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    Unhappy Sony (EU) price hikes

    The rumor site indicated this a few days back. Sure enough, the prices have gone up.

    I paid 3499 Euros for my RX1R II and now it is: 4199 Euros.

    Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1R mark II | www.kamera-express.nl

    Presumably, this is due to low Euro (and UKP) values but we never had a break when it was the other way around.

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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    The prices here in Australia have been going up every year too due to exchange rate changes. We used to have the best prices now it all seems overpriced.

    What is interesting is they usually are in March which is also the end of our summer.

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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    Just checked CameraNu, my favourite (internet) store in the Netherlands.

    The A7 models have indeed gone up by ~100 €
    The RX1R II is in stock and still € 3299 (on July 27, 6:44)
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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    It (RX1R II) is 4199.

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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    It (RX1R II) is 4199.
    Screenshot, taken 5 min. ago



    Better be quick if you want one, prices may go up soon

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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    You have to at least refresh your browser even if you are still shooting with the Minolta 5D.

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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    You have to at least refresh your browser even if you are still shooting with the Minolta 5D.
    You're mistaken, I obviously did that before making the screenshot.
    Also the price shown on the screenshot above still checks out and on my phone and tablet where I never looked at the CameraNu website before.
    I never check camera shop websites on my cameras, so I don't know where you got that idea from

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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by pegelli View Post
    I never check camera shop websites on my cameras, so I don't know where you got that idea from
    Your link.

    Go ahead, try to buy it for 3299!

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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    Looks like it is $3,300 from BHPhoto in the US

    I have recently seen open box new RX1R2's for under $3,000

    Sustaining a 30% price differential between continents seems difficult to me

    Luckily, there are great high end P&S options widely available

    Frankly, with any modern gear, I am finding it hard to take a bad picture anymore

    Justifying the really pricey gear has become next to impossible except by admission of greed

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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Your link.

    Go ahead, try to buy it for 3299!
    I have no intention in buying one, but I can go through all the steps until giving my personal credit card details and the price is still shown as in the screenshot. I've seen other internet shops in the Netherlands with the price you quote but apparently CameraNu didn't raise the price yet.

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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    Even the link in post #3 to cameranu shows the price as€4199. Perhaps you get an exclusive deal that no one else can.

    The point is that Sony increased the prices in the EU.

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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    If you want I can buy one for you at the discount price so you can sell it with a profit with the rest of your gear

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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    The cameranu page shows 4199 for me too.

    The RX1RII is $5499 here in Australia which includes tax. That converts to 3733 and US$4148, so our prices while better when compared to the European price but aren't nowhere near the US price either.
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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by pegelli View Post
    If you want I can buy one for you at the discount price so you can sell it with a profit with the rest of your gear
    I will give you some cash if you stop wasting my time by posting false claims.

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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Slingers View Post
    The cameranu page shows 4199 for me too.

    The RX1RII is $5499 here in Australia which includes tax. That converts to 3733 and US$4148, so our prices while better when compared to the European price but aren't nowhere near the US price either.
    Craig, That is interesting. Asian prices appear to be the lowest (as usual). The 700 increase is a bit too much.

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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I will give you some cash if you stop wasting my time by posting false claims.
    I can't vouch for you not wasting your time, but no false claims made by me, so you can send me some cash if you really want to

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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    Reported to the management!

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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Reported to the management!
    You accused me falsely of making false claims, so thanks for self reporting

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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Reported to the management!
    http://www.cameranu.nl/nl/p772495/so...compact-camera

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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    For those of you, who are interested in the RX1R II (I'm not), the displayed price (as of today) is 2.9999,- € (for German customers 2.949,43 €, due to lower BTW).

    Anyway, thanks to "pegelli" for pointing this out!
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    Re: Sony (EU) price hikes

    Thread locked -- play nice gentlemen.
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