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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2012, 03:19:09 PM »
Saw this one minute and 30 seconds after you posted- ordered one immediately!  Thank you!!! Goodbye, APS-C!!

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« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2012, 03:38:39 PM »
Honestly, I thought it was a joke or a scam when I first saw it, I kept on reading it and re-reading it again to find the catch, when I didn't I couldn't help but buy it. That's insane, $750 price drop in 6 months. All I can say is the D800 must be killing them, feel sorry for those who paid the full price just a few weeks ago. At this price, they can move a few thousands in a week.

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« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2012, 03:48:47 PM »
Good price, but I'm just gonna skip on the 5D III all together and look forward to the big megapixel cameras on the horizon. Not enough improvements to make the purchase for the portrait work that I do.
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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2012, 03:55:29 PM »
Why would Adorama offer 5d3 at a different (lower) price on Ebay from it own site?

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« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2012, 04:04:29 PM »
Honestly, I thought it was a joke or a scam when I first saw it, I kept on reading it and re-reading it again to find the catch, when I didn't I couldn't help but buy it. That's insane, $750 price drop in 6 months. All I can say is the D800 must be killing them, feel sorry for those who paid the full price just a few weeks ago. At this price, they can move a few thousands in a week.

Or maybe Adorama is clearing their stock before the Rosh Hashanah holiday (September 16).

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« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2012, 04:11:49 PM »
That's crazy.  Wonder if there is a catch, i.e. grey market, etc?
Almost thought about picking up a second 5D III at that price..
It's from Adorama mate, if you heard of B&H, they both are very large Canon USA Authorised Dealers. So not grey!

Nope.  They both sell Grey Market cameras.  However, when you look at the item, it says "Grey Market" so at least you know.

I live hear in NYC where both Adorama and B&H are both located. they post USA and GREY market items for you to see up front. I have dropped plenty bread at these two stores and have never had a problem with shipped or store bought items.
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« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2012, 04:16:52 PM »
Honestly, I thought it was a joke or a scam when I first saw it, I kept on reading it and re-reading it again to find the catch, when I didn't I couldn't help but buy it. That's insane, $750 price drop in 6 months. All I can say is the D800 must be killing them, feel sorry for those who paid the full price just a few weeks ago. At this price, they can move a few thousands in a week.

Do you really think that price drop is because of what you may think is the volume of d800 sales?
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« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2012, 04:26:29 PM »
Why would Adorama offer 5d3 at a different (lower) price on Ebay from it own site?

according to the shipping section of their ebay post :

"No store pick-ups for EBay orders, however, you may come to the store with the EBay price and we will honor the price."

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« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2012, 04:30:09 PM »
This is great for people that have been wanting one and haven't picked one up yet, but totally screws the early adopters (and by early I mean 6 months ago).  I paid almost $3800 for mine after tax, which means if I were to sell it today I'd lose at least $1200.  I never imagined the price dropping so quickly.
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« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2012, 04:36:15 PM »
Honestly, I thought it was a joke or a scam when I first saw it, I kept on reading it and re-reading it again to find the catch, when I didn't I couldn't help but buy it. That's insane, $750 price drop in 6 months. All I can say is the D800 must be killing them, feel sorry for those who paid the full price just a few weeks ago. At this price, they can move a few thousands in a week.


Do you really think that price drop is because of what you may think is the volume of d800 sales?


It's possible.

On Amazon, the D800 Body is currently the 4th best-selling DSLR while 5D3 is sitting on the 8th (BO) and 13th (Kit) positions. The 5D2 BO & Kit are currently on the 9th and 26th positions, respectively (source).

On Amazon Japan, the D800 Body is currently the 54th best-selling DSLR. The D600 is number 9 already. Canon 5D offerings hold these positions:

5D Mark II BO: 44
5D Mark II Kit: 59
5D Mark III BO: 62

(source)

Who knows what's the situation is like elsewhere.
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« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2012, 04:40:13 PM »
Mine arrives from B&H on Tuesday. I emailed them asking if they would be fair to refund some or all of the Adorama price difference or just wait for my unopened return for a full refund. It will be interesting to see what they say.

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« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2012, 05:16:10 PM »
Cost of inventory.   That's the key here - Adorama is a respected business, and I suspect they see run for the D600s coming and need to clear space. Might as well make a bit over cost in the short and take make up on the new hot ticket than play it very long - 2000 vs 3400 is a big difference for a consumer coming in off the street.

Good for all that are able to benefit. Please post back that it turns out well. And congrats to Adorama for being so aggressive !!

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« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2012, 06:04:16 PM »
I just took the plunge, as this is from an authorized dealer and I believe it is roughly the same price as the initial MSRP of the 5D2.

That being said, this is an authorized dealer listing it for $750 under the initial MSRP 6 months after being released, and it doesn't appear to be in small quantities.  That pretty much tells you the initial price tag was just way, way overpriced for what should be considered a refinement of what was already a very good product.

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