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Canon EOS 600D Digital SLR with 18-55mm Zoom Lens - £582 @ Dixons Tax Free
Canon EOS 600D Digital SLR with 18-55mm Zoom Lens - £582 @ Dixons Tax Free

Canon EOS 600D Digital SLR with 18-55mm Zoom Lens - £582 @ Dixons Tax Free

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I purchased a brand new Canon EOS 600D Digital SLR with 18-55mm Zoom Lens from the Dixons tax free shop on Monday night for £582 which is over £100 cheaper than I can find anywhere else. This was from the Dixons Tax Free store at Manchester Airport T1

This includes the lense and they even did a deal on a case!

This is a bargain for anyone traveling through the airport (I assume other airport shops have the same deal) or if you have friends using it.

PRICE UPDATE _ HEATHROW T4 @ 18/05/2011 = £636.
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36 Comments

Apart from not everyone will be able to get one unless they are flying somewhere, but great price. Have some heat to warm you up :).

Original Poster

Thanks...I did mention in my post that it's not for all but it is a very good price. Amazon are listing as £750+ could be worth booking a low cost flight to get the deal! Only kidding, thanks for the heat:{

EDEN188

Apart from not everyone will be able to get one unless they are flying … Apart from not everyone will be able to get one unless they are flying somewhere, but great price. Have some heat to warm you up :).


Great price.

EDEN188

Apart from not everyone will be able to get one unless they are flying … Apart from not everyone will be able to get one unless they are flying somewhere



And apart from the fact that if/when you bring it back to the UK you should pay VAT at 20% (plus possibly duty) making it just short of £700 ....

Original Poster

Wrong...that's not how it works. I purchased it, left it in the airport and will collect when I return.

No VAT or duty to pay

David_e

And apart from the fact that if/when you bring it back to the UK you … And apart from the fact that if/when you bring it back to the UK you should pay VAT at 20% (plus possibly duty) making it just short of £700 ....


Err, must be more to this than meets the eye then.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/apple-products-services/1296213-dixons-tax-free-airports.html

Someone says:
The Dixons shops in airports are not Duty Free or Tax Free even when they claimed to be. I presume that to avoid prosecution uder the Trades Descirptions Act that they have changed the name from Dixons Tax Free to Dixons Travel. The old web site Dixons Tax Free now redirects to Dixons Travel. This was from the old web site:

Quote:
We offer ALL customers the same price regardless of whether they are travelling within the UK, the EU or around the world.

Translated this means that they do charge VAT for UK & EU travelers because that is the law. The clue is in the fact that on their web site you can order for home delivery even when traveling within the UK. When they truly sell duty-free goods e.g. for travelers to the US they rip them off by overcharging & pocketing an enormous margin as then they don't charge VAT & duty.

For UK & EU travelers they offer a reasonable discount on High Street prices but dressing it up as a duty-free bargain was a con.


The "Dixons Travel" website says "If you are travelling within the EU from a BAA airport, you can buy the goods at our airport price and then collect the goods when you return." But if you are not travelling outside the EU, you can't buy duty free. It also says "To benefit from our airport prices all you need to do is fly to any destination (even within the UK)". This, and the lack of any reference I could see on the site to "duty free" or "tax saving", etc., all points to the above comments being correct.

The position with actual duty free sales is quite clear from HMRC (my emphasis):

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/vexpmanual/VEXP50310.htm

"Sales made under the terms of ESC 9.1 may only be zero-rated where the retailer has evidence that the goods have been sold to a passenger intending to export them directly to a destination outside the EC."

customs.hmrc.gov.uk/cha…tal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageVAT_ShowContent&id=HMCE_PROD_011540&propertyType=document#P477_72201

"9.1 VAT: VAT on goods supplied at duty-free and tax-free shops
The supplier of goods which are liable to VAT and which are supplied to intending passengers at duty-free and tax-free shops approved by the Commissioners may, for those goods which are exported directly to a place outside the VAT territory of the Member States, be regarded as the exporter and zero-rate the supply."

If you buy them and say you'll pick them up on your return, you are clearly not intending to export them.

If you then bring "duty free" goods back into the UK from outside the EU, they I assume they must be liable to VAT (and possibly duty) (subject to a £390 single item de minimis) (in the same way as they are if you buy an iPad or computer, or anything over £18, online from outside the EU where it hasn't been subject to VAT).

Not saying you are wrong but the situation is obviously unclear at best and I would take advice (not from the Dixons salesperson) to be 100% sure that the saving is not going to be swallowed up by an unexpected tax charge.

Original Poster

OK...I am back in the UK tomorrow and I'll see what happens...

newboldi

OK...I am back in the UK tomorrow and I'll see what happens...



Would be great to know the outcome as this is a good price. Do fancy upgrading my 450D to this.

yeah please come back and let us know how you got on as I am tempted with this....

Original Poster

Hi No problems at all - I arrived rang the number they gave me and he was waiting in arrivals for me. I looked again at my receipt and it actually states that all taxes and duty have been paid in big bold letters - not spotted that before.

Just home and unpacking it...looks good to me and of course a proper Canon UK warrany

limpwaster

yeah please come back and let us know how you got on as I am tempted with … yeah please come back and let us know how you got on as I am tempted with this....


Got a receipt you can scan please. I really want this camera or the new nikon d5100, slightly better specs but also slightly more expensive!

Thanks, i'll wait and buy from there then!

newboldi

Hi No problems at all - I arrived rang the number they gave me and he was … Hi No problems at all - I arrived rang the number they gave me and he was waiting in arrivals for me. I looked again at my receipt and it actually states that all taxes and duty have been paid in big bold letters - not spotted that before.Just home and unpacking it...looks good to me and of course a proper Canon UK warrany


Original Poster

See attached links

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Rykco25

Got a receipt you can scan please. I really want this camera or the new … Got a receipt you can scan please. I really want this camera or the new nikon d5100, slightly better specs but also slightly more expensive!


That is great! Thank you very much. Am booking my holiday now!! (_;)

Original Poster

No problems - enjoy your hols

Rykco25

That is great! Thank you very much. Am booking my holiday now!! (_;)


just called up the luton store and confirmed that the price is valid. he also suggested to me that if you're a vat registered business, you could also ask for a vat receipt and claim back another 20% vat. of course, you should only be doing that if you can prove that a camera is a genuine business expense for the type of company you're running - estate agent, photographer etc.

also asked for lenses out of curiosity and they had the ef50mm f/1.4 for 299 (after the airport adjustments). not a ground breaking deal, but its roughly priced at the going rate. (300 at amazon)

hope this helps

i just called to reserve. should get some nice snaps on my trip to indonesia. thanks a lot mate.

Original Poster

Nice idea too...I also get 10% off through a scheme at work but you have to prepay the vouchers (takes up to 3 days) otherwise I would have got it even cheaper! Even so still a cracking deal and I'm suprised more people haven't picked this up???

great1

just called up the luton store and confirmed that the price is valid. he … just called up the luton store and confirmed that the price is valid. he also suggested to me that if you're a vat registered business, you could also ask for a vat receipt and claim back another 20% vat. of course, you should only be doing that if you can prove that a camera is a genuine business expense for the type of company you're running - estate agent, photographer etc.also asked for lenses out of curiosity and they had the ef50mm f/1.4 for 299 (after the airport adjustments). not a ground breaking deal, but its roughly priced at the going rate. (300 at amazon)hope this helps


Original Poster

Have a great hol, have been to Jakarta & Bali in that region...enjoy the camera!

Barry Chuckle

i just called to reserve. should get some nice snaps on my trip to … i just called to reserve. should get some nice snaps on my trip to indonesia. thanks a lot mate.


Just found this one offering for 523.. Too good to be true..

http://www.shonvla.com/product_info.php?products_id=465129

Any one heard of them before?

They only use paypal for payment !

I saw the deal on shonvla too, but was suspicious, i tried ringing the phone number on the site only to get a dead connection, i also looked on google streetview at the address supplied, nothing really, i think its a bogus site, so people beware.

Sorry to jump on to this thread, but I thought I'd share with you that ShonVla.com is actually a scam website. I found it when I was browsing for a new camera and was caught by their "too good to be true" prices.

ShonVla claims it has three warehouses in the USA, UK and Spain, but the reason you won't see any information regarding them is because they don't exist! The website itself was only created on the 31st March 2011 by a guy called Kenneth Smith in the USA. His address is apparently: "1009 Elder Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101, United States", the street isn't covered by google maps though!

I hope this helps anyone thinking about purchasing there, you've been warned!

Afraid I have a similar view . a google search of the ph no shows that portsmouth ph number can be bought.
a search of google maps doesn't show any positive indications. contact made via website have not got any replies. no mention of warranties ... camera plus lens bundles do not indicate lens details....

I will be calling Dixon's at Gatwick tomorrow to reserve a 600D at £582, the onyl thing I'm not sure of is if I want to use it straight away could I take it on Holiday with me? or can I only pick it up when I travel back to Gatwick coming back form my holiday?.

i'm planning on picking one up at heathrow on the way to Norway. It has suddenly dawned on me that Norway is not in the EU. Will dixons let me open up the box and put it in my hand luggage so i don't need to take a boxed item over there? Worried that Norway customs will charge me 25% Norway VAT on arrival.

G

Just wanted to say thanks, I picked one up at Birmingham Airport, took a few flights but they finally had one in stock, great camera

Thanks again

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testing592

Afraid I have a similar view . a google search of the ph no shows that … Afraid I have a similar view . a google search of the ph no shows that portsmouth ph number can be bought.a search of google maps doesn't show any positive indications. contact made via website have not got any replies. no mention of warranties ... camera plus lens bundles do not indicate lens details....


That website has now been disabled. Also, this website shows that this same person owns 608 websites...

pepbot

That website has now been disabled. Also, this website shows that this … That website has now been disabled. Also, this website shows that this same person owns 608 websites...



I think that refers to the shonvla website... not the dixons travel which this thread is about. I rang them re: the canon 600d at and they do have it with lens at 582... which is a fantastic price > if you are flying somewhere.

Only just came back from the Dom Rep... Should have bought it

decent brand - check
decent specs - check
decent discount - check
value for money - check
heat added - check

definitely a thumbs up. there are shop numbers listed that you can call to reserve as well. some shops 48 hrs some 7 days in advance max.

they can pricematch as well btw!

There seems to be minimal difference between the 550d and 600d. the main bit being the fold out screen. On paper it sounds good but after looking at it I decided to get the 550d with a normal screen. I saved the money plus was eligible for another £30 back from Canon. Personally I think the 550d is better value for pretty much the same camera.

summary: if you like how the fold out screen feels get the 600d, if you dont get the 550d. Same camera in my eyes.

g

Edited by: "greyster" 7th May 2011

greyster

There seems to be minimal difference between the 550d and 600d. the main … There seems to be minimal difference between the 550d and 600d. the main bit being the fold out screen. On paper it sounds good but after looking at it I decided to get the 550d with a normal screen. I saved the money plus was eligible for another £30 back from Canon. Personally I think the 550d is better value for pretty much the same camera.summary: if you like how the fold out screen feels get the 600d, if you dont get the 550d. Same camera in my eyes.g



There are many more differences to the 600D other than just the fold out screen.

The 600D also have capabilities of using an off camera flash using its built in wireless flash controller.

The 600D also has in camera tutorials making it much more user friendly to any beginner picking up a DSLR for the first time.

Yes the 550D is better value for money, but if you can get the 600D for the above price then I would say the extra features take the edge for me.

Heathrow T4, latest price as of 18th May 2011 = £636.

I believe the price for all of the Dixons Travel are the same, so please update this listing accordingly, before people mark as expired...

(thought I should give you a heads up before I expire it myself.)
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