my money.