Australian price of 5D III

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Graham Meale
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Australian price of 5D III
Mar 4, 2012

Tried to respond to another thread where this has been discussed but it's full. Here are the facts ...

The US recommended price is US$3499. This is the price on B&H's website.
To get it from B&H to Australia the freight is $76.

5% duty (on the selling price) + 10% tax (on the selling price plus tax plus freight) is added on entry to Australia according to the formula shown at
Total price therefore would be US$4125.

Recommended retail in Australia is A$3999 + 10% GST = A$4399 = US$4723.

The best price I've found in Australia is A$3739 including GST +A $50 freight = A$3789 = US$4069. This is from a retailer that I haven't dealt with and I know nothing about:

If I can get my local retailer to offer me a price starting with 3 I'll take it. He gives me good after-sales service including free sensor cleans, and I like to support my local economy. However this still doesn't alter the fact that Canon Australia charge more than they should.

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