Skip Navigation

buying cameras online?

Travel Forums Travel Photography buying cameras online?

  • 1
  • 2

Last Post

1. Posted by luciano (Full Member 42 posts) 11y

Just a quick question here. does anyone know if it is possible to buy a camera online from a different country? i have looked at some websites from the US but it seems as if you need a shipping address from within the US. cameras here in ireland are alot more expensive so maybe there are some restrictions?

2. Posted by chrisavfc (Full Member 104 posts) 11y

Have you tried ebay?

3. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Just to tack on to Chris's message...eBay also sells new items (it will be in the product listing) not just used...if you put that in your search it will only show you new items!

I got my last digital camera on eBay...and I couldn't be happier with it! :) (No, I do not own stock in eBay)

Good Luck!

4. Posted by pixcee (Full Member 28 posts) 11y

i just bought a camera online. I live in Canada and I bought it from ebay. It was selling from the states. I know its not a far jump, but it can be done. The only problem we ran into is the store that we bought it from didnt accept canadian credit cards...we had to use a money order, so it took a little longer. But it got here very quickly, safe and sound, and I'm SUPER impressed with it!!
Hope that helps!!


5. Posted by Kristo (Full Member 58 posts) 11y

Not sure if you've bought yoour camera yet :) but just wanted to add Yes it it possible to buy cameras online, however when the item arrives in the country you will have to pay tax on it. Recently my sister ordered some goods from the US to the UK and had to pay £20 tax on top.

Hope this helps! :)

6. Posted by Kristo (Full Member 58 posts) 11y

Fogot to mention - try B & H camera stores website - I believe they send items outside the states.

7. Posted by dehr (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

I live in Canada and I bought a DVD player from the States once online, and I didn't have too many problems. Just the shipping'll kill you.

... For the other guy from Canada who bought a camera from a US website and had trouble with his Canadian credit card, I've heard about lots of problems like that and with shipping restrictions.

There's a Canadian-based website called that sells cameras, among other things, and I found that it's pretty easy to deal with them from within Canada.

But why is it so hard for a Canadian to buy from an American website anyway? Anyone know what the legalities are about that? Are they just being jerks or is it more than that? hehe...

8. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

If you get no joy from the US - try This will tell you the cheapest place in the UK you can buy the camera you want, and i'm sure they will ship to Ireland.

9. Posted by dolphin (Full Member 11 posts) 11y

I prefer ebay,its a unique online store with many good cameras,lenses and very reliable members.

10. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

I lost $500.00 when Canadian customs lost my package from the US. E-mailed the seller to activate the insurance (because the recipent can't do this apparently. why?!?). The seller accused me of lying to him. I told him to contact UPS if he didn't believe me. Never heard from him again. Contacted eBay. They said they'd look into it. Never heard from them again. My inquiries to eBay were met with "our policy is not to discuss ongoing investigations".

So buyer beware.