5D Mk III selling lot hotcakes

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Denton Taylor
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5D Mk III selling lot hotcakes
Mar 2, 2012

I was in Adorama today, where I shop regularly, and one of the guys said they had orders for 500 cameras before they opened the door, and expect to sell 1200 by the end of the day.

Imagine what B&H sold?

Recession? What recession?

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In reply to Denton Taylor, Mar 2, 2012

Denton Taylor wrote:

I was in Adorama today, where I shop regularly, and one of the guys said they had orders for 500 cameras before they opened the door, and expect to sell 1200 by the end of the day.

Imagine what B&H sold?

Recession? What recession?

What drugs are they on? I'd like some please.

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In reply to Denton Taylor, Mar 2, 2012

Amazon is indicating that it has already sold out its inital allocation, but is still taking pre orders.

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In reply to jennajenna, Mar 2, 2012

What drugs is the OP on ?

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Denton Taylor wrote:

I was in Adorama today, where I shop regularly, and one of the guys said they had orders for 500 cameras before they opened the door, and expect to sell 1200 by the end of the day.

Imagine what B&H sold?

Recession? What recession?

What drugs are they on? I'd like some please.

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In reply to Denton Taylor, Mar 2, 2012

looks like amazbn got some fresh stock

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I was in Adorama today, where I shop regularly, and one of the guys said they had orders for 500 cameras before they opened the door, and expect to sell 1200 by the end of the day.

Imagine what B&H sold?

Recession? What recession?

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oops... here is the direct link:

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Resul83 wrote:

looks like amazbn got some fresh stock

Not really, they're still showing this advisory:

Note on Availability:This item is in high demand and we have taken orders up to our initial allocations. We will continue to accept pre-orders and fill them as soon as additional inventory becomes available. We will not charge your credit card until we ship the product.

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In reply to Denton Taylor, Mar 2, 2012

probably like the music charts the marketing agency ordered them all...

have to make good somehow!

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In reply to expro, Mar 2, 2012

Placed my order for a 5DmIII and a 24-70 F2.8 mII today at vistek.

The sales person told me they had already taken a bunch of 5DmIII orders already.

Also picked up a G1X

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In reply to bhollis, Mar 2, 2012

yeah you are right http://amzn.to/Canon5DMkIII still shows the high demand notice...

but never hurts to put in a preorder, can always cancel when Canon 3D shows up

Canon 3D is right...isnt it?

bhollis wrote:

Resul83 wrote:

looks like amazbn got some fresh stock

Not really, they're still showing this advisory:

Note on Availability:This item is in high demand and we have taken orders up to our initial allocations. We will continue to accept pre-orders and fill them as soon as additional inventory becomes available. We will not charge your credit card until we ship the product.

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In reply to Denton Taylor, Mar 2, 2012

Some people take photos for a living. $3500 is not that big of an expense if you shoot weddings regularly, do studio photog, etc.
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Did you expect them to sell zero?
In reply to Denton Taylor, Mar 2, 2012

Adorama is a business that sells cameras and other optical gear. So 1200 orders is nothing (certainly not HOTCAKES) considering the US population and that Adorama ships outside the US. We live in a world of 7 billion people. It not like the 5D is ridiculously overpriced as the Sigma SD1 was at $10K.

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In reply to Denton Taylor, Mar 2, 2012

What did they say about orders for the Nikon D800?

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