£519 v's US$500. We always get stung in the UK.
VAT...as inevitable as death
Back in the early 1980s's I bought an Olympus OM-1n in the UK because my OM-1MD jammed. As a tourist, I would buy the body at a discount store and get the VAT refunded to me by mail. Due to the current exchange rate (about 1.1 GBP to USD1 rather than the historically usual 1.8 GBP per USD) the new OM-1n could be had for about 2/3 the price of the same body in NYC.