Canon camera prices in India

Started May 19, 2008 | Discussions thread
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Mayank Bhatnagar New Member • Posts: 12
Canon camera prices in India

Here is something amazing and amusing:

While a 40D body is available in the US for under USD 1,000, its price in India is USD 1,760 (Rs.73,995). Amazing, isn't it? In fact, look at the prices Canon sells their cameras at in India (and I'm sure other third world countries) and get ready to get shocked (or pleased if you live in the developed world

http://site-in.canon-asia.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=prod_comp&prod_type=digitalcamera-price
(divide the price by 41 to get the USD equivalent)

No wonder most people buy Canon cameras through the grey market in India, some of which are available at half the price. Even when you account for import duties in India, these prices are way too high. If you've ever been to a developing country like India and saw the grey market exploding with electronic gadgets, the link above is a justification!

Mayank

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