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Old 23-09-2008, 06:38 PM
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l did some ringing around today on expected prices of the 5D MKII and it seems $4499 is the average with $1650 for the 50D.
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Old 23-09-2008, 06:42 PM
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I was hoping the 5D Mk II would be cheaper.

Mick were did you get the quote for $1650 on the 50D just out of curiosity?
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Old 23-09-2008, 07:16 PM
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Yea saw that as well Mike a bit stiff I reckon, at least it will bring down the prices of the earlier 5D, I hope.

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Old 23-09-2008, 07:17 PM
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Old 23-09-2008, 07:46 PM
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The price of the 5D II on Canon's US site is quoted as "Suggested retail Price $2699", they won't sell many in this country at $4499, it's a global market now and overseas prices dictate local prices.

Grey market sellers will set the street price.

I bought a 24-105L at Hardly Normal recently for $1399, I couldn't have landed a grey market item in Lonny for that price.

With pretty well all Canon product now, the price settles at a few dollars above the conversion rate, for example the AU$1650 EOS50D has an SRP on the Canon Site of US$1399.

$1650 is almost exactly the $AU amount of todays conversion ($AU approx US$0.84), and don't forget we have GST added in.

My money is on a street price of $3400, although it's likely that a few dealers will demand premium prices due to short supply.

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Old 23-09-2008, 08:27 PM
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My money is on a street price of $3400, although it's likely that a few dealers will demand premium prices due to short supply.
I hope so Phil, that price sounds a lot more reasonable.
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Buy it overseas by mailorder , sod the local camera dealers.
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I can't see it selling for above $3500 too long. Nikon has a prolevel full frame camera selling around that (D700).

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Buy it overseas by mailorder , sod the local camera dealers.
but you risk getting stung big time on import duty
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Do your homework .... think you'll find prices overseas are lots lower than here , local camera shops seem to think they can rip us off .

So what if you get hit with the GST when the post office asks you to collect it.

No import duties on posted items sent by post.
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Do your homework .... think you'll find prices overseas are lots lower than here , local camera shops seem to think they can rip us off .

So what if you get hit with the GST when the post office asks you to collect it.

No import duties on posted items sent by post.
The fact that an item is sent by post does not affect whether import duty (or GST) is paid. In this case, you are correct in stating that no import duty applies to cameras. GST on an item valued at over $1000 always applies.
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$3,999 at Cameras Direct

https://www.camerasdirect.com.au/
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i'm confused...what's this about no import duties on camera's?

I'm hoping it is true?
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