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Gear Talk => Deals on Gear => Topic started by: Canon Rumors on November 23, 2012, 07:39:59 AM

Title: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: Canon Rumors on November 23, 2012, 07:39:59 AM
*UPDATE*
The deal has sold out, but still available for $2886 shipped from the same seller.

From BigValueInc Big Value Inc has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2499 via eBay.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2499 via eBay

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Title: Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: RLPhoto on November 23, 2012, 08:20:37 AM
Just purchased it. Great price and needed a 2nd body.

Im very glad that I never pay full price for my 5D's. I feel bad about the early adopters.
Title: Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: max on November 23, 2012, 08:36:32 AM
I just bought one! I went to my bank account to pay my credit card to buy a second one... and they are gone!
Title: Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: meli on November 23, 2012, 08:51:45 AM
Some of us here were talking upon launching that the price will roll-off 500-700$ before the end of the year but seeing ~30% off in less than a year, wow
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: dstppy on November 23, 2012, 09:09:12 AM
Saw this first thing and decided to let it pass as it wasn't authorized.  Got me pretty excited though.
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: KT on November 23, 2012, 09:37:19 AM
If you look at the list of buyers, some folks purchased 3 or 4 bodies, all within a few minutes. Love the impulsiveness or maybe they are needed to set up a 3D project 
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: Dylan777 on November 23, 2012, 10:28:28 AM

$2499???????????   WOW...........WOW..............WOW
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: dolina on November 23, 2012, 11:11:35 AM
Great deal! Wish it worked with my 800 without needing a hardware fix.
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: highq on November 23, 2012, 01:15:49 PM
Still 2950 Euros here, which equals to 3830 Dollars  :( :( :(
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: moonlight graham on November 23, 2012, 01:19:23 PM
wow that is a low price
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: Mendolera on November 23, 2012, 01:51:59 PM
Yeah I grabbed one with the deal for $2499 and no tax living in NY (BigValue is NJ). Was a total impulse as I was looking at the 5D II or per-ordering the 6D but for that I had to pull trigger

I almost bought a Mark II through the canon store last night for $1320+tax with the refurb price being 25% and didnt pull the trigger.

I figured if I can sell my 60D+10-22 combo now for $1000 or so that will make difference up.

Excited to finally be stepping up to the FF world.
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: dstppy on November 23, 2012, 03:24:14 PM
If you look at the list of buyers, some folks purchased 3 or 4 bodies, all within a few minutes. Love the impulsiveness or maybe they are needed to set up a 3D project

These are people that make their money off of buying/selling merchandise like stocks.

I'm (sort of) one of them with regard to Legos.  It's that selling part I haven't quite gotten around to  ;D
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: dr croubie on November 23, 2012, 03:31:48 PM
If you look at the list of buyers, some folks purchased 3 or 4 bodies, all within a few minutes. Love the impulsiveness or maybe they are needed to set up a 3D project

These are people that make their money off of buying/selling merchandise like stocks.

I'm (sort of) one of them with regard to Legos.  It's that selling part I haven't quite gotten around to  ;D

Something tells me that they're all Australian retail shops, and as soon as they get them they'll put them in their windows for AU$3800. Then months later when only 1 poor sucker has boughtone they'll complain to the newspapers about "online shopping is killing aussie retailers", and all of us will laugh...

dst, me too. Except I have a whole list of lenses that I don't use, are doubles of ones I have, that I need to sell "once i've taken some sample photos and evalualted the sharpest to keep..." (like that'll ever happen)
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: evanheckert on November 23, 2012, 05:41:33 PM
Ugh, they sold out before I got to them.  Anyone know of any other opportunity to get in at that pricepoint, either through them or someone else?  I'm not even seeing them used for that cheap!
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: BL on November 23, 2012, 10:03:31 PM
interesting indeed.  so i guess all the fear regarding MAP (min adv price) was all for nothing.  doesn't seem to apply to ebay which is nice!

also loving the new sub $3k price point for the mkIII.  let the customers vote with their wallet!
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: charlestx on November 23, 2012, 10:08:57 PM
  doesn't seem to apply to ebay which is nice!



It doesn't apply because they are not an authorized dealer
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on November 23, 2012, 10:32:31 PM
Ugh, they sold out before I got to them.  Anyone know of any other opportunity to get in at that pricepoint, either through them or someone else?  I'm not even seeing them used for that cheap!
Keep an eye out for them on Canon Price Watch.  We will likely see more deals on cyber Monday, or even on Tuesday.  If you signup for notification, you will get a e-mail notification when the price drops.
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: Area256 on November 23, 2012, 11:48:46 PM
Wow...  That's only $400 more than the 6D will be...  Too bad I live in Canada - I've been waiting for the 6D, but I would have jumped on that if I could.
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: ScottyP on November 24, 2012, 01:48:12 AM
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<strong>*UPDATE*<br />


</strong>The deal has sold out, but <strong><a href=\"http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5574981434&toolid=10001&campid=5337186548&customid=&icep_item=221116170557&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg\" target=\"_blank\">still available for $2886</a></strong> shipped from the same seller.</p>
<p><strong>From BigValueInc

</strong>Big Value Inc has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2499 via eBay.</p>
<p><strong><a href=\"http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5574981434&toolid=10001&campid=5337186548&customid=&icep_item=360512357497&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg\" target=\"_blank\">Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2499 via eBay</a></strong></p>
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Wow.  That was posted here at 7:39 in the morning on Black Friday, and it was reported "SOLD OUT" within just about an hour?

I may need to watch the computer constantly whilst working on "Cyber Monday".  I am certain my boss would not mind?
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: motifone on November 24, 2012, 02:25:00 AM
interesting indeed.  so i guess all the fear regarding MAP (min adv price) was all for nothing.  doesn't seem to apply to ebay which is nice!

also loving the new sub $3k price point for the mkIII.  let the customers vote with their wallet!

Actually, MAP has had a very noticeable effect.  It's prevented authorized sellers from offering these steep deals.  Bigvalue is not an authorized seller so they can sell at whatever price point they choose.
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: jasonsim on November 24, 2012, 11:19:55 PM
Great deal! Wish it worked with my 800 without needing a hardware fix.

Hi Paolo,

I have a 800mm and it seems to work okay with my 5D III.  I've not sent it in to Canon as it seems to function normally.  I've heard of some issue with the IS and 5D III, but not sure I am experiencing any of the reported problem.

Kind regards,
Jason
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: koreandrama on November 25, 2012, 01:24:56 AM
Because Big Value Inc isn't an authorized dealer, are these still under the Canon warranty? I understand that Canon has the choice to either accept the warranty or not but if it's not is it really worth the discount?
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: Axilrod on November 25, 2012, 11:37:32 AM
That Adorama Ebay deal seems just as good, 24-105+600EX+5D3 for $3899....that's about $130 more than I paid for the body only in March. 
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: RLPhoto on November 29, 2012, 04:06:30 PM
My camera just shipped.  ;D
Title: Has anyone got their $2499 camera yet? (mine's got a UPS number but not shipped)
Post by: cymro on December 03, 2012, 06:31:58 PM
I've not got my camera and am becoming concerned......
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: gk57 on December 03, 2012, 07:38:57 PM
I just got the camera about 30 min ago.
Everything looks OK.
Title: Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
Post by: hemidesign on December 05, 2012, 11:50:18 AM
$2784 on ebay... free shipping.. enjoy!  ;D

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150948718273?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/150948718273?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)