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Nikon D800 price drop £1,479.00 @ Portus Digital

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banned2y, 4m agoFound 2 years, 4 months ago
Prev cost £2599
now NEW Nikon D800 for just
£1,479.00

with 2 years warranty.
Correction: 3 YEARS WARRANTY !!!
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http://www.wexphotographic.com/blog/nikon-d800-review
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Alternative is at slrhut.co.uk : £1399.00
Drop from £2700.00
but only 1year warranty
http://slrhut.co.uk/product/ID1113C5/view
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lolyehright
Waste of money, amazed people pay this for a camera when you can buy one for £50 that does the same thing.

I was expecting to find a comment like this one on this thread. Thats for delivering lolyehright... you're clueless. Well done.

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banned#1
WOW what a cheap camera.
I'll have 2 please.
2 Likes #2
Most probably grey import, so I'd stay clear. Also make sure Nikon UK will honour the warranty they are offering, which is very unlikely.

Edit: Did some research on the seller in the meantime, not very positive unfortunately.
TP Forum thread



Edited By: LordLardy on Jul 17, 2014 21:20: linky
#3
Any cashback?
#4
id only buy from legit retailer
#5
Sliwka
Any cashback?
Being a grey importer, very unlikely that Nikon UK will accept the invoice, they will most probably ask for a UK serial number.
#6
Decent price, for a fantastic camera. However, being a grey import, expect little assistance from Nikon UK should you have to make a warranty claim...
banned#7
Grey or not, the reason these are dropping in price is because everybody now wants the new 810 which is around the same price this one used to be.
1 Like #8
oh how we laughed...1400 quid..... I paid 400 for my 1st 300k digital camera..... this is a 'pro' bit of kit.... not a 99 quid point and shoot.... I bet the dummies joking are posting on 550 idrones when 99 quid android phones are available..... ;)
#9
Grey-import and not so legit seller. Awful reviews on the seller. For grey imports the most legit ones are HDew and Kirso (flashcamera) in England and Scotland respectively. Used both, they are both great and really honour their warranties. Also HK-based DigitalRev and T-Dimension got great feedback, but you may run into import taxes with them.

Not hot as it was around £1500 before in grey import stocks. Still not a bad price for this camera.
#10
wow! fabulous bit of kit
great price, grey or no
bought lots of grey camera goods and never had a single issue, saved best part of £1000 ....

tempted to upgrade my D7000 oO
#11
Great camera, dodgy dealer (imports)

So hot if you don't care about paying tax/duty/vat - cold if you want to complain about anyone else avoiding tax in the future!

Taxes and the Price You Pay

The price you see on the website is the price you will pay (except for UK orders of £250 or less, or for delivery destinations outside the UK, when delivery charges will apply - see Delivery Charges and Timing. By making a purchase on our website you are acting as the importer of the product and agree to Portus Digital making all delivery arrangements to your door, including customs clearance into the UK or other EU countries.
Portus Digital Product Sourcing

Our products are imported from various sources around the world. When you buy a product on our site you recognise that Portus Digital is sourcing the product on your behalf and making it available for you to import directly from the country of origin.


Edited By: Kebabselector on Jul 18, 2014 13:54
banned#12
Nice price. Bookmarked for later.
2 Likes #13
Kebabselector
Great camera, dodgy dealer (imports)

So hot if you don't care about paying tax/duty/vat - cold if you want to complain about anyone else avoiding tax in the future!

Taxes and the Price You Pay

The price you see on the website is the price you will pay (except for UK orders of £250 or less, or for delivery destinations outside the UK, when delivery charges will apply - see Delivery Charges and Timing. By making a purchase on our website you are acting as the importer of the product and agree to Portus Digital making all delivery arrangements to your door, including customs clearance into the UK or other EU countries.
Portus Digital Product Sourcing

Our products are imported from various sources around the world. When you buy a product on our site you recognise that Portus Digital is sourcing the product on your behalf and making it available for you to import directly from the country of origin.


I always wonder how to approach posts of such ignorance and stupidity.
I'll take a neutral informative stance today.

The tax is paid for already in the price paid. The buyer is paying the tax/duty.

The only alternative to that response would be to ask if you thought these were being smuggled into the country, to which I would respond with a comment deserving a suspension from this website.
#14
robo989

I always wonder how to approach posts of such ignorance and stupidity.

I'll take a neutral informative stance today.

The tax is paid for already in the price paid. The buyer is paying the tax/duty.

If you are paying VAT where is the VAT number on their website? Why do they have the terms and conditions listed in my post?
Ignorance and Stupidity would be believing you're not avoiding Tax/Duty buying from Portus/Hdew and others.

They are not VAT registered - so who do they pay the VAT to? Do they leave a bit of cash on the box for HMRC to collect.

http://i.imgur.com/ydp0zfI.png

HMRC Supplying goods or services within the UK. If your turnover of VAT taxable goods and services supplied within the UK for the previous 12 months is more than the current registration threshold of £81,000, or you expect it to go over that figure in the next 30 days alone, you must register for VAT. However, if your turnover has gone over the registration threshold temporarily then you may be able to apply for exception from registration - see the section later in this guide for more information.
There is a section later in this guide on calculating your VAT taxable turnover.

robo989
The only alternative to that response would be to ask if you thought these were being smuggled into the country, to which I would respond with a comment deserving a suspension from this website.

They are not being illegally imported, Portus are acting as the importer - you as the end user are liable for tax/duty.


Edited By: Kebabselector on Jul 18, 2014 14:41: Update
banned#15
Waste of money, amazed people pay this for a camera when you can buy one for £50 that does the same thing.
5 Likes #16
lolyehright
Waste of money, amazed people pay this for a camera when you can buy one for £50 that does the same thing.

I was expecting to find a comment like this one on this thread. Thats for delivering lolyehright... you're clueless. Well done.
2 Likes #17
lolyehright
Waste of money, amazed people pay this for a camera when you can buy one for £50 that does the same thing.

Problem with sarcasm is often it comes across intially as an idiotic/troll post.
#18
are they a uk company or do they not earn enough to hit the threshold? feedback on facebook looks good and on feefo
#19
Kebabselector
robo989

I always wonder how to approach posts of such ignorance and stupidity.

I'll take a neutral informative stance today.

The tax is paid for already in the price paid. The buyer is paying the tax/duty.

If you are paying VAT where is the VAT number on their website? Why do they have the terms and conditions listed in my post?
Ignorance and Stupidity would be believing you're not avoiding Tax/Duty buying from Portus/Hdew and others.

They are not VAT registered - so who do they pay the VAT to? Do they leave a bit of cash on the box for HMRC to collect.

http://i.imgur.com/ydp0zfI.png

HMRC Supplying goods or services within the UK. If your turnover of VAT taxable goods and services supplied within the UK for the previous 12 months is more than the current registration threshold of £81,000, or you expect it to go over that figure in the next 30 days alone, you must register for VAT. However, if your turnover has gone over the registration threshold temporarily then you may be able to apply for exception from registration - see the section later in this guide for more information.
There is a section later in this guide on calculating your VAT taxable turnover.

robo989
The only alternative to that response would be to ask if you thought these were being smuggled into the country, to which I would respond with a comment deserving a suspension from this website.

They are not being illegally imported, Portus are acting as the importer - you as the end user are liable for tax/duty.


lol, it's not me that claims that there is no tax/duty paid by the customer, it's you!
You mention the word "VAT" a few times in your post, quoting me but I didn't even use the term.

Quote from yourself.


So hot if you don't care about paying tax/duty/vat - cold if you want to complain about anyone else avoiding tax in the future!

I think you need a relax and lie down mate.
#20
you said...

The tax is paid for already in the price paid. The buyer is paying the tax/duty.

So what Tax/Duty has been paid then? Most people would assume VAT and TAX to be much the same.

I think you need to understand what avoidance means.
#21
Not entirely sure which bit of

'By making a purchase on our website you are acting as the importer of the product and agree to Portus Digital making all delivery arrangements to your door, including customs clearance into the UK or other EU countries'

You are failing to understand.

You are the importer, you are responsible for paying VAT/Duty - you're just in a fortunate position where HMRC are utter crap at stopping this type of import.

I had a chat with them:

me: is there a pre-payment of import duty

PortusHelp: All tax and duty is paid by us.

me: to whom?

me: do you have a customs clearance declaration on the board when the goods are shipped?

PortusHelp: I'm a sale person here I do not know the ins and outs of the business. If you would like to know further please put this in writing and send to Portus Digital, 5 West St, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1EN.

me: the website doesn't make it 100% you see - it claims I am the importer

PortusHelp: That only applies when a customer wants this shipped direct from the supplier. Otherwise all tax and duty is paid in advance of any sale by ourselves.

me: If you would like to know further please put this in writing and send to Portus Digital, 5 West St, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1EN.

me: but you aren't VAT registered so where does the tax go?

PortusHelp: As I said previously I am a staff member here and deal with sales only. If you would like to know further please put this in writing and send to Portus Digital, 5 West St, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1EN.


Edited By: Kebabselector on Jul 18, 2014 15:28: update
banned 1 Like #22
3yr warranty :) best of luck getting it warrantied when the time comes
1 Like #23
robo989
"The price you see on the website is the price you will pay (except for UK orders of £250 or less, or for delivery destinations outside the UK, when delivery charges will apply - see Delivery Charges and Timing. By making a purchase on our website you are acting as the importer of the product and agree to Portus Digital making all delivery arrangements to your door, including customs clearance into the UK or other EU countries"

Go look up how pre-payment of import duty etc is worked out and the systems in place. :)
Portus Digital will have an agreement in place to pre-pay import duty, so no they aren't "VAT registered", that doesn't mean they aren't paying tax.

I would put a lot of money on the fact that when when this product arrives it will have a stated value on the customs invoice of under £15 or even be marked as a sample. This firm will not be paying tax. This has been my experience when ordering from similar companies However, if you want a cheapish camera with questionable/no warranty and are not fussed about tax, then go for it.
1 Like #24
Kebabselector
Not entirely sure which bit of

'By making a purchase on our website you are acting as the importer of the product and agree to Portus Digital making all delivery arrangements to your door, including customs clearance into the UK or other EU countries'

You are failing to understand.

You are the importer, you are responsible for paying VAT/Duty - you're just in a fortunate position where HMRC are utter crap at stopping this type of import.

I had a chat with them:

me: is there a pre-payment of import duty

PortusHelp: All tax and duty is paid by us.

me: to whom?

me: do you have a customs clearance declaration on the board when the goods are shipped?

PortusHelp: I'm a sale person here I do not know the ins and outs of the business. If you would like to know further please put this in writing and send to Portus Digital, 5 West St, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1EN.

me: the website doesn't make it 100% you see - it claims I am the importer

PortusHelp: That only applies when a customer wants this shipped direct from the supplier. Otherwise all tax and duty is paid in advance of any sale by ourselves.

me: If you would like to know further please put this in writing and send to Portus Digital, 5 West St, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1EN.

me: but you aren't VAT registered so where does the tax go?

PortusHelp: As I said previously I am a staff member here and deal with sales only. If you would like to know further please put this in writing and send to Portus Digital, 5 West St, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1EN.

You've hit the nail on the head Kebabselector.

The problem with these back door deals where the applicable VAT/DUTY has not be paid is that you leave yourself open to HMRC chasing you down the line for VAT/DUTY owed oO

That may or may not happen, but if they do come after their pound of flesh they have the ability to recover it one way or another.

Why not ask yourself why Portus Digital have this listed in there terms and conditions, or better still go out and try to find any reputable company which has the same terms ;)

'By making a purchase on our website you are acting as the importer of the product and agree to Portus Digital making all delivery arrangements to your door, including customs clearance into the UK or other EU countries'

IMHO these type of deals don't belong on this site, at least Amazon/Starbucks etc work within the current tax framework, sellers like this are simply scamming the system to the detriment of all UK taxpayers :(





Edited By: kiwikeen on Jul 18, 2014 15:50
#25
This camera has issues with focus same as the Sony AR7 which uses the same sensor and the newer D8100 is a fantastic camera with all the issues fixed.
#26
Kebabselector
Not entirely sure which bit of

'By making a purchase on our website you are acting as the importer of the product and agree to Portus Digital making all delivery arrangements to your door, including customs clearance into the UK or other EU countries'

You are failing to understand.

You are the importer, you are responsible for paying VAT/Duty - you're just in a fortunate position where HMRC are utter crap at stopping this type of import.

I had a chat with them:

me: is there a pre-payment of import duty

PortusHelp: All tax and duty is paid by us.

me: to whom?

me: do you have a customs clearance declaration on the board when the goods are shipped?

PortusHelp: I'm a sale person here I do not know the ins and outs of the business. If you would like to know further please put this in writing and send to Portus Digital, 5 West St, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1EN.

me: the website doesn't make it 100% you see - it claims I am the importer

PortusHelp: That only applies when a customer wants this shipped direct from the supplier. Otherwise all tax and duty is paid in advance of any sale by ourselves.

me: If you would like to know further please put this in writing and send to Portus Digital, 5 West St, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1EN.

me: but you aren't VAT registered so where does the tax go?

PortusHelp: As I said previously I am a staff member here and deal with sales only. If you would like to know further please put this in writing and send to Portus Digital, 5 West St, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1EN.

What on earth are you on about.
You're stupidity is on the level of comparing income tax to VAt!!!!!

DUTY HAS BEEN PAID ON THIS ITEM, it's in the PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#27
kiwikeen
Kebabselector
Not entirely sure which bit of

'By making a purchase on our website you are acting as the importer of the product and agree to Portus Digital making all delivery arrangements to your door, including customs clearance into the UK or other EU countries'

You are failing to understand.

You are the importer, you are responsible for paying VAT/Duty - you're just in a fortunate position where HMRC are utter crap at stopping this type of import.

I had a chat with them:

me: is there a pre-payment of import duty

PortusHelp: All tax and duty is paid by us.

me: to whom?

me: do you have a customs clearance declaration on the board when the goods are shipped?

PortusHelp: I'm a sale person here I do not know the ins and outs of the business. If you would like to know further please put this in writing and send to Portus Digital, 5 West St, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1EN.

me: the website doesn't make it 100% you see - it claims I am the importer

PortusHelp: That only applies when a customer wants this shipped direct from the supplier. Otherwise all tax and duty is paid in advance of any sale by ourselves.

me: If you would like to know further please put this in writing and send to Portus Digital, 5 West St, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1EN.

me: but you aren't VAT registered so where does the tax go?

PortusHelp: As I said previously I am a staff member here and deal with sales only. If you would like to know further please put this in writing and send to Portus Digital, 5 West St, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1EN.

You've hit the nail on the head Kebabselector.

The problem with these back door deals where the applicable VAT/DUTY has not be paid is that you leave yourself open to HMRC chasing you down the line for VAT/DUTY owed oO

That may or may not happen, but if they do come after their pound of flesh they have the ability to recover it one way or another.

Why not ask yourself why Portus Digital have this listed in there terms and conditions, or better still go out and try to find any reputable company which has the same terms ;)

'By making a purchase on our website you are acting as the importer of the product and agree to Portus Digital making all delivery arrangements to your door, including customs clearance into the UK or other EU countries'

IMHO these type of deals don't belong on this site, at least Amazon/Starbucks etc work within the current tax framework, sellers like this are simply scamming the system to the detriment of all UK taxpayers :(





He's hit notbing except not having a clue what he's on about.
If Portus Digital mislabel the value of the item as less than it's true value is another matter entirely and not within the realm of the discussion, or what kebabselecter was alluring too.
#28
That £1479.00 price includes the import duty that Portus Digital will have pre-paid.
Absolute fools.
It's like talking to people in 12-15 years ago when such ignroance could be forgiven. We're in 2014 don't you guys have a clue how this stuff works?
#29
n0chex
This camera has issues with focus same as the Sony AR7 which uses the same sensor and the newer D8100 is a fantastic camera with all the issues fixed.

Bit of a sweeping statement there. Very few of the early D800's (2012 build cameras) had an issue with focussing. Those that did have an issue have long since been re-calibrated and subsequent builds have been fine.

I have one of the early D800 cameras, no problems here. If you can handle the massive files sizes, I'd say go for one as it produces quality, smooth files.
1 Like #30
lolyehright
Waste of money, amazed people pay this for a camera when you can buy one for £50 that does the same thing.


Link please.
#31
robo989
That £1479.00 price includes the import duty that Portus Digital will have pre-paid.
Absolute fools.
It's like talking to people in 12-15 years ago when such ignroance could be forgiven. We're in 2014 don't you guys have a clue how this stuff works?

Let me get this right, you're happy to pay £1479 to a website which :

Clearly isn't trading legally, there is no mention of an actual company number or name anywhere on the site.

Whos only address listed on their entire website is a crappy little terraced flat in a Welsh village.

And who makes it clear in their terms and conditions that they, whoever the hell they are, are not acting as an importer for the goods.

And you think that we are foolish and ignorant for simply pointing out what is glaring obvious to anyone with a mental capacity exceeding that of a piece of boiled cabbage 8)

Best of luck with your purchase, if it falls through I know a Nigerian Prince who has some really cheap cameras and lenses (_;)
#33
kiwikeen
robo989
That £1479.00 price includes the import duty that Portus Digital will have pre-paid.
Absolute fools.
It's like talking to people in 12-15 years ago when such ignroance could be forgiven. We're in 2014 don't you guys have a clue how this stuff works?

Let me get this right, you're happy to pay £1479 to a website which :

Clearly isn't trading legally, there is no mention of an actual company number or name anywhere on the site.

Whos only address listed on their entire website is a crappy little terraced flat in a Welsh village.

And who makes it clear in their terms and conditions that they, whoever the hell they are, are not acting as an importer for the goods.

And you think that we are foolish and ignorant for simply pointing out what is glaring obvious to anyone with a mental capacity exceeding that of a piece of boiled cabbage 8)

Best of luck with your purchase, if it falls through I know a Nigerian Prince who has some really cheap cameras and lenses (_;)

Deleted a few posts as they were inflamatory.
Regardless, point is I'm not defending anything other than the truth.
I'm certainly not defending this shop and was only commenting on duty/tax being paid.
There's no proof to suggest that this place operates any differently to SLRhut in terms of pre-paid duty.

Portis digital has been around for at least 2 years to my knowledge. Not endorsing that as any kind of positive, but it's a real shop that delivers real goods.

The merits of it being a "good" shop are irrelevant, the point is if you buy from there from the information we all have unless you know better is that import duty will be paid on any import.
1 Like #34
robo989
kiwikeen
robo989
That £1479.00 price includes the import duty that Portus Digital will have pre-paid.
Absolute fools.
It's like talking to people in 12-15 years ago when such ignroance could be forgiven. We're in 2014 don't you guys have a clue how this stuff works?

Let me get this right, you're happy to pay £1479 to a website which :

Clearly isn't trading legally, there is no mention of an actual company number or name anywhere on the site.

Whos only address listed on their entire website is a crappy little terraced flat in a Welsh village.

And who makes it clear in their terms and conditions that they, whoever the hell they are, are not acting as an importer for the goods.

And you think that we are foolish and ignorant for simply pointing out what is glaring obvious to anyone with a mental capacity exceeding that of a piece of boiled cabbage 8)

Best of luck with your purchase, if it falls through I know a Nigerian Prince who has some really cheap cameras and lenses (_;)

Deleted a few posts as they were inflamatory.
Regardless, point is I'm not defending anything other than the truth.
I'm certainly not defending this shop and was only commenting on duty/tax being paid.
There's no proof to suggest that this place operates any differently to SLRhut in terms of pre-paid duty.

Portis digital has been around for at least 2 years to my knowledge. Not endorsing that as any kind of positive, but it's a real shop that delivers real goods.

The merits of it being a "good" shop are irrelevant, the point is if you buy from there from the information we all have unless you know better is that import duty will be paid on any import.

None of know if this place is paying duty or tax until an order is received and even then we would only be guessing. However, I have grey imported a lot if camera equipment over the years from many different companies and none of it came through with its real value being declared. I have checked beforehand that each company would pay up if customs demanded it, each have said they would.

I don't think company would be any different. Oh, and I know some who bought from SLRHUT and the body was not declared at anywhere near its true value, in fact it was declared as a battery worth $20.
#35
Milkfloat
robo989
kiwikeen
[quote=robo989] That £1479.00 price includes the import duty that Portus Digital will have pre-paid.
Absolute fools.
It's like talking to people in 12-15 years ago when such ignroance could be forgiven. We're in 2014 don't you guys have a clue how this stuff works?

Let me get this right, you're happy to pay £1479 to a website which :

Clearly isn't trading legally, there is no mention of an actual company number or name anywhere on the site.

Whos only address listed on their entire website is a crappy little terraced flat in a Welsh village.

And who makes it clear in their terms and conditions that they, whoever the hell they are, are not acting as an importer for the goods.

And you think that we are foolish and ignorant for simply pointing out what is glaring obvious to anyone with a mental capacity exceeding that of a piece of boiled cabbage 8)

Best of luck with your purchase, if it falls through I know a Nigerian Prince who has some really cheap cameras and lenses (_;)

Deleted a few posts as they were inflamatory.
Regardless, point is I'm not defending anything other than the truth.
I'm certainly not defending this shop and was only commenting on duty/tax being paid.
There's no proof to suggest that this place operates any differently to SLRhut in terms of pre-paid duty.

Portis digital has been around for at least 2 years to my knowledge. Not endorsing that as any kind of positive, but it's a real shop that delivers real goods.

The merits of it being a "good" shop are irrelevant, the point is if you buy from there from the information we all have unless you know better is that import duty will be paid on any import.

None of know if this place is paying duty or tax until an order is received and even then we would only be guessing. However, I have grey imported a lot if camera equipment over the years from many different companies and none of it came through with its real value being declared. I have checked beforehand that each company would pay up if customs demanded it, each have said they would.

I don't think company would be any different. Oh, and I know some who bought from SLRHUT and the body was not declared at anywhere near its true value, in fact it was declared as a battery worth $20.[/quote]

Well that clears that up then :)
Swings and roundabouts as far as importers go.

Could be worth a bit of well worded blackmail though ;)
1 Like #36
robo989


DUTY HAS BEEN PAID ON THIS ITEM, it's in the PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

O.k. I have been corrected by the brain of britain.
#37
lolyehright
Waste of money, amazed people pay this for a camera when you can buy one for £50 that does the same thing.

that couldn't be further from the truth....
#38
nikon is good at moving their stocks before the replacement cameras become available.
there is still limited stock of UK D800 and D800e available but I will expect them to run out in a week or two. after that expect to pay a lot more for D810 which is very similar camera to D800 with few improvements.
grey imports will not be honoured by Nikon UK.



Edited By: Koston on Jul 19, 2014 11:50
1 Like #39
lolyehright
Waste of money, amazed people pay this for a camera when you can buy one for £50 that does the same thing.

http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/files/2011/08/internet_troll.png
#40
Kebabselector
robo989


DUTY HAS BEEN PAID ON THIS ITEM, it's in the PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

O.k. I have been corrected by the brain of britain.

Thank you for conceding :)

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