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May 07, 2011 22:54 |  #16

Never. Why would they? Us suckers will pay whatever they want.


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May 07, 2011 23:04 |  #17

I agree: Never. The US dollar will continue to drop, except when disaster strikes somewhere in the world.


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May 08, 2011 04:14 |  #18

I am hoping that prices will start to drop from July onwards as supplies start getting back to normal levels.

For USA users some of the price increase are due to the drop in the USD dollar, however, some of the increase is definitely due to limited supplies coming out of Japan.

The Australian has been performing well and we have seen large increases in the cost of lenses in Australia and from Hong Kong Internet sellers.




  
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May 08, 2011 04:44 |  #19

The Euro is quite strong at the moment but prices are still increasing so don't expect miracles if the dollar gets stronger.


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May 08, 2011 17:31 as a reply to  @ Neilyb's post |  #20

The rapture is predicted for 6pm on May 21 but I'm not sure how that will affect prices. :(

Heck, even if that guy is wrong, the Mayans have it all ending at the end of next year.

We all should live, shoot and post process now.

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May 08, 2011 19:15 |  #21

They shouldn't go down much in the future . . . if ever.




  
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May 08, 2011 21:34 |  #22

Zivnuska wrote in post #12371919 (external link)
The rapture is predicted for 6pm on May 21 but I'm not sure how that will affect prices. :(

Heck, even if that guy is wrong, the Mayans have it all ending at the end of next year.

We all should live, shoot and post process now.

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Just wondering, do I have to dress for the rapture? I'll be back in Hawaii then, I'm hoping flip flops are ok.




  
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May 08, 2011 22:14 |  #23

some graphs showing lens prices are in this thread....it's alarming.

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May 17, 2011 19:18 |  #24

Funny how some companies use Human tragedy to price gouge.


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May 17, 2011 19:33 |  #25

I purchased all of my pro gear right before the earthquake, like literally two days prior. It's tempting to sell them to turn a nice profit right now. :lol:


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May 17, 2011 19:40 |  #26

CanonGrl01 wrote in post #12361377 (external link)
So when do yall think things will get a little back to normal, or is the rebuilding of a nation and it's companies overnight too much to hope for.

In the business world, normal = what the customer is willing to pay.

What are you willing to pay for what you want?

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May 17, 2011 20:10 |  #27

Apparantely nothing since I have yet to order anything lol. Even the nifty 250 I got for free last Christmas.


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May 17, 2011 21:17 |  #28

MilesW wrote in post #12429491 (external link)
Funny how some companies use Human tragedy to price gouge.

Nobody is price gouging, it's simple supply and demand. If it is gouging, please provide some evidence to back up this charge.

The Wall Street Journal reported a while ago that the earthquake and tsunami in Japan is causing limited supplies of paints used in certain automobiles, notably the Corvette (metallic grays, reds, and blacks). Some dealers can no longer offer certain colors.

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May 17, 2011 21:35 |  #29

the prices have gone down a bit since its peak.


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May 17, 2011 21:39 |  #30

Even once the supply/production shortages are addressed (which could be a while considering what Japan is going through), I wouldn't expect the pricing to go down until the US dollar gets stronger. And who knows if and when that will occur.

From my side of the pond, the strong AUD (Aussie dollar) now means our lens prices are on par with US prices.


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