Quote Originally Posted by CarlRadford View Post
I am in the market for a Zeiss Ikon and can't believe the difference in prices in the USA and Japan. A new ZI at popflash is US$1260 & from Robert White - with vat is 950.50 ish which coverts to around US$1800 - even if you added the local sales tax to the USA price it is still considerablly cheaper - cheap enogh to fly over and get it!

I must admit that I buy most of my stuff from Silverprint and have always been happy with their service.

Not such a rip-off Carl; you haven't factored in the 26% duty ( VAT + Import) that you are liable to pay plus of course freight, and we are enjoying a very favorable exchange rate at the moment.
Fortunatly it is still a free country, so the choice of source is yours; international postage and insurance is quite cheap.