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    Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50

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    Last edited by Treacle Trackpad; 26-06-2011 at 09:14.

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    I have a virtually new one without marks used 03 times with target turrets and mildot ( I think the box and covers are still in the cupbaord) 750 posted VAT paid
    Last edited by 6mmHOT; 25-06-2011 at 07:34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treacle Trackpad View Post
    As per title, I'm after a Conquest 6.5-20x50 with or without target turrets. Mildot or one of the Z reticles. Cash waiting for the right price (not 850 )
    I got a friend to carry me one back from the US.Exchange rate was poor then and I got the 4-14x50 Conquest for 580.00 and a bottle of rum for a thank you.
    The 6.5 -20x50 is $1000.00 which at todays exchange is about 650.00
    Good luck with your search

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    Recently i bought a scope from Scopes4U in the states. It was sent and arrived within 4 days by Fedex. No demand for customs or whatever.

    My missus now tells me i have a lettter at home from Fedex uk wanting an amount that seems more that UK Vat and similar company handling charge. I already paid 66 dollars for the US to UK postage.

    Until i get home it will go on hold so i can find out what charges are what.

    I agree with hogey that the cost he is showing is normal US suppliers but its what comes after.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck View Post
    Recently i bought a scope from Scopes4U in the states. It was sent and arrived within 4 days by Fedex. No demand for customs or whatever.

    My missus now tells me i have a lettter at home from Fedex uk wanting an amount that seems more that UK Vat and similar company handling charge. I already paid 66 dollars for the US to UK postage.

    Until i get home it will go on hold so i can find out what charges are what.



    I agree with hogey that the cost he is showing is normal US suppliers but its what comes after.

    Cheers
    the only way to get it without paying the duty is to have it carried in then even then you could get stopped by customs and have to pay the duty.I have heard you can ask the vendor to mark the item as a gift but not sure about this.At the end of the day its chancey having it posted but worth it if you can get away with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogey View Post
    the only way to get it without paying the duty is to have it carried in then even then you could get stopped by customs and have to pay the duty.I have heard you can ask the vendor to mark the item as a gift but not sure about this.At the end of the day its chancey having it posted but worth it if you can get away with it.
    i agree but if it gets damaged then you will only be able to claim back a small amount of what it is worth

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    Just looking for a nice second hand example chaps, not wanting to import. Last one I got was 550 so this is the area of price I am looking at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogey View Post
    the only way to get it without paying the duty is to have it carried in then even then you could get stopped by customs and have to pay the duty.I have heard you can ask the vendor to mark the item as a gift but not sure about this.At the end of the day its chancey having it posted but worth it if you can get away with it.
    A lot of the US sites now clearly state that they will not mark as gift. I have no probs paying the required VAT and normal handling it still works out cheaper when buying an "American Branded " scope which is what the conquest really is. Our Zeiss Duralyt models are the European answer i think but do not have the same range of choice.

    If you look at Cabelas nowadays they impose very strict guidleines on what they will export.

    They are currently pricing the Forster Co-Ax reloading press at 259US what a pity they wont send them here.

    Just cannot understand why there is a market for a British Company to satisfy some of our shooting supply needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck View Post
    A lot of the US sites now clearly state that they will not mark as gift. I have no probs paying the required VAT and normal handling it still works out cheaper when buying an "American Branded " scope which is what the conquest really is. Our Zeiss Duralyt models are the European answer i think but do not have the same range of choice.

    If you look at Cabelas nowadays they impose very strict guidleines on what they will export.

    They are currently pricing the Forster Co-Ax reloading press at 259US what a pity they wont send them here.

    Just cannot understand why there is a market for a British Company to satisfy some of our shooting supply needs.
    I used to own and run a fishing tackle shop for 13 years.
    We usd to work on a 30% margin which at the end of the year would give us about 20-22%.
    That may sound a good return but it is not when you way up the hours worked and the investment.
    They work on much smaller margins in the US and if the exchange rate was right I could buy goods from the US cheaper than I could buy them from my UK supplier and sell them on cheaper than my competitors.
    I do not think the dealers in the UK make a fortune on what they sell but they have to make a living

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    Hogey
    i have also run sveral business ventures with varying profit levels, i dont disagree that profits must be viable. What i meant is its a pity that there are no British manufacturers for a lot of the products we use.
    I am more than aware of the volume/price argument that makes US markets attractive but we have gone from a reasonably healthy gun trade to almost no maufacturers except specialists and very high end market.
    I really was not complaining i just thought there mut be some opportunities for some more home grown products

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