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Title: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2886 Shipped
Post by: Canon Rumors on October 09, 2012, 02:23:09 PM

From BigValue Inc

Big Value Inc. is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2886 shipped (US Only).


Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2886 Shipped via eBay


cr


Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: stewy on October 09, 2012, 02:41:31 PM
Should I get it now? Should I leave it and just keep using my 40D? Should I just get a used 5D2 instead? Should I wait to hear what Canon is planning at the end of this month? Should I just go for the 1DX?

That's an amazing price. I hope I don't regret not purchasing it. :( Hellllp!!!
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: RS2021 on October 09, 2012, 02:45:01 PM
The final prices may stablize around $2750 or so in less than six months... rather quick but these sporadic deep cuts are just signs of things to come... and yes it will spike back up to over $3000+ again for a bit, but I think it will decline and stablize around $2750 quickly... has to be expected given the emerging competion.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: bbasiaga on October 09, 2012, 03:01:18 PM
I would not expect long term price cuts to this level for a long time.  I know others are more pessimistic about the competitiveness of this camera, but it is an excellent, very well rounded machine that excells at many things.  You won't regret the purchase at this price.  Get one if you can.  I got in on the last Adorama deal and wish I had enough cash to get another one this time around.

-Brian
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: Briand on October 09, 2012, 03:13:58 PM
I find it peculiar that Beach Camera would sell it for less on Ebay where they have to pay a fee to Ebay, than there own website. Its doesn't make sense to me. When it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: SwampYankee on October 09, 2012, 03:15:17 PM
Ordered mine!  $2899 , free shipping no tax.  I'll beleive it when it ships but I am excited :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: dringoen on October 09, 2012, 03:30:40 PM
Thanks for the heads up! I've been agonizing about a new camera purchase for a long time now, and this deal pushed me off the fence in minutes.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: EYEONE on October 09, 2012, 03:38:07 PM
I find it peculiar that Beach Camera would sell it for less on Ebay where they have to pay a fee to Ebay, than there own website. Its doesn't make sense to me. When it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

It's not. I got one cheaper than that a month ago. BeachCam is a Canon authorized dealer. Warranty cards included and everything.

No worries, order up!
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: dstppy on October 09, 2012, 03:38:24 PM
Seriously, you FPed this? You're killing my wallet!  :P
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: atosk930 on October 09, 2012, 03:41:54 PM
I'm holding out for the holiday sales. I'm sure it will still be a great camera in a few months/years  :D
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: pbpn2020 on October 09, 2012, 03:50:34 PM
I'm holding out for the holiday sales. I'm sure it will still be a great camera in a few months/years  :D

How low do you think the holiday sales will get?
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: atosk930 on October 09, 2012, 03:56:00 PM
I'm holding out for the holiday sales. I'm sure it will still be a great camera in a few months/years  :D

How low do you think the holiday sales will get?

No one knows for sure. I don't have a number that I'm looking for it to hit. Just to reiterate, I did say 'months/years'  :P
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: pbpn2020 on October 09, 2012, 03:59:20 PM
I'm holding out for the holiday sales. I'm sure it will still be a great camera in a few months/years  :D

How low do you think the holiday sales will get?

No one knows for sure. I don't have a number that I'm looking for it to hit. Just to reiterate, I did say 'months/years'  :P

True. Well I had planned to get this camera by the end of the year. Just wondering whether it would be advisable to go with this now, or wait for the holidays.

Does anyone know if Canon/retailers usually have price drops this big for the holidays?
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: sleepnever on October 09, 2012, 04:06:05 PM
I find it peculiar that Beach Camera would sell it for less on Ebay where they have to pay a fee to Ebay, than there own website. Its doesn't make sense to me. When it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

Others questioned the same thing when Adorama did it via eBay for $2749.00 USD. That's when I got mine and it came new in box, serial numbers matched, no light leak issue and I've been shooting with it for almost a month now and absolutely love it.

I don't know why dealers are doing it via eBay, but as long as its not Gray market and a reputable dealer, I say go for it for those that want to.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: cliffwang on October 09, 2012, 04:08:23 PM
I'm holding out for the holiday sales. I'm sure it will still be a great camera in a few months/years  :D

That's what my colleague told me this morning.  That's true you may get much better deal in the next month.  What I told him was to save one to two hundred dollars more and missing the camera for Thanksgiving is not worth.  Waiting the best deal was how he missed the 2750 deal last month from Adorama.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: cliffwang on October 09, 2012, 04:13:49 PM

Others questioned the same thing when Adorama did it via eBay for $2749.00 USD. That's when I got mine and it came new in box, serial numbers matched, no light leak issue and I've been shooting with it for almost a month now and absolutely love it.

I don't know why dealers are doing it via eBay, but as long as its not Gray market and a reputable dealer, I say go for it for those that want to.

I guess eBay is the place to help those Canon authorized dealers to sell the 5D3 without "official" promotion.  Since it's not an official promotion for 5D3, Canon cannot complaint to those authorized dealers selling 5D3 cheap.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: RS2021 on October 09, 2012, 04:15:24 PM
Well if you can afford it now, get it now, cuz $2900 is still a good price...but equally true is that this camera will eventually settle a bit lower around $2750, cuz firesales like this months after debut suggests there are market forces at work. No one gives away good stuff for no good reason.

If only they did this with 1DX on firesale ($5250) I'll opt for a second flagship body and switch lenses less often... dreaming is always good.   :P
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: EYEONE on October 09, 2012, 04:30:19 PM

Others questioned the same thing when Adorama did it via eBay for $2749.00 USD. That's when I got mine and it came new in box, serial numbers matched, no light leak issue and I've been shooting with it for almost a month now and absolutely love it.

I don't know why dealers are doing it via eBay, but as long as its not Gray market and a reputable dealer, I say go for it for those that want to.

I guess eBay is the place to help those Canon authorized dealers to sell the 5D3 without "official" promotion.  Since it's not an official promotion for 5D3, Canon cannot complaint to those authorized dealers selling 5D3 cheap.

After the BeachCam 5D3 popped up for $2700 a month ago or so I called them. I said "Hey, I have a question about a product you are selling on eba---" He interupted "The 5D Mark III?" He said they had been getting calls about it all morning. All he would say is that they Canon gave them a discount on the order and it was a special deal.

I dunno what that means, or how the relationship between Canon and Authorized Dealers works exactly but that's what they told me.

So I order, and received one.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: ZEROrhythm on October 09, 2012, 04:52:50 PM
I find it peculiar that Beach Camera would sell it for less on Ebay where they have to pay a fee to Ebay, than there own website. Its doesn't make sense to me. When it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.


It's cheaper on ebay than their website because. Ebay likes to have promotions for their buyers to lower their price to get more people to shop on ebay. Just like their daily deals. The retailers don't lose anything, ebay takes care of it.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: dringoen on October 09, 2012, 04:56:43 PM
Deal is now sold out. It was fun while it lasted!
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: albron00 on October 09, 2012, 05:01:47 PM
~ 5 hours and 120 units sold
not bad not bad
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: RS2021 on October 09, 2012, 05:06:08 PM
Deal is now sold out. It was fun while it lasted!

Yup... this is the last ever after adorama, beach cam...missed the boat... there will never be another one ever again... it is all over... Ok...couldn't resist. :)

Wait a few weeks and yet another reseller will be selling it for about that price... and for those who bought it at full price, just hope they don't sell it any lower than that! :)
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: RS2021 on October 09, 2012, 05:07:34 PM
I find it peculiar that Beach Camera would sell it for less on Ebay where they have to pay a fee to Ebay, than there own website. Its doesn't make sense to me. When it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

I have a friend working at EBay and he told me that Deal of the Day is actually sponsored by EBay to promote its online auction site. So, in this case Ebay is paying BeachCamera whatever they would make at that regular price and that is how BeachCamera is  able to sell it at discounted price.

Can I sell your friend a bridge?  :)
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: prakashanand on October 09, 2012, 06:15:31 PM
I find it peculiar that Beach Camera would sell it for less on Ebay where they have to pay a fee to Ebay, than there own website. Its doesn't make sense to me. When it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

I have a friend working at EBay and he told me that Deal of the Day is actually sponsored by EBay to promote its online auction site. So, in this case Ebay is paying BeachCamera whatever they would make at that regular price and that is how BeachCamera is  able to sell it at discounted price.

Can I sell your friend a bridge?  :)

LOL.. You should probably sell your bridge on Ebay part of their deal of the day program.. Since you probably understand it better than the guys working at Ebay :)
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: pardus on October 09, 2012, 06:20:23 PM
Well, pulled the trigger just in time. #111

THANK YOU CR for the heads up.

I am a daily lurker on CR, always part of my morning coffee routine but never posted to the forums.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: DapperDog on October 09, 2012, 06:39:31 PM
Always reading CR and this was just too sweet a deal to pass up. I managed to get in right before they sold out. Thanks CR.  :D
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: robbymack on October 09, 2012, 08:11:27 PM
Congrats to those that picked one up. I got mine last month in the adorama sale, been loving it ever since. I think these sales actually do more to support a higher price on this camera than most of you sitting on the fence are going to want to hear. If adorama blows out 600-700 of them (at least I sort of remember that being the final tally) then beach blows out 120 more at $2900, I'd say your probably looking at pricing resting north of 3000 for the foreseeable future.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: skinkfoot on October 09, 2012, 08:27:54 PM
Does anyone know the cheapest, Canadian price yet(non-grey)? I have seen both these deals go buy, but no shipping to Canada!
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: RS2021 on October 09, 2012, 08:40:24 PM
Congrats to those that picked one up. I got mine last month in the adorama sale, been loving it ever since. I think these sales actually do more to support a higher price on this camera than most of you sitting on the fence are going to want to hear. If adorama blows out 600-700 of them (at least I sort of remember that being the final tally) then beach blows out 120 more at $2900, I'd say your probably looking at pricing resting north of 3000 for the foreseeable future.

Without a tacit nod from Canon, authorized dealers like these can't undercut market prices even on ebay...even for a short duration...many luxury products have clear rules on this sort of undercutting... therein lies the problem. Canon implicitly (wink and a nod) is ok with the prices being pegged down...probably due to market forces.

Price will go up and down, and you will have other distributors have firesales, but expect the price to trend  south in fits and starts.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: carlc on October 09, 2012, 09:44:04 PM
Set your alarm for 0'dark-thirty Wed AM (10/10/2012.  B&H will be open after their 10-day holiday and they will want their turn at the party.  They might even be back on-line for ordering now.  I am going to check.

Only other thought is wait for Canon to announce a $300 rebate on top of any dealer's best price like they did last December.  I got my 70-200mkII for under $2000 at B&H.  Love it.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: verysimplejason on October 09, 2012, 10:38:27 PM
Here's something cheaper:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-DSLR-/160898839312?_trksid=p4340.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D2632477358328357974%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D190736952582%26 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-DSLR-/160898839312?_trksid=p4340.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D2632477358328357974%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D190736952582%26)
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: mirekti on October 09, 2012, 10:39:53 PM
Set your alarm for 0'dark-thirty Wed AM (10/10/2012.  B&H will be open after their 10-day holiday and they will want their turn at the party.  They might even be back on-line for ordering now.  I am going to check.

...and I was about to go to bed.  >:(
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: stewy on October 10, 2012, 09:34:43 AM
Its also being sold here for $3039.33
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-Digital-SLR-Camera-Body-NEW-/150890960084?forcev4exp=true&forceRpt=true#ht_6843wt_1397 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-Digital-SLR-Camera-Body-NEW-/150890960084?forcev4exp=true&forceRpt=true#ht_6843wt_1397)
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: SwampYankee on October 10, 2012, 01:38:15 PM
Wow, just got shipping notification from Beach.  Got the price, free shipping no tax and it's on the way.  Upgrading from a 50D to a 5DIII  !!!!      The very slight downside?  my Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX will likely not work on this body and I only have 2 L lens, an old 70-200 f4 non IS and a 24-105L.  Oh, and my funds are now tapped
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: pardus on October 10, 2012, 02:42:01 PM
Mine just shipped (free) too. not bad at all and double checked they are an authorized reseller.

My other camera is a 7D but have been careful to stay with EF lenses as I anticipated adding a full frame when my camera work income could justify it. I am interested to see how my Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 will work on it. I have seen some samples on the web that have severe vignetting but not sure what the focal length is at in those shots. it would be great if it was usable at 15mm or so. I need something around that equivalent for real estate photos. Until I can afford a t/s or 14mm L might just have to keep using my 7D
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: Standard on October 10, 2012, 03:26:46 PM
Quote
I need something around that equivalent for real estate photos. Until I can afford a t/s or 14mm L might just have to keep using my 7D

For ultra-wide angle, look into the Samyang 14mm. It's a killer lens. The distortion is easily fixed in processing.

Here's a thread with great real estate examples shot with this lens:
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8321.0 (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8321.0)
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: pardus on October 12, 2012, 12:40:16 PM
hmm, i have the pro-optic 8mm and it's really soft. used it a handful of times and gave it to my son for shooting skateboarding. I think I would rather just stay with my 7D and the sigma until I can get a bigger gig to justify it. For typical real estate stuff that is web listings it will be fine. thanks for the info though, definitely worth a consideration.

Quote
I need something around that equivalent for real estate photos. Until I can afford a t/s or 14mm L might just have to keep using my 7D

For ultra-wide angle, look into the Samyang 14mm. It's a killer lens. The distortion is easily fixed in processing.

Here's a thread with great real estate examples shot with this lens:
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8321.0 (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8321.0)
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: Brand B on October 12, 2012, 05:12:20 PM
Quote
I need something around that equivalent for real estate photos. Until I can afford a t/s or 14mm L might just have to keep using my 7D

For ultra-wide angle, look into the Samyang 14mm. It's a killer lens. The distortion is easily fixed in processing.

Here's a thread with great real estate examples shot with this lens:
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8321.0 (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8321.0)

Just got mine (Rokinon rebadge) and have to agree.  This lens is really nice and sharp.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899 on Again Oct 13
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on October 13, 2012, 11:54:02 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-22-3-MP-Full-Frame-CMOS-Digital-SLR-Camera-Body-/300794215856?forcev4exp=true&forceRpt=true#ht_8313wt_1067 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-22-3-MP-Full-Frame-CMOS-Digital-SLR-Camera-Body-/300794215856?forcev4exp=true&forceRpt=true#ht_8313wt_1067)
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899 on Again Oct 13
Post by: SwampYankee on October 13, 2012, 01:03:57 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-22-3-MP-Full-Frame-CMOS-Digital-SLR-Camera-Body-/300794215856?forcev4exp=true&forceRpt=true#ht_8313wt_1067 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-22-3-MP-Full-Frame-CMOS-Digital-SLR-Camera-Body-/300794215856?forcev4exp=true&forceRpt=true#ht_8313wt_1067)
It's up again and it's the real deal.  Bought mine Tuesday, was out taking pictures this morning.  free shipping and tax free in New York
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: killswitch on October 13, 2012, 01:26:46 PM
Damn, pull the trigger. Must pull the trigger! >_< Looks like the BnH kit and this are competing as the body comes down to roughly the same price. Think this is a good as it gets deal? Its like holiday season already! >_<
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: mirekti on October 13, 2012, 01:36:34 PM
After passing Adorama's and BC's ebay deals I pulled the trigger and took B&H's kit. (oh I have to correct my signature :-) )

It seems that the sell isn't going as fast as in the last two deals.

Adorama 818 in some 8 hours, but @2749
Beach Camera 120 in 5 hours @2849
Beach Camera 16 in 2 hours @2899

It's hard to be smart, but I belive if people paid $3500 for it, it is definetly worth getting it for $2900 from an authorized dealer.

Will it be cheaper than $2700 at Christmas or Thanksgiving? I highy doubt it, but you never know.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on October 13, 2012, 04:04:28 PM
I bought the $2750 Adorama model recently, and just bought a LP-E6 battery from Adorama with the ebay bucks from the camera purchase.  I had to kick in $3.84.
Those deals from Beach Camera and B&H will earn you enough ebay bucks to buy a Genuine Canon battery maybe more.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: killswitch on October 13, 2012, 04:33:30 PM
After passing Adorama's and BC's ebay deals I pulled the trigger and took B&H's kit. (oh I have to correct my signature :-) )

It seems that the sell isn't going as fast as in the last two deals.

Adorama 818 in some 8 hours, but @2749
Beach Camera 120 in 5 hours @2849
Beach Camera 16 in 2 hours @2899

It's hard to be smart, but I belive if people paid $3500 for it, it is definetly worth getting it for $2900 from an authorized dealer.

Will it be cheaper than $2700 at Christmas or Thanksgiving? I highy doubt it, but you never know.

I just pulled the trigger =O
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: Dylan777 on October 13, 2012, 04:46:51 PM
After passing Adorama's and BC's ebay deals I pulled the trigger and took B&H's kit. (oh I have to correct my signature :-) )

It seems that the sell isn't going as fast as in the last two deals.

Adorama 818 in some 8 hours, but @2749
Beach Camera 120 in 5 hours @2849
Beach Camera 16 in 2 hours @2899

It's hard to be smart, but I belive if people paid $3500 for it, it is definetly worth getting it for $2900 from an authorized dealer.

Will it be cheaper than $2700 at Christmas or Thanksgiving? I highy doubt it, but you never know.

I just pulled the trigger =O

Feel released now :P
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: zim on October 13, 2012, 05:29:32 PM
Any chance you guys could show just a little humility and remember we’re not all privy to the American advantage  >:(
Any chance Adorama would open up shop in the UK please  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: mirekti on October 14, 2012, 10:32:07 AM
Any chance you guys could show just a little humility and remember we’re not all privy to the American advantage  >:(
Any chance Adorama would open up shop in the UK please  :'( :'( :'(

I was really frustrated with the camera/lens prices when I lived in Europe as well.
Isn't there any price drop in the Europe too? 
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body for $1549
Post by: Standard on October 15, 2012, 01:00:26 PM
This is quite odd. The headline reads "Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body..." but the comments in thread are about the "the sales of the Mark III." Looks like a mixed up of several threads jumbled into one.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body for $1549
Post by: PhotoGuy23 on October 15, 2012, 01:35:39 PM
Hmmm.. i see his reviews on eBay and it seems he sells a lot of gray market stuff, the last review there is from someone who bought a Canon 5D III..

look at the attachement
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body for $1549
Post by: Wahoowa on October 15, 2012, 03:17:14 PM
Hmmm.. i see his reviews on eBay and it seems he sells a lot of gray market stuff, the last review there is from someone who bought a Canon 5D III..

look at the attachement

BigValueInc is not a Canon authorized dealer, so it's basically up to Canon's courtesy whether or not they'll service the item. However, they obviously want to mislead people to believe they'd get USA product with USA warranty. A scam to me.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body for $1549
Post by: etg9 on October 15, 2012, 04:21:04 PM
no Warranty, no deal. It's not worth the $150.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2799
Post by: Schruminator on November 16, 2012, 01:04:37 AM
I pulled the trigger on the $2799 price as it was just too good to pass up, especially after Canon's recent price increases with their MAP. Also, for those interested, a few days ago I contacted Adorama and they said they can offer the 5DIII at $3050-- below their website price of $3300 if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
Post by: quartzie on November 16, 2012, 01:42:10 AM
Any chance you guys could show just a little humility and remember we’re not all privy to the American advantage  >:(
Any chance Adorama would open up shop in the UK please  :'( :'( :'(

That's the price we pay for mandatory 2-year warranty (and a lot of other extra taxes). Not pretty, but may be worth it to some.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2886 Shipped
Post by: robbymack on November 16, 2012, 04:41:05 PM
 better get ready to start feeling warm and fuzzy about these deals from unauthorized sellers with the chance you won't have a honored warrantee by canon USA because its going to be the only way to save a little cash on gear going forward. That being said this outfit has 99% positive feedback on eBay and they sell a ton of items...you don't get that by jerking people around. I'd say if you don't want to pay full boat at adorama, BH, ET al, this is probably a safe bet.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2886 Shipped
Post by: ablearcher on November 16, 2012, 06:41:23 PM
MAP made unauthorized sellers extremely happy, no kiddin'.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2886 Shipped
Post by: PhotoGuy23 on November 19, 2012, 05:00:40 PM
better get ready to start feeling warm and fuzzy about these deals from unauthorized sellers with the chance you won't have a honored warrantee by canon USA because its going to be the only way to save a little cash on gear going forward. That being said this outfit has 99% positive feedback on eBay and they sell a ton of items...you don't get that by jerking people around. I'd say if you don't want to pay full boat at adorama, BH, ET al, this is probably a safe bet.
and if you have a problem with the camera after 3 months?
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2886 Shipped
Post by: capital1956 on November 23, 2012, 03:19:39 AM
As of 11/23/12,  The price just dropped to $2500 at their auctions.

ebay item number is 360512357497