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jeanluc

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5D3 Pricing
« on: April 12, 2013, 11:54:20 PM »
Well, I was about to go ahead and pull the trigger on a 5D3 about 3 weeks ago ($2949) at B and H, but of course I procrastinated. In the last week or so it was back up to $3199 (more, but OK). Then today, it's $2999!!! I think instead of stocks, I will just invest in a whole bunch of 5D3's.....

Seriously though, anybody have any thoughts on when we can expect at least a little price drop? Right now D800's are $2796 at B and H, which seems like a pretty significant differential for 2 pretty good directly competing bodies...

I need mine by June, so hopefully a little reality sets in soon...


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5D3 Pricing
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Re: 5D3 Pricing
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2013, 12:19:24 AM »
The new Canon Rebates start Sunday, and prices may actually rise.  Its unknown.
I'd say call B&H, but they are closed until Sunday, so you don't have much choice.

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Re: 5D3 Pricing
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2013, 01:00:35 PM »
tomorrow is the big day

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Re: 5D3 Pricing
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 04:56:12 AM »
I am watching the refurbished page for that lower price we saw a while back for the 5Dmk3: $23xx. Perhaps the rebates drag down refurb$, perhaps not.

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Re: 5D3 Pricing
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2013, 12:37:52 AM »
I got mine from amazon with the kit lens for $3488. Body back then was 2800 I believe.

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Re: 5D3 Pricing
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2013, 11:23:17 PM »
I got mine from amazon with the kit lens for $3488. Body back then was 2800 I believe.

Refurbished are back, got mine other day for 2199.00

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Re: 5D3 Pricing
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2013, 12:52:05 AM »
Well, I was about to go ahead and pull the trigger on a 5D3 about 3 weeks ago ($2949) at B and H, but of course I procrastinated. In the last week or so it was back up to $3199 (more, but OK). Then today, it's $2999!!! I think instead of stocks, I will just invest in a whole bunch of 5D3's.....

Seriously though, anybody have any thoughts on when we can expect at least a little price drop? Right now D800's are $2796 at B and H, which seems like a pretty significant differential for 2 pretty good directly competing bodies...

I need mine by June, so hopefully a little reality sets in soon...
I know the price of D800 looks good but the price you gain in the camera is quickly lost in purchasing Nikkor glass ... if you compare equivalent Canon / Nikon lenses, the Nikon lenses cost a lot more. I buy my gear when I need it ... the only exception is if it is being sold at a huge discount.
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Re: 5D3 Pricing
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Re: 5D3 Pricing
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2013, 04:44:57 PM »
To: Dittoman

That "$2199" two messages ago is a typo, right? Canon Refurb page quotes $2799, has done so for a few weeks, with the bodies in and out of stock. If not, please share!

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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2013, 10:32:03 AM »
If you're looking for a deal on the 5D3 I recommend using the Canon Price Watch or Slickdeals.net.

You can sign-up for an e-mail notification and will get an e-mail whenever it goes in stock below the price you want.

For example right now authorized dealer "The Imaging World" sells on eBay for $2849 but are out of stock; they go in-stock every couple of days. You also get 2% reward from eBay so your net price is $2795. They are an authorized dealer and their customer service is fantastic!

I snagged my first 5D3 in last September ($2749 - 2% = $2690) from Adorama last September using this price watch only a few days after I signed up for a notification (see that low spike on the graph? that's me  :D). For this deal I also got e-mail from slickdeals.net about it, but after the Canon Price Watch e-mail.


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Re: 5D3 Pricing
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2013, 02:28:00 PM »
Having seen the $23xx price in the refurb store (Canon USA) I am spoiled: will wait. Or just buy another 1DsMk3, which comes out at about the same $$. That is my current dilemma... Which body... but if 5DMk3 I will wait for refurb "sale" again.

I assume the various price watch services do NOT see the refurb data?

Last seen refurb offer is $27xx.


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Re: 5D3 Pricing
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2013, 06:19:54 PM »
Does anyone know if there will be another significant price drop between now and Memorial Day?

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Re: 5D3 Pricing
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2013, 06:46:55 PM »
Having seen the $23xx price in the refurb store (Canon USA) I am spoiled: will wait. Or just buy another 1DsMk3, which comes out at about the same $$. That is my current dilemma... Which body... but if 5DMk3 I will wait for refurb "sale" again.

I assume the various price watch services do NOT see the refurb data?

Last seen refurb offer is $27xx.

 
http://www.canonpricewatch.com/refurbished/

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Re: 5D3 Pricing
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2013, 06:46:55 PM »