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Old 12-01-2009, 20:24   #1 (permalink)
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Are Grays on drugs?

Just lookin at their price list and last week the D3 was 2545 now its listed at nearly 3k, plus all their lense prices have gone up, dunno wether the dogs done the updating, the date on the page is correct so i can only presume they are havin a
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Old 12-01-2009, 20:43   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Are Grays on drugs?

Warehouse are wanting 2830. I think we're beginning to see the effect of the fallen pound as new stock comes in. Get it while it's hot.
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Old 12-01-2009, 20:56   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Are Grays on drugs?

Just been back for another look and see that the D300 price still the same , 100 on a D700 and 450 on a D3, listed it says the RRP of 3600 for a D3 which they were nt that when they first hit the market.
Prehaps theres a hole in the roof

Just had a look af Jacobs website and their prices to have increased substancially with 3k bar a quid for a D3

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Re: Are Grays on drugs?

Nikon have announced price rises due to the currancy fluctuations - as have Canon and I suspect the other makers will too.
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Old 12-01-2009, 22:04   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Are Grays on drugs?

I heard that Nikon were putting all their prices up at the start of January but I did not think this would effect existing stock I think the only way to beat price increases is to shop on line but this will result in more Photographic shops going bust! There are going to be a lot more shocks than this in the next few months and dont even think about part exchange some dealers will have your arms off as well for no extra!
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Re: Are Grays on drugs?

Importers can only take the hit for so long when a currency is weak.

Exactly a year ago, 1.00 got 213.50 whereas today it exchanges for 132.135... that's a 40% drop in the value of the pound against the yen over a twelve month period.

The price increases we're seeing reflect a 20% upwards hike. Manufacturers, importers and dealers are somehow absorbing the other 20% through various means.
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Re: Are Grays on drugs?

The D3x is now listed at 6kso a twin body deal with a 14 24 and a 24 70 and a 70 200vr throw in a couple of SB900s and you aint getting much change from 14500 !!!!!!!
Quite a sad day i think
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Old 12-01-2009, 23:20   #8 (permalink)
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Warehouse are wanting 2830. I think we're beginning to see the effect of the fallen pound as new stock comes in. Get it while it's hot.
It was less than 2,5k a couple of days ago But I see it's out of stock anyway.
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Re: Are Grays on drugs?

Thankfully I got everything I wanted last year, or at least for the foreseable future.

I was looking at a 100mm f2.8 macro Canon lens but I've decided to give it a miss for now.

I'm one of those thats took a huge paycut to keep in a job, unfortunately it makes having new lenses a thing of the future for now
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Re: Are Grays on drugs?

Everyone else is slashing prices yet theyve stuffed theirs up, be intesting to see their next 12 months sales figures
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Re: Are Grays on drugs?

England is a tiny little island that imports virtually all its camera gear. As VikingPhotography has already pointed out the exchange rates and the global markets are what dictate the end user prices to the Brits and in the big scheme of things, UK sales dropping over the next 12 months will have little effect on the large manufacturers. The manufacturers will be more concerned about the global sales figures than a tiny little island. That leaves you searching globally for the best deal again (like always).

Unfortunately the best deals available now are still going to cost you more than the best deals that were available in the past
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Re: Are Grays on drugs?

There is still some room for mark up. Our firm just signed a new contract with our supplier. The prices that struck me were D3X 3000 400 2.8 2900. (ex Vat) Naturallly I did hint could I buy them at that price, but for some strange reason the answer was no. But clearly for dealers who can order in bulk there is still a fair mark up.
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Re: Are Grays on drugs?

I went on a spending spree over the holidays in case the prices went up, but I have everything I want now. Well, almost everything. OK, maybe I fancy one or two things... Would you settle for three or four?
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Re: Are Grays on drugs?

I had a bit of a spend a couple of months ago,bought 3 cameras and a lens,it seems just in time as I pondered for months. Got all I need now for the forseable future.
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nows a bad time to want
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Re: Are Grays on drugs?

Glad I got the 1D MkIII last year. Hubby said to get it as he thought prices would start to go upwards.
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Everyone else is slashing prices ...
... for stock clearances, either in prep for closing down or for getting new stocks in at new (higher) prices Either way, not good.

I still don't get how come the has devalued so much against other currencies (notably the Yen + the Euro), if the recession is global
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Re: Are Grays on drugs?

I cant see Nikons sales in the uk this coming 12 months on the higher end stuff doing them any favours whatsoever infact im even hoping they end up shooting themselves in the foot.
I still cant see justifying a 450 jump in one go is exactly good customer relations.
Sorry but i think it stinks!
Ok if your a pro u obviously pass the cost on to a point, but sadly i cant use a D3 to put chassis legs in cars!if i can let me know
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Muscle, I think they're just trying to survive
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Re: Are Grays on drugs?

It's not easy for any company right now - large or small. Do you try to maintain turnover by keeping prices low in the UK despite the drop in the value of the - in which case you may be selling at a loss - or do you sell at the or € value so the price rises and you lose customers, but at least you're breaking even?

Dunno - Interesting times, and not good for anyone.
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