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#1 ChrisPeacock

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:18 AM

to be honest i have never had a laser as my other lights are great and i dont think i need them. but they had a cheap laser on offer reduced from 50 down to 25 so i thought why not as they let me see it woring in the shop with all the lights dimmed. its all i needed in a laser, cheap and cheerful, just to add a little effect every now and again.

its a prosound red star cluster laser. looks good with smoke aswel

#2 Andy ramone

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 04:55 PM

QUOTE(ChrisPeacock @ Dec 30 2010, 12:17 AM) View Post

to be honest i have never had a laser as my other lights are great and i dont think i need them. but they had a cheap laser on offer reduced from 50 down to 25 so i thought why not as they let me see it woring in the shop with all the lights dimmed. its all i needed in a laser, cheap and cheerful, just to add a little effect every now and again.

its a prosound red star cluster laser. looks good with smoke aswel


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I didnt think i needed a laser light but saw another DJ with one on a job i wasnt dj ing and it looked pretty cool. I did Ebay from China for 20 all in so if it was crap all i lost was 20... its the best light ive got and everyone loves it where i go and my daughter wants one for her bedroom !!!!!. It has such a large beam range aswell and looks good with high ceilings pointing up or low ceiling down to the floor.

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#3 ChrisPeacock

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 10:07 PM

whats it called, what type is it?

i have tended to stay away from ights from china as i always think it wont turn up for some reason

#4 Dukesy

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 12:05 AM

20 worth is unlikely to be stopped. However note that when you import something worth more than 18 from outside of Europe, then its highly likely to be stopped at customs and this means having VAT and Import Duty added to the value of it. In addition to this, a lot of carrier companies will also charge you an Admin fee, in order to deal with the customs of your behalf, so remember to factor this into the equation with any 'Chinese Bargain'

A friend of mine bought something worth 200 from the U.S - by the time the Customs had added VAT and Import Duty onto it, and he'd paid Fed-Ex their 25 admin fee, it was actually more expensive than walking down to the high street and buying it locally.

Then if it ever went wrong you've got to go through the same thing - twice, in order to return it to China under warranty.

False Economy in the long run, stuff can be found and imported cheap from within Europe or live dangerously and even try a bit of haggling locally.



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#5 wizard

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 12:27 AM

I am currently in China and looking to source a star cluster laser to import into the UK.

I have already got a couple of samples CE and ROHS approved ....however with import duty etc they will sell in the uk for approx 50. ( same as the Kam model that retails for 89 at the moment)

Just not sure if it is worth the hassle. they are a great little laser and easily fill a whole room...I think someone bought and reviewed one on here a couple of weeks ago.

Luckily I have an agent here in China to do the export stuff for me ( my son ) who will also get the uk spec power supply ( the samples I have use a chinese one, )

if nothing else the two I have I will use.

may have a look at some LED lights while I am here but difficult to source a good one...... most of the manufactureres are down south and we are in Shanghai at the moment.....also the wife isnt too happy we are supposed to be on holiday kid.gif she ddi chear up a bit when I bought her a Jimmy Choo purse and handbag biggrin.gif

Edited by wizard, 10 March 2011 - 12:29 AM.

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