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| p.2 #12 · 5D III Authorized US Dealer $2799.99 |
as someone who bought this camera for $3,500, i knew i was gonna bite the early adopter bullet.
You did get the adrenaline rush of knowing that you were first with the very newest thing...
... but, in general, unless one really needs the new thing immediately - as opposed to wanting it really badly - it is almost always better to wait at least a little while to make your purchase. Those who are first out of the gate to get the new thing are a bit more likely to deal with:
- paying list price or even higher for the camera - the price will invariably soften once the early excitable early adopter market is satisfied.
- various little technical glitches that don't become apparent until the camera is in the hands of thousands of users.
- lack of full, objective information about the camera that only becomes more available once it becomes more widely available and more people have a chance to use it more thoroughly.
If you need it right away, you have no choice. But if you can wait, wait.
Oh, and now a public service announcement from the Obvious Corollaries Department... if Beach can offer it at this price this week, you can be virtually certain that they are not the only retailer who will be able to offer the camera at comparable prices in the very near future. Stay calm! :-)
Edited on Aug 31, 2012 at 04:02 PM · View previous versions