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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #180 on: July 26, 2012, 11:40:30 PM »
I was all set to buy the 5DIII from B&H for $3350, but it's back to $3500 now for some reason. Amazon is back to $3500 now too. What gives? I'm definitely not buying it without the warranty. Anybody know another place to get it for around the $3350 mark that is authorized by Canon?

$3350 vs. $3500.  That $150 concern will be dispelled quickly once you begin shooting with your 5D Mark III.  I guarantee it (just like the guy on the Burlington Coat Factory commercial).
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« Reply #181 on: July 27, 2012, 12:34:08 AM »
^ I'm on a budget - kind of. I sold my 5DII already and the funds should clear tomorrow, but I had all my finances worked out to the dollar to get the MKIII and then I saw that it went back to $3500. I know in the grand scheme it's not that much, but $150 bucks is $150 bucks! That's spending/food money for a week+, or half a BGE11 grip in my mind. I just don't get why they would go back to the original price after lowering it. It's not like they even declared a sale until a specific day. it was just randomly lowered for a week and then put back. It was really bizarre and I don't want to order and then see it back to $3350 in a day or two and be all pissed at myself for it. Same thing happened at Amazon for whatever reason. It's like they know most people get paid on Friday so they are gonna raise it again? It's gotta be some kind of cruel joke or something...

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« Reply #182 on: July 27, 2012, 12:40:36 AM »
Ken I was just joking with you.  I know what you mean.  Maybe you should keep saving a bit longer and buy one in a few months so that it is not so stressful.  I am not sure what caused the slight price dip, but just in case save up an extra 150-300 bucks before you buy one.  I am just thrilled with mine.
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« Reply #183 on: July 27, 2012, 01:14:21 AM »
I was all set to buy the 5DIII from B&H for $3350, but it's back to $3500 now for some reason. Amazon is back to $3500 now too. What gives? I'm definitely not buying it without the warranty. Anybody know another place to get it for around the $3350 mark that is authorized by Canon?

That's strange that the price jumped back up.  It also sux  :(

What's also odd is that I just called and spoke with someone at B&H because I purchased it at the $3484 price and told him I saw the price was at $3349.  He immediately credited my credit card for the $135 difference.  Did he know the price was going back up?  Maybe?  Maybe not?

I think even at $3500 it's a great camera and worth every penny.  If a person needs it for professional use (like myself), it'll pay for itself really quickly.  Makes my original 5D almost feel like a point-n-shoot  ;)

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« Reply #184 on: July 27, 2012, 01:29:17 AM »
Ken I was just joking with you.  I know what you mean.  Maybe you should keep saving a bit longer and buy one in a few months so that it is not so stressful.  I am not sure what caused the slight price dip, but just in case save up an extra 150-300 bucks before you buy one.  I am just thrilled with mine.

I figured, especially with the Burlington Coat reference haha. I can spare the $150 and I definitely think it's worth the money (unlike others) so I'll probably get it either way, but I definitely can't wait a few months. I don't shoot for a living or anything (I'm a sys admin at a large company), but I have a wedding to shoot in two weeks so I gotta get it soon :)

I was all set to buy the 5DIII from B&H for $3350, but it's back to $3500 now for some reason. Amazon is back to $3500 now too. What gives? I'm definitely not buying it without the warranty. Anybody know another place to get it for around the $3350 mark that is authorized by Canon?

That's strange that the price jumped back up.  It also sux  :(

What's also odd is that I just called and spoke with someone at B&H because I purchased it at the $3484 price and told him I saw the price was at $3349.  He immediately credited my credit card for the $135 difference.  Did he know the price was going back up?  Maybe?  Maybe not?

I think even at $3500 it's a great camera and worth every penny.  If a person needs it for professional use (like myself), it'll pay for itself really quickly.  Makes my original 5D almost feel like a point-n-shoot  ;)


That's a good idea with calling B&H. I was shocked (and elated) to find out all I had to do was ask for the USA version of the 70-200 MKII when I was buying the import version right after the rebates ended, so maybe I can just call and ask to get the price they had displayed a few days ago. B&H is pretty awesome about stuff like that.

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« Reply #185 on: July 27, 2012, 01:40:18 PM »
Check out J&R music world. $3249

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« Reply #186 on: July 27, 2012, 04:21:21 PM »
I check this link periodically to see what the price is doing:

http://www.canonpricewatch.com/product/03868/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-price.html

It seems to be updated about once every day or two, so it isn't perfectly accurate.
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RHYTHER Selling 5DMIII + 24-105 for $3689
« Reply #187 on: July 30, 2012, 12:37:42 PM »
Has anyone bought from this site - Rhyther Camera?

They are selling 5DMIII + 24-105 for USD 3689

http://www.rythercamera.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=64_2372_1484_2152_1207&products_id=42084

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« Reply #189 on: July 30, 2012, 02:38:12 PM »
Doesn't matter where you buy, it's still an inventory unit produced by Canon.  They get their markup from the
initial sale to a distributor, to a dealer or direct channel (where they get the dealer's share also).  The pricing
on the 5DMkIII is Canon's call - but a Nikon 800 at $2999 is appealing to a number of current Canon  users.
As Canon releases more MarkII lenses with a 100% price increase from the "older" models - buying all new
lenses for an 800 is not as terrifying as it once was (and still is!),

IMO a camera has to be appealing for certain reasons, not necessarily price.  If I was just shooting portraits or landscapes then yes, the 800 would be appealing.  Take the 5dIII, it's appeal for me is all about the AF, high ISO, FPS, crunching power, etc.  People will argue that it's $500 more.  That's true but the cameras are not the same.  Comparing the features, the 5DIII is worth the extra 500 bucks, and for my needs it's a better all-round camera.
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« Reply #190 on: July 30, 2012, 03:40:02 PM »
Doesn't matter where you buy, it's still an inventory unit produced by Canon.  They get their markup from the
initial sale to a distributor, to a dealer or direct channel (where they get the dealer's share also).  The pricing
on the 5DMkIII is Canon's call - but a Nikon 800 at $2999 is appealing to a number of current Canon  users.
As Canon releases more MarkII lenses with a 100% price increase from the "older" models - buying all new
lenses for an 800 is not as terrifying as it once was (and still is!),

IMO a camera has to be appealing for certain reasons, not necessarily price.  If I was just shooting portraits or landscapes then yes, the 800 would be appealing.  Take the 5dIII, it's appeal for me is all about the AF, high ISO, FPS, crunching power, etc.  People will argue that it's $500 more.  That's true but the cameras are not the same.  Comparing the features, the 5DIII is worth the extra 500 bucks, and for my needs it's a better all-round camera.

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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #191 on: July 30, 2012, 04:26:25 PM »
I was all set to buy the 5DIII from B&H for $3350, but it's back to $3500 now for some reason. Amazon is back to $3500 now too. What gives? I'm definitely not buying it without the warranty. Anybody know another place to get it for around the $3350 mark that is authorized by Canon?

$3350 vs. $3500.  That $150 concern will be dispelled quickly once you begin shooting with your 5D Mark III.  I guarantee it (just like the guy on the Burlington Coat Factory commercial).

Isn't the commercial you are referring to The Men's Warehouse? "You're gonna like the way you look, I guarantee it!"

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« Reply #192 on: July 30, 2012, 04:43:39 PM »
I was lucky to have been born with patience. My current cameras still give first class images today and they will tomorrow. I am happy to wait until my new one arrives - I waited 9 months before ordering it, I am sure that I can wait till the end of the year before it comes. There is no hurry.




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« Reply #193 on: July 30, 2012, 04:47:10 PM »
I was all set to buy the 5DIII from B&H for $3350, but it's back to $3500 now for some reason. Amazon is back to $3500 now too. What gives? I'm definitely not buying it without the warranty. Anybody know another place to get it for around the $3350 mark that is authorized by Canon?

$3350 vs. $3500.  That $150 concern will be dispelled quickly once you begin shooting with your 5D Mark III.  I guarantee it (just like the guy on the Burlington Coat Factory commercial).

Isn't the commercial you are referring to The Men's Warehouse? "You're gonna like the way you look, I guarantee it!"

I may be wrong.

Yes, sorry.  Wrong reference.
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