Price drop at Amazon on 5DmkIII - just occurred!

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JFScheck
JFScheck Regular Member • Posts: 216
Price drop at Amazon on 5DmkIII - just occurred!

Was checking my order on Amazon and just saw the price drop on my Canon 5DmkIII from $3,699.00 to $3,499.00.

I canceled my previous order a few weeks back just because I wanted to receive a camera body "post" light leak fix (aka - tape) - looks like my patience will be rewarded with a small $200.00 bonus.

As long as this camera arrives before my next big trip I'll be happy - and oh by the way, when can I pre-order my 24-70 mkII?

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Steve Dell Senior Member • Posts: 1,145
Re: Price drop at Amazon on 5DmkIII - just occurred!

I believe the original price was supposed to be US$3499.00
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RichW Forum Pro • Posts: 12,759
They removed the premium......

and set it back to the original price. Now is looks like a bargain.

Great marketing strategy......

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Yea, my 5D3 has the light leak with the lens cap on. The pics are better with the cap off anyway.

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JFScheck
JFScheck OP Regular Member • Posts: 216
Re: They removed the premium......

Damn - I don't know how I'm supposed to feel about that...

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MikeFromMesa Senior Member • Posts: 2,849
Re: They removed the premium......

Now is looks like a bargain

The camera may be worth the price but I am not sure "bargain" is the right word at $3500 US. Now if they want to drop the price to US $2500 that would be a different story ...

Severian The Lame Contributing Member • Posts: 541
Re: They removed the premium......

This price "change" means absolutely nothing, other than that they have bodies in stock. It is a very common practice for the price to rise when Amazon does not have it in stock. Often times the higher price you see listed is not from Amazon itself but from one of the "featured merchants" in Amazon Marketplace. As soon as Amazon gets the stuff in stock the price magically falls. This happens especially on items that are having a sale on: when they sell out, the price goes up to the list price, but when they get more stock the price falls to the sales price.

Now you see them selling the 5D3 for $3200 or less, that's the time to get excited.

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bronxbombers Forum Pro • Posts: 18,226
Re: They removed the premium......

JFScheck wrote:

Damn - I don't know how I'm supposed to feel about that...

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You must have ordered it from a third part merchant and not amazon themselves and the third party had been originally price gouging.

bronxbombers Forum Pro • Posts: 18,226
Re: They removed the premium......

Severian The Lame wrote:

Now you see them selling the 5D3 for $3200 or less, that's the time to get excited.

J&R had the kit for $130 off, combine selling the lens for a little extra and the bonus points so CC offer at J&R and you can get it for $3200, I just did.

chironNYC Senior Member • Posts: 1,766
Re: They removed the premium......

Exactly right. $3499 has always been the price at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Severian The Lame wrote:

This price "change" means absolutely nothing, other than that they have bodies in stock. It is a very common practice for the price to rise when Amazon does not have it in stock. Often times the higher price you see listed is not from Amazon itself but from one of the "featured merchants" in Amazon Marketplace. As soon as Amazon gets the stuff in stock the price magically falls. This happens especially on items that are having a sale on: when they sell out, the price goes up to the list price, but when they get more stock the price falls to the sales price.

Now you see them selling the 5D3 for $3200 or less, that's the time to get excited.

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ArabiaSandStorm Regular Member • Posts: 128
Re: They removed the premium......

They made that mistake once with the 5DM2, they will never do it again.

MikeFromMesa wrote:

Now is looks like a bargain

The camera may be worth the price but I am not sure "bargain" is the right word at $3500 US. Now if they want to drop the price to US $2500 that would be a different story ...

ArabiaSandStorm Regular Member • Posts: 128
Re: Price drop at Amazon on 5DmkIII - just occurred!

Your order must have been with one of the re-seller thugs allowed by Amazon.com

JFScheck wrote:

Was checking my order on Amazon and just saw the price drop on my Canon 5DmkIII from $3,699.00 to $3,499.00.

I canceled my previous order a few weeks back just because I wanted to receive a camera body "post" light leak fix (aka - tape) - looks like my patience will be rewarded with a small $200.00 bonus.

As long as this camera arrives before my next big trip I'll be happy - and oh by the way, when can I pre-order my 24-70 mkII?

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Kevin Jorgensen Contributing Member • Posts: 745
Re: Price drop at Amazon on 5DmkIII - just occurred!

What they lose on the merry go round they pick up on the swing. I'm trying to work out why the 24-70f2.8L has jumped by nearly $400 on the grey market over my way. The 15f2.8 fisheye jumped just after L zoom fisheye was released as well. Paid over $800 for mine. I can only summise that stocks are drying up in anticipation of the newer model.

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JFScheck OP Regular Member • Posts: 216
Re: They removed the premium......

bronxbombers wrote:

You must have ordered it from a third part merchant and not amazon themselves and the third party had been originally price gouging.

[color=darkblue]Nope - it was from Amazon, I actually was on the phone with Amazon when both me and the Amazon rep watched it drop.

Guess Amazon too had a little mark-up in play for the first few batches of cameras...
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JFScheck
JFScheck OP Regular Member • Posts: 216
Re: Price drop at Amazon on 5DmkIII - just occurred!

That is what I have read, also have read that the dealy to the new mkii is to get rid of all 24-70L mki stock out in the wild...
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chironNYC Senior Member • Posts: 1,766
Re: They removed the premium......

I have only ever seen it on Amazon for 3499, except for third party merchants, who were small stores trying to get a premium.

The price is 3499.

JFScheck wrote:
bronxbombers wrote:

You must have ordered it from a third part merchant and not amazon themselves and the third party had been originally price gouging.

[color=darkblue]Nope - it was from Amazon, I actually was on the phone with Amazon when both me and the Amazon rep watched it drop.

Guess Amazon too had a little mark-up in play for the first few batches of cameras...
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Peter

yabokkie Regular Member • Posts: 483
price drop, maybe two grands within two years

I'd guess that there may well be a price drop of two grands say, before the Christmas of next year, may be more if 5D4 comes before that (50D came early because 40D looked bad compared with D300).

Horshack Veteran Member • Posts: 5,803
Here's a real price drop - $3,149.99
MikeFromMesa Senior Member • Posts: 2,849
I wonder ...

It is truly tempting, but perhaps this is where the series 1 and 2 cameras have found a home?

Tom Melanson
Tom Melanson Senior Member • Posts: 1,214
Re: Price drop at Amazon on 5DmkIII - just occurred!

You can pre-order the 24-70 from B&H. I pre-ordered mine about a month ago.
(Don't expect delivery 'til July, though.)

JFScheck wrote:

Was checking my order on Amazon and just saw the price drop on my Canon 5DmkIII from $3,699.00 to $3,499.00.

I canceled my previous order a few weeks back just because I wanted to receive a camera body "post" light leak fix (aka - tape) - looks like my patience will be rewarded with a small $200.00 bonus.

As long as this camera arrives before my next big trip I'll be happy - and oh by the way, when can I pre-order my 24-70 mkII?

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