If the GM-1 was sold as 'Body only' I might be tempted ...

Started Jan 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
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ericN2
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Re: If the GM-1 was sold as 'Body only' I might be tempted ...

AG wrote:

ebay : new, body ONLY USD 590 + free shipping

AG -

As I presume you are in US when giving that $$$ price, I have to assume that at no time have you been in the position of trying to import anything from US to UK.  I gave that idea up long ago when I wanted to buy some article from B&H...I asked the cost and the amount they were charging for post alone was almost as much as the modest price article.  It is horrendously expensive (or can be) to Import from US to UK..especially such as a camera.. which by its nature almost invariably would be caught by Customs who then add a Duty fee..PLUS some sort of Handling etc...PLUS then our also innocuous Value Added Tax of 20%...the camera can end up damn near anything from 50-75% maybe higher than the initial payment.. and likely is little difference to the price here anyway.

Sorry but the idea is just not as good as you may think.

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