In which country is the Canon EOS R3 the cheapest, and most expensive?

Canon Rumors Guy

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It’s always fun to look at the pricing of camera gear in various countries. Well, maybe it’s not so much fun when you live in the countries where gear costs the most.
Nukeni has done up a price comparison of the Canon EOS R3 in 26 different countries, and there is quite a difference between the top and bottom.
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We investigated prices across 166 countries, and published the prices from the 26 countries from which we retrieved prices. When taxes were not included in prices on the websites, we calculated the totals with tax, using the information on taxes in each country available on Avalara. The countries we added taxes to are the US and Canada. The US and Canada have different tax rates depending on where you make purchases, so we show two prices, one for the product purchased in the location with the lowest tax rate, and one...

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InchMetric

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It seems hard to separate national taxes from price in some instances. When VAT is baked in, that isn't quite the same as different pricing for different markets. I could add that there's a ~10% difference around the US depending on state sales taxes having nothing to do with Canon pricing.
 

InchMetric

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Should I mention that in the UK they have free healthcare in comparison to the US? I would gladly pay $3000 more for a camera than being bankrupted by major health issues. This price list is a joke.
Do we really need to go here on a camera discussion site? China shows that socialism and cheap prices aren't exclusive.
 

kaihp

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Should I mention that in the UK they have free healthcare in comparison to the US? I would gladly pay $3000 more for a camera than being bankrupted by major health issues. This price list is a joke.
So do we and the R3 is $500 cheaper here in Denmark than in the UK :|

It's much more about what the (local) market are willing to pay. Inside the EU, am I willing to accept the hazzle iof returns etc to save $570 on a $7500 item?
Possibly not.
 

AlanF

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I posted a thread showing how Canon price gouges the UK. Canon charges ~11% more in the UK than in the EU, despite we all having the same warranty laws etc. This price gouging is real and independent of health care costs etc etc. Nikon and Sony have a much smaller differential. Canon screws Norway as well.
 

AlanF

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I paid the full UK whack for the R5, RF 100-500mm and 100-400mm. My future purchases are going to be from trusted grey market dealers who give warranties at much lower prices.
 

Fischer

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I am lucky to almost always get a special deal which is cheaper than US-prices, but this time its 6.000, so the same as the US in spite of a hefty local discount. Buying in China can be a pain. I have sometimes done it with lenses because of the price differential. Not sure I would buy a camera there unless I moved back. And I'm not buying this camera anyway as I hate the large format body. :)
 
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It comes as absolutely no surprise to me that the UK has the most expensive prices.

But we have a choice.

Why pay extortionate prices to a UK retailer, and only get a one-year warranty, when you can order a body from Hong Kong, and get it legally for about 25% less, with a free full 3 year parts and labour local warranty, and delivered to your door within 4-5 working days?

I got my R5, complete with EF adaptor, for £3280, back in January, from Panamoz in Hong Kong. They now sell it for £3140, and they only advertise what they have in stock.

The current price (with adaptor) from UK retailers is £4299, and that’s just for the body and doesn’t include the adaptor!

Spoiler alert - Panamoz don’t currently have the R3 in stock, but check daily!

I have no connection with Panamoz other than as a very satisfied customer.
 

USMarineCorpsVet

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Should I mention that in the UK they have free healthcare in comparison to the US? I would gladly pay $3000 more for a camera than being bankrupted by major health issues. This price list is a joke.
I don't think the argument here is anything close to being correct or logical. People in the United States who buy a $6000.00 camera most likely have health insurance. It's not a decision between health insurance and expensive cameras. Ludicrous analogy.
 

AlanF

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It comes as absolutely no surprise to me that the UK has the most expensive prices.

But we have a choice.

Why pay extortionate prices to a UK retailer, and only get a one-year warranty, when you can order a body from Hong Kong, and get it legally for about 25% less, with a free full 3 year parts and labour local warranty, and delivered to your door within 4-5 working days?

I got my R5, complete with EF adaptor, for £3280, back in January, from Panamoz in Hong Kong. They now sell it for £3140, and they only advertise what they have in stock.

The current price (with adaptor) from UK retailers is £4299, and that’s just for the body and doesn’t include the adaptor!

Spoiler alert - Panamoz don’t currently have the R3 in stock, but check daily!

I have no connection with Panamoz other than as a very satisfied customer.
As I wrote, I will be doing that from now on. I got my R5 August a year ago from a UK dealer. It usually takes a while for newly released high-demand lines to be available from grey market sellers, and those very importers were cashing in last year and selling at a premium over UK prices. Also, there are often teething problems with new lines, and the cameras have to be sent back to Canon for fixing, which the grey market sellers won't find easy because they rely on UK repair services for their warranties, not Canon. Several CR members had motherboards replaced by Canon. So, grey market sources are better for established lines.
 
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ColorBlindBat

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I looked at Panamoz at their price for an R5 body with EF adapter and it is $4148US, while buying direct from a US Canon dealer would be $3999US.

Neither price includes sales tax and I have no idea if Panamoz charges sales tax. In the US, sales tax can be avoided (but still paid) by purchasing through B&H and their PayBoo card.