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Old June 30th, 2010, 03:17 PM   #1
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Is the Blackbird available in the uk ?

Hi All

I am interested in buying the Blackbird after reading some good reports about its performance on this forum, can you tell me if its available in the uk or will I have to import it from the states

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Old June 30th, 2010, 09:28 PM   #2
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Hi Tony

I went through the same thing here in Oz and ended up buying direct from them. I would shoot an email direct to them. I ended up 'talking' with Rich Greb himself and found him to be most helpful.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 02:14 AM   #3
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Ok thanks Wayne I will send an Email of to the company
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Old July 1st, 2010, 02:31 AM   #4
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Tony, blackbird has it's headquarters in Spain. So you do not have to order it from the us. Also Spain is part of the EU:)
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Old July 1st, 2010, 02:55 AM   #5
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Charles, the Blackbird is made by Camera Motion Research with HQ in North Carolina, USA.

http://www.camotionllc.com/about-us-a-79.html

Tony, I ordered mine from B&H, don't forget to factor in VAT and import duty.

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Old July 1st, 2010, 04:31 AM   #6
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Ok thanks guys

I have just sent an Email to their web site to check if there are any outlets in the uk, just in case the situation has changed.

Any idea what I will get stung for on the vat and import duty ?

Thanks for the replies
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Old July 1st, 2010, 05:19 AM   #7
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Hey Tony, this might help New Duty & VAT Calculation | The Duty Calculator
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Old July 1st, 2010, 06:30 AM   #8
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Tony, blackbird has it's headquarters in Spain. So you do not have to order it from the us. Also Spain is part of the EU:)
My Bad. I had the assumption that the owner had once mentioned this a long time ago, since last year. Thanks for the correction.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 09:37 AM   #9
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Thanks Colin

I just took the plunge and ordered it
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Old July 1st, 2010, 10:42 AM   #10
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Whats the approx final price Tony, including duty and VAT ?
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 12:54 AM   #11
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Have fun Tony. Here is a link of what I did with it last year.

HWM CMR Blackbird Review Firewerkz Films Singapore
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 09:38 AM   #12
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Thanks Sean, I had already seen your review and that was part of the reason I chose the balckbird over the merlin

Colin, I bought the basic kit and the postage was $55 approx but I wont know the import duty I pay for sure untill it arrives but its about 22%
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 11:36 AM   #13
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Cheers Tony, let us know how you get on with it.
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Old July 10th, 2010, 08:46 AM   #14
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I'm over here in Australia and got one last year direct from them.
Fast and easy no problems.

It works great but will take abit of practicing.
7D is easy to fly on it, nice and light.
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