Updates on where to buy Carclo optics in EU?

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Updates on where to buy Carclo optics in EU?

Hi,
I’ve read this old thread http://budgetlightforum.com/node/16152

but:

  • Fasttech: not selling carclo
  • Ledsupply: very expensive shipping to EU (14,70 USD to Italy)
  • Conrad: slightly better but still expensive (it costs 8€ to ship a 2,19€ optic to Italy)
  • Mouser: shipping to Italy is 20 EUR!
  • Farnell: Stopped selling Carclo

Do you know about other shops with cheap shipping to Europe or Conrad is the only option?

EDIT: Let me add:

  • https://www.rs-online.com/ RS ships to Italy for 7,32 EUR (6€+VAT) and doesn’t list the model I need Sad the Carclo 10621 to try swapping it with the 10622 of the Emisar D4
  • And of course it’s worth checking ebay, aliexpress, amazon… no luck for the Carclo 10621 at least

UPDATE: checked the official distributors http://www.carclo-optics.com/distributors

  • Anglia: UK only, £4.95 for orders of £30 and below.
  • Arrow: seems like they ship for free from US to Italy with no minimum order amount! Crown no idea how that is possible! but the 10621 is out of stock Sad
  • Avnet: 40pcs min
  • Compel: Russian company
  • Freeway: wholesaler
  • Leds.de/Lumitronix: France + Germany 4,70 EUR?
  • Future Electronics: wholesaler
  • MSC: wholesaler?
  • Neumueller: wholesaler?
  • Tron: wholesaler
  • vossloh-schwabe: wholesaler
  • WPG: Minimum Qty: 48
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Where in Italy are you at? I actually just ordered 2 10621 from ledsupply and going to Florence in 10 days. Those are spares for my P60 builds.

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Edness wrote:
Where in Italy are you at? I actually just ordered 2 10621 from ledsupply and going to Florence in 10 days. Those are spares for my P60 builds.

First of all thanks a lot! That’s very kind Smile it’s a small world… I’m not from Florence, but I do live in Tuscany actually Silly
Actually I want to make an overview of the situation, should we find a convenient shop it would be great, for me (even if this time I find a way to… smuggle the 10621 from the US Silly I may need Carclo optics again in the future so it’s good to know how to get them) and for all the other people living in the EU.

But maybe I’ll write you a PM Wink thanks again and enjoy Florence. By the way, here is a hidden little gem a few hundred meters from the touristic spots, my personal to-do thing when I’m in Florence… you’ll thank me later Wink https://www.tripadvisor.it/Restaurant_Review-g187895-d1861207-Reviews-Ge...

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http://www.carclo-optics.com/distributors Maybe Maritex?

11.90 EUR Sad but thanks for the suggestion Wink I don’t know any of those distributors except LedSupply, Mouser and DigiKey, which I have already checked… I’ll have a look to the other ones, but I think they’ll probably be mostly wholesalers and I doubt they would be better than Conrad for shipping small orders.

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Agro wrote:
http://www.carclo-optics.com/distributors Maybe Maritex?

I’ve been checking the distributors and…

Crown Crown Crown Crown Crown

https://www.arrow.com/

Seems like they ship for free from US to Italy with no minimum order amount!!!!* Crown no idea how that is possible!

…but the 10621 is out of stock Facepalm

That’s really awesome though… I think I’ll try buying a couple of optics to check if it’s really like that (it sounds too good to be true)

But now I’ll go on with the other ones to check if maybe I manage to find the 10621 shipped at a reasonable price

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checked all the distributors Silly what I found is in the first post… a few interesting things, but not for me :s

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I’m actually driving to Tuscany.

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Carclo even have manufacture in CZ (main in UK).
Are you sure you will see any difference between 10622 and 10621?

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I ordered from Intl Outdoor before and it was the quickest and easiest way. Shipping is free, no customs/duty fee either (if order small enough). The 10622 is a good, general optic and I like the beam profile.

Conrad has the option for free in-store collection if you have a store nearby in your location.

Hint: There are also smaller, less known hobby stores or electronics parts suppliers who can get flashlight parts. I travel for a living and I was surprised how many smaller shops would know about these things. Can you do any local research?

At times Carclo optics may be available via EU ebay sellers as well, I saw them last year but can’t find any atm.

That link to Arrow above is unreal, can’t believe they have free international shipping without a minimum order quantity/value. And it is also DHL priority within, like, a week?! They must be losing money on each of these tiny orders?

EDIT:

So, I tried ordering to a EU delivery location. This comes up in Paypal:

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Quote:
Please note that your order is currently pending while inventory availability and applicable export compliance is being confirmed. You will receive an email when all necessary checks have been performed and your order begins processing.
This is not an invoice.
An invoice with exact charges will be issued once your order has shipped.
Shipping and final taxes (if applicable) will be calculated when a shipment method has been selected.
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Therefore, I don’t believe Arrow will approve orders under $50 for free shipping, they might just cancel the order, I presume? Will report back here.

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Edness wrote:
I’m actually driving to Tuscany.

Tuscany is the whole region, but I’ve sent you a PM Wink
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kiriba-ru wrote:
Carclo even have manufacture in CZ (main in UK).
Are you sure you will see any difference between 10622 and 10621?

No Silly that’s why I want to try Smile for sure the beam will be somehow narrower, but I have no idea if the gain in throw will be noticeable.

FPV wrote:
I ordered from Intl Outdoor before and it was the quickest and easiest way. Shipping is free, no customs/duty fee either (if order small enough). The 10622 is a good, general optic and I like the beam profile.

Conrad has the option for free in-store collection if you have a store nearby in your location.

Hint: There are also smaller, less known hobby stores or electronics parts suppliers who can get flashlight parts. I travel for a living and I was surprised how many smaller shops would know about these things. Can you do any local research?


Yeah Intl Outdoor is a good shop but sells the 10622 only… which is the one already in the Emisar D4, so no point in buying another one.

Thanks for the Conrad tip but for Italy it doesn’t seem there are local stores… I found nothing on the website and even registering an account the only option during the checkout is shipping. I’ll think about the other local shops too.



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Therefore, I don’t believe Arrow will approve orders under $50 for free shipping, they might just cancel the order, I presume? Will report back here.


Thanks, let us know Wink
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Thanks a lot to Edness, who smuggled for me a couple of 10621 optics form the states! Also, meeting in front of the tower of Pisa and showing our EDC flashlights was kinda funny Silly

FPV wrote:

Therefore, I don’t believe Arrow will approve orders under $50 for free shipping, they might just cancel the order, I presume? Will report back here.

any news about Arrow? Smile

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LOL it was nice meeting you! It’s always cool to meet someone from BLF…my wife thinks we are weird.

Thanks for the treats…they are delicious!