herein2020 Posted August 2, 2020 Share Posted August 2, 2020 1 hour ago, Enjay said: Funny how this issue gets so much attention, but literally nobody complains about Canon charging 10% higher netto prices in the EUR/GBP zone compared to Yen/US$. They started that with the 5D 4. THAT is what kept me from buying the R5. Third party lens manufacturers like Sigma or Tamron actually have lower netto prices for many lenses here, it cannot be a general thing. I for one am not complaining about that because I don't live there, but could there be other reasons for the discrepancy? Maybe the taxes are higher, maybe it simply costs more to ship there, maybe the currency fluctuates more so they added some padding to the pricing; people get charged differently all over the world, at the end of the day you either decide it is worth what the vendor is asking or you decide to go with another product. Honestly I would gladly pay 10% more in USD than what Canon is currently charging for the R5 and R6 if they did not overheat. Here in the US vendors even charge differently based on zip code. I have seen instances where Dell asked a price for a laptop from my home PC because they detected my location, then I pull up the same laptop on my cell phone which made it look like I was somewhere else a few hundred miles away and there was more than a 10% difference in price. There's even studies showing that if you use an iPhone on certain vendor websites they will show you a higher price than if you use an Android because they think if you can afford an iPhone you will pay more. My bank really pissed me off once because I saw a great credit card offer on my cell phone but when I called to sign up they said it was not applicable to my state and I must have seen the ad by mistake. It's very annoying but it is just the reality we live in; targeted pricing is real, vendors will charge whatever they think the local population is willing to pay. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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