View Full Version : Australian imported goods price drop/rise
3rd of September 2008 (Wed), 16:11
did anyone see on the news this morning about the aus dollar droping about 20cents
and now all imported goods are going to cost more , but retailers now have a whole bunch of stock that has to be sold at the old price , so in a few months when all the stock comes in the price of the old stock will drop to so they can get rid of it ? does anyone think this could apply to lens's ?
3rd of September 2008 (Wed), 22:33
I think it dropped about 2 cents this morning. Dont think that will affect things too much.
4th of September 2008 (Thu), 14:59
The prices never changed when the $ was at 0.99.
4th of September 2008 (Thu), 16:11
the news(yes i know the news always exaggerates) said that within the next few months our dollar is goin to drop a fair bit thus making the price of imported goods higher
5th of September 2008 (Fri), 20:50
Even when the Aussie $ is doing well, our gear and software prices suck. When the AUD was at US $0.98 I bought my 100m f/2.8 macro from Adorama for substantially less than any Australian retailer was selling for (even D-D-Photographics).
5th of September 2008 (Fri), 20:59
Man... 0.81 is a far cry from what it was not long ago. I bought up big on camera stuff from B&H etc. for far cheaper than what I could get stuff for over here, even grey market, when it was at 0.99 or 0.98... I'll just wait out until it gets back up there. :D
5th of September 2008 (Fri), 21:18
Even when the Aussie $ is doing well, our gear and software prices suck. When the AUD was at US $0.98 I bought my 100m f/2.8 macro from Adorama for substantially less than any Australian retailer was selling for (even D-D-Photographics).Welcome to what the rest of us have been doing for years :confused:
10th of September 2008 (Wed), 07:54
i usually buy my stuff from photobuff.com.au & B&H in the US
19th of September 2008 (Fri), 02:27
NOOOOoooo!! I've been in an isolation tank with no news or socialisation, so I didn't know this was happening!
Since mid July (when the Aussie dollar was US$0.97) I've had my finger on the button to buy heaps of gear from B&H. I keep forcing myself to be good, and get more experience with my starting gear so that I don't rush into poor decisions. (Bought my first DSLR in June this year.)
So now we're down to the US$seventies, and googling suggests it's not likely to get better any time soon?? I had no idea that my wait was costing me so much!!! I still agree with most of my original shopping cart, but even buying unwisely and then selling some of the gear might have been better for me.
Act now! 20% off all major brands!
Gitzo, RRS, Canon - all at rock bottom prices.
For a limited time only! .... and I missed it.
P.S. Ah well... at least I've found a plausible justification should I ever catch Gear Acquisition Syndrome. ;)
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