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Nikon 20050 AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200 mm VR II Lens £120 @ Amazon (sold / dispatched by TechInTheBasket) or £127 Prime Fulfilled by Amazon
Nikon 20050 AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200 mm VR II Lens £120 @ Amazon (sold / dispatched by TechInTheBasket) or £127 Prime Fulfilled by Amazon

Nikon 20050 AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200 mm VR II Lens £120 @ Amazon (sold / dispatched by TechInTheBasket) or £127 Prime Fulfilled by Amazon

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Considering this frame normally costs £280 I think this is a good deal.

If you prefer to order with Prime next day it's £127, just click other sellers on Amazon.

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Good price but can be got brand new for 111 on eBay all year round.

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mcgill322

Good price but can be got brand new for 111 on eBay all year round.



I'm quite reluctant to buying anything from eBay. Amazon customer service is phenomenal, I just returned something that stopped working after 8 months for a no question refund. Also these eBay sellers selling at £111 are grey imports, read here for more information on grey imports jessops.com/onl…tml That's Jessops official website warning you of these imports. The cheapest I can see on eBay from a U.K. Seller is £160

anthonynsinclair

I'm quite reluctant to buying anything from eBay. Amazon customer service … I'm quite reluctant to buying anything from eBay. Amazon customer service is phenomenal, I just returned something that stopped working after 8 months for a no question refund. Also these eBay sellers selling at £111 are grey imports, read here for more information on grey imports http://www.jessops.com/online.store/categories/no%20grey%20imports/show.html That's Jessops official website warning you of these imports. The cheapest I can see on eBay from a U.K. Seller is £150


Do you really think that you buying non grey import for £120 ?

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pavel76

Do you really think that you buying non grey import for £120 ?



If you add £7 and change seller to Prime and Fulfilled by Amazon then no you are not buying a grey import for sure. Good thing about paying that extra £7 is that it is fulfilled by Amazon and free next day delivery if you are a prime member.

anthonynsinclair

If you add £7 and change seller to Prime and Fulfilled by Amazon then no … If you add £7 and change seller to Prime and Fulfilled by Amazon then no you are not buying a grey import for sure. Good thing about paying that extra £7 is that it is fulfilled by Amazon and free next day delivery if you are a prime member.


fulfilled by amazon doesn't mean its not a grey import, it just means they have posted the grey import on behalf of the seller

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brilly

fulfilled by amazon doesn't mean its not a grey import, it just means … fulfilled by amazon doesn't mean its not a grey import, it just means they have posted the grey import on behalf of the seller



The main reasons I would not buy a grey import from a third party:

1. Long distance delivery - damaged in transit, difficult to return.

2. VAT and delivery/Import charges not reflected in the price advertised.

Now, the reason I would not mind if, in the slightest chance, Amazon themselves are advertising grey imports on behalf of others. You as a consumer are fully covered by amazons fantastic customer service.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=106096011

Notice the final paragraph stating:

"Amazon also handles all customer service and product returns for "Fulfilled by Amazon" items."

Lastly with Amazon, no hidden import fees.

anthonynsinclair

The main reasons I would not buy a grey import from a third party:1. Long … The main reasons I would not buy a grey import from a third party:1. Long distance delivery - damaged in transit, difficult to return.2. VAT and delivery/Import charges not reflected in the price advertised.Now, the reason I would not mind if, in the slightest chance, Amazon themselves are advertising grey imports on behalf of others. You as a consumer are fully covered by amazons fantastic customer service.https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=106096011Notice the final paragraph stating:"Amazon also handles all customer service and product returns for "Fulfilled by Amazon" items."Lastly with Amazon, no hidden import fees.


stop moving the goalposts, you didn't even know they were grey imports fulfilled by amazon!
you get the same protection from ebay tbh, seller states location anyway so no import fees or long journey etc unless lying which case ebay will protect/deal

only advantage is next day for prime, after 30 days they will tell you to take a run and jump unlike ebay who i think protect for longer (not sure there)
Edited by: "brilly" 18th Dec 2016

anthonynsinclair

The main reasons I would not buy a grey import from a third party:1. Long … The main reasons I would not buy a grey import from a third party:1. Long distance delivery - damaged in transit, difficult to return.2. VAT and delivery/Import charges not reflected in the price advertised.Now, the reason I would not mind if, in the slightest chance, Amazon themselves are advertising grey imports on behalf of others. You as a consumer are fully covered by amazons fantastic customer service.https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=106096011Notice the final paragraph stating:"Amazon also handles all customer service and product returns for "Fulfilled by Amazon" items."Lastly with Amazon, no hidden import fees.


£119 with 2 years warranty shipped from UK
portusdigital.com/nik…tml

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pavel76

£119 with 2 years warranty shipped from … £119 with 2 years warranty shipped from UKhttp://www.portusdigital.com/nikon-af-s-dx-nikkor-55-200mm-f-4-5-6g-ed-vr-ii.html



+ £20 delivery, delivery is free only for orders over £200. Which would make it more expensive

anthonynsinclair

+ £20 delivery, delivery is free only for orders over £200. Which would m … + £20 delivery, delivery is free only for orders over £200. Which would make it more expensive


"For orders between £75.00 and £250.00, insured delivery within the UK is £4.99"

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pavel76

"For orders between £75.00 and £250.00, insured delivery within the UK is … "For orders between £75.00 and £250.00, insured delivery within the UK is £4.99"



So these are also grey imports, this company is not registered in the U.K. amateurphotographer.co.uk/for…83/

Check out their terms and conditions:

"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"

I would prefer to pay the extra £2 (price of a Starbucks Americano) and order from Amazon fulfilled by Amazon personally.

This lens is usually available nealy new from ebay; its shipped with many kits and many photographers don't end up using it.

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afroylnt

This lens is usually available nealy new from ebay; its shipped with many … This lens is usually available nealy new from ebay; its shipped with many kits and many photographers don't end up using it.



Everyone to their own I guess, I will sure use it for scenic shots. Check out some of the videos on YouTube.

anthonynsinclair

Everyone to their own I guess, I will sure use it for scenic shots. Check … Everyone to their own I guess, I will sure use it for scenic shots. Check out some of the videos on YouTube.


scenic shots?

anthonynsinclair

Everyone to their own I guess, I will sure use it for scenic shots. Check … Everyone to their own I guess, I will sure use it for scenic shots. Check out some of the videos on YouTube.


I have this lens and it's quite good, fairly light with good vr as well. I find it's good for being able to zoom in e.g. at a zoo. But many people either go for a 28-200 or higher quality zoom e.g. 70-300 etc.

anthonynsinclair

If you add £7 and change seller to Prime and Fulfilled by Amazon then no … If you add £7 and change seller to Prime and Fulfilled by Amazon then no you are not buying a grey import for sure. Good thing about paying that extra £7 is that it is fulfilled by Amazon and free next day delivery if you are a prime member.



It's not free next day delivery it's a subscription

lens warranty is worldwide with nikon. It's only bodies that are not covered.

TechInTheBasket must've sold out now, up to £130 from Pro-King (still Prime though) - still a good deal nonetheless!

Deciding over this or the Sigma 70-300mm (https://****/UQItwm), can anyone help me decide based on their experiences with either lens?

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AshD92

TechInTheBasket must've sold out now, up to £130 from Pro-King (still … TechInTheBasket must've sold out now, up to £130 from Pro-King (still Prime though) - still a good deal nonetheless!Deciding over this or the Sigma 70-300mm (https://****/UQItwm), can anyone help me decide based on their experiences with either lens?



If you are going to go for the Sigma make sure you buy the APO version, check out my other post hotukdeals.com/dea…264

anthonynsinclair

If you are going to go for the Sigma make sure you buy the APO version, … If you are going to go for the Sigma make sure you buy the APO version, check out my other post http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sigma-70-300mm-f4-5-6-apo-dg-macro-for-nikon-digital-film-cameras-94-04-amazon-2580264



That's the one I tried linking to (didn't know HUKD doesn't like Google's short URLs!)

I get what you mean but for a budget lense a grey import is a wise choice, means you can save up and buy a better lense. Then sell it and hopefuly loose zero money! Let's face it the lense does the job but it's no Prime! Have the great 70-300 Vr (1) sharp as hell but no fun shooting at 5.6! possible 100% yea! But frustrating when the light starts to fall!

Original Poster

mcgill322

I get what you mean but for a budget lense a grey import is a wise … I get what you mean but for a budget lense a grey import is a wise choice, means you can save up and buy a better lense. Then sell it and hopefuly loose zero money! Let's face it the lense does the job but it's no Prime! Have the great 70-300 Vr (1) sharp as hell but no fun shooting at 5.6! possible 100% yea! But frustrating when the light starts to fall!



I completely agree with saving money by buying a budget lens whilst saving up for more expensive lense, sometimes a grey import can save you heaps of cash, but what I was explaining above is in this scenario , why buy a grey import if Amazon are offering at the same price as a grey import fulfilled by Amazon, with no scary unforeseen import fees or high cost returns if something goes wrong?

Original Poster

AshD92

TechInTheBasket must've sold out now, up to £130 from Pro-King (still … TechInTheBasket must've sold out now, up to £130 from Pro-King (still Prime though) - still a good deal nonetheless!Deciding over this or the Sigma 70-300mm (https://****/UQItwm), can anyone help me decide based on their experiences with either lens?


Back down to 120.00 if you are interested: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nikon-20050-NIKKOR-55-200-Camera/dp/B00RUBK53Y/ref=sr_1_12?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1482354196&sr=1-12&keywords=d5600

or 127.50 with prime fulfilled by Amazon: amazon.co.uk/gp/…89H They currently have 15 in stock
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