Rip off UK prices

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Clive, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Clive

    Clive Guest

    Canon 40D Body only on Amazon.co.uk £899.

    On Amazon.com - $1300

    I make that an exchange rate of 1.44 - ????
     
    Clive, Aug 22, 2007
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  2. 899 less 17.5 per cent VAT = 765

    765 x 2 = 1530

    Actual price in Britain is 17.7 per cent higher than USA

    That 17 per cent too much difference but not the extreme which many assume

    David
     
    David Kilpatrick, Aug 22, 2007
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  3. Clive

    RichA Guest

    Euros like be financially raped by their retailers, government, etc.
    Gives them some kind of thrill.
     
    RichA, Aug 22, 2007
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  4. well, the obvious thing to do is buy one from overseas, but then we will
    face customs charge, an import charge, a 'what the **** do you thing your'e
    doing by overseas cos its cheaper ' charge and the post office's ' if
    everyone is screwing you for money we want some action too' charge.

    so much for international e-commerce.
     
    the_niner_nation, Aug 22, 2007
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  5. Clive

    Adagio Guest

    You have chosen a bad example since I believe that the 40D is not yet
    released in the UK hence no competitive forces in play. In addition
    sales tax may be charged on the $US price (see amazon.com T&C)
     
    Adagio, Aug 22, 2007
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  6. A more reasonable comparison might be between the stated list prices on
    Canon's UK and Australian sites...

    £900 UK and $Au 1999 Aus. Which according to XE.com is £808.

    Personally, I want one but will probably wait until around Feb next year
    and see what the street price is.

    T.
     
    Tony Gartshore, Aug 22, 2007
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  7. Clive

    Prometheus Guest

    Which is about 767 GBP before VAT (17.5%)
    Which is about 735 GBP before GST (10%).

    This is a difference of 31 GBP, some of which could be attributed to
    lower shipping costs to a closer country. There are undoubtedly other
    factors which make the retailer's overheads different, but "rip of UK"
    it is not. Perhaps if everybody had to have two low paid jobs in order
    to more than just stay alive retailers could charge. Getting rid of the
    NHS and benefits would also allow prices to be lower.
     
    Prometheus, Aug 22, 2007
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  8. "Rip-Off Britain it is NOT"???

    we are talking cameras here, but what about DVDs, "White goods", Cars, video
    games,books, grocery items etc??

    Britain is one of the most expensive countries in terms of cost of living
    and the stingiest when it comes to salary. No wonder no one has a disposable
    income.
     
    the_niner_nation, Aug 22, 2007
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  9. Clive

    PHH699 Guest

    The prices quoted are "list prices", it may be that different markets expect
    to discount more off the list price. As others have said, wait until the
    product is on the market before making a comparison.

    If you take the Canon 30D at both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, the price
    comparison is as follows:

    UK price £616, deduct VAT and the price net of sales tax is £524.

    US price $978 which at an exchange rate of $1.98 = £1 is equivalent to £494

    Giving a price on Amazon.co.uk (net of tax) of 6% greater than the
    Amazon.com price.

    Hardly a rip-off and undoubtedly there are cheaper suppliers in the UK and
    the US to make further comparisons.

    Now if you want to make comparisons or complain about the level of sales
    tax/ VAT and other taxes that is another issue.
     
    PHH699, Aug 22, 2007
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  10. Clive

    Guest Guest

    And if you were in any doubt that RichA is a trolling prick ...
     
    Guest, Aug 23, 2007
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  11. Clive

    Ray Fischer Guest

    Britain doesn't use Euros, idiot troll.
     
    Ray Fischer, Aug 28, 2007
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  12. Clive

    RichA Guest

    I don't mean the money denomination. Euro is short for Europeans.
    What I stay, STANDS. If you people didn't enjoy having your
    governments spend all your money for you, THEN you'd have something to
    complain about.
     
    RichA, Aug 28, 2007
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  13. Clive

    Guest Guest

    Judging from Ray's ISP I imagine he probably hails from California.

    Regardless, you're full of it, troll-boy.
     
    Guest, Aug 29, 2007
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  14. Clive

    RichA Guest

    Full of the idea that some people live by the nanny state and so
    complaints about "rip offs" fall on deaf ears.
     
    RichA, Aug 29, 2007
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  15. Clive

    Guest Guest

    No, full of shit.
     
    Guest, Aug 29, 2007
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