Why is it that the older Rebels (XTi, XS, XSi, and T1i) are not going down in price even with the release of the T3 and T3i?
The street prices seem to remain the same:
(Used Kit Prices)
The reason I ask is because I want to get my girlfriend a T1i for her birthday. I was hoping with the advent of the T3 line, older models would drop some more. This would only make sense since the T3i and T2i MSRP are the same. Why spend the same amount of money on an old model when you can get the latest?
Perhaps I'm just spoiled since I got a XTi kit last year for only $230 and base my prices off that.
And no, I won't just spend the money or sell any of my gear. I love her, but we're young and she's not my wife.