Df : Massive price hike in UK

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starman1969
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Df : Massive price hike in UK
Dec 11, 2013

Not sure if something like this has already been posted but here goes. I suppose if I lived in USA I wouldn't have to put my mom on the market to be able to afford one.

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/photo-news/540193/nikon-defends-uk-price-of-new-df-dslr
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In reply to starman1969, Dec 11, 2013

Not a lot of change then

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In reply to romfordbluenose, Dec 11, 2013

John Walshe told Amateur Photographer: ‘Many factors influence the final price of products in the UK - this includes but is not limited to tax, tariff, exchange rates* and logistics.'

*In other words "You whiney limey b$^*ds aren't stupid enough to splash out $1000s on a camera and NOT complain when it develops a manufacturing fault"

Charmed. Go f^(K yourselves Nikon!

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In reply to starman1969, Dec 11, 2013

Not sure if I buy his response but having said that, I am glad I'm in Canada where the Df is about the same price as the U.S.

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In reply to starman1969, Dec 11, 2013

The only excuse he gave that made sense was logistics. Tax was taken into account in the price comparison as was exchange rate. Tbh I don't know what he meant by tariff. I can definitely see however that it is considerably more challenging to ship something from Japan to the UK than it is to the USA. Not sure it's £700 per unit more difficult though.

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In reply to starman1969, Dec 11, 2013

So it's about 2,290 before VAT, compared to the 1,866 here in the states. The 425 or so probably comes down the importation costs along with taxes or duties. The US charges zero to manufacturers for importing their goods, I think that is the main reason for cost differences between the US and European countries.

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Dheorl wrote:

The only excuse he gave that made sense was logistics. Tax was taken into account in the price comparison as was exchange rate. Tbh I don't know what he meant by tariff. I can definitely see however that it is considerably more challenging to ship something from Japan to the UK than it is to the USA. Not sure it's £700 per unit more difficult though.

How much is a flight to NY?

Maybe pick one up at the airport, stay for a long weekend of photography with the Df then come back. I'm not sure if a foreigner can claim back the sales tax at a US airport but a resident should, and that would be an even better deal for them.

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In reply to JWReagan, Dec 11, 2013

Yes, and how much copies country get + sellers profit. In my country optional Df price is 3270 euros. It's something D800E + 50/1.4 kit.

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In reply to starman1969, Dec 11, 2013

starman1969 wrote:

How much is a flight to NY?

Maybe pick one up at the airport, stay for a long weekend of photography with the Df then come back. I'm not sure if a foreigner can claim back the sales tax at a US airport but a resident should, and that would be an even better deal for them.

nope and nope.

I was on the street by the Garden a couple years ago when some brits came up asking for directions to B&H. I replied, but it is Saturday. So what they said... They went apoplectic when I told them it was closed on Saturdays - flying out the next morning and had planned to buy big...

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In reply to starman1969, Dec 11, 2013

I am very sympathetic to anyone being asked to layout more.

But I must confess, before doing the math (vat/tax) I had thought there was a bigger gap than there is.

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In reply to Patrick McMahon, Dec 11, 2013

No one has commented on what the Nikon rep says in his last paragraph. His point is that the street price is set by the retailers -- isn't it? Ie the shops know British buyers will pay inflated prices for the first three months or so, and then won't be that irritated when the price drops to a price comparable to the USA. This is what always seems to happen …

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