A7riii Australian pricing madness

Started Oct 27, 2017 | Discussions thread
Jeff Sereno
Jeff Sereno Regular Member • Posts: 152
Re: Which is 1/3 to 1/4 the price of a brand new small car.

TN Args wrote:

Are you saying that the current deals are not good?

Compared to the launch price (nearly AUD$5K which is what I paid for my A7Riii direct from Sony AU), the price is great, but unfortunately we Aussies are used to getting shafted on price on just about everything.

We dub it the "Australia Tax" where prices are inexplicably inflated compared to other countries. For decades shipping costs to our isolated little island paradise were blamed, but even in the age of the Internet, even prices of software downloaded from other countries are still ridiculous despite no physical shipping involved.

For awhile it was actually cheaper to buy a return flight to the USA to buy a piece of Adobe software and bring it back with you rather than to buy the same software locally. There was even a government inquiry into it.

Anyway, I digress...

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