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| p.2 #6 · $2750 for 5D3 at Adorama on eBay! Why wait for 6D?! |
Except for the fact that because people are aware of these deals they hold off their purchase until the deal comes back, which means low sales at the official price and thus an eventual official price reduction is almost fait accompli.
Where is this purported policy stated on the ebay site? I've never seen it, never heard of it, and have been on ebay for 13+ years.
As for a "one off" deal, that's a nice little theory. Sadly, it simply isn't the case, as Beach did it not once, not twice, but thrice. And now Adorama is doing it, with a fairly reasonable price of $2,75k (should be $2,699 max IMO) echoing what everyone has said since day one?
And why don't we see other expensive products discounted, something like the D800/E? Surely ebay would want to sell D800s at $2,250 to stir up a little "advertising", right? Just imagine how much commotion that would start; you'd see ebay's doors being blown off as people tried to get that camera at $750 off and it would probably sell a lot more than even this deal.
As for Canon's refusal to drop the price formally, that's their choice. They can continue to sell a few, make high margins on each, and continue losing market share. Nothing wrong with that. Look at all the success Sigma enjoyed with it's ridiculous $6.8k DSLR pricing. that worked well for them, didn't it?