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Thread: Zeiss Conquest - any good??

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    Zeiss Conquest - any good??

    Hi all

    I don't know much about these scopes as they don't seem to be readily available in this country - but I see that they can be shipped over from the states quite cheaply? e.g. zeiss conquest 3-9x50 (new) 382, + 30-odd quid for shipping. This seems very cheap for such a top brand, am I missing something??

    Thanks
    Skinner

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    yes your have to pay a handling charge from royal mail. plus vat which will add up to abit more cost

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    Ah okay, I wondered if there might be something like that - although the buyer mentions marking it as a 'gift' to skip that stuff? I don't know, probably best to not get involved with all that, too much hassle. I'll just stick to keeping my eye open for a decent second hand scope!
    Cheers jay 22

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    You do take a risk there, just depends if customs happen to pick that "gift" to check or not, if not then you're quids in, if they do then you have to pay the relevant duty on the item and risk a fine for trying to cheat

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    i managed to pick up a conquest at christmas second hand and asked on here what people thought of them
    the feedback i got was very good if you manage to find one i dont think you will be dissapointed i havent
    used mine in anger yet but its beautifully clear even in low light i wouldnt part with mine are they any good says you
    oh yea says i

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    They are excellent scopes, picked one up when I was in the US a couple of years ago. Extremely good value and absolutely no complaints with performance.

    What you are missing in your equation are the import duty, VAT and handling charges - duty is usually around 5%, then add VAT at 20%, then the handling charge. It all adds up.

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    Got 1 there superb.

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    Hi, as you can see from the repiles they are a good scope. One point I have to point out to you is that The warrenty isn't supported through Zeiss UK as the conquests aren't made for the european Market. If you have any problems with it you would need to send it back to the US.

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bdswest View Post
    Hi, as you can see from the repiles they are a good scope. One point I have to point out to you is that The warrenty isn't supported through Zeiss UK as the conquests aren't made for the european Market. If you have any problems with it you would need to send it back to the US.

    Jon
    Not trying to emply you are wrong as I was under the same impression but after buying mine 2nd hand Imade an enquiery to the US branch and got this reply.

    Dear Customer,
    Thank you for your inquiry dated 2011-11-13 regarding the repair/service of your
    Zeiss product.
    You have full warranty but you would have to go through Zeiss in the UK for any warranty issues.
    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or require
    additional information.
    Sincerely,
    Christy Lamm

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    A big thankyou to all for your helpful replies
    I'm gonna give it a miss this time, I'm not in a massive rush to get a scope and there are other things I'm following up.
    Cheers!
    Skinner

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