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Amazon has Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens $699...
« on: October 24, 2013, 07:36:50 PM »
Just saw this on Amazon....better than some ebay seller in my opinion.  Not sure how long it will last.  This is over $400 off their normal price of $1109.48. 

Free shipping.  NEW NEW NEW.  I likey.  Do you?

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Amazon has Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens $699...
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Re: Amazon has Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens $699...
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 07:57:37 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: Amazon has Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens $699...
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2013, 08:23:28 PM »
Great price!  I just sold one of these for $700 used a few weeks ago.
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Re: Amazon has Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens $699...
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2013, 08:51:05 PM »
Thank you!

You are very welcome!   :)

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Re: Amazon has Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens $699...
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Re: Amazon has Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens $699...
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2013, 05:54:16 PM »
Well, it's back up to $1099....I checked a few minutes ago....right after mine got delivered about 20 minutes ago.  I'm happy.  Hope you guys got in on it too!

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Re: Amazon has Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens $699...
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2013, 07:24:54 PM »
Expect to see lots of flash sales as sellers reduce inventory.  DSLR's and lenses are not selling well.  Canon has been putting off new models and is able to reduce their prices on models that the factory is churning out.  The cost to develop, tool, market and inventory a new product is huge, and prices are high until that big initial cost is recovered. 
 
Companies that turn out new products right now may very well tale a huge hit.  Sure, there are people who want the latest thing, but that is not enough to recover the big initial investment.
 
Sigma is a exception, they are able to turn out high performance lenses for enthusiast use for a low price, and are likely to do very well in the weak market, at least in relation to Nikon.    Most people who buy these are not heavy users, and don't have to worry about their reliability record. 

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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2013, 07:24:54 PM »

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Re: Amazon has Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens $699...
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2013, 07:42:08 PM »
I missed it but my Ebay one was new white box, it looks and works great.

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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2013, 07:48:31 PM »
Expect to see lots of flash sales as sellers reduce inventory.  DSLR's and lenses are not selling well.  Canon has been putting off new models and is able to reduce their prices on models that the factory is churning out.  The cost to develop, tool, market and inventory a new product is huge, and prices are high until that big initial cost is recovered. 
 
Companies that turn out new products right now may very well tale a huge hit.  Sure, there are people who want the latest thing, but that is not enough to recover the big initial investment.
 
Sigma is a exception, they are able to turn out high performance lenses for enthusiast use for a low price, and are likely to do very well in the weak market, at least in relation to Nikon.    Most people who buy these are not heavy users, and don't have to worry about their reliability record.

I agree with everything you said there.  I just wish there was a way for me to get a notification when a price on something I have been eyeing drops to where I cannot refuse it.  I am in the camp of people that are going to buy the item in question for my personal use, as opposed to those who are only going to resale them. 

I was online on Amazon the other night when the 5d3 dropped from $3099 to $2699.  Needless to say...I balked.  I spent too much time running the damn #'s instead of pulling the trigger on a body that I really want, but don't necessarily "need"...and at $2700 it was pretty sweet.  Considering that the new 7d2 is rumored to start at around $2200, the 5d3 at $2700 today would be a steal in my opinion.  I know Canon has a refurbished 5d3 on their site for $2719....who knows.....maybe.

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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2013, 07:49:51 PM »
I missed it but my Ebay one was new white box, it looks and works great.

CarlTN...If you don't mind me asking....was that the one I saw for $639 listed by a seller called Bigvalueinc?  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Amazon has Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens $699...
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2013, 08:15:50 PM »
I missed it but my Ebay one was new white box, it looks and works great.

CarlTN...If you don't mind me asking....was that the one I saw for $639 listed by a seller called Bigvalueinc?  Thanks in advance.

No, I wound up paying a bit more, it was not from Bigvalue, but from some new seller with only a few feedbacks. 

There are a lot of these for sale everywhere.  I'm just sorry that I can't sell mine.  Isn't it funny how, when you get something you like a lot, it's always something that would be easy to sell?...Yet you need it, you can't sell it.  Haha.  If only my mom's old Pentax stuff would be as easy to sell as anything Canon EF-related.

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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2013, 09:20:39 PM »

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No, I wound up paying a bit more, it was not from Bigvalue, but from some new seller with only a few feedbacks. 

There are a lot of these for sale everywhere.  I'm just sorry that I can't sell mine.  Isn't it funny how, when you get something you like a lot, it's always something that would be easy to sell?...Yet you need it, you can't sell it.  Haha.  If only my mom's old Pentax stuff would be as easy to sell as anything Canon EF-related.
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CarlTN...Thank you for your reply.  I tell ya, I think I am forever on the wrong side of supply and demand.  Glad you got a good deal though.   :)

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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2013, 02:18:27 AM »


No, I wound up paying a bit more, it was not from Bigvalue, but from some new seller with only a few feedbacks. 

There are a lot of these for sale everywhere.  I'm just sorry that I can't sell mine.  Isn't it funny how, when you get something you like a lot, it's always something that would be easy to sell?...Yet you need it, you can't sell it.  Haha.  If only my mom's old Pentax stuff would be as easy to sell as anything Canon EF-related.
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CarlTN...Thank you for your reply.  I tell ya, I think I am forever on the wrong side of supply and demand.  Glad you got a good deal though.   :)
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Thanks, it was a decent deal, not great...$725 including shipping...so was higher than these others.  The one this seller sold just before this one, I lost out on, someone outbid me...It went for $699 or something.  They had supposedly bought several 5D2 kits when they were being closed out, so they were selling the lenses.

I was told by somebody in one of these maze of threads about a month ago, to try and get one for $500.  I say, more power to ya if you can get a mint copy for that!!  Most of them have loads of scratches, internal dust, wear, probably no sealing left on the zoom extender...etc.

I say, get a new one for a good deal.  There's too many used ones that aren't mint.  Then someday if you take care of it like I plan to, you can be one of those who sells their used one for top dollar...after they get discontinued and replaced with something that costs $2000, as Canon are want to do. 

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Re: Amazon has Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens $699...
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2013, 02:18:27 AM »