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5d mark iii Amazon price drop
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Re: 5d mark iii Amazon price drop
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 06:08:42 PM »
was 3499 or whatever ..

now it is $3249

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Frame-Full-HD-Digital-Camera/dp/B007FGYZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350851473&sr=8-1&keywords=5d+mark+iii

not the cheapest but price did drop


It is.  I've had it in my cart and waiting (with other things) and this is the first time it did that.

Nice to see, but $2900-$2700 is what we're all expecting now :)
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Re: 5d mark iii Amazon price drop
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 06:09:05 PM »
You can get cheaper from an authorized dealer. Copying from someone else's post on the POTN forum:

Current cheapest 5D3 is PMI Digital via eBay for $3169.75, less $63.40 in eBay bucks, for net $3106.35.

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 07:08:57 PM »
You mean it was  >:( :o :-\

I put it in my cart last night and was going to purchase it today from Amazon and as I was going to check out I noticed the price had gone back to $3459.  Not sure what gives with this.  I love Amazon but they may have just lost a sale from me on this and the grip.  I may have to go with BestBuy instead  >:(.

was 3499 or whatever ..

now it is $3249

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Frame-Full-HD-Digital-Camera/dp/B007FGYZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350851473&sr=8-1&keywords=5d+mark+iii

not the cheapest but price did drop

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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2012, 07:12:27 PM »
You mean it was  >:( :o :-\

I put it in my cart last night and was going to purchase it today from Amazon and as I was going to check out I noticed the price had gone back to $3459.  Not sure what gives with this.  I love Amazon but they may have just lost a sale from me on this and the grip.  I may have to go with BestBuy instead  >:(.

was 3499 or whatever ..

now it is $3249

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Frame-Full-HD-Digital-Camera/dp/B007FGYZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350851473&sr=8-1&keywords=5d+mark+iii

not the cheapest but price did drop



yea i was going to pull the trigger and then the price went up. BH was at 3199 and then a few hours later it went back to normal price.

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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2012, 07:19:46 PM »
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yea i was going to pull the trigger and then the price went up. B&H was at $3199 and then a few hours later it went back to normal price.

Guess they're just throwing out the fishing line to see if there are nibbles. I wouldn't worry too much. Another one around $2900 or less should be around before the end of the year although I highly doubt if B&H will go lower than $3199.

EDIT: B&H Photo has dropped the price again to $3199 today.
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Re: 5d mark iii Amazon price drop
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2012, 12:45:13 PM »
The general trend is downward towards ~$2750 sooner than later.  Shocking I know, but that's what all the periodic "sales" are pointing toward. They aren't selling Mark III in droves and the competition for the $$$ is intense.
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Re: 5d mark iii Amazon price drop
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2012, 01:08:11 PM »
You mean it was  >:( :o :-\

I put it in my cart last night and was going to purchase it today from Amazon and as I was going to check out I noticed the price had gone back to $3459.  Not sure what gives with this.  I love Amazon but they may have just lost a sale from me on this and the grip.  I may have to go with BestBuy instead  >:(.

was 3499 or whatever ..

now it is $3249

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Frame-Full-HD-Digital-Camera/dp/B007FGYZFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350851473&sr=8-1&keywords=5d+mark+iii

not the cheapest but price did drop



This is kind of moot now with other current deals, but why would you have any expectation that you could come back to something in your cart at a later date and not be subject to price changes? No ecommerce sites function like that (after the initial add-to-cart session). I would assume that you purchase on Amazon regularly, so you should be very familiar with how frequently they, in particular, update prices - yes, this is a particularly unfortunate large jump (vs. the cents that books go up and down everyday in one's cart), but you clearly knew it was a "deal".

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Re: 5d mark iii Amazon price drop
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2012, 05:14:19 PM »
Wow - with rebates B&H and Amazon have 5DMKIII at $3,110.00! This is great!
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2012, 06:16:30 PM »
Amazon just dropped below $3000!

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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2012, 07:23:06 PM »
Guess they're just throwing out the fishing line to see if there are nibbles. I wouldn't worry too much. Another one around $2900 or less should be around before the end of the year although I highly doubt if B&H will go lower than $3199.

EDIT: B&H Photo has dropped the price again to $3199 today.

The final destination price for 5D3 in a year or less will be around ~$2750...I wouldn't worry too much with all the up and down price-teasing which is meant to console the distraught early adoptors from needing sedation meds. On that note, 6D is right on its way to becoming the next non-event for Canon. Whoever came up with the pricing/features strategy at Canon for this body should be loaned to the Nikon Camp so they can suffer for a change. Features wise, 6D is a "neither here nor there" camera for its pricing. Except for the odd fanboy who is ready to pay ~$2099 on any lemon that Canon trots out, I don't see how Canon can shift that dead horse in large numbers for that price ;)
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« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2012, 09:11:15 PM »
As if on cue, the price of 5D3 drops to under 3K at $2994 at B&H.  They can't get to $2750 quickly enough for any of the authorized dealers... I guess it ain't movin' fast...by Feb to May it could hit 2750 without much fanfare or too many tears shed.
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« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2012, 09:47:28 PM »
I wish the 1DX would start dropping at that rate . . .

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