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Postby Flyer on Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:34 pm

I mentioned them in previous posts, but thought I do it again here.
Hong Kong based seller, sells via Ebay.
Excellent prices, very quick shipping & emails.
Bought 2 items from them (SB800 & Sigma 105EX), highly recomended.

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Postby sirhc55 on Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:18 pm

Bought exactly the same as Flyer from the same people and I agree they are superb
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Postby RisingPhoenix on Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:13 am

Flyer: Do you mind my asking the price for the SB-800?

And is it worth it over the 600 which only costs $250ish
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Postby Flyer on Wed Oct 13, 2004 1:04 am

RisingPhoenix wrote:Flyer: Do you mind my asking the price for the SB-800?

And is it worth it over the 600 which only costs $250ish


I paid $506.99 - including shipping & insurance. Also got hit with customs fee of $50.70 :(
They came down in price now so you can pick one up for around $450 including shipping.
Never used SB600, but love my SB800. Worth every cent.
SB600 can't be used as wireless master, doesn't come with diffuser dome or bounce card (very handy), no modeling flash, doesn't tilt down (handy in macro shooting)
SB-800 will also accept an external battery pack.
If I had to buy it all over again I would still go for SB800.
If I was buying second flash SB600 would be my choice.

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Postby birddog114 on Wed Oct 13, 2004 6:48 am

I've just got another two SB800 from them yesterday, not thru ebay but via old email that I bought stuff from them previously.

work out $425.00/ each with shipping. (I have two SB-800 and need one more and one is off to my friends).

Same day I got the Markin Ballhead 20 EUR$365.00= AU$648.59 from Nikonians.org

Got all them thru Australia Post/ no GST in all of them, just signed the registry book and walkaway for both package.

My lucky day still!

Once again, they're excellent.
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Postby Marvin on Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:08 pm

I received my SB-800 today from them. Took one week from when I ordered. They answered all of my e-mails promptly. I paid no GST but it was opened by customs. Cost was $491 including shipping and insurance. Very happy! Now I just have to work out how to use the bloody thing! :?
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Postby bago100 on Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:26 pm

Marvin wrote: Very happy! Now I just have to work out how to use the bloody thing! :?


Plug it in and turn it on Marvin!! :P

Hope that helps

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Postby Marvin on Wed Oct 13, 2004 11:42 pm

Bago.... you are a certified genius!! Man, I knew I joined this forum for all the wisdom! :lol:
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Postby birddog114 on Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:45 am

Marvin,
Thom's eBook has the SB800 chapter in it.
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Postby Marvin on Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:53 pm

Hi Birddog. Thanks, yes I have been reading that and trying to figure it out! A fantastic book, by the way!!! Will have more time to play with it on the weekend. Meanwhile the family is blind!
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Postby Mj on Sun Oct 17, 2004 2:39 pm

Hi Birddog,

Decided that it might be time to grab an SB800 and went searching DigitalRev... looks like they only have the SB600 listed, yet it was only a few days ago you mentioned getting a couple extra from them!!!
Any thoughts? I think it's a fair bet that if that's where you've purchased then their likely to have the best price, but it's hard to order something unlisted.

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Postby sirhc55 on Sun Oct 17, 2004 3:13 pm

Mj wrote:Hi Birddog,

Decided that it might be time to grab an SB800 and went searching DigitalRev... looks like they only have the SB600 listed, yet it was only a few days ago you mentioned getting a couple extra from them!!!
Any thoughts? I think it's a fair bet that if that's where you've purchased then their likely to have the best price, but it's hard to order something unlisted.

cheers,

Michael.


Hi Michael

Just keep looking at their site - products change constantly and the SB800 should show up again within a short time - the last price shown was I believe $425.00

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Postby birddog114 on Sun Oct 17, 2004 3:58 pm

Checked with them again, they're now selling at $450.00, they mentioned that no stock atm, perhaps price is gone up due to no stock, got the two SB800s early last week but I ordered and paid on the 6th or 7th Oct.

Prices are fluctuation atm, due to lot of demand, I chatted with one of my contck in HKG this morning, he said not enough supply with the grey import, and ask me to standby.
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Postby RisingPhoenix on Sun Oct 17, 2004 4:19 pm

I think last time i checked, you could get one sent from bhphotovideo.com for roughly $475 including shipping and all, and as its < $500 sent via USPS no gst "Should" be attracted..

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