Pelican cases in the UK
Posted 03 February 2004 - 04:42 AM
I need to buy one or possibly two Pelican 1500 cases. Peli Products in the UK quoted me £75.71 apiece, which is nuts, since from casesbypelican.com they can be bought for $74.33, no foam.
Apparently this is to do with the UK operation having to buy cases in euros from their Barcelona office, but frankly I couldn't care less about their labyrinthine internal corporate meanderings - is there anywhere in the UK who will give me a sensible price on a 1500 peli case, or do I just bite the bullet and import them direct?
Posted 03 February 2004 - 05:16 AM
Canford Audio charge £110.80 (plus VAT) for the 1500 with foam!
Posted 03 February 2004 - 05:48 AM
Yah well, that's Canford. But $75 is about £40; I'm going to call Pelican in California when they wake up and find out what gives.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 06:21 AM
you could try these people too http://www.all-pelic...lican_1500.html
Remember the price you have in UK includes delivery. Might be worth paying a little extra for the lack of hassle. Remember customs fee,courier fee, import duty and VAT, phonecalls. Might still be worth importing just for the hell of it though.
Good luck and let us know what you decide
Posted 03 February 2004 - 06:48 AM
It wasn't so much that I'm keen to import them on the basis it's going to save me a tenner, it's just that I'm slightly aghast that they should be so enormously more expensive here anyway. Feh.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 11:20 AM
Make sure you are comparing apples to apples (or whatever it is you lads compare). No foam should be a bit cheaper. In the States, one is better off always buying with the foam - even if you don't need it yet - because buying the foam by itself is half as much as the case.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 11:36 AM
No NAB for me this year--I'll be doing 2am feedings.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 12:08 PM
Unfortunately, I'm putting something together for a job just before NAB, so I'll need to get them ahead of time.
Foam tip is useful, but I'm going to get the type with the panel frame for mounting equipment permanently.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 05:13 PM
Posted 04 February 2004 - 01:27 PM
You could always hop onto a sleazy jet and head of to mainland europe and buy them. That way you get round paying any import duties, VAT or shipping.