Street price of 300D body versus 350D body?

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by googlegroups, Mar 21, 2005.

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    googlegroups Guest

    The RRP of the 300D kit is only $100 cheaper than the 350D kit, but I
    presume in the real world the spread is larger. I'm after a rough idea
    of how much difference (in $) there is between a 300D *body only* and a
    350D *body only*. I'm hoping my insurance company will replace my
    stolen 300D with a 350D if the difference isn't that much (since it's
    the current model), or at least offer the option of paying the price
    difference to get a 350D.

    The buggers left behind the el cheapo 18-55mm kit lens and took my good
    ones!
     
    googlegroups, Mar 21, 2005
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    Wolf359 Guest

    It depends a lot on your insruance company. sometimes they supply you with a
    replacement. Most companies give you a letter telling you to go to a place
    and collect your replacement.

    Most companies have quoted cost to get the business from the insurance
    company which means they will try and switch sell you anyway into something
    they can profit from. This means that in general you can negotiate your
    purchases.

    The letter you get from the insurance company is essentially a cheque to the
    camera company.
     
    Wolf359, Mar 21, 2005
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    googlegroups Guest

    Just to be 100% clear on this, I guess you mean they'll quote cost and
    then try to upsell or add in extra goodies? Or did you mean they'll
    change the price?
    Knowing my luck I'll probably end up with a Ted's Camera voucher. :)
     
    googlegroups, Mar 23, 2005
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    Wolf359 Guest

    The insurance company is buying the replacement at cost. The camera shop
    makes no money if you take just what is listed on the letter. They will try
    and sell you a different model even in a different brand perhaps.

    Camera A listed in the letter costs $1000 and retails for $1299. The
    insurance company is paying the camera store $1000.

    If the camera shop sells you the more expensive Camera B costing $1300 but
    retailing for $1699 they get you to pay the difference of $399. They get
    $1000 from the insurance company + $399 from you meaning they have made $99
    profit. Before they made nothing.

    OR they will switch you entirely from a replacement SLR (margins usually 5%)
    convincing you to buy a compact digital with a margin of 10%. Or course when
    I was doing this there used to be a lot more margin in digital!!!

    :)
     
    Wolf359, Mar 24, 2005
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