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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2013, 11:47:40 PM »
Just trying to snag a good deal, wondering if history has been any indicator in the past.

what some of the forum posters thought about buying now, after 22nd, or buying in the fall?

Going by recent history and if I recollect correctly, the next set of "deals" are usually due in Christmas ... oh, almost forgot, don't the Americans have something called the Black Friday after the Thanks Giving Day? I've seen some awesome deals during that time ... maybe you can snag a really good deal ... either way you'll have to keep on eye on those sales constantly ... CR is a good place to keep checking for deals, just yesterday one member posted an Adorama deal for EF 28mm f/2.8 IS for US$399 (via eBay) ... but I find it annoying to wait for something I like/want, so I usually buy it the moment I can spare some money and sometimes regret later and sell it off  ... since we don't have the concept of renting camera gear in this country, I look at all my camera gear regrets as rentals  ;D
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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2013, 11:47:40 PM »

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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2013, 11:57:30 PM »
I paid 2499$ for one of my MK3's.  Brand new in box, USA warranty.. All via BigValueInc on evil bay. Just wait until December for the deals.

Just trying to snag a good deal, wondering if history has been any indicator in the past.

what some of the forum posters thought about buying now, after 22nd, or buying in the fall?

Going by recent history and if I recollect correctly, the next set of "deals" are usually due in Christmas ... oh, almost forgot, don't the Americans have something called the Black Friday after the Thanks Giving Day? I've seen some awesome deals during that time ... maybe you can snag a really good deal ... either way you'll have to keep on eye on those sales constantly ... CR is a good place to keep checking for deals, just yesterday one member posted an Adorama deal for EF 28mm f/2.8 IS for US$399 (via eBay) ... but I find it annoying to wait for something I like/want, so I usually buy it the moment I can spare some money and sometimes regret later and sell it off  ... since we don't have the concept of renting camera gear in this country, I look at all my camera gear regrets as rentals  ;D

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December/January (for the last couple of years) has proven to be the time of Great Savings. In the shops that usually have the best deals, rebates don't seem to have an effect on pricing. Even now, GetItDigital on ebay are selling the mklll for $2950 (USA warranty). With the end of "wedding season" coming, prices will likely only go down till the end of the year. And who knows, by the end of the year, perhaps people will be pre-ordering their 7D mklls and stealing some of the mklll's thunder :)

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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2013, 12:39:43 AM »
About a week ago for me…  ;D
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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2013, 01:13:58 AM »
Hint: Better wait what is coming in 2013 or the first half of 2014.

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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2013, 02:09:09 AM »
I paid 2499$ for one of my MK3's.  Brand new in box, USA warranty.. All via BigValueInc on evil bay. Just wait until December for the deals.

Just trying to snag a good deal, wondering if history has been any indicator in the past.

what some of the forum posters thought about buying now, after 22nd, or buying in the fall?

Going by recent history and if I recollect correctly, the next set of "deals" are usually due in Christmas ... oh, almost forgot, don't the Americans have something called the Black Friday after the Thanks Giving Day? I've seen some awesome deals during that time ... maybe you can snag a really good deal ... either way you'll have to keep on eye on those sales constantly ... CR is a good place to keep checking for deals, just yesterday one member posted an Adorama deal for EF 28mm f/2.8 IS for US$399 (via eBay) ... but I find it annoying to wait for something I like/want, so I usually buy it the moment I can spare some money and sometimes regret later and sell it off  ... since we don't have the concept of renting camera gear in this country, I look at all my camera gear regrets as rentals  ;D

+1

December/January (for the last couple of years) has proven to be the time of Great Savings. In the shops that usually have the best deals, rebates don't seem to have an effect on pricing. Even now, GetItDigital on ebay are selling the mklll for $2950 (USA warranty). With the end of "wedding season" coming, prices will likely only go down till the end of the year. And who knows, by the end of the year, perhaps people will be pre-ordering their 7D mklls and stealing some of the mklll's thunder :)
Ha. Knew it wasn't all that simple. I guess you're right and ill keep waiting for a couple months longer. My 60D is still decent enough for the amateurish stuff I take... But who knows when that 7D MkII or 3D will get announced, based on today's rumors! (Please say soon! *evil laugh*)

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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2013, 02:49:45 AM »
There was a better time: Last Year as I did. this camera is worth the money you spend. That´s the important thing in my opinion.
Ok it´s cheaper now and it may will get a bit cheaper in future or not but what about the decent photo you are not making in between?
I was coming from 40D and many people liked my pics but to work with fullframe is a different level and you will see it in your pics.
To be honest, it´s so much fun that my trigger count doubled last year after switching to the 5DM3... And it was even high before.
 
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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2013, 03:38:52 AM »
Now.

I waited and debated when the best time would be and held off and made do with my other camera and in the end when I finally pulled the trigger I kicked myself for not buying it sooner. Not because of the price, but because it's such a wonderful camera that I would have been happier having it sooner.
These aren't stocks we're buying, but tools (or toys) that we can put to good use right now.
I agree, just go buy it. What's the point of getting it a couple of hundred dollars cheaper if you have to wait for it for several months? I got mine a couple of months after launch at a very high price compared to today and I am very happy now around 8000 pictures later.

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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 #22 on: June 18, 2013, 10:25:16 AM »
You can wait and save money, but the reason you've saved that money is that you're ever closer to the next model coming out and devaluing your pride and joy.


At which point it all starts again... 8)
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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2013, 01:55:40 PM »
I paid 2499$ for one of my MK3's.  Brand new in box, USA warranty.. All via BigValueInc on evil bay. Just wait until December for the deals.

 have you tried to use your warranty..   that is the question. 
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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2013, 03:05:18 PM »
I paid 2499$ for one of my MK3's.  Brand new in box, USA warranty.. All via BigValueInc on evil bay. Just wait until December for the deals.

 have you tried to use your warranty..   that is the question.

Yep. CPS checked out everything and said there was no reason a canon patron would not receive the warranty service. Plus I got it at such a good price, the possibility of damage would only bring the total cost to retail anyway.

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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2013, 03:33:47 PM »
No matter when you buy it, and at what price, it will at some point be cheaper later.  If you're considering waiting six months to save $400 (say), ask yourself whether being able to use the camera for the next six months is worth $400.  If it isn't, how much do you really want it?  Oh, and are you really sure that the 6D, at half the price, isn't good enough for your purposes?

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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2013, 03:45:54 PM »
When the 5D Mark IV comes out?
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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2013, 03:57:54 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.

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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 #28 on: June 18, 2013, 03:59:17 PM »
She just wants to see you again
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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2013, 04:12:58 PM »
how much it is worth to you have the camera the lowest price versus have the camera now?  Best time to buy is when you want it

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Re: Is there a better time to buy a 5D mkIII?
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2013, 04:12:58 PM »