Lens Prices in the UK


Horst

Link Posted 04/12/2013 - 21:54
When looking in Ebay for prices on the current range of Pentax SLR lenses, I found them to be on average nearly twice the cost of the Australian prices.
Compare this 2: 221278567314 and 231099192409.

This also applies to some just out of production lenses.
e.g. 231092624840

I bought a new lens like this one year ago in Australia for around 450 Dollars

The Hong Kong prices are somewhere in between.

Somebody must make big bucks on Lenses in England.

Regards, Horst

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 04/12/2013 - 22:13
Stop reminding us.
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SteveEveritt

Link Posted 04/12/2013 - 22:16
They call the UK Treasure Island because we aer stupid enough to pay the inflated prices and don't complain.
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Last Edited by SteveEveritt on 04/12/2013 - 22:16

Gwyn

Link Posted 04/12/2013 - 22:45
Well Australia is a lot closer to the manufacturing base of course, and has only 10%GST (VAT).

Often the prices here are a lot higher than in the UK, but at the moment they seem to be cheaper link. Slightly more expensive here but they have an English website.

Nothing to stop you buying from a cheaper European country.
Last Edited by Gwyn on 04/12/2013 - 22:45

davidstorm

Link Posted 04/12/2013 - 22:46
SteveEveritt wrote:
They call the UK Treasure Island because we aer stupid enough to pay the inflated prices and don't complain.

It's not just lenses, it's cameras as well.

Regards
David
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DaveHolmes

Link Posted 04/12/2013 - 22:47
If I ever get the chance to go to Hong Kong I'll be making sure I have a 'shopping budget' that's for sure...


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walkeja

Link Posted 05/12/2013 - 10:46
Items sold in a market are sold at a price that the market is prepared to accept. That is why nearly everything in GB is more expensive than anywhere else in the world, because we are prepared to accept the price on offer.
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Defragged

Link Posted 05/12/2013 - 17:35
davidstorm wrote:
SteveEveritt wrote:
They call the UK Treasure Island because we aer stupid enough to pay the inflated prices and don't complain.

It's not just lenses, it's cameras as well.

Regards
David

....and gas, electric, petrol, food, council tax, and just about anything else you care to mention, etc. etc. etc.....
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(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!

wvbarnes

Link Posted 05/12/2013 - 18:05
Some private second hand lens prices are pretty mean too.

Horst

Link Posted 06/12/2013 - 01:05
Yes, especially on this forum too.

Regards, Horst

JAK

Link Posted 06/12/2013 - 01:15
Horst wrote:
Yes, especially on this forum too.

Regards, Horst

Yes, sometimes they are cheaper brand new from a retailer!
John K
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