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.
Begin forwarded message:
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 http://bhpho.to/sDiMCo 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.
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
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