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Thread started 26 Jun 2012 (Tuesday) 18:04
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POLL: "How did you pay for your new 5DmkIII?"
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Took out a loan from the bank
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How did you Finance your 5DmkIII?

 
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Jun 27, 2012 14:49 |  #46

Paid cash plus my 5D MK II for mine. I was going to wait until the price dropped but having saved hard I decided to treat myself. It should arrive tomorrow so looking forward to giving it an outing this weekend.

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Jun 27, 2012 14:55 |  #47

I'm sure for some it's maybe not about having the cash. I happy to say I do have the cash, but I do also have a wife who might just cut my limbs off knowing what I just paid for a body/lens whatever. She would notice a few thousand missing from our savings, not 1 or 2 hundred from our checking each month. As long as it's interest free, Bill Me Later or Amazon card/Newegg card work great to keep it discrete!


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Jun 27, 2012 15:06 |  #48

Bakewell wrote in post #14640116 (external link)
Really? 92% of people buying the 5DmkIII paid cash? What recession?!?! Who says photographers are struggling?

recession affects people in certain job areas and certain finance income.

if u work for a decent sector that i not relalya ffected by the recession and get paid well then recession wont bite u that much.

yes all those with well paid jobs use to get 500 savinsg each month but now only get 250 due to infaltion etc so all is well


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Jun 27, 2012 15:08 |  #49

Delija wrote in post #14640314 (external link)
I find it interesting that 100% didn't pay with cash. What does a professional camera body do for hobbyists? And the cost of any camera body is small compared to the cost of the lenses and other accessories - plus the life span of a digital SLR is about as long as that of a cell phone.

How come my Canon A-1 Film still works then and takes better pics then my 400d and also has betetr ergonomics and viewfinder?

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Jun 27, 2012 15:14 |  #50

In my view if you cannot pay in cash without even noticing that you have made a purchase, you should not buy


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Jun 27, 2012 15:15 |  #51

light_pilgrim wrote in post #14640430 (external link)
In my view if you cannot pay in cash without even noticing that you have made a purchase, you should not buy

I would never eat ...


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Jun 27, 2012 15:17 |  #52

Chet wrote in post #14640434 (external link)
I would never eat ...

Eating and 5D MKIII is different.


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Jun 27, 2012 15:27 |  #53

I was thinking of selling my oldest son so I could buy the 5DMKIII but not sure if I would have made enough on the sale and was talked out of it.
So, I sold my youngest son and bought a 2nd 5DMKII and with the extra cash left over, took my wife to McDonalds for Big Mac!


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Jun 27, 2012 15:30 |  #54

I made sure the ski mask fit correctly, so it didn't fly off as I ran away:lol:


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Jun 27, 2012 15:30 as a reply to  @ johneo's post |  #55
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I'm beginning to think that POTN members paying cash for this camera must belong to the "1%"!


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Jun 27, 2012 15:31 |  #56

Delija wrote in post #14640314 (external link)
I find it interesting that 100% didn't pay with cash. What does a professional camera body do for hobbyists? And the cost of any camera body is small compared to the cost of the lenses and other accessories - plus the life span of a digital SLR is about as long as that of a cell phone.

Probably 92% is about right... The hobbyists should buy this (admittedly high dollar) item with discretionary funds (i.e. cash). IF they have it, in the required amount...

In my youth, the company I worked for told us that you borrow only for capital investment.

Show me a company which borrows for operating expenses (don't confuse this with a credit line) and I will show you a company that is marching towards bankruptcy.


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Jun 27, 2012 15:32 |  #57

light_pilgrim wrote in post #14640430 (external link)
In my view if you cannot pay in cash without even noticing that you have made a purchase, you should not buy

Wouldn't you start to notice purchases eventually though, if you never noticed?


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Jun 27, 2012 15:32 |  #58

I cashed in my retirement funds. And no I'm not even 45 yrs old yet. Hahaha. Told two brides to book me so I can buy a new camera to use at their wedding


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Jun 27, 2012 17:21 |  #59

DanFrank wrote in post #14640338 (external link)
I'm sure for some it's maybe not about having the cash. I happy to say I do have the cash, but I do also have a wife who might just cut my limbs off knowing what I just paid for a body/lens whatever. She would notice a few thousand missing from our savings, not 1 or 2 hundred from our checking each month. As long as it's interest free, Bill Me Later or Amazon card/Newegg card work great to keep it discrete!

What's your wife's name and phone number?:eek::lol::lol::lol:


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Jun 27, 2012 17:25 |  #60

johnlo wrote in post #14640529 (external link)
Told two brides to book me so I can buy a new camera to use at their wedding

Now there's an idea! bw!


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