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04-26-2016, 03:34 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
I chose not to enter.
1) I had no chance.
2) Age...


But if you win you can thank me if you discovered about it here on PF
1) Hogwash.
2) True.
3) If so, I will.

04-26-2016, 04:43 AM   #17
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Seconded. I was excited when I stumbled across the contest, especially as you have some degree of control over the result because you can increase your chances of winning by producing an excellent image and essay - then I realised it's only for North Americans

No love for Europeans ... not in terms of lens prices and not in terms of contests ...
I suggest EU residents look closer to home.

Ricoh Imaging Europe didn't sponsor a contest. Ricoh Imaging North America did.

Pretty simple, really.
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I confess...I forgot to enter.

I had an excellent photo and a compelling essay too


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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I suggest EU residents look closer to home.

Ricoh Imaging Europe didn't sponsor a contest. Ricoh Imaging North America did.

Pretty simple, really.
Yeah, i was joking.

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I suggest EU residents look closer to home. Ricoh Imaging Europe didn't sponsor a contest. Ricoh Imaging North America did.

Pretty simple, really.
I know, but they are branches of the same global company - Ricoh Imaging. I am just sad to see that Ricoh (irrespective of the local branch) chose to offer a contest like that only in NA and not in Europe
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1) Hogwash.
There were some great essays and photos, there was no chance for me at all.
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I know, but they are branches of the same global company - Ricoh Imaging. I am just sad to see that Ricoh (irrespective of the local branch) chose to offer a contest like that only in NA and not in Europe
I suspect the markets are arranged the way they are to permit regional marketing tactics, taking Ito account such facts as market share, consumer protection laws, rules and regulations, consumer buying habits, distribution infrastructure, geography and a complex set of differences that - from the outside - we can't possibly understand.

In the USA, for instance, I would pay $179.xx more to buy a K-1 in a local camera store than to order it on line from a New York Dealer. I want to support my local store, Ricoh, NA wants me to support my local store, but the current tax laws make it prohibitively expensive to do. Ricoh NA's marketing tactics are at least in part driven by this incontrovertible fact.

Ricoh Imaging Corp., Ltd. is the manufacturing company. The regional distributors - including the contract companies such as C. R. Kennedy in Australia - are separate corporations, must individually make profits, and operate quite independently as far as regional marketing is concerned. .
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Well, the results are out and... it wasn't me.

Oh well - not like I didn't try!

I take my hat off to the winner, whose photo was pretty spectacular.

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Wasn't me either - wait, I didn't enter
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