As visitors to Camera Price Buster will hopefully know, I try to only list shops that sell genuine UK stock products. In reality this means shops selling products that come with a valid UK manufacturer warranty, and are normally based in the UK (or at least the EU) so that you do not have to pay import duties or VAT on top of the price you pay to the shop. These are the two points that make grey imports a different proposition (and also cheaper) – I’ll talk more about grey i mports in another post.
Now, although I have what I believe is the most extensive listing of UK photography shops, I cannot list all of the shops that sell UK stock. Sometimes this is for technical reasons, for example when I cannot automatically pick up the latest prices from a shop’s website. One shop simply refused to have anything to do with me (and were rather rude about it too – they will not be mentioned on this page!). But there are several more shops that I would like to include, but simply have never responded to my requests for thier permission to add them. Here is the list of shops that I know of, but which are not listed. If you have contacts at any of these shops, then please ask them to get themselves listed – all they have to do is contact me and I can sort it out. I have not included any shops which I believe are selling grey imports.
Shops I know of who I cannot technically list, or who have not replied to my requests:
London Camera Exchange
Pantiles – Chas Norman
J & A Cameras
Great Western Cameras
York Camera Mart
I do not necessarily know whether the above shops sell UK stock as I’ve not been able to get a response from them. It is not normally a good sign when shops ignore attempts to contact them, but sometimes things just get lost in the general spam. I suggest you check them out if you are looking to buy something in addition to using my listings here on the site, and be sure to ask if they are selling UK stock items. I will keep adding to this list as I come across shops. I am also attempting once again to get in touch with each shop – maybe perseverance will pay off.
Some of the shops that are included in the Camera Price Buster listings may not be listed for every product. I am constantly adding new products, as are the shops, and so it is common to find things that have not made it to the listing for a particular shop (but please let me know if you spot some as I may have simply missed them). If a normally included shop is not listed for a particular product then you may like to check them out as well in case they do sell the product you are looking for. There are also some products that I cannot list at certain shops due to the way they combine different products onto one page – such as 3rd party lenses where different mounts may be grouped onto one page, which makes it difficult to pick up the correct price.