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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #105 on: July 01, 2012, 09:08:26 PM »
I purchased one about 2 months ago for 3495 from Teds... when they had a 10% discount. The best price atm is 3,688 for australian stock. Buying grey market is a risk if you get hit for duty (anything over 1000), thats if they check. Kogan are selling it for 3,389.00, which is also grey market but the duty is taken care of.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #105 on: July 01, 2012, 09:08:26 PM »

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #106 on: July 01, 2012, 09:55:33 PM »
I purchased one about 2 months ago for 3495 from Teds... when they had a 10% discount. The best price atm is 3,688 for australian stock. Buying grey market is a risk if you get hit for duty (anything over 1000), thats if they check. Kogan are selling it for 3,389.00, which is also grey market but the duty is taken care of.

Actually http://www.leedervillecameras.com.au/digital-slr-cameras/canon-dslrs/canon-eos-5d-mkiii has had it at $3599 since launch basically and they are aussie stock. $3495 from Teds is a pretty good find. At the moment Myer has 15% cameras from a retail of $3999 bringing it down to $3400. But ~$3500 from Teds, I'd be happy.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #107 on: July 01, 2012, 11:56:24 PM »
D800 is $300 more expensive at DWI than MkIII

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #108 on: July 02, 2012, 01:47:44 AM »
The actual cost for Canon to build this camera is $2400. 

This is very, very hard to believe.

By Christmas 2013, Canon will be selling the 5DIII for $2499.

Obviously, the 5DIII cannot sell for $2499 if its costs $2400 to build.
And yet, it will sell for that much. Mark my words.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #109 on: July 02, 2012, 03:02:27 AM »
The actual cost for Canon to build this camera is $2400. 

This is very, very hard to believe.

By Christmas 2013, Canon will be selling the 5DIII for $2499.

Obviously, the 5DIII cannot sell for $2499 if its costs $2400 to build.
And yet, it will sell for that much. Mark my words.

I personally think the $2400 value is the cost that they sell to retailers or distributors.  The actual cost to make the product will be far less.  This isn't a game console where they make money back on the games. They make a big chunk on the hardware itself.

If it is the cost to actually make the product, then it will include the R&D costs and the production line.  Something that no doubt will decrease rapidly as the camera sells.

I personally don't think they can go on long selling it at the price it is.  A $500 drop will come soon I think, especially with cheaper Nikon rival SLRs.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #110 on: July 02, 2012, 08:49:57 AM »
The actual cost for Canon to build this camera is $2400. 

This is very, very hard to believe.

By Christmas 2013, Canon will be selling the 5DIII for $2499.

Obviously, the 5DIII cannot sell for $2499 if its costs $2400 to build.
And yet, it will sell for that much. Mark my words.

I personally think the $2400 value is the cost that they sell to retailers or distributors.  The actual cost to make the product will be far less.  This isn't a game console where they make money back on the games. They make a big chunk on the hardware itself.

If it is the cost to actually make the product, then it will include the R&D costs and the production line.  Something that no doubt will decrease rapidly as the camera sells.

I personally don't think they can go on long selling it at the price it is.  A $500 drop will come soon I think, especially with cheaper Nikon rival SLRs.

Agree with all of this except I doubt the price gets much lower than $2999 anytime soon.

Also...There are 3 prices...retail, cost, and canon's cost.   I used to run a retail golf shop, the term "cost" always referred to the retailers cost.  Also, the manufacturers would often use this "cost" price as the price that their own employees could purchase the product...in this example, a canon employee would pay retailer's cost of  $2400...some companies add plus 10 or 20% for their employees.

I don't doubt the $2400 as the retailers cost, but Canon's actual cost is probably in the $1500 range... That's just a guess.

So, maybe they make it for 1500, sell it to retailer xyz for 2400, retailer xyz sells it to us for 3500?   ballpark est.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #111 on: July 02, 2012, 09:09:11 AM »
Agree with all of this except I doubt the price gets much lower than $2999 anytime soon.
... vote here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=7749.0

So, maybe they make it for 1500, sell it to retailer xyz for 2400, retailer xyz sells it to us for 3500?   ballpark est.
Sounds like it's time to become a Canon retailer, given the profit margin on other consumer tech :-o

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #111 on: July 02, 2012, 09:09:11 AM »


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« Reply #113 on: July 18, 2012, 12:28:47 PM »
I'm seeing a definite downward trend.  Multiple offerings below 3100 USD on Ebay.  Apparently these are from small but well rated camera shops.  The big online retailers are dropping a bit too.

http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-223-MP-Digital-SLR-Camera-Black-Body-Only-Latest-Model-/113297147?_refkw=canon+5d+mark+iii&_pcatid=782&_pcategid=31388&_dmpt=Digital_Cameras
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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #114 on: July 18, 2012, 12:57:27 PM »
Most like that on Amazon state they were camera and lens kits that were split.
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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #115 on: July 18, 2012, 01:27:09 PM »
I just ordered a MK3 body for 3,099 on evil bay. USA retail, non-grey market. 8)

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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #116 on: July 18, 2012, 01:48:21 PM »
I just ordered a MK3 body for 3,099 on evil bay. USA retail, non-grey market. 8)

Its really too bad your supporting evil bay by buying something they will get at least a 10% fee out of on the seller side, if not more when you factor in the PayPal fees as well. :\ (I really despise ebay these days...moneygrubbing greedmonsters...meh.)

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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #117 on: July 18, 2012, 01:52:23 PM »
I just ordered a MK3 body for 3,099 on evil bay. USA retail, non-grey market. 8)

Its really too bad your supporting evil bay by buying something they will get at least a 10% fee out of on the seller side, if not more when you factor in the PayPal fees as well. :\ (I really despise ebay these days...moneygrubbing greedmonsters...meh.)

Oh well, Too bad canon didn't turn out a product that I feel is worth the extra 500$ Retail. ::)

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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #117 on: July 18, 2012, 01:52:23 PM »

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« Reply #118 on: July 18, 2012, 02:29:39 PM »
I'm seeing a definite downward trend.  Multiple offerings below 3100 USD on Ebay.  Apparently these are from small but well rated camera shops.  The big online retailers are dropping a bit too.

http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-223-MP-Digital-SLR-Camera-Black-Body-Only-Latest-Model-/113297147?_refkw=canon+5d+mark+iii&_pcatid=782&_pcategid=31388&_dmpt=Digital_Cameras
Electronics Valley is not a Authorized Cannon Dealer, so there will be no warranty.  Its likely a gray market camera, but if they are not a authorized reseller, thats not warrantied either.
As to ebay charging over 10 percent, I just sold off my Nikon D800 and 24-70mm f/2.8 G, and the ebay fee was 2.8%.

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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #119 on: July 18, 2012, 05:52:04 PM »
Good point Mt. Spokane!  There is no mention of any warranty in the ad.

I checked another ad on Ebay, which happened to be for the Mark 3 with kit lens...  It clearly states that there is a USA warranty included.  I assume that means the warranty card is in the box.  However, if I read your comment correctly, the warranty is void if the camera is not sold by an Authorized Canon Dealer.  Is there an easy way to find out if a dealer is authorized?

I would not wish to buy a Canon product without the warranty.  I've had to send stuff to Canon Service many times!

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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #119 on: July 18, 2012, 05:52:04 PM »