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« on: January 15, 2010, 06:49:00 PM »
A general enquiry - has anyone here bought anything from these people?

My interest was piqued when I read that they ship to la Belle gratis.

Any and all thoughts appreciated.


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Re: Simply Electronics
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2010, 07:06:50 PM »
Yes, thought that was them.
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Re: Simply Electronics
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010, 07:38:07 PM »
quick google turned up this thread at av forums

http://www.avforums.com/forums/camcorders-video-editing/739921-simply-electronics-16.html

hk based, bungalows etc.. definate no no ;)

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Re: Simply Electronics
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010, 10:29:13 PM »
I bought my 70-200 f2.8 is from them at around £300 cheaper than anywhere else at the time(2008). It came when it was supposed to, so maybe I was lucky. It was a worry when I started reading the threads in between ordering and delivery though. :D
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Re: Simply Electronics
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2010, 10:11:31 AM »
I'll just buy with a credit card. If they don't deliver I'll get the money back from the card provider. That's if I decide to buy at all.

Later: Done some more reading now. I'll stick with Bristol Cameras for the expensive stuff. They are only a few pounds more than Simply for what I want and I know they are reliable.
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Re: Simply Electronics
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2010, 02:14:29 PM »
I bought my 70-200 f2.8 is from them at around £300 cheaper than anywhere else at the time(2008). It came when it was supposed to, so maybe I was lucky. It was a worry when I started reading the threads in between ordering and delivery though. :D

Dad ordered a 17-40 L and he had no probs either...

they have a lot cheaper than most places right now, well the ones in my wish list  ;)
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Re: Simply Electronics
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2010, 05:19:16 PM »
I've just looked, and the 100mm f2.8L IS is £90 less than Bristol Cameras - and they are ~£30 cheaper than WEX.


Very tempting - but I might wait until Focus. Should have some cash by then :)
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Re: Simply Electronics
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2010, 05:21:22 PM »
I've just looked, and the 100mm f2.8L IS is £90 less than Bristol Cameras - and they are ~£30 cheaper than WEX.


Very tempting - but I might wait until Focus. Should have some cash by then :)

Ships from HK though Mark, so if your unlucky you could get an import duty bill too :)

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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2010, 05:32:18 PM »
That is something that I would be concerned about - funnily enough, I just looked at the 300mm f2.8 L IS - and that is about £600 less than WEX!

I would rather use Flash Camera (Ian Ker (Kerso on Ebay) as he does the importing and everything comes with manufacturers warranty. His prices are very similar to Simply.
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Re: Simply Electronics
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2010, 06:20:46 PM »
When i ordered mine it came from their warehouse in London. It's definitely not an imported lens. Things might have changed since then though.
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Re: Simply Electronics
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2010, 07:31:33 PM »
I read in that thread on av forums that there is no warehouse in london, just a bungalow somewhere, but I dont know any of this from personel experience, just what I read about them from that thread. If they do have a warehouse in London I dont see how they could have such low prices, they are HK style prices, low due to no included vat I assume, just like the others in HK.

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Re: Simply Electronics
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2010, 10:07:30 PM »
I read in that thread on av forums that there is no warehouse in london, just a bungalow somewhere, but I dont know any of this from personel experience, just what I read about them from that thread. If they do have a warehouse in London I dont see how they could have such low prices, they are HK style prices, low due to no included vat I assume, just like the others in HK.

I have noticed though there prices do go up and down now and the, plus some prices next to them mention something about a discount code...
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