Keep it simple and buy local

by Jodi Markham

So you’re looking to buy some new optics and you’re trying to decide whether to buy from a New Zealand retailer or to buy offshore, but you’re just not sure which way to go. Here’s just a few of the reasons why you should always buy local:

What you see is what you pay - free delivery and no customs charges

Seen an amazing low price on a US website that just seems too good to be true? Chances are it probably is. By the time you’ve reached checkout, they’ve added $50USD for delivery and then once it eventually reaches New Zealand you may be liable for customs charges. As a rule of thumb, if the GST payable on the cost of your product in NZ dollars works out to be $60 or more, you’ll have to pay any duty and GST plus an Import Entry Transaction Fee and MPI levy to get your product released from customs.

We list all of our prices in New Zealand dollars and they all include GST and shipping. The price you see when you reach checkout is always the same as the price that tempted you to buy the product in the first place. We never add any extra shipping charges at checkout.

Want to accurately compare the price of products between the US and NZ? Find out more about the shipping fees involved, and then check what customs fees and GST you’ll be expected to pay on the What’s My Duty website. You’ll be surprised how much the product may end up costing you when you decide to shop offshore.

We’ll honour the manufacturers warranty without you having to post your product overseas

All of the products we sell are covered by a manufacturers warranty against manufacturing defects. In the unlikely situation that you have a problem with your product, we’re just a phone call or email away and we’ll be able to guide you through the simple returns procedure. Your product won’t have to go far before we repair or replace it and you’ll have it back to you in no time.

What are you waiting for? Shop now.

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