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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #135 on: November 14, 2012, 05:57:42 PM »
It's been less than two weeks since MAP pricing has gone into effect. Here is what I have noticed:

"Real" prices for most items have not changed much. Maybe a few of the high demand items (5DIII) have crept up a bit from the deep discounts some retailers were offering, but for most lenses and bodies, I'm not seeing much difference. What I am seeing is a lot more "can't show" pricing from the major retailers. It's a bit inconvenient, but it doesn't seem to have caused a significant spike in prices for the majority of lenses and bodies.

It seems retailers are anxious to get consumers to open their wallets while the economy remains sluggish and MAP pricing isn't doing much to hinder the competition. In fact, I've seen some real bargains lately (lower prices than before MAP) My take: you can try, but it's pretty hard to stop the marketplace from setting prices.
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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #135 on: November 14, 2012, 05:57:42 PM »

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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #136 on: December 17, 2012, 08:40:59 PM »
What happened to the enforcement of MAP?  Seems like there have been Canon lens sales everywhere you look the past few days.  Our retailers allowed to skirt the rules by forcing you to add it to your cart before showing you the price.  NOT that I'm complaining.
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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #137 on: December 17, 2012, 09:40:16 PM »
What happened to the enforcement of MAP?  Seems like there have been Canon lens sales everywhere you look the past few days.  Our retailers allowed to skirt the rules by forcing you to add it to your cart before showing you the price.  NOT that I'm complaining.

$2-$300 price drops is good for both buyers and sellers.

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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #138 on: December 18, 2012, 09:22:46 AM »
What happened to the enforcement of MAP?  Seems like there have been Canon lens sales everywhere you look the past few days.  Our retailers allowed to skirt the rules by forcing you to add it to your cart before showing you the price.  NOT that I'm complaining.

if you read what reasonable, non-inflammatory people were posting when Canon announced MAP pricing (even on this exact thread), that's exactly what they stated would happen.

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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #139 on: December 19, 2012, 02:36:06 AM »
What happened to the enforcement of MAP?  Seems like there have been Canon lens sales everywhere you look the past few days.  Our retailers allowed to skirt the rules by forcing you to add it to your cart before showing you the price.  NOT that I'm complaining.

Leading to an e-cological disaster, as cookie directories, web caches and servers are littered with millions of abandoned shopping carts!  Shame, Canon, Shame!

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Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« Reply #139 on: December 19, 2012, 02:36:06 AM »