|Originally posted by Momofmany
Pollyanna - a $1000 does sound high for a digital camera. Some of them are that expensive, but these are more of the top of the line models. Have you priced them online from U.S. sources and have it shipped to you in Iceland? I typically will find what I want in a store then surf online for better prices.
Perhaps you just have champagne tastes for digital cameras. Ignore me if you thought of this already.
I know I can get a digital camera for less, but I think, since IÂ´m gonna buy one, I want to do it properly, buy a camera thatÂ´s more than just "enough", so I can enlarge photos with quality, take photos up close with quality etc...
Still, not matter which one I would choose, it seem so be half price in the US compared to Iceland.
The camera IÂ´m thinking about is Canon ixus 400 (4,0 MP), with a case and a memory card it costs about $ 1,070 in Iceland.
Another one Canon G5 (and now IÂ´m beeing greedy, but it would still be fun to have it...) costs $ 1,650 in Iceland (without a case or anything else)
I have seen them both on ebay for half these prices or less!
But thatÂ´s the punishment for living on an island! I can order through ebay, but I still have to pay a pile of taxes to get it.
For less expensive things I can always let people buy for me and send it to me as "gifts", but if is marked from a shop (like Amazone.com) thereÂ´s no escaping from all the taxes. I was even supposed to pay tax of the book I won in the July contest, since the parcel looked like it came from a bookstore. I had to send the winning notification e-mail, and a link to the contest to profe it and the taxes were dropped. But the "gift" trick is used a lot.
For more expensive things like cameras, or strollers (I am looking for one on e-bay) I can either buy on e-bay or someone buys for me, and then I have a friend who is a flight atendant, and she could take it home for me!
Wow, sorry for rambling on...