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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #60 on: October 14, 2011, 01:37:16 AM »
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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #61 on: October 26, 2011, 08:25:34 PM »
Did anyone buy the body from Henrys or any of Canadian sites? Can you give me an idea of how much I have to pay when the shipment goes through the custom? or there is no fee at all?.... Btw, Hernys is a reputable seller right?

I live in Toronto and Henry's is top notch. So is Vistek. Both stores are very impressive and extremely professional. I would be shocked if you had any problems with either one. I cannot speak about cross border duties nor US taxes.

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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #62 on: October 26, 2011, 08:44:12 PM »
that mean something new coming?

I just purchased a 5D Mark II from a store in Toronto and I asked about the price drop. The sales person told me that Canon has established a deal whereby a store must sell a minimal set of 5D Mark II's at the new lower price ($1999.00) and, if they meet that target, then Canon applies a rebate to the cost of having bought that number of cameras. So presumably the idea is that if you meet the stipulated quota the store will pay a lower price for the camera itself and therefore make a profit. He also said that with the current price the store will not make a profit until they reach the quota, which for his store was a 100 in total.

Now whether this is true I do not know but this is what I was told. I guess supporting evidence for this is that  through out Canada many stores are selling at this same price:

 http://www.photoprice.ca/product/02699/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-II-price.html

But again, I am only reporting what I was told.

I then asked about the 5D Mark III and the sales person said he would not expect to see one in his store before later next year. Moreover, he said that Canon would not put a 5D Mark III up against the new EOS 1D X, a camera he does not expect to see until next April.

This makes sense to me but I again I am only reporting what I was told.

Thanks

PS Very,very,very happy with my new camera. The shutter sounds like an elastic band! 

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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #63 on: November 01, 2011, 09:33:06 AM »
So, it is Nov 1st and the 5D2 is still $2000 here in Canada and the 5D2/24-105 kit is $2800. When are the rebates supposed to end?

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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #64 on: November 01, 2011, 10:44:35 AM »
I noticed on the canon USA website at least that the 5D2 rebate has been removed... They have a 60D and a T3 rebate plus lenses rebates so I would guess that if website haven't been updating their prices, they will be soon unless canon extends the rebates
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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #65 on: November 01, 2011, 10:54:17 AM »
So, it is Nov 1st and the 5D2 is still $2000 here in Canada and the 5D2/24-105 kit is $2800. When are the rebates supposed to end?

Most of the Canadian retailers are still offering the 5D2 body for $1999 but don't have stock.  The Vistek website indicates they have stock but they increased their price a little over a week ago maybe because the stock at other stores was getting low (just guessing).  FutureShop website states the $1999 sale price is in effect until Dec31st and maybe it was FutureShop that led with that sale price... all the other retailers offer competitive price matching.  Futureshop is also out of stock now but I would expect them to have more on order if Canon even has stock.  I picked up the 5D2 body for $1899 last Friday when they had a one-day offer of $100 off any camera over $1000 in addition to any sale price.

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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #66 on: November 01, 2011, 10:58:35 AM »
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I noticed on the canon USA website at least that the 5D2 rebate has been removed... They have a 60D and a T3 rebate plus lenses rebates so I would guess that if website haven't been updating their prices, they will be soon unless canon extends the rebates

Do you have the link to this page?  I am very close to purchasing a 60D.

Thanks! -- Steven

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« Reply #66 on: November 01, 2011, 10:58:35 AM »

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« Reply #67 on: November 01, 2011, 11:02:32 AM »
Do you have the link to this page?  I am very close to purchasing a 60D.

Pricing at B&H and Amazon reflects the instant rebate, which runs through 11/23.
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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #68 on: November 01, 2011, 11:12:28 AM »
Personally.....
I believe price drops are normal this time of the year. We are heading towards the end-of-year holidays. And retailers/shops are heading towards the end of year for the financial booking.
I am watching prices closely every year. It is a recurring pattern. Prices start to drop slowly during October, continue in November and December. Until the first/second week of the new year and then prices jump up. Wait with buying somewhere between 1st to 3rd week of December.
Also, retailers/shops may not have sold enough until this financial bookingpoint so they want to generate extra sales to close the quota (probably their prices were too high for the customer during the year until now)

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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #69 on: November 01, 2011, 11:20:59 AM »
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I noticed on the canon USA website at least that the 5D2 rebate has been removed... They have a 60D and a T3 rebate plus lenses rebates so I would guess that if website haven't been updating their prices, they will be soon unless canon extends the rebates

Do you have the link to this page?  I am very close to purchasing a 60D.

Thanks! -- Steven

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer?pageKeyCode=53

Hope this helps...
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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #70 on: November 01, 2011, 11:24:17 AM »
Do you have the link to this page?  I am very close to purchasing a 60D.

Pricing at B&H and Amazon reflects the instant rebate, which runs through 11/23.

Adorama also has the update price for the rebate... Gotta love rebate season.  =)
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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #70 on: November 01, 2011, 11:24:17 AM »