Hah, last May I predicted $3,000 by Christmas for the 5d3 at an authorized retailer.
Those waiting for a price drop, this is it...the price won't go much lower for another year.
2013 Christmas - $2799.
I disagree, the trajectory points to a more precipitous drop by March to May 2013. The online sales have already hit in that low range...so telling people it will remain at ~3000 for a while is baiting the gullible ...but based on the ongoing price drops, it is clear Canon has seen the light!
We should fully expect this camera to drop to $2750 early next year (latest May, but likely earlier). I will not be at all shocked if additional ~$100 rebate appear in November/December 2013 holiday season to make it a bit sweeter.
It may stay stable at approx., ~$2750 through 2013, provided, we dont' have any more surprises from competitors.