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when will 5D3 go on rebate again?
« on: September 11, 2013, 11:12:27 AM »
I would like to upgrade from 5D2 to 5D3.  But currently the price (from an authorized dealer with USA warranty) is still 3499, the same price that it launched with a year and a half ago.  Is there a certain time, say October for example, when they routinely give rebates (to boost Christams sales, etc)?

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Re: when will 5D3 go on rebate again?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 11:18:51 AM »
There was a $200 rebate last November...



Also, Amazon.com is an authorized dealer, and they're selling the 5DIII for $3349 right now.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B007FGYZFI/
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Re: when will 5D3 go on rebate again?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2013, 11:50:08 AM »
Unless you want AF improvement, why not staying with the 5D2 and upgrade to 5D4 when it release?

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Re: when will 5D3 go on rebate again?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2013, 12:19:35 PM »
Got mine refurbished for $2200 on December 31st...not sure if they'll do it again this year, but I would guess so.

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Re: when will 5D3 go on rebate again?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2013, 01:12:13 PM »
Unless you want AF improvement, why not staying with the 5D2 and upgrade to 5D4 when it release?
+1.  I'd love a 5D3 but I use the 5D2 mostly for landscape work w/ some portrait & macro work.  For this work, the 5D2 is 90-95% as good as the 5D3.  So I'm staying w/ the 5D2 until the 5D4 comes out.  (Then maybe I'll pick up the 5D3 if the refurb price finally drops to 1500-1800).
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Re: when will 5D3 go on rebate again?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2013, 10:46:44 PM »
Unless you want AF improvement, why not staying with the 5D2 and upgrade to 5D4 when it release?

AF is exactly the reason.  I do a lot of animals and for moving animals the AI servo is entirely useless.

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Re: when will 5D3 go on rebate again?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2013, 12:40:08 AM »
Trade in a old dead film SLR or powershot using the CLP.  You can get a discount off the refurb price.  Have the serial number of the old camera ready when you call them.  Look up Canon loyalty Program using a search engine for more info.
 
Refurbs now have a 1 yr warranty, as well as a 14 day no questions asked return.
 
You have to wait until they are in stock, but that should be in a week or two.

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Re: when will 5D3 go on rebate again?
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2013, 01:11:36 AM »
I have no problem with a refurb, but the 5D3 seems to ALWAYS say "out of stock" on Canon's refurb page.

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Re: when will 5D3 go on rebate again?
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2013, 03:34:54 AM »
Last holiday season, some authorized dealers was selling 5D3 for about 2.7K.  If you can wait three months, you will see similar or better deals.
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Re: when will 5D3 go on rebate again?
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2013, 06:04:50 AM »
Christmas time for sure..or wait for the 5dmark 4 and meanwhile buy a FILM camera cheap...that's what I did...

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Re: when will 5D3 go on rebate again?
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2013, 08:53:22 AM »
BigValueInc - $2549...

$950 less than I paid for mine - but I have enjoyed every minute of owning it...
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Re: when will 5D3 go on rebate again?
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2013, 11:19:32 AM »
Christmas time for sure..or wait for the 5dmark 4 and meanwhile buy a FILM camera cheap...that's what I did...

I have a nice 1N that someone actually gave me for free (which I used to replace the 1 that I had bought cheap used).  But even working at a photo lab as I do, film and developing are getting increasingly expensive.  We now charge 17.50 just to develop a roll of negatives and scan them to CD.  And those are low res scans, which mean anything I want to enlarge needs a premium scan at 6.95 per image.  Do that for a few months and you could have bought a new 5D3 even at the current price!

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Re: when will 5D3 go on rebate again?
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2013, 01:27:49 PM »
I have no problem with a refurb, but the 5D3 seems to ALWAYS say "out of stock" on Canon's refurb page.
I've seen them in stock frequently, you can signup at canon pricewatch to get a notification when they appear.  They are checked every few minutes.

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Re: when will 5D3 go on rebate again?
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2013, 01:27:49 PM »