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Cost of 5DMk3 internationally
« on: May 02, 2012, 03:33:36 PM »
I see the price of the 5DMk3 with the 24-105 kit lens is roughly £900 cheaper in the US compared with the UK. Anyone know what the justification for that might be. It is not all explained by differential tax rates.
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Cost of 5DMk3 internationally
« on: May 02, 2012, 03:33:36 PM »

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Re: Cost of 5DMk3 internationally
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 03:36:57 PM »
I see the price of the 5DMk3 with the 24-105 kit lens is roughly £900 cheaper in the US compared with the UK. Anyone know what the justification for that might be. It is not all explained by differential tax rates.

Not all but a very significant part with VAT at 20% and most US prices not listening taxes at all.

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Re: Cost of 5DMk3 internationally
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 04:39:58 PM »
Hi

In Denmark the 5D3 Kit (including 24-105 F4 zoom) costing dkr 25.000 excl. Vat (in denmark we call it  MOMS). That translates to US$ 4413,22 and GBP 2729,20. Then there is vat/tax/moms 25% - no import tax (thanks to 29min 59 sec video) and the price in the shop ends at dkr 31.250.

Comparable prices:

In Denmark, the price for the kit in the shops and on the net  = dkr 31.250 (incl tax)
I see Adorama/B&H and other shops sell the kit for US$ 4299 = dkr 24352,98 (ex. tax)
I see WEX/Park and other UK shops sell the kit for GB£ 3689 = dkr 33791,98 (incl. tax)
I see the main german shops sell the kit for €4099 = dkr 30.490 (incl. tax)
I see the main swedish online shops sell the kit for sek. 38.990 = dkr 32630,73 (incl tax)

If i imported it from the states i shold pay only the danish MOMS (no tax) plus shipping, and would end at around dkr. 31.500. Or should i say - I could be at the bottom of yet another waiting list  :). But then there would be problems about repairs/guarantee/registation at Canon etc.

The prices are very much the same where i look in europe - and not one retailer can deliver  :-\
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Re: Cost of 5DMk3 internationally
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 04:56:55 PM »
My wife came from the UK and lives in the states here now after we got married... her parents do all their big buying (cameras, computers, ipads) etc in the states as it's almost always cheaper here.  Tax rates in most states are nearish the 8% range, but price differences could be the pound to the yen, import tariff taxes and such the UK may have on the goods, not to mention shipping costs (going over the pacific vs going over asia?  not sure which direction they would ship it to get to the uk)  Anyways my wife says UK wages are higher but you pay out a lot more in cost of living, so take it for what it's worth.   
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Re: Cost of 5DMk3 internationally
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 05:42:17 PM »
I lived in Norway for a while and at that time, I found that electronic goods were comparable and clothes imported from the US were actually cheaper than clothes in the UK. Yet, Norway was always considered a high taxation country. Income tax was higher than in the UK (at 33%, c.f. 25% in the UK), but it included National Insurance, which is extra in the UK, so it was pretty much equal. Add to that, the higher salaries in Norway and it shows how much more expensive the UK is (or rather was). However, now that the Norwegian Kroner is so much stronger in relation to Pound Sterling, Norway has become more expensive and I suspect other Scandinavian countries are the same. While the Pound has strengthened compared to the Euro in recent weeks, it is still much weaker than it was 3 or 4 years ago, while the Yen is still strong and the US Dollar hasn't weakened as much. It all adds up to higher prices in Europe as a whole (or at least even more so than normal). While average salaries in general may be lower in the US than the UK, there are probably individual professions where the opposite is true.
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Re: Cost of 5DMk3 internationally
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2012, 06:17:40 PM »
I bought my 5D3/24-105 lit here in Canada and it was $4500 plus 13% HST tax as I am in Ontario. The same kit in the States is of course $4299 but the cost to change my money to U$D (2.5%) plus the fact they threw in an extra battery sealed the deal.

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Re: Cost of 5DMk3 internationally
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 06:38:33 PM »
Here in Sydney Australia the more reputable gray importer DDP is doing 5DIII bodies for AUD$3699.
http://www.d-d-photographics.com.au/categories/Digital-SLR/Canon-Digital-SLR/Canon-5D-Mark-III/
3,699.00 AUD = 3,818.97 USD          3,699.00 AUD    = 2,904.18 EUR

Prices at authorized resellers which you must go to to qualify for CPS befits will come in a little higher, AUD$3,999.00 is the more common RRP. I'd pay the extra $300 every time.

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Re: Cost of 5DMk3 internationally
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 07:49:40 PM »
The cheapest I found in Perth, Australia for body alone is $3599 and kit at $4899. Not sure if its a grey import though.

http://www.leedervillecameras.com.au/digital-slr-cameras/canon-dslrs/canon-eos-5d-mkiii

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Re: Cost of 5DMk3 internationally
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012, 08:00:15 PM »
True Australian Stock is on sale at Teds

3599.96

http://www.teds.com.au/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-body-only

Also the best grey importer for Australians is actually http://www.eglobaldigitalcameras.com.au/

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Re: Cost of 5DMk3 internationally
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2012, 08:18:32 PM »
Selling stuff overseas for jacked up rates isn't anything new.
Happens with stuff like video games all the time.

Lots of factors involved apparently.

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Re: Cost of 5DMk3 internationally
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2012, 09:03:10 AM »
Regarding selling stuff "overseas" for jacked up rates.... "overseas" for the 5D Mk iii is anywhere outside of Japan, as we probably all know.

We are fleeced here in the UK and I paid £3000 for my Mk iii, which translates to $4800!

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Re: Cost of 5DMk3 internationally
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2012, 09:33:56 AM »
Around 3000€ here in Italy.

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Re: Cost of 5DMk3 internationally
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2012, 10:03:17 AM »
Back in 2009, my father in law in the UK bought a 50D...  The price he paid including the US to UK conversion was roughly the price I paid for my brand new 7D at the time.  The UK gets socked hard when it comes to exchange rates and prices I've noticed. 
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Re: Cost of 5DMk3 internationally
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2012, 10:06:35 AM »
The kit here in Japan is sitting high at $4900~ USD....  and there are NO import taxes here AND the consumption tax is only 5% here that's already included in the price.  Though stores here in Japan will usually give you a 3 year extended warranty for free with that price.

Needless to say, I buy all my camera gear in the states.
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Re: Cost of 5DMk3 internationally
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2012, 10:16:57 AM »
I'm from Malaysia and I bought it with the kit lens at RM12k = usd3,960.

This is from a canon authorized dealer and comes with a 2 year warranty.
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Re: Cost of 5DMk3 internationally
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2012, 10:16:57 AM »