new Pentax binoculars

To: Peter Waanders <>
Subject: new Pentax binoculars
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 13:42:13 +1100
Hi Peter,

I have bought from some 8 or 10 times now with no problems I have had good service so far, with them coming up with the goods ahead of time on two occasions.

The trouble with sites like shopferret is that it is a bit hard to take them as 100% accurate, as you have no way of knowing if the post, positive or negative are from genuine customers or not. It is very easy for business owners or their competitors to post positive or negative comments about their own/competitors companies. I have just had a quick run through shopferret and came across one posting from a business owner in response to a negative posting, who gave himself 3 stars! I regard sites like these as being as accurate as phone in polls.

Of the two negative posts, only one mentioned contacting the Office of Fair Trading, but then did not mention what the result of the complaint was. That poster also said that there was no confirmation of their order. Every order I have placed has had a confirmation email giving approximate delivery date.

I have no connection with (wish I had, I would probably be better off financially and be able to get all my gear at wholesale) and can only say what I have experienced

Have a look at B&h Photo & Video and Adorama while shopping around. Just remember that once the price goes over AUD 1000 (including the freight) Australian Customs will want their slice and they even have the hide to charge GST on the freight. Then again Singapore is nice this time of year and their are plenty of waders to test out your new scope on at Sungai Buloh.


Carl Clifford
On 21/03/2007, at 9:52 AM, Peter Waanders wrote:

Hi Carl
thanks, this is useful to know, as I'm still looking around for a new scope. I checked what the shopferret website says about and it doesn't
seem all that good, have  a look . Do you have a
better experience?


Peter Waanders
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