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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2013, 04:16:49 PM »
Actually, the best time is when you need it.
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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2013, 05:25:23 PM »
can you wait till December?...I would buy now...and if something comes out later..you can sell the camera easy
I have this camera..I think it's great!

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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2013, 06:33:53 PM »
If you can wait, X-mas seems to be the best time to buy through authourized dealers(BH or Adorama etc).

I'm not a big fan of waiting, so I buy it when I need it.

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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2013, 06:51:49 PM »
She just wants to see you again

LOL.. ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #34 on: June 18, 2013, 08:23:41 PM »
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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2013, 08:32:52 PM »
Short answer: NO
Long answer: NO! You can search ebay for offers. But do not delay the ... inevitable.
As many forum members said: You will miss many pictures!

I was sorry I delayed buying a digital SLR (I was thinking in 2006 and finally bought it in 2008!)

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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2013, 09:54:55 PM »
FWIW - I stopped into my local Best Buy for some other items and was looking at the cameras.  The young lady in that department didn't even try to make a sale, she simply told me to wait for some expected sale pricing around the July 4th holiday.  I guess we'll see.

I worked  retail for a while  and  cameras didn't really benefit from seasonal sales.   where I worked,  we  didn't have much margin in the cameras...  which was annoying.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2013, 11:04:17 PM »
Seems like this is a good deal EOS 5D Mark III Body Refurbished
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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2013, 09:24:44 AM »
Yes there is, a matter of fact... about 2-3 months BEFORE canon releases the 5d mark 4, you should see a big sell off.. THAT is the better time  ;D ;D ;D

+1 Bought it last August, brick and mortar store, 3.5k, no regrets
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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2013, 12:10:37 PM »
Wait for the refurb store to have a 20% off sale. This last round excluded the 5d3, but they sometimes include it. Then the body is only 2200something...

 they do charge tax...  so that could be a deal breaker.   but the condition is usually like new and very few people complain about the condition.

I love living in NH... no sales tax. ;D
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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #40 on: June 21, 2013, 03:51:18 PM »
Actually, the best time is when you need it.

and can afford it
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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2013, 05:31:55 PM »
 there was a deal at Rakuten a month or two back where you could get the mkiii and a lens, 24-105,  for 3700 and then you get 600  back in  points that you could use for nearly anything. 

 well i  decided against it and I'm glad i did.   taken has since been riddled with credit card fraud of their customers.   so the moral of the story is make sure you trust where you buy from.

I  got mine from Amazon and they were freaking great. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100L->85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm ->100L & 85L

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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2013, 05:31:55 PM »