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Aug 26, 2009 15:28 |  #61

well crap...you aren't kidding!!

I've been eyeing the 300 2.8. It's been sitting on $4100 for months and just jumped 200 dollars since yesterday. :-(


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Aug 26, 2009 16:58 |  #62

CatchingUp wrote in post #8527630 (external link)
well crap...you aren't kidding!!

I've been eyeing the 300 2.8. It's been sitting on $4100 for months and just jumped 200 dollars since yesterday. :-(

Yup, it says $4300 now at B&H. That should push up the used prices.


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Aug 26, 2009 17:48 |  #63

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I am really glad that i picked up my 70-200 2.8 IS for 1700 (new) before the price jump

Picked mine up for US$1499 during the rebate period. Glad I didn't wait - many sites are now showing $1850-$1900! :shock:


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Aug 26, 2009 18:21 |  #64

Well, there's no doubt it sucks.
But what else are we going to buy?
Dang... :(


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Aug 26, 2009 21:08 |  #65

Route246 wrote in post #8527183 (external link)
Yen is getting very strong against the US dollar (today around Y95). That may have a little to do with it with respect to US pricing. They are getting killed by their own strong currency. These lenses are all made in Japan.

Well done canon and Nikon. Now people are trained to assume and convince themselves as currency fluctuation is the reason for price increases. Good Job




  
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Aug 26, 2009 22:07 |  #66

You can still buy the Canon 300mm f/2.8 lens from B&H for $4,100.00 now. It's the Imported version, but its exactly the same as the US version. The only difference is you don't get free shipping or discount if they have it available. I talked to B&H and they said the two lenses are identical, even the manufactures number and B&H number are the same. I always buy the cheaper lens weather is is a US version or Imported version it doesn't matter to me as they both come with warranty from Canon USA.

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Aug 26, 2009 23:31 |  #67

Well, so much for the 50mm f/1.4 USM for now :(

At least I got my 300mm f/4L IS before the hike.

This makes what, 2 hikes this year? What, every 4 months is there another price hike?


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Aug 26, 2009 23:44 |  #68

iluvslr wrote in post #8529379 (external link)
Well done canon and Nikon. Now people are trained to assume and convince themselves as currency fluctuation is the reason for price increases. Good Job

Exactly. Does anyone think the price will go down as the dollar gets stronger? :rolleyes::lol::p


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Aug 27, 2009 00:22 |  #69

Mr. Clean wrote in post #8530176 (external link)
Exactly. Does anyone think the price will go down as the dollar gets stronger? :rolleyes::lol::p

as a matter of fact, all these large companies hedge in different currencies to neutralise the effect of currency fluctuations




  
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Aug 27, 2009 01:44 |  #70

Well just got me a 24-70L for $1200 on new egg :D WOOT!


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Aug 27, 2009 01:46 |  #71

what is all this for
yesterday i checked.. it wa 1270 for 24-70
now its 1350 -_- wtf?


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Aug 27, 2009 01:52 |  #72

I suggest you people get stuff from newegg while they still have the old prices listed !!!


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Aug 27, 2009 06:58 |  #73

Message from Helen, Adorama Camera Customer Service Ambassador

Fodowsky wrote in post #8525845 (external link)
I have been eying a 100-400L for several days and was going to pull the trigger on it Monday. Looked at it today and it had gone up $99........Made a call to Adorama and after talking to a Manager, they sold it to me for the lower price.

Delighted to hear that you were looked after!



  
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Aug 27, 2009 07:01 |  #74

Message from Helen, Adorama Camera Customer Service Ambassador

J_TULLAR wrote in post #8525969 (external link)
So would that mean they spend the time to calibrate the lens and make it sharp as a tack? If so Im sold!!!

All refurbished units sold by Adorama Camera are factory refurbished by the manufacturer. A refurbished unit from Adorama may be an ex-store demo, possibly used in field tests or sales displays, or it may have been ordered in error and returned to the retailer (who can't then sell it as 'new' so it has to be sent back to the manufacturer for refurbishment).

A refurb can also have simply been pulled from the production line if something appears faulty, or if it hasn't passed the final inspection. Most of the time it is a very minor issue that needs correcting, nevertheless, once it is pulled from the normal flow of production, it gets flagged as a refurbished model, so you may get a unit straight from the factory that has never been used.

A refurbished item will have been checked over by the manufacturer by hand, inspected very thoroughly, diagnosed, and calibrated by experienced technicians, and could therefore turn out to be more dependable than a new item - which will only have been checked by a process of systematic quality control protocol (ie by random sampling as it comes off the conveyor belt).

In the past Adorama warranted Canon refurbished for 90 days; since 1st May, all Canon refurbished products from Adorama come with a 1 year return-to-Adorama warranty; 14 days from date of receipt for a full refund, and the balance for repair or replacement.

As to the individual history of a single item, the honest answer is we have no way of knowing. Refurbished equipment is not like new inventory; the manufacturers contact us when they have a batch to sell, and the availability is unpredictable. However, if you were to ask my personal opinion on whether the equipment that Adorama offers as refurbished is typically less than a year old, based on the regularity with which we receive batches, I'd be inclined to think it is all relatively new.

The warranty we give covers anything the manufacturers warranty covers for a new unit, including shutter defects.

I hope this helps - if you need any additonal information, please don't hesitate to contact me directly.



  
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Aug 27, 2009 08:34 |  #75

HelenOster wrote in post #8531305 (external link)
All refurbished units sold by Adorama Camera are factory refurbished by the manufacturer. A refurbished unit from Adorama may be an ex-store demo, possibly used in field tests or sales displays, or it may have been ordered in error and returned to the retailer (who can't then sell it as 'new' so it has to be sent back to the manufacturer for refurbishment).

A refurb can also have simply been pulled from the production line if something appears faulty, or if it hasn't passed the final inspection. Most of the time it is a very minor issue that needs correcting, nevertheless, once it is pulled from the normal flow of production, it gets flagged as a refurbished model, so you may get a unit straight from the factory that has never been used.

A refurbished item will have been checked over by the manufacturer by hand, inspected very thoroughly, diagnosed, and calibrated by experienced technicians, and could therefore turn out to be more dependable than a new item - which will only have been checked by a process of systematic quality control protocol (ie by random sampling as it comes off the conveyor belt).

In the past Adorama warranted Canon refurbished for 90 days; since 1st May, all Canon refurbished products from Adorama come with a 1 year return-to-Adorama warranty; 14 days from date of receipt for a full refund, and the balance for repair or replacement.

As to the individual history of a single item, the honest answer is we have no way of knowing. Refurbished equipment is not like new inventory; the manufacturers contact us when they have a batch to sell, and the availability is unpredictable. However, if you were to ask my personal opinion on whether the equipment that Adorama offers as refurbished is typically less than a year old, based on the regularity with which we receive batches, I'd be inclined to think it is all relatively new.

The warranty we give covers anything the manufacturers warranty covers for a new unit, including shutter defects.

I hope this helps - if you need any additonal information, please don't hesitate to contact me directly.

Cool I may take you up on this offer soon :D


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