$8999 AUD list price, Box Shifters good ones safe to deal with are into the lower $7000sAUD, the lowest i have seen it is $7150 AUD, Georges is a land based camera store in the City is at $7400 AUD and if you go in to the shop you can hustle more. AUD to USD = at times between 700-1000 USD off depending on the exchange rates on the day.Has the Z9 ever gone on sale? Ie. Black Friday, Xmas....or has the price remain as is since it's introduction?
I'm assuming the Z8 will follow the same pricing sales scheme.
I was going to maybe wait a year to get the Z8, but if it's not likely to go on sale at a reduced price I rather just buy and take photos instead of waiting for nothing.
The Z8 list in AUD is $6999 plus $650 AUD for a grip etc, on that basis the Z8 gripped is dearer than the Z9 box shifters or our local city store, making selling a used Z9 a tough Gig.
Used Z9 pricing is pitching around $6000 to $6500 AUD depending on condition but with Z8 arrival its getting a bit competitive.
Selective grey market that have been around for a while and are perfectly fine to deal with and have been for years, in cases they can deliver and turnaround things much much faster.
I am not saying you should use them, just many here do as we can get delivery's from Hong Kong to Sydney in 3 to 4 days, compared to14 days plus locally.
My D3s, D4, D4s, D5, all came from Hong Kong, flawless, never an issue, ordered one day, in my hand in 4 days on average, never an issue to deal with.