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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 5D3 Price Drop


I noticed the 5D3 kit at BH is now $3,699. The site shows $4,399 and a $400 instant rebate that ends Jan 5 but when you add it to your cart the price is $3,699 i.e. $800 less! Is this a mistake? Should I wait until the 6D is released on Dec 10 to see what the price will do to the 5D3? Is there any word online about adding Wi-Fi to the 5D3 anytime soon in a new model?

I put a value of $800 on the kit lens bringing the body down to $2,900. I'm ready to checkout but wanted a little feedback first.

Thank you!



Nov 28, 2012 at 08:11 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 5D3 Price Drop


during the black friday, it was 2499...

i mean... if you need it, go ahead. why would you wait for another second?

but if you already have another body and you just want to add this to your collection, you might want to wait little longer.

-Young-



Nov 29, 2012 at 12:06 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 5D3 Price Drop


Its not a mistake - the deal was announced here at the forum as well:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1169112

It is a good price specially if you need the lens as well. There have been better deals on ebay for body only but you never know when will be the next deal like that.



Nov 29, 2012 at 12:12 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 5D3 Price Drop


The lens if you sell will get you around 750 and you'll end up paying for shipping. So more like 730 dollars.

If you need the camera, its a good price. The lowest I've seen it for that kit from an authorized dealer was 3500 during a few hours of the sale.



Nov 29, 2012 at 12:14 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 5D3 Price Drop


hanak347 wrote:
. if you already have another body .., you might want to wait little longer.

-Young-


+1



Nov 29, 2012 at 12:30 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 5D3 Price Drop


Adorama had the same kit with the 600EX RT added for $3,899 - $200 more - on eBay all of last weekend.

That is a USA body, Canon warranty, shipped with a regular Adorama receipt.

Figure the value of the 600 EX at about $550 if you need it, maybe $530 if you would sell it. (It is currently $569 at B&H.)

So that is basically $550-$200=$350 cheaper than the B&H sale. Plus, there was another $77 in "eBay Bucks" - to buy something with on eBay in January. So net-net is $350+$77=$427 cheaper. Almost a free 600EX.

If you have an immediate want/need/use for the camera, buy the B&H. If you only have a few shoots, wait to save a bit. Your call.

I was going to wait until March, because I don't work much during the winter. But I have a shoot Saturday and Sunday that I could use the 5D3 for. The net price was pretty good, so I bought one.

Cheers! Good luck.



Nov 29, 2012 at 12:32 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 5D3 Price Drop


If you head to eBay to unload the 24-105 f/4 lens, it will probably sell for about $850. Subtract eBay fees, commissions, PayPal and shipping, you'll profit around $750. That's probably your best case scenario too. I'm seeing more and more body/lens with a discounted price, so I imagine there will be many others trying to unload the lens. I've been watching everything like a hawk, as I'm interested in body only. If you need it now, it's a little work, but will be cheaper than buying body outright. I would probably pull the trigger if I needed it now. For now, I'll continue to watch.


Nov 29, 2012 at 12:49 AM
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mmurph wrote:
Adorama had the same kit with the 600EX RT added for $3,899 - $200 more - on eBay all of last weekend.

That is a USA body, Canon warranty, shipped with a regular Adorama receipt.


I don't think it was $3899-200... Are you sure about that?



Nov 29, 2012 at 01:21 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 5D3 Price Drop


I just bought a 5d Mark iii body only on ebay from PMI digital for $2979. I chose the buy now price because I am leaving on a trip on the 8th of December and I couldn't wait any longer to make a decision. Would have considered the 6D if I had the time. PMi is a Canon authorized dealer. Delivery is set for the 4th. Looked like you could make a bid lower than the asking price but again I didn't want to wait for a response.


Nov 29, 2012 at 03:28 AM
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tmoney1876 wrote:
I don't think it was $3899-200... Are you sure about that?



."Adorama had the kit for $3,899. That is $200 more than the B&H price... "

was what that was meant to read.


That was supposed to be a "dash", rather than a "minus." Sorry if that was confusing!



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · 5D3 Price Drop


Haha, I bought from Adorama, in was about to be pissed.


Nov 29, 2012 at 04:30 AM
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mmurph wrote:
Adorama had the same kit with the 600EX RT added for $3,899 - $200 more - on eBay all of last weekend.

That is a USA body, Canon warranty, shipped with a regular Adorama receipt.

Figure the value of the 600 EX at about $550 if you need it, maybe $530 if you would sell it. (It is currently $569 at B&H.)

So that is basically $550-$200=$350 cheaper than the B&H sale. Plus, there was another $77 in "eBay Bucks" - to buy something with on eBay in January. So net-net is $350+$77=$427 cheaper. Almost a free 600EX.

If you have an immediate want/need/use
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I totally agree. Perhaps B&H could include 600EX RT and offer a better deal than Adorama's $3899 price.



Nov 29, 2012 at 04:38 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · 5D3 Price Drop


BakGa wrote:
I just bought a 5d Mark iii body only on ebay from PMI digital for $2979. I chose the buy now price because I am leaving on a trip on the 8th of December and I couldn't wait any longer to make a decision. Would have considered the 6D if I had the time. PMi is a Canon authorized dealer. Delivery is set for the 4th. Looked like you could make a bid lower than the asking price but again I didn't want to wait for a response.


I've bought from PMIDigital before - my previous 5d Mark II.Excellent seller.



Nov 29, 2012 at 04:39 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · 5D3 Price Drop


Although I own both 24-105 and 600EX and personally would like a good deal on 5D III body only.


Nov 29, 2012 at 04:40 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · 5D3 Price Drop


I'm no marketing expert, but with the number of 5DIII's sold in the past few weeks, the boards will be teaming with pics. That could only excite buyers in the short term. So, It may be awhile before the prices drop. For the couple of hundred saved buying from Ebay I'd opt for B&H.


Nov 29, 2012 at 03:17 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · 5D3 Price Drop


I do most of my business with B&H but Amazon has the same deal as B&H but being an Amazon Prime member would get the kit to me in 1 day for $3.95. Does anybody have any experience sending gear back to them in the case of poor lens performance?


Nov 29, 2012 at 03:28 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · 5D3 Price Drop


I have sent a few items back to Amazon, with no problems, just describe why you are not happy with it. This time of year, they sometimes extent the return policy to 60 days, for holidays. They email a shipping label for your box and drop off at local UPS site (Office Depot for me), so no return shipping cost. When you use a non-Prime Amazon 3rd party, you deal with that company's return policy.

Now for Texas, we have to pay sales tax on Amazon direct items, but not on their 3rd party suppliers (go figure). I love the Amazon Prime free 2 day shipping and the free Prime video access.

Steve



Nov 29, 2012 at 03:54 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · 5D3 Price Drop


Mike1.6 wrote:
I do most of my business with B&H but Amazon has the same deal as B&H but being an Amazon Prime member would get the kit to me in 1 day for $3.95. Does anybody have any experience sending gear back to them in the case of poor lens performance?


Another option, you might ask B&H if they will match the Amazon 1Day $3.95 shipping. That way you get the best of all worlds, plus support an FM supporter.



Nov 29, 2012 at 04:02 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · 5D3 Price Drop


RS Photo wrote:
Is there any word online about adding Wi-Fi to the 5D3 anytime soon in a new model?


The 5d3 is less than a year old. Wait another 2 years and ask the same question



Nov 29, 2012 at 05:01 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · 5D3 Price Drop


I am considering a second 5D Mark III body and I could locate a body only for slightly more than $2,800, including shipping. I don't have to sell anything, like a lens or flash that I don't need. With the eroding price of the 24-105mm kit lens, that seems to be a fair price, right?


Nov 29, 2012 at 05:54 PM
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