« on: June 17, 2013, 11:57:30 PM »
I paid 2499$ for one of my MK3's. Brand new in box, USA warranty.. All via BigValueInc on evil bay. Just wait until December for the deals.
Just trying to snag a good deal, wondering if history has been any indicator in the past.Going by recent history and if I recollect correctly, the next set of "deals" are usually due in Christmas ... oh, almost forgot, don't the Americans have something called the Black Friday after the Thanks Giving Day? I've seen some awesome deals during that time ... maybe you can snag a really good deal ... either way you'll have to keep on eye on those sales constantly ... CR is a good place to keep checking for deals, just yesterday one member posted an Adorama deal for EF 28mm f/2.8 IS for US$399 (via eBay) ... but I find it annoying to wait for something I like/want, so I usually buy it the moment I can spare some money and sometimes regret later and sell it off ... since we don't have the concept of renting camera gear in this country, I look at all my camera gear regrets as rentals
what some of the forum posters thought about buying now, after 22nd, or buying in the fall?
December/January (for the last couple of years) has proven to be the time of Great Savings. In the shops that usually have the best deals, rebates don't seem to have an effect on pricing. Even now, GetItDigital on ebay are selling the mklll for $2950 (USA warranty). With the end of "wedding season" coming, prices will likely only go down till the end of the year. And who knows, by the end of the year, perhaps people will be pre-ordering their 7D mklls and stealing some of the mklll's thunder