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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2012, 06:49:19 PM »
I pulled the trigger on one myself.  BTW, the counter now says 489 sold.  It's going to be like McDonalds pretty soon at this rate!

I felt that $3500 USD was overpriced and so did a lot of other people.

I was waiting to make my purchase expecting the price to come down a few hundred in the Black Friday to End-Of-Year period, but this is astonishing.  It would be fun to know why Adorama broke ranks and lowered the price so much, so soon.  I would also like to know if they had to get some kind of approval from Canon to do so.  No point speculating without data.

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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2012, 06:49:19 PM »

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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2012, 06:51:15 PM »
Two weeks ago Beach Camera had 5D3 for 2800.  Now Adorama is selling 5D3 for 2750.  I really don't see any reason to buy 6D now.
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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2012, 06:57:39 PM »
I have a hunch they kept the 5D3 price so high initially because they wanted to keep selling the 5D2. Remember the D700 was discontinued upon D800 arrival. This kept the 5D2 selling well due to the huge price gap.

So I'm going to assume the 5D2 will be discontinued very shortly and a new lower price model will be introduced. Canon was the first to sell a digital DSLR below 1k, now the can have the first FF below 2k!

Note: None of these statements have been researched or fact checked, so I reserve the right to be wildly off base on all claims.

I got my 5D2 for less than 1500- good prices come to those who don't pre-order! Stay a generation behind and you'll never have buyer's remorse :)
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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2012, 07:09:55 PM »
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.

I appreciate your pity, but I've shot dozens of gigs since picking up my MK3, so its more than paid for itself at this point. Not having to deal with the miserable ergonomics, AF, burst rate, and handling of my old 5DC for the last six months has been well worth the $750 I paid. I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat. That said, this is a smokin' deal, and I just forwarded it to a bunch to some fellow photogs. Gotta love competition!

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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2012, 07:34:18 PM »
I've been packing away money for the 6D FF or whatever its going to be called. When I saw this deal today, I couldn't say no. Two and half years using, learning with and loving my T2i, I'm taking the FF plunge (for good reasons, not to just say I have the gear) and I'm excited and nervous. Can't wait to get it!
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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2012, 07:45:15 PM »
Adorama is now up to 527 sold on Ebay.   They are really dumping a lot of cameras on the market cheap.

I'll keep watching and see if I can catch the final number sold.
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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2012, 08:09:32 PM »
I've been wanting to upgrade from my 50D for a few years now and thought I wouldn't be able to get the 5Dmk3 until next year, so this was a really great surprise!  Thanks for posting, OP!

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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2012, 08:11:16 PM »
Crazy. I just put a D600 in my Amazon cart last night along with a 1.4 50mm. Was making the switch, seeing that their camera is being released in a few days. And then I see this thread. For another $750, I get a 5DIII instead.

Thanks, Adorama. I get to keep my lenses for another few years!
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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2012, 08:11:23 PM »
Screaming deal!  I have been patiently waiting out a drop on the mark ii below 1800 but this throws a wrinkle in things. Time to take the wife to a nice dinner tonight and soften the blow.

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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2012, 08:41:39 PM »
My biggest fear out of this deal is that the 6D sensor will wind up being of a stellar quality, something similar to the 18 MP of the 1D X and that Canon is dumping all the 5D III stock they know will stagnate once word gets out about the 6D sensor, but even then you are getting a top quality AF with an OK sensor. The last count at the Adorama X-mas in September fire-sale stands at 560, all these people couldn't be totally wrong. 

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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2012, 08:49:01 PM »
at 562 units sold, Adorama has sold about 1.54 MILLION dollars of cameras.

wow.


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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2012, 09:02:01 PM »
I pulled the trigger also, could not help it, had to do it! Can not wait!

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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2012, 09:05:58 PM »
My biggest fear out of this deal is that the 6D sensor will wind up being of a stellar quality, something similar to the 18 MP of the 1D X and that Canon is dumping all the 5D III stock they know will stagnate once word gets out about the 6D sensor, but even then you are getting a top quality AF with an OK sensor. The last count at the Adorama X-mas in September fire-sale stands at 560, all these people couldn't be totally wrong.

If you want to stand on the fence so be it, 2800 with overnight shipping, no brainier in my mind. Be ready to be underwhelmed by the 6d (if it exists, I still don't think it does, and if it does you won't be able to have your hands on it till 2013)

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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2012, 09:06:05 PM »
Looks like Adorama is clearing warehouse space for incoming stock of newer equipment.

I think it is also fair to say that the 5D3 is selling A LOT SLOWER than Adorama predicted.

I suppose the only remaining question is if Adorama is making a profit on $2745 or not.

But even if they aren't, this deal will really put the brakes on further 5D3 sales because everyone else that doesn't need a 5D3 will simply wait for other stores to have a sale like this.
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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2012, 09:15:01 PM »
i'm so tempted to pull the trigger. Whats even better, its from a store i purchase stuff from without problems. Now, i just have to sneak it by the wife.  :-\
I see you have the same problem as me.  :-\

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« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2012, 09:15:01 PM »