Canon 1DX RRP pricing in Austalia" rip off"
Canon USA expected retail pricing around $6800
Canon AUS expected retail pricing around $9990
The aus dollar has been higher then the us dollar but we still are going to asked to to pay more then $3000 more down here for the same camera. that about 45% more ??
Then if you buy the camera from the a us canon dealer canon australia don't warrant it here ??
I just don't understand why the huge price difference i know we are a smaller market but 45% more does not make sence
If you use an official import channel, you'll get the standard 10% GST applied by customs, so you'll end up with a cost of $6800+$680 = $7480. And the same will be true for any shipper that is honest with the value of it. Add on to that postage and insurance of the postage and you're going to be well over $7500.
Also, the advertised prices in the USA are all WITHOUT sales tax
. Sales tax in most states is now upward of 8%, so if you went to a store in California and bought a 1DX, you would pay over $7300, possibly closer to $7400. This is why lots of people from outside of New York buy from B&H. I'm not sure if the pro's do. But that said, the tax inclusive price in Australia is 33% higher than that of the USA.
Maybe you should call someone at CPS and complain?