Why would anyone buy a 6D when a refurb 5D3 is only a few bucks more?
This isn't true at the moment, unfortunately. Canon's discount of the 5D3 refurbs is off at the moment. That being said, as I and others have documented, there are actually several things that the 6D does better than the 5D3, and it's lower weight is appealing to many people. The 6D is much more of a camera than the specs suggest. I have yet to find a person who has actually used one that strongly dislikes it.
I'm sure the 5d3 refurb sales will return but only issue is I found is the 6D bad value for $$$$.
Not everyone considers $500 - $600 to be "a few bucks".
And as many have said (with upturned nose), many buying 6Ds are coming from Rebels or xxD, and need a decent wide angle zoom to go with the jump to FF. If I was to buy a new 24-105 from a reputable dealer I'm looking at $1000. So I could say I picked up the 6D for $1400 in the kit. A grand less than a refurbished 5d3. I know you just can't seem to accept this, but not everyone feels they need to have a 5d3.
Your decision is fine. 6D is a good camera, but for 2000$? Eh, If I had to do it over again... I could see a 5D2 with some lenses or a 5Dc with alot of lenses and flashes or even a d700.
6D for 2000$ new or a Canon 5d3 Refurb (Basically new) for 2379$? It's a few dollars more, for alot more camera.
So.... you didn't read anything I wrote?
Sure I read it, did you understand mine?
I did, and I understand that you're incorrect. It's not a few dollars more, it's anywhere from $600 - $1000, depending on your needs.
And it's only a lot more camera if it's something you're going to use; despite the mantra on here that you have to have the best. It's a lot more AF, the other points are debatable, again depending on your situation and needs (a concept you have a hard time understanding). I like the size/weight, I like using SD cards, I like and use the WiFi. I guess I'm just a Rebel user, so you can dismiss my opinion, but I like these things. And based off a review of what I've shot for the last two years, I'm not going to miss the advanced AF much. I think a lot of people on here are in denial about that.
6D KIT - 2700$
6D Body - 2100$
24-105L - From 750$-1100$ depending where you shop.
At best you get the 6D body for 1600$ in a kit, assuming someone will pay exact value for it (Which no-one will)
At worst, the 6D body will cost around 2000$, assuming someone will pay the average price of 750$ for the 24-105L.
I've seen deals on ebay & craigslist for mk2 @ 1200-1400$.
Budget - 2700$
5D2 - 1200$
24-105L - Bought from a 6D users kit - 750$
100mm F/2 - 450$
50mm F/1.8 - 100$
430EXII - 200$
Both 6D & 5D2 numbers can be cheaper depending on where you are. Overall, I'd choose the latter. Thats how I view the 6D for value per $$$.