Sanyo PLV - Z3

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  1. JoePH

    JoePH Auditioning

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    Hello all,
    Does anyone have any first-hand experience with eastporters.com? I am looking into ordering the Sanyo Z3 from them. Has anyone opened up and compared the insides of their projectors and the insides of the same projector found in a local retail store found here? I'm not saying that they are "nasty" people...but the prices seem amazing!!

    Thanx.
     
  2. Jim Mcc

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    You know what they say, "If it seems too good to be true".
     
  3. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    These look like gray market merchandise, especially considering that they say that warranty service is accomplished by shipping to Japan or wherever.

    Seems like a shaky arrangement to me.

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
  4. JohnnyKretentiv

    JohnnyKretentiv Stunt Coordinator

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    Are they an approved ventor for Sanyo? I would STRONGLY advise against buying from someone without approval. Is it really worth extra couple bucks?

    GO to a good place like Projectorpeople and ask them for their best price.

    You will be happy you did.
     
  5. Chris PC

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    Don't panic people. Eastporters has been around for almost a year. A number of AVS members have bought from them. Its not "too good" to be true. Their prices are actually a little higher than Price Japan, but you get services. Read the website. I have just ordered a projector from there. They are all made in Japan PJ's. Yes, they are probably considered grey market merchandise. I think the savings is worth it in some cases. I can't vouch for them yet, as I haven't received my projector yet, but I know at least 3 or 4 people who've bought from there and they are happy. Eastporters is basically a buyer importing and reselling projectors. I think its mainly useful for Canadians.

    Another option for Canadians is Najeeb at Spectre Audio:

    www.spectreaudio.com

    He doesn't carry the projector I chose this time, so I didn't shop there, but he's got loads of stuff like the Panasonic AE700 and he also has entry level, mid and high end DLP projectors and lots of other stuff. Check him out [​IMG]

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