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Old June 18th, 2008, 04:42 AM   #1
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European prices rise?

I thought I'd share this with those still sitting on the fence, and considering purchase of the EX1 vs waiting for the EX3 (or something else)...

I just got an e-mail from a Sony Specialist dealer in the UK, stating that on July the 1st, prices are going up as much as 10% !

With the European prices already ridiculously high when compared to those in the US, this is not a good news - so make up your minds quick. Of course, I know nothing for sure - just quoting the email, but the source is credible.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 08:05 AM   #2
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Thanks, Piotr, for letting us know.
And thank you, Sony: That info definetely helps me with my decision to buy in the US.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 11:12 AM   #3
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make up your minds quick.
I caught wind of this through the UK sales channel I bought from. At first I thought 'they would say that'. But I guess Sony have worked out that the EX1 is closer to an F355 than a Z7 and they're doing what any sales manager would do.

After all, isn't this the Sony specialism? They will never let a given product line undermine those above and those below. They will neuter products to ensure a broad choice, ensuring upgrade envy and consumer doubt.

Check out TED.com - synthesis of happiness. Why is choice good? Is it good for the consumer or the provider? Why are we unhappier with our choices when provided with a surfeit?

Buy now at a slightly lesser deal than previously. Wait, and buy slightly more expensive purchase price. At some point, the couple of hundred you may save/lose must be compared to the cost benefit of JFDI. My EX1 is busy. People like its look. Who cares that there was an original purchase window of a couple of hundred bucks.

What this camera can earn you versus what this camera costs is a pretty big margin. No, I don't like paying extra, but it's still not an F-355.

If I were Sony, I'd be jacking up the price until the ratio didn't work. It may be getting close. But don't get me started on the cost of SxS.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 10:47 PM   #4
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I thought I'd share this with those still sitting on the fence, and considering purchase of the EX1 vs waiting for the EX3 (or something else)...

I just got an e-mail from a Sony Specialist dealer in the UK, stating that on July the 1st, prices are going up as much as 10% !

With the European prices already ridiculously high when compared to those in the US, this is not a good news - so make up your minds quick. Of course, I know nothing for sure - just quoting the email, but the source is credible.
When I bought my EX1 in Feb, the sales rep told me Sony will eventually remove the free 8 Gigs card when sales number picked up. So indirectly, this translate to a 10% price increase.
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Old June 19th, 2008, 09:11 AM   #5
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here in the states,
german sticks, heads and mikes are getting much more expensive now than even 4 months ago when new york's b&h photo last published their pro audio and video catalogs.

japanese stuff have been price stable as of late.
i guess it's the sorry state of the us dollar and the strength of the euro causing european goods to be so expensive.
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