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Title: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Canon Rumors on September 29, 2012, 10:53:32 AM

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I’ve been told by a couple of people that the Canon EOS 5D Mark II will see a big price drop this coming week in the USA, we should see it in other countries as well. We’re told the new price will be $1699 USD for the body until they’re all gone, which won’t take too long I don’t think.


Keep an eye here and we’ll post when the new price takes effect.


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Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Aaron78 on September 29, 2012, 10:58:33 AM
Wow, good thing i sold mine back in april. Current owners will see their resale plummet. Great camera, just didn't love the AF system. That's $60 less than at the canon refurb store.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
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<p><strong>Save a lot<br />

</strong>I’ve been told by a couple of people that the Canon EOS 5D Mark II will see a big price drop this coming week in the USA, we should see it in other countries as well. We’re told the new price will be $1699 USD for the body until they’re all gone, which won’t take too long I don’t think.</p>
<p>Keep an eye here and we’ll post when the new price takes effect.</p>
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Why are we so interested in teh 6D again when mk2 prices are this good?
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: SwampYankee on September 29, 2012, 11:00:44 AM
Call me when the 5D3 drops.  Love the camera, just don't have $3,400 for it.  How about $3,000.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Aaron78 on September 29, 2012, 11:07:29 AM
A new 5D II for $1,699 is a steal, and the 5D III should be down to $3,000 most everywhere in the next couple of months. If you search daily, (or check back here and at the digital picture) they notify you of price drops. Numerous times the 5D III has sold for $3,000, and that fire sale adorama had on their ebay store saw them go for $2,749 (almost made me buy).
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on September 29, 2012, 11:23:20 AM
I just sold my refurb 5D Mark II for $1750 a week ago.  It only had 735 actuations, over 300 of them put on it the weekend before.  I needed money for my 5D Mark III, and keep enough cash on hand to grab a deal on craigslist for a "L" lens if a bargain pops up.
$1699 seems like a deal.  The original 5D was blown out for about that price in a few days, then those who held back new ones were able to get more.  With the 600D coming out, that might not be the case.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: schmidtfilme on September 29, 2012, 11:42:30 AM
Just preordered the EOS 6D today. As I like to use it for many years and knowing myself it will be (for me) the better investment even if it is now severel hundred dollars more expensive. I save over time :-)
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: DB on September 29, 2012, 11:48:07 AM
Looks like the 5D2 will be discontinued once the 6D arrives in-store in early-December
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Kernuak on September 29, 2012, 11:48:40 AM
Sounds like I sold mine at just about the right time. I got £900 (around $1400) for it from an aquaintance about a month ago, I probably could have got more on eBay (£1100 if I was really lucky), but would have paid well over £100 in seller's fees with more hassle. There would be no chance of getting that much with the rumoured price drops or even now that the 6D has been announced.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: DB on September 29, 2012, 11:52:11 AM
Just preordered the EOS 6D today. As I like to use it for many years and knowing myself it will be (for me) the better investment even if it is now severel hundred dollars more expensive. I save over time :-)

Camera Lenses are an investment (at least ones that retain their value over time), whereas DSLR bodies ought to be thought of a 'Sunk Cost' that need to be amortized over 4 years (the product life cycle). So a $2k camera body should be depreciated by roughly $500/year or roughly $10/week. Thus reflecting a better approximation of the true cost of camera ownership.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: rumorzmonger on September 29, 2012, 12:10:59 PM
$100 off isn't exactly a "big" price drop...
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: djurma11 on September 29, 2012, 12:11:56 PM
This will make the decision between getting the 6D and the 5Dmkii much more difficult. Do you think the 6D is worth the extra hundreds of dollars?
For me, it may depend on how good the 6D's AF really is and how much better the IQ is (or is not). The problem is, that data will not be out before all the 5Ds sell out! Decisions, decisions...
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: jimjamesjimmy on September 29, 2012, 12:43:50 PM
id be suprised to see the 5d2 in the uk for £1000  which is roughly the conversion, and roughly £500 less than what it is now in jessops camera shop.

but if it is, well, i cant make decisions at the best of times, but ill have to decide quickly which upgrade im gonna get!
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: mirekti on September 29, 2012, 12:59:44 PM
Call me when the 5D3 drops.  Love the camera, just don't have $3,400 for it.  How about $3,000.

I see there are some at Ebay and it says No grey market, 1 Year USA Warranty...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-Digital-SLR-Camera-Body-NEW-/150890960084?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item2321cd54d4 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-Digital-SLR-Camera-Body-NEW-/150890960084?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item2321cd54d4)

I've never bought from them, but it seems fine. Not sure if there's something hidden in the offer.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: SwampYankee on September 29, 2012, 01:16:43 PM
Call me when the 5D3 drops.  Love the camera, just don't have $3,400 for it.  How about $3,000.

I see there are some at Ebay and it says No grey market, 1 Year USA Warranty...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-Digital-SLR-Camera-Body-NEW-/150890960084?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item2321cd54d4 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-Digital-SLR-Camera-Body-NEW-/150890960084?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item2321cd54d4)

I've never bought from them, but it seems fine. Not sure if there's something hidden in the offer.
  It looks good.  The only down side for me is that they are in NY.  I am in NY so that means over 8% tax.  I need to find and out of state retailer.  Amazon charges tax in NY too.  I believe if I caught that Beach Camera deal they would have been tax free.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Zv on September 29, 2012, 01:53:49 PM
Typical! I just bought one not long ago. Got mine in Japan, it's actually gone slightly  up in price on amazon.jp but over the last few month it's been hovering around ¥150,000 sounds a lot in dollors (¥1899) but yen to dollor rate is inflated so its more like $1750 in my opinion. Though I wish I could buy in $s, I'd save a packet!  :-\
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Caps18 on September 29, 2012, 01:59:05 PM
I paid $1000 more than that, and have probably gotten my money's worth out of it.

It still works too.

I just need to buy the WFT-e4a II to get the GPS stuff.  This is the hard part now since the 6D has it built in, why would I spend $500 and add more weight and bulk to the 5Dm2 to do the same thing...
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: pixyl on September 29, 2012, 02:17:11 PM
Having been on the fence for a while I'm wondering if it would be worth upgrading to a FF by getting a 5D2 now when the prices drop or use what I have for now (50D) and instead invest in quality lenses, then buy a 5D3 when prices finally become more reasonable (I suppose in a year or so)?

I've read a lot about what some call outdated AF, and also some flash sync issues (not sure what the specifics are) with the 5D2.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: EOBeav on September 29, 2012, 02:33:34 PM
This is an awesome camera. If you don't have the coin for a 5DmkIII, or don't need those features, this is by far your best bet. Especially when you compare it to the 6D that it's replacing.

Canon has failed on an amazing level by coming out with the 6D.  Why not just keep the 5DmkII out, sell it for the same price, and label it a 'classic' or 'vintage' digital camera? I think there's a market for that.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: DzPhotography on September 29, 2012, 02:59:49 PM
Starting to doubt now to still get my hands on a 5DII...  ???
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: CharlieB on September 29, 2012, 03:01:47 PM
Price drops to $1699, I'm in for another.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: dandai on September 29, 2012, 03:07:47 PM
I was shopping for a used 5DII,but maybe I'll hold out a little longer and go for new....
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Harv on September 29, 2012, 03:27:15 PM
Aden Camera in Toronto has had the 5D2 on for at least a week now at $1799.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Woody on September 29, 2012, 03:31:19 PM
This will kill the D600 sales... until the 5D2 is sold out. :)
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: bbasiaga on September 29, 2012, 03:34:06 PM
Oh man.  I just got a 5DMKIII and this deal still looks too good to pass up!  Wife would kill me though.  I'll probably wait a year or two and see what the 6D price comes down to.  It has a lot over the MKII that would be handy but I don't want to pay early adopter prices for it. 

-Brian
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Positron on September 29, 2012, 03:42:14 PM
$100 off isn't exactly a "big" price drop...

$100? The current MSRP is $2200. That would be a $500 drop.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Tiedtke on September 29, 2012, 03:43:32 PM
I've been looking for a used 5DII for a few months now, almost bought one a few times now. I really hope this price drop affects Sweden too, because if they were to start selling 5DII bodies new for around 11.000 Kr (coinmill.com, US to Swedish currency conversion) that'd be super great! :o :)

Also, I'm going to use it mainly for filming so the "outdated AF" etc wouldn't really bother me that much.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Tabor Warren Photography on September 29, 2012, 04:01:35 PM
Things that make you go, hmm......
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: 7enderbender on September 29, 2012, 04:29:01 PM
Argh. I wish I had the extra cash right now. Would buy a second one as backup in a heartbeat.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: stewy on September 29, 2012, 06:49:30 PM
Given that I'm using a 40D right now, I'll checkout the used ones as soon as the price drops. If I can get a used one for about $1000 with a decent shutter count around, around 30K, then I'm good. However, this all depends on what Canon announces in October. If they come out with a reasonably priced high MP camera that's great for portrait, macro and weddings (I don't need action), then I'll get that... and maybe still get a 5D2 as backup. :p. I'd retire my 40D if I didn't have the 10-22mm. Its such an awesome lens.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: lopicma on September 29, 2012, 08:18:26 PM
Is a "price drop" based on Canon's distribution chain, or does it reflect market place values? 

I just picked up a refurbished 60D from Canon for under $700 USD (out the door).  They kicked off a 20% sale on refurb items.  This was THE cheapest price I could find on a used unit from a source I trust.  It has the latest firmware update installed and the shutter actuation was set to 1 (one)... I guess they test fired it. 

I could find this camera new for about the same price, but from not so reputable/trusted sources.  I'm sure many of you know this already, but I, for one, am happy with the Canon store, it's pricing, and delivery time (less than a week).
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Etienne on September 29, 2012, 08:38:40 PM
The 5DII will be a collector's camera. It is the camera that changed digital cinematography.

Remember the Apple portable computer that came in a suitcase in the 1980's? Pristine examples have sold for over $25,000.

The 5DII is a piece of history.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: DB on September 29, 2012, 08:43:05 PM
Given that I'm using a 40D right now, I'll checkout the used ones as soon as the price drops. If I can get a used one for about $1000 with a decent shutter count around, around 30K, then I'm good. However, this all depends on what Canon announces in October. If they come out with a reasonably priced high MP camera that's great for portrait, macro and weddings (I don't need action), then I'll get that... and maybe still get a 5D2 as backup. :p. I'd retire my 40D if I didn't have the 10-22mm. Its such an awesome lens.

If the price drops? Few people want to sell their 5D2 and many others wish to acquire one. There is more likelihood that the 5D2 prices may rise rather than fall, once Canon officially announces that they'll be discontinued (just as the EF 24-70mm mk 1 did).

Perhaps, it is different where you live, but if I was you I would up your budget a couple of hundred bucks and try and get one asap.

As a fellow crop-shooter I've been following closely 5d2 and 5Dc prices and prices of the latter in W.Europe have firmed up from around 500-600 euros to 650-750 for models even with high actuations. I sincerely wish you luck and hope that you can find one soon at a good price.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Richard8971 on September 29, 2012, 08:52:02 PM
I am sure the 6D will be an great camera, but it is simply a 5D2 with a few more features. (Some of which I will prolly never use) If the price drops to 1699.00 I would def consider grabbing another. It is an amazing camera. I bet you will see more of them for sale used as well as people upgrade to the 5D3. Great time to be a Canon lover!

I bought my 5D2 used (25k clicks) from a friend with grip for $1600.00 a few months ago after the 5D3 came out. Plenty of them out there. :)

D
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: EvillEmperor on September 29, 2012, 11:31:52 PM
Call me when the 5D3 drops.  Love the camera, just don't have $3,400 for it.  How about $3,000.
You can get them for that cheap: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ol/B007FGYZFI?c=u (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ol/B007FGYZFI?c=u)
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: RGomezPhotos on September 30, 2012, 01:47:02 AM
A new 5D II for $1,699 is a steal, and the 5D III should be down to $3,000 most everywhere in the next couple of months. If you search daily, (or check back here and at the digital picture) they notify you of price drops. Numerous times the 5D III has sold for $3,000, and that fire sale adorama had on their ebay store saw them go for $2,749 (almost made me buy).

Totally...  The 5D2 is a steal at $1,699. And you can already get it RETAIL for less than $2,000.  The 5D2 is an AWESOME camera even with its age...

I hope the 5D3 will be $2,499 before next summer. Which I think is the price it should've been from the beginning. The superior ISO and AF is awesome, but not worth an extra $1,300.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Viggo on September 30, 2012, 02:58:46 AM
A new 5D II for $1,699 is a steal, and the 5D III should be down to $3,000 most everywhere in the next couple of months. If you search daily, (or check back here and at the digital picture) they notify you of price drops. Numerous times the 5D III has sold for $3,000, and that fire sale adorama had on their ebay store saw them go for $2,749 (almost made me buy).

Totally...  The 5D2 is a steal at $1,699. And you can already get it RETAIL for less than $2,000.  The 5D2 is an AWESOME camera even with its age...

I hope the 5D3 will be $2,499 before next summer. Which I think is the price it should've been from the beginning. The superior ISO and AF is awesome, but not worth an extra $1,300.

It might not be worth it to you and some other people, but for me the 5d3 is vastly superior camera for everything, it's not a5d2 with more af points... that being said, the iq isn't really better. The 5d2 has great iq but it misses almost all of the great moments of movement the 5d3 missed less of. The reason I switched to the 1d isn't obvious on paper, but very obvious when using it. Best Canon ever made, and is sure to be a legend as well. If more people could afford it And see what it can do that others just can't.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: jVillaPhoto on September 30, 2012, 04:20:40 AM
Can anyone guesstimate when the new 5D2's will be completely sold out? Won't have the money for another 2-4 weeks  :-\
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: pakosouthpark on September 30, 2012, 04:34:30 AM
should be dropped even more!
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: verysimplejason on September 30, 2012, 05:16:58 AM
Given that I'm using a 40D right now, I'll checkout the used ones as soon as the price drops. If I can get a used one for about $1000 with a decent shutter count around, around 30K, then I'm good. However, this all depends on what Canon announces in October. If they come out with a reasonably priced high MP camera that's great for portrait, macro and weddings (I don't need action), then I'll get that... and maybe still get a 5D2 as backup. :p. I'd retire my 40D if I didn't have the 10-22mm. Its such an awesome lens.

You can easily sell your 10-22 and get the equally awesome 17-40 L for not so much additional price.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Marsu42 on September 30, 2012, 05:17:42 AM
You can get them for that cheap: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ol/B007FGYZFI?c=u (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ol/B007FGYZFI?c=u)
Yeah, right: "List Price: $3,499.00, Price: $3,458.94, You Save: $40.06(1%)"

$100 off isn't exactly a "big" price drop...
... it's likely "$100 more" with the interested generated by this "if you don't get a 5d2 now, you'll be stuck with a 6d for $2000+" message.

You can easily sell your 10-22 and get the equally awesome 17-40 L for not so much additional price.

Since when is the old 17-40L "awesome"? Since Canon shot the sample 6d pictures with it?
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: EvillEmperor on September 30, 2012, 08:06:25 PM
You can get them for that cheap: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ol/B007FGYZFI?c=u (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ol/B007FGYZFI?c=u)
Yeah, right: "List Price: $3,499.00, Price: $3,458.94, You Save: $40.06(1%)"

Did you look where it was used? They mention it is new but Amazon won't allow that. A little more than 1% don't you think?
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Mark1 on October 01, 2012, 12:45:03 AM
The price of the 5D2 now makes it an absolute no-brainer for those considering full frame on a budget. Why wait for the 6D?

Better still - get a 2nd hand 5D2 and a brand new 24-105 f4L for less than the price of 5D3 body.

Definitely a good time to be in the canon full frame market for sure.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: dexstrose on October 01, 2012, 12:53:51 AM
If i was going for the 5dii, i check with the CLP. i bet it would be a great deal for refurbished. maybe around 1500, at 15% off? still a good deal.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Marsu42 on October 01, 2012, 05:01:06 AM
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Definitely a good time to be in the canon full frame market for sure.
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... unless you want a good af, but I guess you're correct and professional event shooters have no problem w/ paying $3000+ for the 5d3 that has it. It just feels a little strange buying 4 year old tech as new in this market ... and the digic5 really has some improvements as the Magic Lantern devs currently discover.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Marsu42 on October 01, 2012, 05:10:39 AM
Definitely a good time to be in the canon full frame market for sure.

... unless you want a good af, but I guess you're correct and professional event shooters have no problem w/ paying $3000+ for the 5d3 that has it. It just feels a little strange buying 4 year old tech as new in this market ... and the digic5 really has some improvements as the Magic Lantern devs currently discover.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: EOBeav on October 01, 2012, 06:47:40 PM
It just feels a little strange buying 4 year old tech as new in this market ... and the digic5 really has some improvements as the Magic Lantern devs currently discover.

Older model ≠ outdated and useless. I would have no problem buying a 5DmkII right now (I just did, in fact, 10 months ago).  Looking strictly at the specs, the 6D is not nearly the same quality as the 5DmkII. Canon is replacing the 5DmkII with something less, and charging the customers accordingly.  Sensor aside, everything else about this camera just smacks of consumer level qualities. I wish Canon would have just kept the 5DmkII line, charged $2099 for it, and given it a 'classic' moniker. There's a market for that.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Marsu42 on October 01, 2012, 06:54:30 PM
Older model ≠ outdated and useless.

I didn't say that, the 5d2 was ahead of its time and therefore isn't outdated (yet). And the 6d is no alternative due to the consumer placement (usability and specs like 1/180 x-sync) though it might fix some 5d2 problems like banding, -0.5ev low light af and non-reliable outer af points.

What I did say is that Magic Lantern will have many more features in store for the digic5-based 5d3 because the cpu runs much faster and there seems to be access to parts of the camera that were out of bounds on the 5d2. Because I can do C and hack Magic Lantern this is interesting to me, but not thanks to Canon of course.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Aglet on October 01, 2012, 08:05:29 PM
Older model ≠ outdated and useless. I would have no problem buying a 5DmkII right now (I just did, in fact, 10 months ago).  Looking strictly at the specs, the 6D is not nearly the same quality as the 5DmkII. Canon is replacing the 5DmkII with something less, and charging the customers accordingly.  Sensor aside, everything else about this camera just smacks of consumer level qualities. I wish Canon would have just kept the 5DmkII line, charged $2099 for it, and given it a 'classic' moniker. There's a market for that.

I'm counting on it
hopefully I can sell my PoS 5D2 for more than it's worth now when the new ones dry up and the 6D starts to disappoint for whatever reason.
Also allows me to bide my time in case the 6D is also a turkey for IQ.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on October 01, 2012, 08:14:09 PM

Color me stupid but WTF would you buy a camera and only take about 700 photos with it?
Maybe you shouldn't have bought it in the first place...
I planned to keep it, but I gave in to the $2750 deal on the 5D MK III from Adorama.  since I only paid $1407 for the Camera thru the Canon CLP, it was a deal I could not lose on.  I sold it for $1750!    So with the profit on the MK II plus the $55 ebay bucks, and credit card rebates, my new 5D Mark III cost me $2350.  Why do you think thats stupid.
Title: Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
Post by: verysimplejason on October 02, 2012, 04:41:43 AM

Color me stupid but WTF would you buy a camera and only take about 700 photos with it?
Maybe you shouldn't have bought it in the first place...
I planned to keep it, but I gave in to the $2750 deal on the 5D MK III from Adorama.  since I only paid $1407 for the Camera thru the Canon CLP, it was a deal I could not lose on.  I sold it for $1750!    So with the profit on the MK II plus the $55 ebay bucks, and credit card rebates, my new 5D Mark III cost me $2350.  Why do you think thats stupid.

Nope.  Not stupid.  Very lucky!  I'd do the same thing if that happens to me.