This is ridiculous. So it dropped $50 across most authorized vendors in 6 months and everyone rejoices. $150 through 3rd party possibly/likely vendors with no warranty? minus well buy it on ebay with no warranty, going new for about $3,000 and buy a squaretrade warranty.
I've enjoyed my 5D3 and the higher quality photos and the advanced performance it has delivered for me in 6 months over my 5D2. I wouldn't have waited 6 months for $50. I did jump on that Adorama stock clearance though and will sell it for profit. =)
I think you have some mistakes. Adorama is a Canon authorized dealer and the price is 2749, $750USD different. Two weeks ago Beach Camera another Canon authorized dealer offered 2800, $700USD different. 5D3 price from many authorized dealers are around 3K nowadays. You can see deals under 3K easily.
You may not care about the 5D3 market now, so you don't know what's going on for 5D3 market. However, your post will give people wrong information.
I didn't make a mistake, most is still most. It was the proper english vocabulary word to use. Two is nowhere near most. And basically those two had a limited time sale.
Please post links to the many authorized dealers at $3,000 or even better the ones that can be found EASILY under $3,000. I sure couldn't find them when I looked last week. If this were in fact true, no one would need to complain about the price of the 5D3. As of last week auctions on ebay for new gray market 5D3's without warranty would close at around $2,900+ shipping. I don't see any point in bidding on gray market cameras on ebay when one could easily purchase from a reputable store for less with warranty. So please help out all those who want a 5D3 by guiding them to these vendors.
Few deals for 5D3 body only are under 3K. Many great combo deals. I got my combo deal and sold 24-105mm / 600EX-RT. My cost for 5D3 + 32GB CF card is 2900. Many people did same thing. Check those posts.
By the way, you don't need to waste your time to give a list of those OFFICAL 5D3 product webpages of authorized dealers. That's not the channel people get deals for 5D3. Check those deal sharing websites.
only did that because many people seem to see these deals as an official price reduction, which it isn't! Definitely keep posting the deals, when the time is right to pick up a second mk3 saving a little dough wouldn't be a bad thing
again though, I was just pointing out the fact that the actual canon MSRP hasn't changed.
Also, while its nice to hear from the 'oh i would never buy it at that price crowd, just a friendly reminder that this topic is for those who have purchased the dang thing!!! There are many threads on this forum dedicated to the whole "I won't buy this ever for $3500 (which I always find it funny that people quibble about a few hundred on a 3K piece of equipment!!!)" topic. this is for those who have bought it, and mostly for those who were early adopters that paid the full price no rebate. It's asking " For those whose paid full price on 5d III, how do you feel about the price drop?" --- not if you haven't bought it would you buy it for a few hundred less... just saying