R5, RF1435, RF2870, RF100500, RF100 Macro, RF135
- Aug 31, 2018
R3 price should be cheapest in the world, when official price announced will update again
Pricing from Canon Global to any individual region / country should be based on each individual nation's / region's exchange rate. If nation X artificially pushes it's currency up or down, it wouldn't (and doesn't) affect nation Y.So if nationX keeps its currency cheap (say to boost local exports), every other country should have to pay over the odds for imports of goods from nationY to ensure the price paid for imported goods bought in nationX remain globally competitive?
What about local wage differences, size of country, local distribution costs, volumes. Container costs vary massively between different ports. Barely scratching the surface. There are just too many variables.
True... I did buy my RF70-200mm 3 months before my R5 arrived because it was discounted by 20%. Losing the 3 months warranty vs 5 years was a reasonable exchange for the discount.A 5 year warranty is a pretty good deal, I don’t know anywhere else where you can get that.
I guess the logic is that if a camera is going to fail it will usually happen within the first few weeks or months, so a 5 year warranty will probably create not many more claims than a shorter one.
The 5 year warranty nevertheless will give purchasers much greater confidence than the one year warranty that’s more commonplace in many parts of the world.
I’ll take that one step further, In Canada I pay even less then you and I still have free healthcare ;-)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?
$3k more for your camera isn't going to cover much for you. Basically, nothing. So you're going to need to add 20-30% to everything... your whole lifetime... and then some thrown in by others.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.
Canon CPS members can register any item of Canon gear, new or secondhand, bought anywhere in the world, and gain access to priority repair services carried out either by Canon or authorised independent repairers.Wait till you want/need Canon to do any repair or maintenance on it. Your UK address, your HK purchase and service in the UK: you're very likely to get refused service.
Viagrasoft has some code that'll help you find way to raise the bottom line in stressful economic times.Must remember to put my prices up
@CanonFanBoy you have a one track mind !Viagrasoft has some code that'll help you find way to raise the bottom line in stressful economic times.
The only track I have left.@CanonFanBoy you have a one track mind !
It was pointed out in earlier posts that the price differentials exist before tax is applied. And other Japanese manufacturers like Nikon and Sony don't have the high differentials against the UK.willing to pay? That has absolutely zero to do with the pricing. Pricing is set by different factors that all add up. Volume is one of them, more units will move in the US then in the UK.
Tax is a major one, it’s already included 20% in the price of the unit, the US price is before tax.
Lastly, companies have to protect themselves from the fluctuating in the exchange rate movement, the pound has been seen as a weak unstable currency in the past few years. The add a cushion due to this.
Yes, they often mention their currency hedges in financial reports. A lot of it has been in US dollars so that is another reason why they can price Cameras lower in the US.They'll also protect themselves against currency exchange rate instabilities in one way or another in order to not have to change to list price too often.