more big retailers have dropped the price maybe they know something we don't ? a
Well, it's not like these folks sell only Canon gear. Maybe they know that great gear is coming soon from Nikon, and they're blowing out the aging Canon stuff just to make room in the warehouses.
True, but people also have to understand it is "the man upstairs"/executives who would know anything, not the dudes in the stores when it comes to product lines telling the stores about possible secret stuff they dont want the consumers to know.
Sure, if it's a sales clerk behind the counter that tells you something, it's probably not worth the time it took you to listen. But Bob, my local guy at Calumet, is not the one who authorized a price reduction in their online storefront. A whole set of major retailers initiating significant price drops on a specific product or two does send a message.
But interpretation is tricky - what if one retailer just decided to drop the price because they had to meet some arbitrary sales goal set by someone higher up in the organization, and other retailers chose to follow suit? Easy to over-interpret something like that.