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Gear Talk => EOS Bodies - For Stills => Topic started by: steven63 on February 15, 2012, 04:26:01 PM

Title: 5Dmii back up in price? Availability?
Post by: steven63 on February 15, 2012, 04:26:01 PM

A cursory review of prices for the online retailers shows the 5Dmii is back up in price - at around $2400.00.  I can't find it on Henry's anymore at all...

I guess the sale is over.  But is that because the replacement camera isn't coming soon or because of some other reason.  Anyone else have any insight on this?  Thoughts?
Title: Re: 5Dmii back up in price? Availability?
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on February 15, 2012, 08:17:37 PM
Canon dropped prices in December apparently due to the horrible fourth quarter sales, and resultant higher than normal inventory.  You can read all this in their FY 2011 report.  Canon needed to rack up as much in sales as possible to help ease the bad news to stockholders for year end profits.

Nikon is in much worse condition, having lost a ton of money last quarter, which was the third quarter for them.

The earthquake and Thai flooding last year really hurt sales and income for a lot of businesses.  Canon is expecting continued poor sales this year, but has raised prices anyway.  Nikon is forcasting better times, but then, they are starting in a much bigger hole.

Nikon may have a fire sale in March, since their fiscal year ends march 31, but I assume that short of really poor sales, prices will continue to go up this year.  Of course, we will still see the rebate sales, etc, but they will not match what we saw in December.
Title: Re: 5Dmii back up in price? Availability?
Post by: LanceF on February 15, 2012, 09:14:52 PM
I guess I scored a good deal for $1800 brand new no tax from some small time business in Toronto with FutureShop receipt 3 months ago.
Title: Re: 5Dmii back up in price? Availability?
Post by: wickidwombat on February 15, 2012, 09:23:28 PM
I guess I scored a good deal for $1800 brand new no tax from some small time business in Toronto with FutureShop receipt 3 months ago.

wow that is cheap