Originally Posted by RMS1999
Latest news from Australia is that Sony will have inventory in March, but is raising the price 30% -- THIRTY percent!!! The must be aware of the arbitrage/importing of the units to the US and need to protect sales of the costlier but fewer-featured VW70.
Ummm, no I'm afraid you'd be complete wrong in that assumption. More like a collapse in the $A exchange rate late last year from near parity to the $US @ .95c down to .65c. All of the retails here were talking of price jumps in electronics in the New Year thanks to that fact. So just when things were getting good here price-wise, slap, right to the back seat again...
As for whether it's still worth it... that's up to your calculations. I would say the benefit would be vastly eroded.
There a bound to still be some in stock around the place here, especially being post christmas and the slowing economy.