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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #45 on: September 15, 2012, 09:42:19 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.  :-\

whats sad/funny for me, i tell her about how much i save, she just gives me that look. damn, i can't win. :'(

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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #45 on: September 15, 2012, 09:42:19 PM »

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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #46 on: September 15, 2012, 09:57:32 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.

Clearing stock for new cameras?! So now a camera's life cycle is a few months?!
That's absurd. Canon kept the price "high" on purpose. Early adopters, to create a demand, to sell more 5D2's, the price of the Yen, the price of rice , because they can, whatever the reason.... It's marketing. I'm sure Adorama is still making money, Canon is making money, whatever.
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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #47 on: September 15, 2012, 10:03:23 PM »
I bought my 5D3 just a month ago  :'( - but still I'm more than satisfied with it. I will just charge this to experience and wait a year after release when buying a new camera next time.   

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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #48 on: September 15, 2012, 10:20:29 PM »
Canon likely has a overstock.  The D800 has been seeing big discounts on ebay as well.
  The reason is simple.  Worldwide, the economy has slowed down and sales of luxury items has dropped.  Canon likely gave Adorama a sweet deal if they would buy a couple million dollars worth of cameras, but they do not allow Adorama to advertise them below Canon's guideline prices.  So, Adorama has had a longtime presence on ebay, and they are blowing them out for a few dollars each profit.  Even at $100 profit each, they can quickly convert them into a bit of cash in short order.  Chances are that they get a big ebay fee reduction for the deal as well, so they are not paying 2.8% like I do.
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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #49 on: September 15, 2012, 10:34:19 PM »
Canon kept the price "high" on purpose. Early adopters, to create a demand, to sell more 5D2's, the price of the Yen, the price of rice , because they can, whatever the reason.... It's marketing.

Exactly. It was funny to watch how people "created religions" to justify the price of the 5D3. (not talking about the real professionals who actually needed it and obviously will write it off.) People who said it's too high and Canon has an extra high margin on them to cover whatever they needed to cover and use the opportunity what they had were treated like...
Honestly I think Canon did it right. I don't blame them at all. They USED their customers like a few other companies are already doing it.... Next thing is a 6D in white package, backed with lots of ads and big words for X-times more than the other brand...
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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #50 on: September 15, 2012, 10:45:21 PM »
Thanks a lot  >:(  Just when I'm getting ahead, you had to post that.  With the wife saying go ahead, what else could I do but pull the trigger  8) .  Now its just the eternity wait for shipping.

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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #51 on: September 15, 2012, 11:24:46 PM »
Up to 642 units sold.  That's about 1.6 million USD of inventory turning over.

It will be fun to see if any of the other Big Three online camera retailers do something like this soon.
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« Reply #52 on: September 15, 2012, 11:36:53 PM »
Well, mine is on order, this is the 2nd one.  Meanwhile, I was out with my 5D MK II today photographing my friend and his Monster Truck.
I know you can't capture sports or races due to the 5D MK II autofocus, but don't tell it that ;)
 


 

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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #53 on: September 15, 2012, 11:47:43 PM »
Well I guess the lesson learnt here is to resist the temptation next time and not to become the early adaptor for Canon's high price products. I hope the new 24-70 II price could drop 10-20% by the end of the year, although lenses typically hold their values more firmly.
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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #54 on: September 16, 2012, 12:43:15 AM »
I bit!  Too good to pass up. Hope I won't regret in the morning.  (I had a little too much wine tonight).  6D rumors got me down and the $650 premium is worth it.  Savings = $0, but giddy with anticipation. 
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« Reply #55 on: September 16, 2012, 01:10:14 AM »
I'm living vicariously through these purchases, spend spend spend!!


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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #56 on: September 16, 2012, 01:17:54 AM »
Well I guess the lesson learnt here is to resist the temptation next time and not to become the early adaptor for Canon's high price products. I hope the new 24-70 II price could drop 10-20% by the end of the year, although lenses typically hold their values more firmly.

I don't think it was a mistake to get a 5D Mark III back when I did in April.  I've gotten to use it for 5 months now getting shots I perhaps may not have gotten in the past, or at least easier to deal with harsher situations than previously.  I'd much rather have paid more back in April and have gotten the past 5 months I have had, which have been really fun for me.
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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #57 on: September 16, 2012, 01:35:42 AM »
 does adoramacamera have any lenses out there too?

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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #58 on: September 16, 2012, 01:40:11 AM »
Given this price drop what are the chances that we might see a 3D rather than 6D or both?
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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #59 on: September 16, 2012, 02:20:10 AM »
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.

Clearing stock for new cameras?! So now a camera's life cycle is a few months?!
That's absurd. Canon kept the price "high" on purpose. Early adopters, to create a demand, to sell more 5D2's, the price of the Yen, the price of rice , because they can, whatever the reason.... It's marketing. I'm sure Adorama is still making money, Canon is making money, whatever.

Think of it like this...

Adorama bought 1000 5D Mark IIIs from Canon to sell.

Nearly all of that batch of 1000 are still in a warehouse not moving very fast.

The shipment of 5000 Nikon D600s has arrived and there is nowhere to put them.

Not an exact scenario but...

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Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« Reply #59 on: September 16, 2012, 02:20:10 AM »