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UPDATE! I got the BEST Black Friday deal in all of Western CT: I woke up, looked at the clock, then the temperature outside and went back to sleep.   ;D

It's supposed to be in the mid/upper 50's in here New England today, and you're complaining about the temperature?   :P

It's that first 4 miles on the way to work that are the hardest this last week; 4cyl japanese engines do NOT kick off heat quickly enough for my liking. ;)

Sun doesn't come up all the way until about 1/2 way through my 38 mi commute and BOY does it get foggy lately.

Yesterday WAS awesome around noon though.

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UPDATE! I got the BEST Black Friday deal in all of Western CT: I woke up, looked at the clock, then the temperature outside and went back to sleep.   ;D

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
« 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.

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No direct link.

Click "Black Friday Deals" banner, then the right arrow over until you see it.

Probably worth the price if it's $400 or less -- when I moved to a good tripod, it made a big difference (I'll actually USE it from time to time, as opposed to before)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Black Friday at Adorama
« on: November 20, 2012, 06:16:18 AM »
I think that CR trusts their normal vendors; let's reserve early judgement and see if they come through . . . Adorama aren't just normal internet jerk wads, they do have deals.  Maybe this was all premature.

I love your signature. 

It is possible these are what will be on sale Friday, but the sale prices aren't shown yet....we  will see. 

_brian

It's not as bad now; The whole D600/D800 had five people that were literally thread-jacking every other post.

I think they moved over to slashdot where they try to get an apple-related thread on the front page every 12 hours to incite riot  ;D

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She has one of those "last few weeks" memories.
I'm still trying to figure out a valid algorithm to get myself another car  ::)
I always go by the "Golden Rule"
He who make the most gold, gets to make the rules....
:)
Adjusted for Marriage/Dating . . . this comment would be totally NSFW!  ;D

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Black Friday at Adorama
« on: November 19, 2012, 08:33:55 PM »
I think that CR trusts their normal vendors; let's reserve early judgement and see if they come through . . . Adorama aren't just normal internet jerk wads, they do have deals.  Maybe this was all premature.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Black Friday at Adorama
« on: November 19, 2012, 06:39:01 PM »
When does this go into effect?  I'm asking before griping that it looks like the same pricing . . .

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Then I guess either jewelry or an expensive bag can compensate to an EOS1Dx? (at least if you add the total value of jewelry bought recent years  ;)

She has one of those "last few weeks" memories.

I'm still trying to figure out a valid algorithm to get myself another car  ::)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Black Friday at LensRentals.com
« on: November 19, 2012, 12:04:34 PM »
saw the used listings earlier and wondered why the 40mm and 24mm (new lenses) are being retired already . . .

I'd assume because they bought more units than the data show they need to keep on hand.  There's also likely a high rental demand when a lens is first released, then it settles down to steady state, and stock on the shelf doesn't earn money for them...

Good point, and since these are 'inexpensive' (for them) turnover is easier.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Black Friday at LensRentals.com
« on: November 19, 2012, 11:02:23 AM »
saw the used listings earlier and wondered why the 40mm and 24mm (new lenses) are being retired already . . .

I've bought 3 or 4 used lenses from them and, honestly would consider them over grey market, since they test the living heck out of their stuff.

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For those who shop online, its Cyber Monday when the best deals happen.  Last year, some of the best deals on photography equipment happened the day after Cyber Monday.
You can also play chicken and see if prices will drop further.  They did last year, Canon really dropped prices as December wore on.
However, I have been watching prices of Dell Computers and finally broke down and ordered one today.  I always order the base model and buy my own memory, upgraded video, upgraded operating system, better DVD's, etc.  I can buy them cheaper than Dell charges for a upgrade.  I wanted to build my own pc this year, but I could not even come close to the Dell price for a base model XPS 8500 3rd generation I7 unit.($685). I already bought a new Samsung 830 256GB SSD on a one day sale, its sitting here waiting for a home along with a new 3TB hard drive also bought on sale.  I am going to wait on additional memory and upgraded video card for a sale.  I do not do gaming, so I will be upgrading, but still keeping to a mid level card, just one that handles HD video well.

The new I7s totally scream; I have 3 optiplex 990s at work with Win7 64-bit and they FINALLY do what I need them to.

I've been REALLY disappointed with what Dell has been putting in their lower-end boxes for some time now (starting with the motherboard and moving up).

This and next week are GREAT times for component buyers and now that Microsoft finally caught on to not cheating home builders, if I didn't have 2 or 3 unused Frankenstein creations in my basement, that'd be a good exercise for my 6-year-old and I, but I'm just sick to death of Windows support.  As soon as he's ready to field calls from my Sister with a broken PC, I'm retiring for good! :D

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ALMOST ready for signing the divorce papers
Not necessary! How about buying her an expensive present ?  ::)

With my wife, a divorce would be cheaper . . . we save on EVERYTHING but when it comes to wants, she goes right for the mainstream top (not necessarily better).  I shut her up about an LV bag though . . . I said "Okay, jewelry or an expensive bag" -- haven't heard a peep since :D

I'll be going to work this Friday anyhow (I'm a 99% online shopper as well) -- I've got a good job, just not with regard to days off. 

The last few years for presents, I went with straight cash to my grandmother (who can use it more than anything else) and useful stuff for other relatives, like brake replacements.  It's not as ooh-ahh as something shiny, but it's one less bill for them I figure.

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Hio all.

Now that we all are sure that Canon is descending into a death spiral with crappy products like the 5Dmk3 and pricing problems like all of their lenses . . . what's everyone expecting and doing for Black Friday?

Qualification: if you're out of the US, don't thread-crap that we're talking about US holidays . . . it's international at this point, since we get price depressions from now to Christmas in many places . . .

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I'll start :)

I'm monitoring for 5Dmk3 deals . . . and ALMOST ready for signing the divorce papers if B&H or another major vendor offers that bundled with the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II for a crazy-arsed-price ;)

Other than that, going to troll around for an IPS monitor . . . and stocking up on MagLite LEDs, since I live in the northeast and CL&P can't manage to keep the lights on for more than 11 months at a time.

How about you?  How are you spending your black friday?

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Black friday - Canon rebates?
« on: November 17, 2012, 11:25:52 AM »
If you're in the market for a new body, keep an eye on the holiday bundles.  I want to say it's B&H, but one of the big online authorized resellers puts up good high end bundles around this time.

I highly suspect we're going to see a 'best price yet' with one of these bundles and the new bodies/lenss . . . but who really knows.

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