can't believe my 5R has lost almost half value in 7 months

Started Sep 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
1prime
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Hey Punk, I mean Sir Punk,
In reply to Sir Punk, Sep 3, 2013

Sir Punk wrote:

I have been reading a bit the news on nex rumors and I happened to noticed a post about the 5R being sold for $429

I bought my 5R at the end of January for $700 and now it's probably worth $300 on the used market. I know how much technology depreciates but also my experience with other expensive digital cameras I have owned (one example to LX3) was that the value wouldn't go down so sharply. Not even a year has gone by.

This makes me reconsider Sony for my next purchase of a digital camera with such short product life.

What are people thoughts on this matter? I am quite upset about it. I always sell my gear and reinvest that money to buy new one but this 5R is going to be quite a financial loss.

I don't want to rub it in, but I just picked up an open box 5r yesterday for $349. I tried to get it for $332 but the store manager wouldn't go there. Yes, I'm thrilled with my deal & the camera.

But the flip side is I've spent many hours exploring which Nex body to get and how to go about it. I'm not sure you wanted to put that much time into it. We've all bought things when they came out at MSRP so the phrase I hate to hear is, "Just live with it." Sorry to be so rash, but you still have a marvelous camera, so with a nicer tone, just enjoy living with it!

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