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got a 5d mark iii offer for 2980, jump in or not?
« on: November 09, 2012, 04:06:47 PM »
I just got a 5d mark iii offer from canon authorized dealer for 2980, should I jump in or wait for black friday deal?

need your help, thank you

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got a 5d mark iii offer for 2980, jump in or not?
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 04:08:53 PM »
Canon is a Japanese company. I am not sure they understand Thanksgiving and Black Friday, other than sales go up on those days.

I have never seen a Black Friday sale on Canon bodies. I say go for it now, its a good price.

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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 06:17:23 PM »
i am not sure, but i think that the maximum amount that you can save is $80 bucks on those coming holidays... what is the point when saving only $80 bucks but taking a risk that you might end up pay couple more hundred dollars more comparing to current offer.  i will personally take an offer.


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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 07:04:05 PM »
Do it. Anything less than 3k is a good deal on that camera

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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 08:44:10 PM »
YES! It's a good deal.

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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 08:52:19 PM »
I just got a 5d mark iii offer from canon authorized dealer for 2980, should I jump in or wait for black friday deal?

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How low do you expect to pay for 5D III?
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Re: got a 5d mark iii offer for 2980, jump in or not?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2012, 09:00:57 PM »
If its a local dealer, go ahead.  Right now, the loowest is $2910 from a unauthorized dealer.
Last year, B&H had 10% off cameras and lenses for black friday or cyber Monday.  It was just for a few hours.  There are always Black Friday sales on cameras, but you are unlikely to save all that much.

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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2012, 09:00:57 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012, 09:37:10 PM »
I just got a 5d mark iii offer from canon authorized dealer for 2980, should I jump in or wait for black friday deal?

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Dont think it will get any better than this, at least for sometime. I remember I missed the crazy $2700+ Adorama deal thinking I will get better prices later on (lol, yeah I know - face palm). Price of the 5D3 just went up after that, then Canon enforced the MAP on its product recently as well. Luckily for me, I jumped on the deal by Beach Camera and living happily ever after :P No regrets!

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Re: got a 5d mark iii offer for 2980, jump in or not?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2012, 10:56:02 PM »
Ditto on the Beach Camera deal for me as well.  ($2899)  Even if it dropped lower than your price, it won't go very far below that for quite a while.  Either buy now (with hopefully a reliable dealer) or wait until maybe next spring or summer.  Good luck!
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2012, 11:41:47 PM »
Canon is a Japanese company. I am not sure they understand Thanksgiving and Black Friday, other than sales go up on those days.


Canon is a global company. They employ marketing experts and advertising agencies around the world -- and in the US.

They understand Thanksgiving and Black Friday and to imply anything else is condescending and ridiculous.

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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2012, 11:42:15 PM »
Jump.  I've been watching prices for a long time and aside from those ebay deals several weeks ago, that's the best price I've seen.  I grabbed mine for $2994 a couple of weeks ago when Amazon and B&H had that brief drop.   I think it will be some time before it gets much below $3000 from an authorized dealer.

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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2012, 01:22:28 AM »
Canon is a Japanese company. I am not sure they understand Thanksgiving and Black Friday, other than sales go up on those days.


Canon is a global company. They employ marketing experts and advertising agencies around the world -- and in the US.

They understand Thanksgiving and Black Friday and to imply anything else is condescending and ridiculous.

I agree.  That is like saying Jews don't understand Christmas.  Just because Americans are so ethnocentric doesn't mean that everyone else is.
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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2012, 02:50:51 AM »
Canon is a Japanese company. I am not sure they understand Thanksgiving and Black Friday, other than sales go up on those days.


Canon is a global company. They employ marketing experts and advertising agencies around the world -- and in the US.

They understand Thanksgiving and Black Friday and to imply anything else is condescending and ridiculous.

Glad someone pointed that out as it was exactly what I was thinking,

As for the OP, you know what you are comfortable spending. As long as you feel it is a good deal and it is what you want then you will be happy. I can't be more precise as I have no idea of the prices in the US.
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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2012, 04:20:52 PM »
Great price.  Cheaper than what I paid   :(
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Re: got a 5d mark iii offer for 2980, jump in or not?
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2012, 01:31:48 PM »
just place the order

exciting  ;D

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