Thanks Robert, I didn't know that, that's very good You did very well, I know that in Australia and New Zealand photographic equipment is very expensive.
It is? It only has 10% GST on it, where once there were two tiers of tax levelled, 22% and 32%. So for us oldies "looking back when", it's better now than it once was. And inflation is still low. And houses are not affordable any more. How's that for equality?
Many photographers are caught out, badly, when freight/insurance pushes the total above AUD$1,000 (after exchange) and Customs swoops. Yes, Customs takes careful note of freight charges: $20 over and you're snagged. Snix.
$900+ is a trifle steep, sir. My L758D was bought for $450.00, meeting up with the eBay seller at Crown in Sin City (shadowed by two suited henchmen in dark glasses). Didn't speak a word of English and not a word needed to be exchanged subsequently.
I've since bought numerous other trinkets from that seller with nary a neg. word.