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#1 Ryan Patrick OHara

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 09:38 PM

So without getting political, the sliding Euro is beginning to make the Alexa not so unaffordable (for a camera).

Half a year ago, if I remember, the Euro was about $1.50 USD. Now it's down to about $1.22 USD.

So an ALEXA which has a price tag of $50,000 euros would have been $75,000. Now it would be around $61,000.

$14,000 off the price tag is nothing to scoff at. The highest the Euro has been was 2008 around $1.6something USD, while the lowest was in 2000 at $0.8something USD.

If the euro simply falls another $.02 USD that is an additional $1,000 off for Americans.

Silver lining of a financial dire straight cloud. (PS i know this is still expensive, but I'm referring to in terms of a high end cinema camera.)

Edited by Ryan Patrick OHara, 25 May 2010 - 09:39 PM.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 05:20 PM

the euro has hit 1.19, making the Alexa 59,000. Attractive yet? Do you think they will raise the price bc of parts bought from other non,euro countries raising the overhead?
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#3 Stephen Williams

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 01:58 AM

the euro has hit 1.19, making the Alexa 59,000. Attractive yet? Do you think they will raise the price bc of parts bought from other non,euro countries raising the overhead?


Hi,

I think the euro has a long way to fall, the price of a product has very little to do with the cost of it's components so I don't expect any price changes.

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#4 John Sprung

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 07:02 PM

I doubt that the Euro can fall much farther without the dollar following along after it. So, the spread isn't likely to grow.




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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:37 AM

I doubt that the Euro can fall much farther without the dollar following along after it. So, the spread isn't likely to grow.




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Hi John,

I would expect one dollar to buy one Euro or better in the next 12 months.
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#6 Nicolas MARTIN GONTCHA

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:57 AM

Don't forget Europen Taxe :D
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