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02-15-2013, 12:59 AM   #1
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When will lens price reflects recently weak JPN?

JPN dropped ~20% recently. Thus supposedly we should have most lens cheaper. ...

have been waiting for over a month, but nothing seems happening.

Any experience or thoughts? how long it usually takes to see price change?

02-15-2013, 04:49 AM   #2
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It probably won't affect the price at all because the people selling lenses in EU or NA already have a stock that they paid for at the old price and they want to sell them at a profit. But sometimes it pays to place an order from a store in the country with a weaker currency. On the other hand, Pentax lenses already appear to be priced arbitrarily across continents, so who knows
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No. It won't.
Reason being is that your $ is worth less now than it was 3 or 4 years ago with all the quantitative easing policies that your central bank has been following. The Japanese Yen is in some opinions over valued, and they are now beginning to start their printing presses in earnest to see if they can boost their growth rate. Its all a race to the bottom :-)
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It doesn't work that way, if it did lenses would be better priced here in Canada compared to the states at times.

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Costs only determine a minimum price. Actual price is set by what the market will pay in the desired sales volume - which is also affected by competition. Prices seldom drop due to currency changes, but marketers will raise them with that excuse.
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