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  • Camera Gray Import question
  • Premier Icon mrsfry
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    Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera £826

    Saw this on Panamoz.com is it a ok place to buy from and what is a gray import (did Google but i’m drunk so i thought i’d ask here)

    Thank you

    Premier Icon Defender
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    Gray/Grey imports are ones that were originally destined for another market, ie. USA, Asia, Canada, Austrailia etc.
    They might not have the same level of warranty support that the home market product does?
    They were very popular back in the 80’s but the internet and open European market has reduced this somewhat.

    Premier Icon bravesirrobin
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    I’ve had a good experience with Panamoz and saved a packet buying an Olympus OM-D …just check that Canon have an international warranty first though. Panamoz are based in Hong Kong I think, and ship direct from there hence they are grey imports I.e. Not through The official importer.

    Premier Icon andyl
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    import and VAT will add a fair bit too if you are importing yourself.

    Premier Icon simonpedley
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    I bought a canon dslr from slrhut, all was fine until it developed a fault. It was a nightmare getting it sorted and took 4 weeks to get my money back! I bought my replacement from John Lewis so no more return issues.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Buy grey from Hdew Cameras all the time. No problems and a 3 year warranty from them here in the UK.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I bought a canon dslr from slrhut, all was fine until it developed a fault.

    I believe the problem there is SLRhut rather than grey imports generally.

    Premier Icon bravesirrobin
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    Mine’s been back to Olympus UK twice now, no problems at all …they even arrange the courier to collect.

    Premier Icon simonpedley
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    I think you’re right cougar. To apologise they sent me some accessories which I chose from their website. However what they sent was cheap alternatives. They also wanted me to adjust my online review which I initially did to make it more positive. I will never use them again, or recommend them.

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