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| p.5 #17 · Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II tested by Roger Cicala |
That is absolutely correct and the pricing was just silly as we can purchase gear from USA, Pay freight, GST and sundry taxes and still have a very much cheaper product. I think I saved $6000 on my 600mm.
That said I do not purchase my gear from USA anymore as in some cases we are cheaper plus I need to support my local dealer and the Australian economy as well
I haven't bought a new item from US for a few years now, not just because I work for Canon, but because I can get them on ebay from the powersellers or grey cheaper than US prices. Once the US prices were so much lower it wasn't funny. I could fly to the US, buy the lens, have a 2 week holiday, fly back and save several thousand dollars. No longer the case at all.