Why does the S6 have to be so much cheaper in the US than the UK?
The cost of buying (and importing) a Wingsland S6 selfie drone from B&H Photo to the UK works out significantly less than buying a Wingsland S6 from a UK supplier, but I need to decide if it is worth the risk.
B&H Photo are a reputable firm in the US and whilst I have no reasons to doubt the way they do business, buying from them as a UK customer does carry some risk. I am not concerned about the company doing a runner with my money – B&H are far too honest and reliable for that, but I am concerned about two things and these are:
In normal circumstances I wouldn’t even contemplate buying a product from the US when there is a UK supplier, but given the cost differential I am tempted in sending my custom across the Atlantic.
If I buy the Wingsland S6 selfie drone from B&H Photo it would end up costing a total of $234.38 (being $149.99 for the drone, $23.66 delivery and $60.73 in taxes), which equates to £165.80. If I buy the Wingsland S6 selfie drone from a UK based supplier I am staring down the barrel of £249.97 ($353.37), which is £84.17 ($118.99) more! When I’m looking at spending so much more to get the drone from a UK supplier it is easy to see why importing one looks quite an attractive proposition, even though the delivery time is going to be 3 – 4 weeks, rather than next day when buying from a UK company.
If I buy the Wingsland S6 selfie drone from the UK company and encounter any problems sorting them out should be easier, but would this actually be the case? B&H Photo seem to get a lot of praise for their customer service and support all the way through the transaction and also post transaction, whereas the UK company has got a few black marks against its name. If B&H Photo had a UK branch the decision would be an easy one, but it doesn’t so it’s not.
Customers don’t seem to have many problems with B&H Photo, but I know that if I bought the drone from B&H Photo there would be some kind of issue or problem, that’s just the way my luck runs, and sorting it out would be a hassle. Despite this, I am still tempted to use B&H Photo and agonising over whether to get out the credit card and order the S6 now or use a UK retailer and suck up the additional cost. Decisions. Decisions.
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