The UK voted to leave the EU and the British Pound plummeted, meaning this week might be the perfect opportunity to order equipment from the UK if you live within the European Union.
Just last weekend, CameraKings in London sent an email exclaiming that their gear is now cheaper for customers outside the UK, which means that this Monday is the first day of quasi-sales, leaving enough time for shipping via Royal Mail this week.
With the GBP at its lowest rate since 1985 you can save by acting now.
While the savings aren’t massive for smaller items, if you’re able to avoid import tax (i.e. you live within the EU), then you’ll be saving enough to justify buying sooner rather than later. Unfortunately this deal doesn’t work for those outside of the EU, as they’ll have to pay import tax when the product arrives in their country. However, a quick search shows the difference in price between the UK and its neighbor, Ireland. Since the UK hasn’t act triggered Article 50 yet, your camera gear can still ship anywhere within the EU without being taxed as international shipment.
In Dublin, a 5D Mark III sells for about €2,900, including tax. This varies of course, going as high as €2,975. To be honest, most people are happy to pay this when it's not within the grey market. Camera World in the UK is selling the same product, with an added accessory kit, for the equivalent of €2680. So, you’re saving €200, and you’re getting more. It could be worth looking into!