Subject: Swarovski's
From: Alan McBride <>
Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2011 13:24:46 +1100
I had a day out last week with the Swarovski Optiks person in Australia to talk about and enjoy some digiscoping moments (see:  Cameras in the Hawkesbury). So I took the opportunity today to ask Hannes  "... if Swarovski were so rigid with repairs and warranties?" 

(I completely understand the statement and separate issue about not selling to another country as the "grey market" is a big concern for all international companies and indeed should be so for consumers).

His response was that:

"... he would be surprised if Swarovski Australia had ever rejected anyone with a genuine issue..."

Maybe if you have had a problem with Swarovski, now is the time to gain satisfaction? I'd be happy to channel it to them for you :-)

My experience with Hannes and the day digiscoping with his Swarovski equipment was superb, so much so I'm going out again next week with him....



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On 04/03/2011, at 21:40 , Paul G Dodd wrote:

Actually you DO have warranty. The problem is that if you buy overseas for
most brands the local agent or distributor will not honour the overseas
warranty. What this means is that you must send your goods back to the
country of origin for warranty work. I know that some manufacturers will
honour warranty on products bought overseas - Apple are certainly doing so
with the iPad, for example. I know that Nikon Australia doesn't honour
warranty on overseas purchased goods. I'm unsure about Leica and Swarovski.

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Do you have any warranty at all if you do that?

Peter Shute

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Andrew Taylor
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Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Swarovski's

On Fri, Mar 04, 2011 at 01:49:58PM +1100, Alastair Smith wrote:
I recently researched and bought an adaptor for my 
Swarovski scope. No US
outlet (and I tried many) would sell to Australia, citing a 
policy not to take business away from another country. I 
too then bought
from Adelaide optical.

As a general bit of info - there are companies that will supply you a
US address and ship to you any goods sent to this address - which is
handy for buying online when the retailer doesn't ship to Australia.
I've used - very easy to setup if you have a 
Paypal account
and the shipping rates were reasonable.


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