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

Started Sep 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
marike6
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Re: Surprising...
In reply to lenshoarder, Sep 3, 2013

lenshoarder wrote:

marike6 wrote:

Some cameras lose value faster than others, but Sony NEX cameras (until recently I guess) generally hold their value well.

But the fact the NEX-5R / 18-55 kit is $499 at a reputable shop like B&H is crazy to me, considering that when the NEX-3N came out, I purchased the 3N kit from them for the exact same $499 that the far better 5R is now selling at.

They do hold their value well. Used 5N's sell for more than new one's did at their final clearance price.

I don't know why this is surprising. This isn't natural price destruction, it's a clearance that Sony initiated. They do it every year. They did it for the NEX 3/5. They did it for the C3/5N. Now they are doing it for the 5R. You can set your clock by it.

Perhaps, and maybe it's because I don't check prices for every single Sony body on a weekly basis.  But I do know that Sony did not put the 5N on final clearance so early into it's lifecycle.  The NEX-7 has never been put on clearance, nor was the RX100.

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