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| p.1 #9 · Camera producers death spiral |
I really don't understand Panasonic's strategy. They release these great high end bodies, with extremely limited US availability, and for months people can't get them...then the market floods and the huge discounts begin. It is discouraging. I bought my GX1 last January, and in less than a year, it's dropped 36% (B&H). That's really depressing. And on Amazon, it's now nearly half price. I paid $699 for it new, and Amazon has it right now for $379. (which, BTW, is a great price on a great camera). I wouldn't care as much if it didn't so horribly affect resale. I mean, less than a year after release, I'd be lucky to get $325 for it. Though frankly, at that price, I'm tempted to pick up a second one for some reason. (I have a $100 Amazon gift card right now), but I won't.