Why are camera bags so overpriced in Canada?
Like there is this one I want, I really love it, it fits all my gear and IMO its better to get a bigger than than a smaller one because then you won't have to buy a larger one down the road (we all know resell value on bags is pretty much nothing). But it's $150 and its Manfrotto brand (we know their stuff is overpriced, good but overpriced). I love the bag, it's pretty much a clone of a Thinktank bag (and we all know the crazy prices on those). Unfortunately this is the only bag that I've come across so far to fit all my stuff. But $150 for something that probably costed $5 to make. I'm trying to swallow my pride to justify the price, but I just feel like Im getting jipped.
The RFDer tells me to keep shopping and do the foot work to find something cheaper. But it's not easy finding bags that will fit two full size cameras, an additional lens, action cam, ultrapod. The Manfrotto does and it's so well laid out, I love everything about it except the price. It probably costed $5 to make this thing.
What's the reason for such high markup in Canada?