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Old 14th September 2017, 9:05 PM   #16
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The worst part about this announcement is that I can't buy one right now. Where do I order one from (in Australia)?
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Old 15th September 2017, 12:01 AM   #17
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The worst part about this announcement is that I can't buy one right now. Where do I order one from (in Australia)?


Arahan Photo have them on pre-sale for $98 which is pretty good considering they are US$79.
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Arahan Photo have them on pre-sale for $98 which is pretty good considering they are US$79.
Well in that case I see a trip to Richmond in my future.
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Old 15th September 2017, 2:23 PM   #19
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As far as I can tell, there is no official Godox distributor in Oz, or it is the best keep secret.

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As far as I can tell, there is no official Godox distributor on Oz, or it is the best keep secret.
This is the exact words from the distributor of a competing product:

'Godox will sell to every many and his dog, or even just a dog.'

Godox does not want to have an exclusive distributor in Australia, and so no-one wants to pick them up as 'that is not how the Australian market works'.

Make of that what you will.
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Old 15th September 2017, 4:06 PM   #21
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Do u think Kayell could get them? They seem to stock Godox products
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Old 15th September 2017, 5:21 PM   #22
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I can understand why they might not want an exclusive distributor, but having a point of contact for warranty and repairs helps the buyer.

It seems the Godox model is keep it cheap, cheap, cheap. No presence, no official distributor, no repairs, not much at all. And of course the buyers keep coming with their innovation, but do not expect backup. A 12 month shop warranty is it.

In the US Adorama and Cheetah seem to fill that gap, by rebranding Godox products and adding that support.

Jinbei is a Godox competitor, but having an Australian distributor does not fix all the issues anyway. You seem to pay extra for it.

I suppose you cannot have cheap, cheap, cheap and some support in smaller markets.

For me, the cheaper Asian makers have opened up the possibility to have a basic studio without costing an arm and a leg. Aliexpress (esp the Selens store), Ebay and Banggood allows you to get those extras like spigots, gels, reflector holders without paying hundreds of $ more (it quickly adds up if you need it for more than 1 flash). The Selens gels for your flash are under $10, the Rogue Gels are around $45. Some DIY also helps, check out some of Joe Edelmen's DIY tips. I made some back drop clamps on which I can also mount a flash for about $8 each (two uses, $8). A near identical clamp cost 3 times as much in camera store - camera gear seems to also get a wedding premium.

And saying that is not how the Australian markets works, seem very self serving! Perhaps why studio equipment prices have been so high.

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A local distributor is an archaic business model anyway. And it's why things here cost more than they should. Whilst places like Arahan Photo* are importing stuff themselves and selling it for the same price as buying from overseas, I can't see why you wouldn't support them? Seems like the way of the future to me.

*not in anyway associated with them. Not even been a customer of theirs (yet)
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