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By kupac1
#26807
Can anyone recommend a good source for buying Swarovski optics? It would have to be a place in B.C. or a place that can deliver to B.C. I would appreciate any suggestions anyone can offer.
By MDB8
#26812
I don't know where you can buy items of this brand (you don't specify whether you want binoculars or a scope) in the Lower Mainland.

Recently my multifunction printer died on me and I decided I needed a new one. Did the research and picked out a model, then looked at local prices, finding them to be locked into that 25% or so premium over prices in the U.S.

So I went to B&H in NYC and after paying all taxes, etc. had it delivered to my door by Purolater, saving about $100 over the London Drugs price.

I just checked and B&H also sells this brand and currently has some sort of instant rebates.
By revs
#26823
Most of the bigger camera stores like Lens & Shutter and Kerrisdale Camera's carry higher end scopes and bins but you pay a bit more.
I have used B&H Photo in NYC probably a dozen times now and they have never let me down...yet (i have a $400 Nikon 500mm F4 lens hood on back-order right now, hope they get some stock in before October).
#53216
If you are going to lay down the money for high quality optics you should make an effort to actually handle them before you buy. We just bought a scope from Lens and Shutter - the selection was good (including Swarovski and Vortex), prices competitive and the staff was more than happy to let us try the gear out.

Good birding,
#53219
The best place in Vancouver is the Vancouver Telescope Centre.

http://www.vancouvertelescope.ca

The owner Nick and his staff are extremely knowledgeable and helpful, you are welcome to try all their optics, and they will match any price in Canada.

This is not a commercial plug, I am just a happy customer.

Cheers, Max
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