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Internet Sales - Second Stanza
By Willem Krog
13 Sep 2010
[In Afrikaans]

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Pot-Shot bought binoculars on the internet after thorough investigation to compare different models. In this regard bestbinocularsreview.com was a handy tool. Eventually the choice fell on the Bushnell 10x42 Natureview Plus Roof Prism.

The process took the following course:

The name of the binoculars was entered into Google. After a look at prices on the different websites ebay came out as the most economical. But alas, after going though the process it was established that they don't deliver in South Africa. The same goes for amazon.uk, warehouseexpress, iedealo.co.uk and optics4birding. Prices varied between $129 up to $200.

Regarding South African websites, Cybertrek was the cheapest and the delivered product would have cost R1 605, which was about the same as amazon.uk.

Opticsplanet's price was $144.99 - and they deliver in South Africa. After going through the registration process, the final account came to $295.25 - a round $151 more after shipment. A huge disappointment, but the search was then on for cheaper shipment on the website. Fortunately there were cheaper options. Therefore, one has to be alert and not just click through. In the end there was "freight delivery"� where no shipping costs were charged.

The binoculars was bought and the receipt filed. Delivery ought to take a week. Accoding to the bank the transaction will be effected at R7.3845 to the $, which brought the cost to R1 064. We will keep readers informed, because there are outstanding items such as excise duty and physical delivery

Cabelas and Amazon.com did not have the specific product and, therefore, price comparisons could not be done.

With 14% added to the internet transaction, the benoculars should cost R1 212. The internet savings then come to 32% thus far. Hold your breath for delivery.


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