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May 09, 2009 14:04 |  #16

the 135mm f/2 has also gone up and it's not part of the current rebate cycle.


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May 09, 2009 14:13 as a reply to  @ post 7888941 |  #17

Before we start lynching retailers, it might be best review the yen/dollar exchange rate over the past week. The yen has increased against the dollar.

If B&H received a shipment after the yen increase (and after the rebate began), selling prices would also go up. A simple analogy would be gas prices at your local station. One day, it's $2.00/gallon but the next, it's $2.15/gallon. More than likely, their supply was exhausted and received a new shipment, at a higher cost to gas station.

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this is the case, I do not hold it against B&H - they are doing what any other business would do - passing along the cost of business to their customers. That's not to say B&H might be engaged in deceptive pricing. I'm merely pointing out the exchange rate could be pressuring pricing here in the States.


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May 09, 2009 14:16 |  #18

I understand that the price increases was instituted at the beginning of the year, but as B&H finds it harder to keep popular items in stock, regardless of the rebate, they naturally raise the price to reflect the recent price increase.

It is a coincidence that it happens to come during the rebate season.

Canon's imaging division is a fraction of Canon Inc. the entire company has had a lot of downsizing as well.

The global economy has effected us all and many corporate companies worldwide are feeling the increase in material costs.

Nikon has done the same thing... They recently have laid off thousands of workers to offset the downsized effects.

http://www.cnguy.com …ayoffs-nikon-layoffs.html (external link)

As Nikon is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi, they independently focus only on imaging and do not rely on other entities of a bigger parent company.

Canon laid off just as many employees.

http://layofftracker.b​logspot.com …non-to-cut-1200-jobs.html (external link)

As the Japanese prepare for what is to come, production has been decreased by as much as forty percent.




  
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May 09, 2009 15:06 |  #19

In January I bought a Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS from Adorama for $850 after rebate. B&H had it for the same price.
After the rebate ended both retailers raised the price to $1030 - in January, remember.

Currently they both still have the same price, now $960 with the $70 rebate.

Conspiracy? No, more like a tempest in a teapot.

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May 09, 2009 15:13 |  #20

Amazon still has the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS for 1499 through Calumet.


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May 09, 2009 15:16 |  #21

bob_r wrote in post #7889293 (external link)
Amazon still has the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS for 1499 through Calumet.

They must not have updated. They are actually higher than anyone (external link)


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May 09, 2009 15:25 |  #22

While I agree this is sleazy, I think it's not quite right to single out B&H when its main competition (Adorama) has done the same thing. So, I would agree with this concept if the title of the thread were changed to "Have B&H and Adorama been exposed?" Otherwise, we're just as guilty as B&H in being unfair consumers as B&H is in being an unfair retailer.


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May 09, 2009 15:58 |  #23

About 3 days after the rebates took affect B&H raised the price of the 100-400L by $40. So it's still cheaper after the $100 rebate on that lens, but it sucks to see the price go up along with the rebates. Damn. Missed my 3-day window to get a real deal. Adorama had the same price change at the same time. Bummer.




  
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May 09, 2009 16:16 |  #24

canogacamera (external link) has not rised their prices and I've heard great reviews about this place.




  
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May 09, 2009 16:17 |  #25

dave2005 wrote in post #7889554 (external link)
canogacamera (external link) has not rised their prices and I've heard great reviews about this place.

They also have quite a few OOS situations right now as well though...

I'd expect the next shipments to reflect the price increase.


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May 09, 2009 16:18 |  #26

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #7889007 (external link)
the 135mm f/2 has also gone up and it's not part of the current rebate cycle.

of course they aren't going to raise just the prices of the rebated lenses :D.

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May 09, 2009 16:19 |  #27

ed rader wrote in post #7889569 (external link)
of course they aren't going to raise just the prices of the rebated lenses :D.

ed rader

I know that...

It was intended as counterpoint to the OP

(C'mon Ed, stay with me here...) :lol:


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May 09, 2009 16:19 |  #28

same thing happened last time with BH and Adorama. and after couple of days of complaints they lowered the prices back to original...


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May 09, 2009 16:22 |  #29

SteveNC wrote in post #7889342 (external link)
While I agree this is sleazy, I think it's not quite right to single out B&H when its main competition (Adorama) has done the same thing. So, I would agree with this concept if the title of the thread were changed to "Have B&H and Adorama been exposed?" Otherwise, we're just as guilty as B&H in being unfair consumers as B&H is in being an unfair retailer.

unlike adorama BH has done this in the past and eventually claimed computer error and reversed prices.

the bottom line is the retailers are well within their rights to raise prices whenever they want and as long as we bow at their feet they'll stick it to you every chance they get.

every time i hear someone defend all the holidays these guys take off because of religious conviction i just bite my tongue and laugh my ass off :D.

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May 09, 2009 16:22 |  #30

best way to save at BH is to buy with Canon rebate and BH's promotion coupons at the same time - but these days coupons are hard to find...


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