I really hate this $1 = $1 EUR (or 1 GBP which is even worse...)
I mean, check this out (for EOS 50D):
• US: $ 1,299
• EU: € 1,299
That's just not fair, why are prices set like that?
I doubt it's the customs/tax issue since there are zillions of "free trade" agreements between EU & USA. IMHO, in my country (Croatia), there are no customs for import electronics, only VAT.
The huge difference in price is just not right.
I am going to NYC in December and I'm gonna storm B&H for EOS 50D and bunch of other stuff and my wallet will be less mutilated than here in Europe.
oh, by the way, congrats to Edd on EOS 40D. Post the photos!