G15 Price

Started Sep 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
PierreChris
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Re: G15 Price
In reply to Nell27, Sep 21, 2012

I would like to know where I could order a G15 without all these European taxes, as un European inhabitant ?? anyone ?

Nell27 wrote:

G-D wrote:

In the US the suggested retail price for the G15 is $499.
In Euroland it is (on average) €620.

So, at the current exchange rate, Eurolanders like me will pay about $800 or 67% more.
That must be one of biggest price gaps I've seen for a compact camera.
How do we explain that rather substantial difference?

Seems unfair and the only reason I can think of would be high import tariffs and import value added taxes.

I could be wrong but can't think of any other reason.

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