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    ***Amazon..................for scopes. ? ***

    http://www.amazon.com/Carl-Zeiss-Opt..._sim_sbs_sg_15

    anyone looked at/ purchased from or through it for rifle scopes.

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    Nope, but then again they won't sell outside of the US, looked into this before and doesn't look like anything has changed, unless of course you are going over there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjs View Post
    http://www.amazon.com/Carl-Zeiss-Opt..._sim_sbs_sg_15

    anyone looked at/ purchased from or through it for rifle scopes.

    bob.
    Bob

    If they will ship to the UK - and most won't - it'll work out at over £1000...

    You need to add P&P, then 4.7% to that total for Import Duty, then 20% to that total for VAT...

    A chunk more expensive than the Swaro 6-18x50 that Eyefor has/had - not sure if he still has it

    I looked into this when buying a new Sightron, and it was only 3.5% more expensive to buy from AIM Field Sports in the UK, so that's what I did.

    Heads-up
    For anything more powerful than x12, you need an Export Licence to ship out of the UK back to the US, so if you have a warranty issue, you are FUBAR... Another reason to buy in the UK
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    Quote Originally Posted by I. Farticus View Post
    Bob

    If they will ship to the UK - and most won't - it'll work out at over £1000...

    You need to add P&P, then 4.7% to that total for Import Duty, then 20% to that total for VAT...

    A chunk more expensive than the Swaro 6-18x50 that Eyefor has/had - not sure if he still has it

    I looked into this when buying a new Sightron, and it was only 3.5% more expensive to buy from AIM Field Sports in the UK, so that's what I did.

    Heads-up
    For anything more powerful than x12, you need an Export Licence to ship out of the UK back to the US, so if you have a warranty issue, you are FUBAR... Another reason to buy in the UK
    cheers ian

    I had a look at 4scopes too and they said the same thing ? (well along the same lines etc.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjs View Post
    cheers ian

    I had a look at 4scopes too and they said the same thing ? (well along the same lines etc.)

    bob.
    That was where I was about to buy from. $/£ looks great, but then you add all the stealth taxes and s*d all warranty, and you start to think just how much it could cost you to save a bit up front

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    I bought my Sightron from 4Scopes and collected it from friends in the US, worked out about £350 cheaper than buying it here. Even buying it from the UK using the formula shown above it still works out around £150 cheaper. As for returning scopes for warranty repairs I've been told it isn't a problem as the export permit is only required if you're selling a scope.

    EDIT

    Just checked with a friend who had to ship a Leupold back to a dealer in the US, he had no problems and pointed me to the Leupold website,

    "Import/Export Licensing Requirements

    • Customers located in the following countries may return riflescopes to the product service facility in their country or the Leupold factory WITHOUT import/export licensing requirements:AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, DENMARK, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, ICELAND, ITALY, JAPAN, LUXEMBOURG, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY, NEW CALEDONIA, PORTUGAL, SCOTLAND, SPAIN, TURKEY, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM"
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    Quote Originally Posted by phaedra View Post
    I bought my Sightron from 4Scopes and collected it from friends in the US, worked out about £350 cheaper than buying it here. Even buying it from the UK using the formula shown above it still works out around £150 cheaper. As for returning scopes for warranty repairs I've been told it isn't a problem as the export permit is only required if you're selling a scope.
    I can only talk from my experience obviously, and using these calcs it cost me £30.82 more from Aim... The Warranty thing has come from 3 different sources, so not sure what to say.

    Either way, I guess we're both happy with what we've ended up with
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    Quote Originally Posted by I. Farticus View Post
    Bob

    If they will ship to the UK - and most won't - it'll work out at over £1000...

    You need to add P&P, then 4.7% to that total for Import Duty, then 20% to that total for VAT...
    Am I missing something then?

    $1149 = £711
    shipping something like that call it $100 $1250 = £773

    even if you add 25% to that (which is more than I would expect) and £8 handling for the thieves in customs you are looking at £966

    cant see a similar product on sale over here but nothing on that range under a grand or even £1500

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    Am I missing something then?

    $1149 = £711
    shipping something like that call it $100 $1250 = £773

    even if you add 25% to that (which is more than I would expect) and £8 handling for the thieves in customs you are looking at £966

    cant see a similar product on sale over here but nothing on that range under a grand or even £1500
    Absolutely correct, I double counted P&P from the s/sheet I used for my Sightron:

    $1,149.99
    $68.00 (scope4 shipping costs to UK
    $1,217.99
    $57.25 Import Duty @ 4.7%
    $1,275.24
    $255.05 VAT @ 20%
    $1,530.28 = £956.43

    Calculate your import duty in a few quick steps for free | DutyCalculator

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    i started to look at prices over there when i was looking for a swaro with the tds reticle.

    the cost of a second hand one here is not that far from some prices in the states for new good quality zeiss scopes,

    but there you go.

    can't do anything until either the 243 or the zeiss sells anyway.

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