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A while back I remember someone commenting on what I thought was a really good price for the 110xl Schneider. If I am right it was an overseas source and the price was a lot, I mean really a lot, less than what is listed in B&H. Does anyone have good sources for new lens's like this? Thanks! Craig Murphy
-- Craig Murphy (email@example.com), May 09, 2000
Go to www.robertwhite.co.uk --- this is the source that you remember. I have dealt many times with Robert, and without exception have received fast, friendly, and accurate service. And prices that should make many of the US dealers cringe in shame!
-- Danny Burk (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 09, 2000.
I bought my 110XL at the end of March. I paid roughly $1150 plus $50- 60 for shipping and duty. This was roughly $1000 less than the US price. I remember placing the order on Friday and it was at my door on the following Tuesday. You have to wire money. I have dealt with this guy several times with good success. Send him an email and he'll quote current prices etc.
Tony Leung ------------------------ New Sankyo Camera Co Ltd Shop G19 Goldenmile Holiday Inn 50 Nathan Rd Kowloon, HONG KONG
Tels: -2367 0350, -2369 9491 Fax: -2739 2932
-- Tom Keenan (email@example.com), May 09, 2000.
I recently got a 305 G-Claron from Robert White at a price significantly lower than US dealers; it was even less than used ones have often sold for on ebay. Had it in about a week.
Note that US customs duty etc will have to be added to the total cost; for me shipping plus duty came to about $50, but it was still a tremendous bargain.
-- John Hicks (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 09, 2000.
Last I looked, RW was selling it for $1100. Great lens, great price...
-- Bill Glickman (email@example.com), May 09, 2000.
I had Badger Graphics get a gray market 72XL lenses for me. When I checked around, their price (factoring in shipping and customs) was either better or very close to the off-shore dealers. They were also able to get me the lens in a Copal Press shutter. Some of the off- shore companies don't do "specials". I'm not sure of their competitive pricing on the 110XL, but I'd suggest you check with them. As many people have noted in this group, Badger is a very good company to purchase from.
-- Larry Huppert (Larry.Huppert@mail.com), May 10, 2000.
I got mine from overseas, and found it easy and timely. I paid $1071 plus $40 shipping & handling. US Customs is varied as to import duty charged, mine was $32. I will try to paste all the info they sent me.
Thanks for your mail, we are please to offer
(New in box) Schneider 110 f/5.6 XL US$1,071. (take 30 days to order) Schneider APO Symmar 210 f/5.6 US$ 714. FedEx shipment +insure to Texas US$ 80. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ------ - Total US$1,865. ============
All prices are quoted Nett in US$ and are ready stock at the moment for immediate shipment except the 110 f/5.6 XL, payment by Bank Money Order / Bank Transfer in advance to:
Hang Seng Bank Ltd Carnarvon Road Branch Kowloon, HONG KONG [Correspondent Bank: Citibank NY] [CHIP #010522] [SWIFT code: HASEHKHH]
in the name of: New Sankyo Camera Co Ltd account no.: 286-459672-001
We will process your order immediately after your Bank Money Order / Bank Transfer at sight. We need your full address and telephone number for faster delivery.
Tony Leung _______________________ New Sankyo Camera Co Ltd Shop G-19 Golden Mile Holiday Inn 50 Nathan Road Kowloon, HONG KONG
Tels: (852) 2367 0350, (852) 2369 9491 Fax : (852) 2739 2932
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email_to_Fax: email@example.com
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Hope this helps. Jeff
-- Jeff Thompson (email@example.com), May 10, 2000.