Are Australian prices so bad?

Started Mar 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
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brucet Senior Member • Posts: 2,536
Are Australian prices so bad?

From time to time we see folks here complaining about prices in Australia. Well where are they now?

At the moment we have a reverse situation. (I'm looking for a D7100 deal). Google price at Adorama and B&H. Then look at DCW and DigiDirect. US prices 'around' the $1200 mark, +tax. Australia prices 'around' the $1200 mark. Now calculate exchange rate, bank and credit card fees plus freight. Throw in the fact that Australian min wage is approx twice the US min wage.

Sure this is only one example I know of. But I bet there are many more.

Why the change? Who knows. But in a few weeks I'll be back in the USA with a new D7100 purchased in Australia. The savings will go towards a new lens.

Don't be too quick to discredit buying in Australia. And no I'm not talking about service. Or lack of it.


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Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 DX II Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
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