The Adorama auction closed back up at $3,459.
This thread is hugely misleading as there isn't a true market wide price drop. I do not feel jipped in the least, i've loved every second shooting with my 5D3 since March and I just got back from a nice trip to Europe with it.
This was a 1 day event on ebay by a vendor - not even on their own website - not a price drop by Canon.
What if I said my neighbor pre-ordered from 3 different vendors and ended up selling one of the extras to me for $3k? Sometimes deals happen.
This is a camera, you didn't buy it like a stock expecting it to go up in value over time. Market conditions & competitive pressure will dictate what price Canon can charge.
If you felt it was a good decision for you to purchase the camera for the price you did at the time you did - then that was YOUR decision. If you thought the price was too high or the price would drop after 6-12 months, you should have waited or not made the purchase. I doubt any of you purchased the camera thinking - "I will only be happy with my purchase if the price doesn't drop much below what I paid for at least a year".
Really people. So much sour grapes over a decision you made yourself.