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Tyroop

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Re: Canon uk price increase
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2018, 06:44:56 AM »
Just looked at the price on one of the websites that I buy equipment from in Thailand - other places may be cheaper. The price is 16,800 Thai Baht - at current exchange rates 382 UKP, and the exchange rate is very low at the moment - has been ever since the Brexit referendum. Even so, this is slightly better than 689 UKP. If the exchange rate can get back up to 50 again, it would only be 336 UKP - less than half the UK price.

https://www.digital2home.com/shop/canon-flash-speedlite-600ex-ii-rt/

Just one of the reasons why I turned my back on rip-off Britain (there were many).

Dental work and medical procedures are very professional in Thailand, and a lot cheaper than the UK. I reckon that if someone in the UK needs some dental work done, or a scheduled medical procedure, and also wants to buy some camera gear, the money you will save in Thailand will probably pay for a free vacation. I also pay significantly less for petrol - about 61 pence per litre. I don't know why Brits put up with it.

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Re: Canon uk price increase
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2018, 06:44:56 AM »

Hector1970

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Re: Canon uk price increase
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2018, 04:25:08 AM »
Of course thailand is going to be cheaper than the UK. The whole standard of living is cheaper, wages are lower and overheads are lower.

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Re: Canon uk price increase
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2018, 05:36:38 AM »
Just looked at the price on one of the websites that I buy equipment from in Thailand - other places may be cheaper. The price is 16,800 Thai Baht - at current exchange rates 382 UKP, and the exchange rate is very low at the moment - has been ever since the Brexit referendum. Even so, this is slightly better than 689 UKP. If the exchange rate can get back up to 50 again, it would only be 336 UKP - less than half the UK price.

https://www.digital2home.com/shop/canon-flash-speedlite-600ex-ii-rt/

Just one of the reasons why I turned my back on rip-off Britain (there were many).

Dental work and medical procedures are very professional in Thailand, and a lot cheaper than the UK. I reckon that if someone in the UK needs some dental work done, or a scheduled medical procedure, and also wants to buy some camera gear, the money you will save in Thailand will probably pay for a free vacation. I also pay significantly less for petrol - about 61 pence per litre. I don't know why Brits put up with it.

Maybe Thailand is number 1 for cheap prices, but where does it stand in other rankings, such as democracy, freedom of the press, censorship etc:

World index of moral freedom
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Index_of_Moral_Freedom
Thailand 130/160

World Press freedom 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Press_Freedom_Index
Thailand 142/180

Freedom of the press
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_the_Press_(report)
165/198

Democracy Index
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_Index
Thailand 107/167

Maybe there are reasons why Brits put up with living in the UK rather than Thailand. It all depends on what you consider more important in life.
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Re: Canon uk price increase
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2018, 06:17:30 AM »
Now that the pound has returned to its pre-Brexit vote level, can we expect to see a reduction in the price of Canon equipment sold in the UK, or do Canon prices only ever move in one direction?

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Re: Canon uk price increase
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2018, 06:17:30 AM »