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Anyone bought from these guys as cheaper heard they may be imported but offer 2 year warranty?
Hi,Interestingly they list an address in Cirencester, so I walked down the street. They don't have an obvious presence, which put me off.
I'd prefer this not to turn into a free for all so will clarify for all and then people can make a decision for themselves without the need for others to guess what is going on.Whilst I wouldn't go as far as Stewart, and I respect that David is reading this, both the Cotswold Cameras website and their Amazon Seller information raise warning flags that would prevent my doing business with them. They would appear to be an offshore company trading from a UK business address ("Inc." is not used in the UK, they're not registered with Companies House), the Distance Selling Regulations do not appear to be acknowledged in their terms and conditions (so you should be able assume that the maximum default protections apply - or they just don't acknowledge your rights at all), and they have the usual weasel words in the terms and conditions that all importers seem to rely upon "Please note that by making a purchase on this website you will be acting as the importer of the product for all purposes including all customs regulations,copyright and trademark laws." So the chances of getting a VAT receipt are somewhere between none and very slim.
Interesting to know - thanks. Looked interesting as you were local.Hi,
Our address in Cirencester is our private residence and office. We also have staff in Cowley house. We are an online only company so we do not maintain a retail outlet.
Please feel free to contact us if you wish to discuss anything.
Just to checkOur company is structured offshore as Alistair rightly says.
We do this so that we can operate outside UK VAT restrictions and offer cheaper prices.
No, you won't get a VAT receipt so if you are intending to claim VAT back then look elsewhere but for non business or non VAT registered business customers we are an option.
Hi, Chris,Amazing how many people kindly sign up just to share their (positive) experiences of relatively unknown grey importers, and to think the internet gets a bad press sometimes.
Items fitted with a non-UK plug may be supplied provided they have been fitted with an approved 3 pin conversion plug which must enclose the fitted plug and can only be removed with the use of a tool.Plugs and Sockets etc. (Safety) Regulations 1994 (S.I. 1994/1768)
Most electrical equipment intended for use in and around the home will need to comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994. Additionally the Regulations require that the majority of such equipment, when placed on the UK market, must be fitted with a plug that has been approved by a notified body and either conforms to BS 1363 or offers an equivalent level of safety.
As an alternative to fitting a BS 1363 plug, it is permissible, to fit a "conversion plug" The "conversion plug" must be approved by a notified body and meet various conditions set out in the Regulations. An 'adaptor' is not a conversion plug.
An approved conversion adapter is safe and compliantBut it is more than a little cheap not to provide a figure-8 lead with a UK plug rather than an adapter, after all that's all that's needed to provide a safe and compliant product to your customer. But some companies don't think keeping their customers safe or compliant with the law is worth a few extra pennies on the cost.
The Canon charger I have in a drawer is of the type I described, lots doesn't mean allI have a Fuji X-series charger sat in front of me.. it takes a standard fig-8 lead. I don't just make this sh*t up..
Ahh.. must be TLDR, you obviously missed that the conversation had moved on and was specifically talking about an X-T1. If you had realised that, you'd no doubt see why your response to my post came across as insulting my intelligence.The Canon charger I have in a drawer is of the type I described, lots doesn't mean all
Before you start being abusive its always best to actually read what has been written
....Fair enough but you would have saved your reputation more effectively if you had said this much earlier when you first posted in this thread (Reply #7).Hi everyone. Hope you are all well.
This thread was brought to my attention so I thought I would stop by. Yes it has been a while. Mainly because we are so busy that I unfortunately don't have time to post here often, as much as I'd like to. I've also been busy testing out the new Sony A7 mk II and Fuji X100T for the company and will be posting image samples on Flickr and a review on our blog soon.
I would add that we do not involve ourselves in any of the dubious tactics others may use such as creating profiles to post fake reviews. Any posts here are wholly independent of Cotswold Cameras and I can only assume come from genuine happy customers.
We would much rather focus our resources on providing good service to our customers than try and fill out a few fake reviews which would be a genuinely counter productive practise.
Someone correctly said that we used to advertise on this forum which is true. However like any company we have to decide where our marketing budget is spent most efficiently. Unfortunately, for now, that is elsewhere.
....Who are you calling "snipers"!?As for the snipers on this thread - maybe they work for the competition. Some certainly seem to have enough time to amass thousands of posts. I always ignore these types and take note of only constructive, even if critical, comments and also those speaking with first hand experience of what is being discussed - good or bad. Just look at the various SLR Hut reviews, plenty of real bad stuff online.
I think this is the kind of sniper he means: https://whysoangryblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/176-1shoot_yourself_in_the_foot.jpgAs for the snipers on this thread - maybe they work for the competition. Some certainly seem to have enough time to amass thousands of posts. I always ignore these types and take note of only constructive, even if critical, comments and also those speaking with first hand experience of what is being discussed - good or bad. Just look at the various SLR Hut reviews, plenty of real bad stuff online.