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5DIII Price Drop
« on: June 28, 2012, 09:07:47 AM »
This caught my eye...5DIII pricing under $3,000! It was inevitable, but so soon? It's $2975.
http://www.eglobaldigitalcameras.com.au/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-body-only-digital-slr-camera.html

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5DIII Price Drop
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Re: 5DIII Price Drop
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 11:43:22 AM »
Best Price Photo also has them for less.
https://bestpricephoto.com/h/product_info.php/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-digital-camera-body-only-p-20686?osCsid=45373c1c61e92a639e48344158daf288

Interesting... but still out of my reach - unfortunately.
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Re: 5DIII Price Drop
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 11:50:26 AM »
Upon further "shopping", I see that 60D prices are also falling, and that there are two "versions".  US Retail, and NOT...  Of course, the NOT pricing is lower.

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Re: 5DIII Price Drop
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Re: 5DIII Price Drop
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2012, 12:44:11 PM »
It is important to note, they are not a Canon authorized dealer.
And they are a fairly well known scam/upseller shop. Sure, you'll order the 5dIII, then you'll get the call telling you the battery only lasts 30mins and you need the extended battery with service plan (for only $179.99!)...oh, and their unbranded 16GB CF card for $179.99 too. If you don't upsell, your order gets cancelled as they don't have it in stock anymore. If you do get the camera, the warranty is through another shady company, and it will likely be grey market.

Listing a popular item for 15% off retail when nobody else is doing discounts is exactly how you hook people into a scam.

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Re: 5DIII Price Drop
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2012, 01:07:12 PM »
It is important to note, they are not a Canon authorized dealer.
And they are a fairly well known scam/upseller shop. Sure, you'll order the 5dIII, then you'll get the call telling you the battery only lasts 30mins and you need the extended battery with service plan (for only $179.99!)...oh, and their unbranded 16GB CF card for $179.99 too. If you don't upsell, your order gets cancelled as they don't have it in stock anymore. If you do get the camera, the warranty is through another shady company, and it will likely be grey market.

Listing a popular item for 15% off retail when nobody else is doing discounts is exactly how you hook people into a scam.

exactly, I had the very same problem before trying to buy an GPS unit...
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Re: 5DIII Price Drop
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2012, 01:09:37 PM »
This caught my eye...5DIII pricing under $3,000! It was inevitable, but so soon? It's $2975.
http://www.eglobaldigitalcameras.com.au/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-body-only-digital-slr-camera.html

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I don't see their phone number or address under Contact Us. It doesn't look legit to me....NO THANKS.

$3369 on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-5D-Mark-III-Digital/dp/B007Q1FFI8/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1340903937&sr=8-5&keywords=canon+5d+III
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Re: 5DIII Price Drop
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2012, 01:31:58 PM »
I definately can't see a 6-$700 price drop shortly after release.
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Re: 5DIII Price Drop
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2012, 02:11:20 PM »
$3369 on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-5D-Mark-III-Digital/dp/B007Q1FFI8/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1340903937&sr=8-5&keywords=canon+5d+III
Actually, its $3499 from Amazon. The others are just people using the marketplace and are potentially as sketchy as BestPricePhoto. Only when its sold by Amazon, or fulfilled by Amazon, do you have the protection Amazon offers (though fulfilled by might not qualify you for a warranty).

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Re: 5DIII Price Drop
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2012, 03:40:54 PM »
when will we see an honest price drop?

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Re: 5DIII Price Drop
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2012, 03:42:28 PM »
when will we see an honest price drop?

Not for a while.
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Re: 5DIII Price Drop
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2012, 03:42:37 PM »
when will we see an honest price drop?

another year or two
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Re: 5DIII Price Drop
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2012, 04:08:02 PM »
when will we see an honest price drop?

another year or two

Heh it's funny, a camera just gets released and already people are wondering about a price drop.
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Re: 5DIII Price Drop
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2012, 04:08:02 PM »

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Re: 5DIII Price Drop
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2012, 04:20:22 PM »
Best Price Photo also has them for less.
https://bestpricephoto.com/h/product_info.php/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-digital-camera-body-only-p-20686?osCsid=45373c1c61e92a639e48344158daf288

Interesting... but still out of my reach - unfortunately.

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Re: 5DIII Price Drop
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2012, 04:21:38 PM »
when will we see an honest price drop?

another year or two

My guess is 6 months before they plan on releasing the 5d M4
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Re: 5DIII Price Drop
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2012, 04:21:38 PM »