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Online Store to Buy Photography Equipment...

Do you know any?

cihan.keskin
post 18.Oct.2009, 09:46 PM
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Location: Malmö
Joined: 18.Oct.2009

I have just moved to Sweden and I am a semi-professional photographer living in Lund. I was wondering if there is any shop to buy photography equipment online? I don't mean buying compact machines from a websitesite. I am talking about buying lightstands, tripods, DSLR equipment etc. I will be more than happy if you can help me.
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Blazek
post 18.Oct.2009, 09:59 PM
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Location: Stockholm
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http://tinyurl.com/ygoaotg
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cihan.keskin
post 18.Oct.2009, 10:02 PM
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Location: Malmö
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Thx Blazek I know how to google. I mean I need a site which ships from Sweden so it will be fast and I won't need to pay import taxes. And I am asking people here because someone might be interested in photography and already bought something from that site so they can recommend me.
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Bender B Rodriquez
post 18.Oct.2009, 10:19 PM
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http://www.scandinavianphoto.se/
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berkbs
post 18.Oct.2009, 11:38 PM
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Merhaba Cihan

I am a photo enthusiast too and I find that most photo equipment are ridicilously expensive in Sweden if you buy from photo stores in town or even online sellers. I usually buy stuff from ebay, you can get very good deals on new and used equipment on ebay. If you're not used shopping on ebay it may be a little scary first but soon you'll learn how to find good deals. Always ask the seller shipping charges etc. if you are not sure. Get yourself a paypal account. Remember, you're in Sweden and you can buy anything from EU countries without paying customs. German sellers are a bit hard to deal with on ebay but there's a lot of good stuff from the UK. The US prices are generally lowest but some will be unwilling to ship abroad and you may end up paying 25% customs tax if you are unlucky.

Check www.blocket.se and www.tradera.com for second hand photo equipment in Sweden.

A Swedish photo site with a buy/sell section www.fotosidan.se

www.cyberphoto.se (Another Swedish online retailer)
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cihan.keskin
post 18.Oct.2009, 11:55 PM
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Location: Malmö
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Thx berkbs. I am used to shopping from ebay but I dunno about the customs regulations. In Cyprus I was able to buy anything online as long as it was under 100 Euros (And that meant I was buying everything from hong kong or china and just tell the seller mark it under 95 Euros and mark it as gift for the customs declaration).
Do you know if there is a certain amount that I don't need to pay taxes if I buy stuff outside the EU?
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cihan.keskin
post 18.Oct.2009, 11:55 PM
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Location: Malmö
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Thx berkbs. I am used to shopping from ebay but I dunno about the customs regulations. In Cyprus I was able to buy anything online as long as it was under 100 Euros (And that meant I was buying everything from hong kong or china and just tell the seller mark it under 95 Euros and mark it as gift for the customs declaration).
Do you know if there is a certain amount that I don't need to pay taxes if I buy stuff outside the EU?
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berkbs
post 19.Oct.2009, 12:34 AM
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No, I don't know. Even if there's a limit it is under 100 Euros. I paid customs for books from amazon worth about 400SEK.

Whenever I buy a book from amazon.com (USA) I end up buying customs as it comes in a big box that says amazon on it with huge leggers. So it draws attention. However, I neve paid customs when I bought books from amazon market place, which is independent book sellers that advertise second hand books on amazon's website. Those books are sent directly from these sellers and therefore are not in amazon.com boxes.

I think they do random checks and some kind of profiling as they probably do not have resources to check all packages coming into Sweden and send receivers customs bills.
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Renfeh Hguh
post 19.Oct.2009, 07:08 AM
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Location: Not in Sweden
Joined: 1.May.2005

Sites I have used

http://www.aifo.se/
http://www.madeco.se/
http://www.yfo.se/
http://www.fotovideo.se/ (have a store in Malmö)
http://www.photax.se/
http://www.kaffebrus.com/ (sell cheap junk that you can buy direct from China on eBay for a fraction of their price)

Some Euro sites
http://www.fotokonijnenberg.nl/
http://www.foto-walser.biz/shop/default.aspx

The best variety and prices in the US. Don't forget they will get you for 5% tull and 25% moms on the shipped price. Still can be worth it though
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/
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Nemesis
post 20.Nov.2009, 04:10 PM
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Location: Skåne
Joined: 14.Apr.2009

Electronics in Sweden are very expensive.

Sometimes it is better to purchase online from another European country.

If ordering from Amazon, do not order from Amazon.com, as that is in the United States, so you may have to pay import tax.

Order from www.amazon.co.uk www.amazon.de and www.amazon.fr so that you are ordering from inside the European Union and therefore have to pay no import duty.

Blocket.se is OK for second hand cameras but still expensive

www.komplett.se are quite reasonable and do home delivery.

www.onoff.com are OK.

http://www.mediamarkt.se/ are pretty reasonable.

I am looking at present for a second hand DSLR: I need a good camera with good flash for taking pictures of textures, so as to build up my texture database. Anyone selling one cheap (that is legal), let me know.
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Furu
post 23.Nov.2009, 12:35 AM
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QUOTE (cihan.keskin @ 18.Oct.2009, 09:46 PM) *
I have just moved to Sweden and I am a semi-professional photographer living in Lund. I was wondering if there is any shop to buy photography equipment online? I don't mea ... (show full quote)

If items are of a higher value it may be worth making a trip to US or any country you are planning to buy from.

As "Renfeh Hguh" stated BHP is one of the largest in the US and are very good. They ship worldwide.
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smokin joe
post 29.Nov.2009, 07:38 PM
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Joined: 11.Aug.2009

www.ebay.co.uk

will have everything you need and will save u a fortune
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smokin joe
post 29.Nov.2009, 07:39 PM
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QUOTE (j-telecoms@hotmail.com @ 29.Nov.2009, 07:35 PM) *
Hello.you can mail me on j-telecoms@hotmail.com.i have some manufacturers from china mainland,malaysia and honk kong and they will charge you on CIF,you wont have to pay for any tax or whatsoever.


you sure dude? when buying outside the eu we have 25% moms added..i've been had twice by this...paid for the goods and then find i cant collect it untill the tax i paid..of course you dont care as you have the money aye?
ANYONE BUYING FROM NON EU COUNTRIES BE AWARE OF THIS OK
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