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Where to buy Swarovski

Posted: Aug 17 12:46 pm
by kupac1
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.

Re: Where to buy Swarovski

Posted: Aug 17 4:34 pm
by MDB8
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.

Re: Where to buy Swarovski

Posted: Aug 17 10:38 pm
by kupac1
Thanks for the suggestion Mike. Who is B&H? Is that Bell & Howell?

Re: Where to buy Swarovski

Posted: Aug 18 7:41 am
by MDB8
Here's the URL

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

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

Re: Where to buy Swarovski

Posted: Aug 18 8:05 am
by kupac1
Great! Thanks Mike. This looks like a great source. Lots of stock and decent prices.

Re: Where to buy Swarovski

Posted: Aug 18 8:22 am
by Steely
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.

Re: Where to buy Swarovski

Posted: Aug 18 10:00 am
by PhotoTrip
I bought my scope from http://www.peleewings.ca They will ship to BC.

Re: Where to buy Swarovski

Posted: Aug 18 2:36 pm
by revs
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).

Re: Where to buy Swarovski

Posted: Aug 18 11:28 pm
by kupac1
Great! Thanks for all the good suggestions. I am going to check all of these places out.

Re: Where to buy Swarovski

Posted: Oct 13 8:04 am
by Roadapples
I'm late on this post, but if you don't mind ordering online, www.peleewings.ca (Peleewings Nature store in Ontario) will give you the best prices in Canada and great customer service too.

Re: Where to buy Swarovski

Posted: Oct 13 8:59 am
by WilletBeThere
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,

Re: Where to buy Swarovski

Posted: Oct 13 10:38 am
by Nonnobissolum
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