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#1 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 04:42 AM

Hi,

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?

Thanks,

Phil
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#2 PaulEdwards

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 05:16 AM

Phil,

Canford Audio charge £110.80 (plus VAT) for the 1500 with foam!

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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 05:48 AM

Hi,

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.

Phil
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#4 joe mcnally

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 06:21 AM

Hello Phil
you could try these people too http://www.all-pelic...lican_1500.html
About $71-00.
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
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#5 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 06:48 AM

Hi,

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.

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#6 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 11:20 AM

Phil,

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.
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#7 Mitch Gross

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 11:36 AM

Phil, aren't you flying in for NAB again this year? If you can wait it out I suggest you just pick up a couple of cases at the show. There's always a dealer with a stack or two and usually at a discount. Just use it for luggage to get back home.

No NAB for me this year--I'll be doing 2am feedings.
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#8 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 12:08 PM

Hi,

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.

Phil
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#9 Mitch Gross

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 05:13 PM

You may want to check on the prices of the Storm Cases from Hardigg. Perhaps they are less expensive than Pellican there. Check cases4less.com for a nice comparison chart with corresponding model numbers. When pressed to find a dealer in my area, I simply phoned Hardigg and they gave me a list of contacts with phone numbers.
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#10 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 04 February 2004 - 02:14 AM

Hi,

Tried 'em; situation's just as bad.

Phil
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#11 Rich Steel

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Posted 04 February 2004 - 01:27 PM

Phil,

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.
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