Australian price of 5D III

Started Mar 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
bed bug
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Wrong, the OP was 100% correct...
In reply to andy792, Mar 5, 2012

having ordered many, many items from the US, I know the charges oh, so well.


andy72 wrote:

Graham Meale wrote:

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

That is not correct. There is no 5% duty on cameras and lenses, only 10% GST. This is what you will pay:

1) US price $3,499
2) shipping $76
3) 10% from the value + shipping. - approx. $357
4) UPS custom handling fees, approx. $50.

Total: US$3,900. If you want to save on shipping and handling fees, use Amazon.

Selecting between B&H and d-d-photographic... it is not a brainer - B&H, of course. I used all of them a lot - B&H, Adorama and DigitalRev from HK.

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