A response from B&H re. non-shipment of some brands of Binoculars

To: Birding-Aus Aus <>
Subject: A response from B&H re. non-shipment of some brands of Binoculars
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:41:23 +1100
Dear B-A,

Below is a response from B&H regarding non-shipment of some brands of binoculars to outside of the USA. Unfortunately, it seems that most of the brands preferred by birders are affected.


Carl Clifford

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From: Henry Posner <>
Date: 21 December 2011 6:28:52 AM
To: "" <>
Subject: Re B&H Photo Video no longer shipping Biins

The binoculars section of our site at has 950 products from 30+ brands. Most can be shipped anywhere. In some cases the manufacturer or their licensed US distributor limits where we may ship their product and as an authorized retailer we’re honor-bound to honor that agreement. That said, there are hundreds of binocs in all price ranges which we can ship anywhere.

It is not our job to police the behavior of other retailers, but in my opinion honoring our contracts with our vendors is as important as honoring our agreements with our customers.
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 Henry Posner
 Director of Corporate Communications
 B&H Photo-Video, and Pro-Audio

I have just had a look binocular prices at B&H's web site. Every pair
of bins I checked (even low end Barska and Kenko models) had a note
saying that they can not be shipped outside the USA. Strangely enough,
spotting scopes are can still be shipped. Anyone who is thinking of
buying bins from B&H should factor in the cost of using USA address
providers such as Shipito.

I have checked Adorama's site and there seems to be no problems with


Carl Clifford


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