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 Post subject: Where to buy Swarovski
PostPosted: Aug 17 12:46 pm 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Where to buy Swarovski
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: Where to buy Swarovski
PostPosted: Aug 17 10:38 pm 
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Thanks for the suggestion Mike. Who is B&H? Is that Bell & Howell?


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 Post subject: Re: Where to buy Swarovski
PostPosted: Aug 18 7:41 am 
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Here's the URL

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?at ... 4291175825

Buy something and you'll receive their 500-page catalogue.

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 Post subject: Re: Where to buy Swarovski
PostPosted: Aug 18 8:05 am 
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Great! Thanks Mike. This looks like a great source. Lots of stock and decent prices.


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 Post subject: Re: Where to buy Swarovski
PostPosted: Aug 18 8:22 am 
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You can get both Swarovski binos and scopes at Wholesale Sports in Langley on the Langley Bypass. You would have an opportunity to handle them and maybe have a better point of return if you had issues. They also have Zeiss and Leitz products as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Where to buy Swarovski
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I bought my scope from http://www.peleewings.ca They will ship to BC.

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 Post subject: Re: Where to buy Swarovski
PostPosted: Aug 18 2:36 pm 
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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).

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 Post subject: Re: Where to buy Swarovski
PostPosted: Aug 18 11:28 pm 
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Great! Thanks for all the good suggestions. I am going to check all of these places out.


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