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| p.9 #12 · $2750 for 5D3 at Adorama on eBay! Why wait for 6D?! |
Here is a juicy (large) JPG illustrating the Adorama-a-thon-a-rama sale of the 5DIII from (nearly) two weeks ago. I believe the file starts with the 81st buyer on E-Bay (all the names are anonymized by the auction site) and continues until the end of the sale at 818 cameras.
The overwhelming majority of buyers took only one.
d***d seems to have pretty much joined E-Bay, to score 5 bodies.
0***0, with a count of 75 positive transactions, also bought 5.
a***3, n***5, c***y took two apiece. So did 9***e.
Everybody else from buyer 81 until 818, seems to have purchased one apiece.
From what I saw in my limited scoping of craigslist a few days ago, I would assume that most of the CL sellers I list below, actually waited until they had the camera in their possession before posting it for sale. California buyers seem to have gotten the goods by Friday, with Texas and the Midwest a little earlier. Some of ads are forthright, others are more cagey...this being the internet and all. But, I don't get it, really, why go through all of the effort of buying a camera for $2,749, having a tax liability of at least another $165? The break even point is about $2,915 and you can see from the asking prices below, that the average is about $2,985.
I don't see the point of all the effort, to net potentially $235 if you don't pay use tax, or end up making perhaps $70 bucks if you do? I must be missing something?
(eventually the listings will die but I put the price next to it, for posterity)
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/pho/3283760302.html $2900 (from Beach Camera)
And, if somebody intends to regurgitate the body on E-Bay, well that sounds strange as the listing fee and PayPal commission gobble a lot!
Flip pancakes, not camera bodies nor houses!