US$1=S$1.6, would cameras and lens be cheaper?


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Astin

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The Singapore $ is at a all time high now, exchange is now US$1=S$1.6, just wondering would the "imported" goods example cameras and lens be cheaper soon?
 

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hmm... Let's do some maths here...


Take Canon 70-200 F4 from amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000053HH5/102-7671128-9977714?v=glance&n=502394

Is is selling at US$589.95

If the current exchange rate is 1.59, then it will cost about SGD938 + GST = SGD985
Maybe shipping (roughly) USD35 ~ SGD55

Then total price is SGD1040. I think it is cheaper by SGD200...
 

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jeremyftk said:
No lorz... As long as Yen don't change, prices will not be affected.
Yen also dropped leh, I think the Japanese is smarter this time, not to let the Yen become too expensive and so more ppl will buy Japanese products.:think:
 

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jimtong said:
hmm... Let's do some maths here...


Take Canon 70-200 F4 from amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000053HH5/102-7671128-9977714?v=glance&n=502394

Is is selling at US$589.95

If the current exchange rate is 1.59, then it will cost about SGD938 + GST = SGD985
Maybe shipping (roughly) USD35 ~ SGD55

Then total price is SGD1040. I think it is cheaper by SGD200...
the price of a 70-400 f/4 brand new is about $545
http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?... Accessories&cat3=35mm SLR Lenses&Startat=101

amazon in general is more expensive for camera stuff.

i find that with the large 2nd hand market + common canon rebates for new stuff, the U.S is still the cheapest place to get camera stuff.
 

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