Ballicom International


bwlchmawr

Link Posted 10/05/2014 - 17:30
The price of the MX1 is beginning to fall (at last) and is almost within the reach of cash-strapped pensioners.

Has anyone had dealings with a firm called Ballicom International? It's registered in the UK, promises swift delivery and has the camera at £186.49, much cheaper than traditional companies.

I've never heard of them but that's nothing unusual, as I don't buy much new equipment.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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JAK

Link Posted 10/05/2014 - 17:36
Where are they based?
John K

gartmore

Link Posted 10/05/2014 - 18:02
I had never heard of them but they have 5* on Amazon and Trust pilot

The only have one MX1 in stock
Ken
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Last Edited by gartmore on 10/05/2014 - 18:03

JohnX

Link Posted 10/05/2014 - 18:15
I've used them, can't recall for what, but do know I had no issues.

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 10/05/2014 - 19:09
JAK wrote:
Where are they based?

Coventry
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

K30git

Link Posted 11/05/2014 - 10:47
Seems like a good price but am I right in thinking that you only get one year warranty unless purchased from a Pentax Pro dealer where it would be two?

Couldn't see an address on their website and yet they appear to offer a collection option. Why only one for sale?

MattyH

Link Posted 11/05/2014 - 11:19
I have collected from them a couple of years ago, not camera gear but a computer monitor, I can't remember the address but I will still see if I have the receipt, What I can remember is that it is very close to the Coventry Transport museum as we called in after.
It is the only dealings I have had with them but it was a positive one, you collect from quite a large warehouse with a dedicated collection office.

Gamka

Link Posted 11/05/2014 - 11:34
Ballicom International
Ballicom House
101 Lockhurst Lane
Coventry
CV6 5SF


But no VAT number shown on their website.

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 11/05/2014 - 21:10
Thanks everyone, very helpful, they sound pretty genuine. Naturally while I have been collecting information and deliberating, they sold their only example... He who hesitates and all that.

However, prices seem to be on the move a little as there's a number of other companies selling the camera for under £190 (yes, I know, a lot of money for a camera without a viewfinder and a small sensor, but it does take very nice pictures). No two year warranty but a considerable saving of £35-£40.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

K30git

Link Posted 12/05/2014 - 08:59
Pray tell where is it on offer for under £190 Andrew?
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