Market price differences

Sometimes, I just get pretty pissed off by market prices differences. I’d like to get the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8 lens but guess what – the Finnish average price is around 1550 euros ($2200 US) while the US price in the better web stores is $1130.

That’s a frickin’ 100% price increase for Finns! Even if I account for the 22% tax here, that’s still a massive price difference. I bet the local Canon representatives are happy but I’m just feeling screwed.

Incidentally the same goes for Garmin GPS units where the better ones cost around 150% more here than in US. Apple used to do the same but I have to give them some kudos for actually adjusting their prices in the last couple years.

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