If that was your price point, you could have picked one up during that Adorama promotion. I did.
There will be a discount for sure around X-mas time, but I doubt it will be less than the $2750 it went for last week, and will probably be a bit more. The adorama ebay discount was just crazy.
I see the $2750 as the the "bottoming" out price for the 5DIII in the long term, and was not expecting it to reach that for at least 1 more year - judging by Canon's price history with their other high end DSLRs. I still think these recent steep ebay promotions are a freak event that won't be replicated soon by other retailers.
I do think around $2800 is the true mass-market price of this 5DIII. If it normalizes to that price from most reputable retailers, Canon will have no problem selling these quickly and taking the sales volume crown back from Nikon (their D800 specifically). But I doubt this will happen anytime soon.
And if anything, I suspect the 6D's release will actually push the 5DIII's price from being that low in the next couple months. Think about it - if the 5DIII can be routinely bought for around $2700, not many would settle for a 6D for $2100. Most ppl would pay the relatively small difference to obtain a vastly superior camera.
Reignrx wrote in post #15015389
The title said it all. Since 6D is coming out this December, I'm suspecting that 5D Mark II price is going to drop from $1899 (B and H price as of right now) to around $1500-1600. Therefore 5D MARK III could go from $2700-2800 (Rough estimate since Adorama was selling at that price when they were promoting it).
What you guys think? I just recently sold my 5D MARK II and I'm planning to upgrade to 5D MARK III but the price seems outrages right now. I don't mind waiting for 4 months. In the mean time I will be using my crappy Canon Xsi with my sexy 70-200mm f 2.8 L IS