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5D Mark III, Would the price drop after a few months from now

 
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Mar 03, 2012 13:05 |  #1

I plan to upgrade and was just wonder about the price pattern of new release bodies, do they usually trend up or down in price after a few months.
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Mar 03, 2012 13:09 |  #2

Tigerkn wrote in post #14014998 (external link)
I plan to upgrade and was just wonder about the price pattern of new release bodies, do they usually trend up or down in price after a few months.
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check the other threads, apparently you are going to wait for a significant price drop




  
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Mar 03, 2012 13:17 |  #3

I'm wondering the same as you especially when compared to 5d MK II at launch.


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Mar 03, 2012 13:30 |  #4

I doubt it, may be 2 years before you see maybe $100 rebate.


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May 23, 2012 23:25 |  #5

scpictaker wrote in post #14015135 (external link)
I doubt it, may be 2 years before you see maybe $100 rebate.

Wow! I was hoping to pick up 2 new ones for under 3k early in 2013 :oops:


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May 23, 2012 23:32 as a reply to  @ JJD.Photography's post |  #6

The key here would be to wait for some refurbs to come in and then buy one on the CLP.


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May 23, 2012 23:48 |  #7

I strongly doubt that there will be a price drop for a bit. Even around xmas. You might see some stores doing a boxing day sale or a black friday, but I doubt any of it will be sanctioned by Canon.


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May 23, 2012 23:53 |  #8

kfreels wrote in post #14476818 (external link)
The key here would be to wait for some refurbs to come in and then buy one on the CLP.

I am wondering, how do you differentiate a camera for which refurb or original in the store? just in case the store is trying to play tricky with the buyer.


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May 24, 2012 10:14 |  #9

I don't think we'll see a price drop anytime soon.


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May 24, 2012 10:14 as a reply to  @ teblung's post |  #10

Most stores don't sell refurbs. A certain percentage come off the assembly line bad. Bad cameras get sent back to Canon and the store gets a replacement. The bad camera is repaired by Canon and sold on their canon direct site. Some vendors have the ability to buy Canon refurbs for resale but they have to be authorized to do so. Only reputable vendors can do this and they clearly mark them as refurbs. The boxes are plain vs the attractive shelving packaging on regular new retail units. As each camera has a serial number and refurbs carry a different warranty, this shouldn't happen. A new camera comes in a new box with a new warranty. A refurb comes in a refurb box with a refurb warranty. The only way I can see this happening is an unscrupulous online vendor buying refurbs and selling them as "new". But then as soon as you receive it, you would still have a refurb box (unless they somehow made their own boxes to match the new retail box which would be way too much work for what its worth) and even then, when you registered your serial with Canon for the warranty it would pop up yet again as a refurb.

In other words, just make sure you buy from a reputable vendor like Amazon, Adorama, B&H, etc and not ebay and if you buy new, make sure you don't get a plain white box.


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May 24, 2012 10:15 |  #11

teblung wrote in post #14476877 (external link)
I am wondering, how do you differentiate a camera for which refurb or original in the store? just in case the store is trying to play tricky with the buyer.


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Just buy from a reputable store and you'll eliminate this issue.

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May 24, 2012 10:18 |  #12

kfreels wrote in post #14478417 (external link)
Most stores don't sell refurbs. A certain percentage come off the assembly line bad. Bad cameras get sent back to Canon and the store gets a replacement. The bad camera is repaired by Canon and sold on their canon direct site. Some vendors have the ability to buy Canon refurbs for resale but they have to be authorized to do so. Only reputable vendors can do this and they clearly mark them as refurbs. The boxes are plain vs the attractive shelving packaging on regular new retail units. As each camera has a serial number and refurbs carry a different warranty, this shouldn't happen. A new camera comes in a new box with a new warranty. A refurb comes in a refurb box with a refurb warranty. The only way I can see this happening is an unscrupulous online vendor buying refurbs and selling them as "new". But then as soon as you receive it, you would still have a refurb box (unless they somehow made their own boxes to match the new retail box which would be way too much work for what its worth) and even then, when you registered your serial with Canon for the warranty it would pop up yet again as a refurb.

In other words, just make sure you buy from a reputable vendor like Amazon, Adorama, B&H, etc and not ebay and if you buy new, make sure you don't get a plain white box.

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May 24, 2012 11:46 as a reply to  @ photoby's post |  #13

There is a huge demand for this camera and of course for the Nikon D800 and D800E. Once this demand goes down then you might see some deals. But it took a hell of a long time for the price to change on the 5DII, and I would expect the same for the 5DIII.


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May 24, 2012 12:23 |  #14

There already HAD BEEN deals for the 5D3:

- microcenter had them for $3150 for a short period (until out of stock). Google "5D Mark III 3150 at MicroCenter" and see for yourself

- buy.com had it for MSPR but with a 32GB card + $350 store credit:
http://forums.dpreview​.com …rum=1032&messag​e=41596283 (external link)


So yes, i fully expect to see more deals like this in the near future (esp black friday) and maybe even a no-strings-attached straight up price drop across all retailers.




  
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May 24, 2012 12:41 |  #15

It'll show up in the refurb store eventually




  
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