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Old November 4th, 2003, 10:36 PM   #1
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need real advice ?

hi im living in Australia and have a friend that is in Japan for
work i have asked him to purchase a xl1s for me . the price
over there is $5200 where i live it is $8000 big difference as
you can see. What are the unforseen problems i may have.


this camera will be used to make short films an anything i can
make money of. Its a big desision for me an i dont want to
regret it so any imformation would be very helpful


p.s i was going to buy the pdx150 but the xl1s is
cheaper. thx
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Old November 4th, 2003, 10:58 PM   #2
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Just make sure you buy a PAL cam from Japan, and be prepared to send the cam back to Japan for warranty repairs if something should go wrong. (That means paying shipping both ways). Plus when you get the cam back, Australia is going to put you through the ringer with taxes. I know. When I sent my cam back to Australia, Pana got dinged with the taxes. Strange, huh?
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Old November 5th, 2003, 07:48 AM   #3
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There are some places in Akihabara that sell PAL cameras but I've only ever seen consumer models. Getting a PAL XL1s might be difficult and cost more than the local NTSC models. Is the price you found for a PAL model because local NTSC XL1s are around AUD$5300.
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Old November 5th, 2003, 08:23 AM   #4
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I tend to by my stuff from singapore... much much cheaper and all PAL!! yay...

had some great experience with it.

If you need details just email me.

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Old November 6th, 2003, 12:23 AM   #5
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thx guys for you time to respond Frank i checked out the
warranty issues it looks as though canon has new rules
about overseas purchases as long as the warranty card
is stamped by the place of business with there address
the warranty will hold and i can get it fixed in local
shop.(also need receipt of course.)


Adrian you are right PAL is a special order from the shop an
will take a week to get .so there local is definatly NTSC this is
the real deal i hope my friend isnt that naive,or it will cost me
big time i hope i wont have to go through a lesson like that.
it should be okay.


Zac thanks for the teaser i will keep it in mind .how much
would the xl1s cost in Singapore just out off curiousity .if u
can get it cheaper there i may just have enough time 2 do it
But it would really have to be worth while.

Thx again guys for the helpful info.
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Old November 6th, 2003, 02:23 AM   #6
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well it is around $3000 USD for the bare camera including shipping.

I do not work there nor want to give out too many details.

Email please.

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Old November 6th, 2003, 11:12 PM   #7
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to Zac

hey Zac cant get your email address the server doesnt give it out
an due to me being new on this site i dont know how to get it
can u pls email me on aclearfuture@hotmail.com thx speak to u
soon.
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