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Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« on: November 01, 2012, 07:11:11 AM »
Things just got a bit more pricey
Canon is starting the enforcement of their MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) pricing rules today. Some camera bodies and lenses will see an immediate increase in their base price. Below are a few examples of the price increases, not including the current rebate program that expires on November 24, 2012.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III $3,499.00 from $3,149.00 Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/ EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS $4299.00 from $3949.00

Canon EOS 5D Mark II $2,199.00 from $2,099.00 Canon EOS 5D Mark II w/ EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS  $2,999 from $2,899.00

Canon EOS 7D $1,499.00 from $1,457.00 Canon EOS 7D w/ EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Kit $1,899.00 from $1,699.00

There are a lot more examples through the Canon lineup. It’s going to be quite important to take advantage of rebate programs, as retailers are going to be unable to give their own deals via web sites. We may also see a lot more bundle deals coming down the pipe to add value to a purchase. Use our Pricewatch pages, and if you see a lower price somewhere, you should probably jump on it immediately, as it may not last long.

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Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 07:21:59 AM »
is this worldwide or only for north america?

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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 07:31:16 AM »
This does not make me happy. Looks like I won't be buying a new camera this year afterall.

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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 07:33:50 AM »
It is kind of sad for all the folks hoping for price drops due to Christmas sales.

Then again it may just be a local issue. Prices for Canon gear here in Switzerland are still the same as before.
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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 07:35:05 AM »
I just bought a 5D MKIII w 24-105 lit from B&H for $3750.  I was thinking before that maybe I should have waited.  I'm glad I didn't.

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 07:36:34 AM »
with these prices it will mean i just sell even more nikon stuff to new DSLR customers.  ::)
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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 07:39:18 AM »
It means less new cameras sold & more 2nd hand cameras bought.

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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012, 07:39:29 AM »
with these prices it will mean i just sell even more nikon stuff to new DSLR customers.  ::)
... at their MAP price.

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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012, 07:41:18 AM »
with these prices it will mean i just sell even more nikon stuff to new DSLR customers.  ::)
... at their MAP price.

im a reseller i know that.

the problem is not MAP (im all for it as business man) .. the problem is canons (imo) overpricing of current gear.

canon could have adjusted the base price on this occasion to be more sane.

the D800 body can be bought for 2413 euro (amazon) in germany.

btw: with MAP or without i can´t match this price for the D800 in my shop.




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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2012, 07:57:53 AM »
It's all too late.

Canon's rather high MAP is just going to turn away customers...

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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2012, 08:10:12 AM »
Glad I grabbed a 135 f/2 a couple of days ago for $879.  It's $989 now.
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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2012, 08:11:23 AM »
Does MAP ensure that supplier margins are preserved, and so competent suppliers can now offer a better service and real photography advice rather than continually being under cut by the box shifting chains?

No one likes high prices, or unnecessary fat in the supply chain but we do like support and advice we can trust.
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2012, 08:12:31 AM »
Does MAP ensure that supplier margins are preserved, and so competent suppliers can now offer a better service and real photography advice rather than continually being under cut by the box shifting chains?

no... not really.

as mentioned a few times already, other manufactures do it forever.
it did not stop the big chains to offer sony gear (as example) cheaper then small shops can.

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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2012, 08:48:28 AM »
This does not make me happy. Looks like I won't be buying a new camera this year afterall.

My thoughts exactly. How depressing.

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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2012, 08:55:23 AM »
This does not make me happy. Looks like I won't be buying a new camera this year afterall.

.... I'll probably keep using my 5DII for another 6 - 12 months. Prices are just too high, and other manufacturer's products are increasingly tempting. It was all so much easier years ago, when Canon seemed like the obvious choice . 

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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2012, 08:55:23 AM »