Pocket 4k price spike?

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Ryan Payne

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Pocket 4k price spike?

PostMon Jun 29, 2020 11:51 am

Sorry if this has already been discussed as I'm a little late to the party here.

The new updates to the pocket 4k make it a fantastic streaming combo with the ATEM mini pro as well as being a great cinema camera, so I came back around to considering it as a purchase since it's cons are quite out weighed by it's pros at this point. Come to find out it's gone from AUD $1800 all the way up to $2500 rrp and sold for $2300 at a 'discount', what gives? A $700 price jump is not a small one.

Is this a current covid situation of low stock and even higher demand than it was on first release or has this been the going price for a while and the $1800 was some sort of launch price?
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Re: Pocket 4k price spike?

PostMon Jun 29, 2020 1:01 pm

Ryan Payne wrote:Sorry if this has already been discussed as I'm a little late to the party here.

The new updates to the pocket 4k make it a fantastic streaming combo with the ATEM mini pro as well as being a great cinema camera, so I came back around to considering it as a purchase since it's cons are quite out weighed by it's pros at this point. Come to find out it's gone from AUD $1800 all the way up to $2500 rrp and sold for $2300 at a 'discount', what gives? A $700 price jump is not a small one.

Is this a current covid situation of low stock and even higher demand than it was on first release or has this been the going price for a while and the $1800 was some sort of launch price?



It's still 1,295 at B&H.
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Re: Pocket 4k price spike?

PostMon Jun 29, 2020 2:13 pm

Ryan Payne wrote:Sorry if this has already been discussed as I'm a little late to the party here.

The new updates to the pocket 4k make it a fantastic streaming combo with the ATEM mini pro as well as being a great cinema camera, so I came back around to considering it as a purchase since it's cons are quite out weighed by it's pros at this point. Come to find out it's gone from AUD $1800 all the way up to $2500 rrp and sold for $2300 at a 'discount', what gives? A $700 price jump is not a small one.

Is this a current covid situation of low stock and even higher demand than it was on first release or has this been the going price for a while and the $1800 was some sort of launch price?


Are you perhaps looking at the Pocket 6K or a kit bundle?
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Re: Pocket 4k price spike?

PostMon Jun 29, 2020 10:46 pm

No bundle or kit, everywhere I look that is an Australian reseller has the rrp set at 2500 AUD. Even though our dollar only got stronger compared to USD since covid.

https://www.videopro.com.au/p-11565-bla ... OPEALw_wcB
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Pocket 4k price spike?

PostTue Jun 30, 2020 2:42 am

Now says $2.200 AUS. Still seems high. Over $1,500 USD but might have taxes included that don’t affect the USD price.
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Re: Pocket 4k price spike?

PostTue Jun 30, 2020 3:09 am

rick.lang wrote:Now says $2.200 AUS. Still seems high. Over $1,500 USD but might have taxes included that don’t affect the USD price.


We do indeed have a goods and services tax on all items of 10% which is already included in our pricing but this is still 2200 with a 2500 regular retail price. I was lucky at one stage to get the pocket 4k with about a 3 week wait when it first came out for AUD $1800 but decided it didn't fit my workflow of corporate shoots and sold it off for cost to a friend but with the big switch to live streaming that's vastly changed along with the pocket 4k updates to braw and live stream control with tally light.

I purchased said pocket 4k body only from John Barry sales, who now has the same purchase at 2559 RRP and a 2326 purchase price - https://secure.johnbarry.com.au/blackma ... pochdmft4k

It's a pretty shocking price jump and while it's still probably worth the money I don't see this price hike coming from black magics end but rather greedy resellers?
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Re: Pocket 4k price spike?

PostTue Jun 30, 2020 3:18 am

It was actually even cheaper than I recalled, this is all AUD.

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Now I'd be paying a similar price to what I did then to get both the lens and the body? Seem very odd.
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Re: Pocket 4k price spike?

PostTue Jun 30, 2020 12:24 pm

Maybe just wait for it to come back down, there isn't really any in stock at B&H here. I bought from 6ave on eBay at the beginning of the year for $1,295 before tax + extra batteries. Now they want $1,700.

BTW B&H has backordered $3.99 kimtek scan wipes for 6 weeks. So I ended up paying $20.00 for 1 box on Amazon to keep going with film scans. Tough times, my neighbor almost died from Covid-19, I feel lucky I can keep buying equipment through the crisis.

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