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    Buying abroad - S. Africa

    I am off on my hols soon and South Africa beckons. (Unfortunately not big game hunting)

    I have never been before, but wondering if there are any substantial finacial gains in buying a scope overseas as I am in the market for one circa 500.
    Or any other shooting related products?

    Can anyone tell/advise me and, if it is a good option, would I need to take my FAC/Passport for Duty Free? or anything as i am sure their rules and regs will be slightly different to ours in UK.

    Cheers

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    I spend a couple months a year in SA. In general, high end consumer goods (electronics, optics, outdoor gear etc) are more expensive than here, with a few exceptions. The exceptions are things manufactured by the South Africans themselves, which can be very good quality - though I don't think they do scopes!

    I'd also strongly advise against trying to get anything in Duty Free. It may be duty free, but the vendors almost always make up for this with a thumping price rise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mungo View Post
    I spend a couple months a year in SA. In general, high end consumer goods (electronics, optics, outdoor gear etc) are more expensive than here, with a few exceptions. The exceptions are things manufactured by the South Africans themselves, which can be very good quality - though I don't think they do scopes!

    I'd also strongly advise against trying to get anything in Duty Free. It may be duty free, but the vendors almost always make up for this with a thumping price rise.
    Nuff said. Thanks Mungo

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    courtney boots mate thy are wicked!

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