Petition to lower A99 price

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BMWX5 Senior Member • Posts: 4,142
Petition to lower A99 price

to make it affordable for everyone...

Choose one (body only):

1. $2500
2. $2250
3. $2000
4. $1800

Let's vote and try people power to convince Sony to lower the price...

I vote # 2

Sony SLT-A99
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miro3 Senior Member • Posts: 2,396
Re: Petition to lower A99 price

BMWX5 wrote:

to make it affordable for everyone...

Choose one (body only):

1. $2500
2. $2250
3. $2000
4. $1800

Let's vote and try people power to convince Sony to lower the price...

I vote # 2

number 4

rothwells Regular Member • Posts: 327
Re: Petition to lower A99 price

oh, yeah.... THIS brilliant idea will work.... take that Sony.... we said we don't want to pay "x", so you better lower the price.

I'll bet they're shaking in their boots....

It's their camera. They can sell it for whatever they want

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cyainparadise Veteran Member • Posts: 5,577
How childess

Don't you have anything better to do? The marketplace will tell Sony if they need to lower the price, not some idiotic 'petition'.

BMWX5 wrote:

to make it affordable for everyone...

Choose one (body only):

1. $2500
2. $2250
3. $2000
4. $1800

Let's vote and try people power to convince Sony to lower the price...

I vote # 2

mick232 Contributing Member • Posts: 791
Re: Petition to lower A99 price

rothwells wrote:

oh, yeah.... THIS brilliant idea will work.... take that Sony.... we said we don't want to pay "x", so you better lower the price.

I'll bet they're shaking in their boots....

It's their camera. They can sell it for whatever they want

Well, the A99's position in Amazon's camera ranking is probably a stronger indicator than this petition. It isn't exactly selling like hot cakes.

Other camera's that aren't yet shipping but can be pre-ordered:
Sony A99 #1147
Sony RX1 #353
Canon EOS 6D #293
Nikon D600 #15 (already shipping)

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Ionian Senior Member • Posts: 1,270
Re: Petition to lower A99 price

Since when has Sony ever listen to anything the customers have said? If they did, we wouldn't be stuck with the abortions that are their current lineup.

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dennismullen
dennismullen Veteran Member • Posts: 8,994
I wish they were charging more!

They could have made a bigger buffer and faster fps. When paying this much what's another couple hundred dollars to avoid compromises.
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rothwells Regular Member • Posts: 327
Re: Petition to lower A99 price

Ionian wrote:

Since when has Sony ever listen to anything the customers have said? If they did, we wouldn't be stuck with the abortions that are their current lineup.

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Hell hath no fury like an a77 fanboi scorned.

'...For every man who has ever lived, in this universe,
there shines a star.'
-Arthur C. Clarke
-------------------------------------------
My gallery: http://www.frankperri.com/g/index.html

Why is it that the people with the biggest and most
conspicuous watermarks have the photos least worth
stealing?

I instantly disregard any thread or poster that use the
words 'Tack Sharp'.

'Can't help it, I am a Barry fanboy.' - gpr2020 (a.k.a. mzd), Sept. 3,
2009

Oh, come on. It isn't just Sony... any normal business isn't going to listen to a bunch of whiners that can't afford their product and demand it cost less.

Have you tried complaining to Apple that the iphone is too expensive and you slam them for not listening? How about bitching at Bentley becuase you think their cars should be $30,000 instead of $300,000

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Ralf B
Ralf B Veteran Member • Posts: 7,594
the market will tell Sony to lower A99 price
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I saw the Nikon D800 body only for 2699€ in a long-established and trusted brick-and-mortar photo story in Ulm, Germany today. Sony Germany price announcement for the a99 is still at 2799€. I bet we will see lower prices before Xmas.
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Rab G Regular Member • Posts: 398
Re: Petition to lower A99 price

How ironic someone called BMWX5 asking for a price drop LOL!!!

Ralf B
Ralf B Veteran Member • Posts: 7,594
Re: Petition to lower A99 price
1

Rab G wrote:

How ironic someone called BMWX5 asking for a price drop LOL!!!

Maybe he was smart and bought it used, exploiting the price drop of new BMW X5's caused by their depreciation?
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sybersitizen Veteran Member • Posts: 5,845
Re: Petition to lower A99 price

BMWX5 wrote:

to make it affordable for everyone...

Choose one (body only):

1. $2500
2. $2250
3. $2000
4. $1800

Five bucks.

Rab G Regular Member • Posts: 398
Re: Petition to lower A99 price

Problem is the buying price may be cheap the RUNNING cost dont drop the same !!!!

Amateur Sony Shooter Veteran Member • Posts: 5,417
Re: Petition to lower A99 price

Yeah, give me FIVE!

sybersitizen wrote:

BMWX5 wrote:

to make it affordable for everyone...

Choose one (body only):

1. $2500
2. $2250
3. $2000
4. $1800

Five bucks.

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ck3
ck3 Senior Member • Posts: 2,794
Re: Petition to lower A99 price

BMWX5 wrote:

to make it affordable for everyone...

To make it affordable for everyone I'd say they should give the body and a lens away for free and then pay part of the electricity bill (we need to charge up the battery from time to time) and - if necessary - computer upgrades to process the files.

jakobr Regular Member • Posts: 181
Re: I wish they were charging more!

Totally agree so I'm waiting for the next wave of alpha cameras (hopefully a more still picture oriented camera, and not a more crippled A95)

Jakob

BMWX5 OP Senior Member • Posts: 4,142
Re: Petition to lower A99 price

It is not for me. I already pre ordered but I just want to help out other buyers who are complaining about the price. Who knows? They already dropped it by $200 since the announcement.

Sony does check this forum and THEY listened to some of the suggestions on this forum.

It won't harm to try, right?

Rab G wrote:

How ironic someone called BMWX5 asking for a price drop LOL!!!

digitalshooter
digitalshooter Forum Pro • Posts: 19,604
Sorry not interested at any price (nt)
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Thanks,

Digitalshooter

PS: all posts are just my opinion!

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BMWX5 OP Senior Member • Posts: 4,142
Re: Sorry not interested at any price (nt)

You'll miss all the fun shooting with this camera...

digitalshooter wrote:

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Thanks,

Digitalshooter

PS: all posts are just my opinion!

Ionian Senior Member • Posts: 1,270
Re: Petition to lower A99 price

rothwells wrote:

Have you tried complaining to Apple that the iphone is too expensive and you slam them for not listening? How about bitching at Bentley becuase you think their cars should be $30,000 instead of $300,000

All true.

-- hide signature --

Hell hath no fury like an a77 fanboi scorned.

'...For every man who has ever lived, in this universe,
there shines a star.'
-Arthur C. Clarke
-------------------------------------------
My gallery: http://www.frankperri.com/g/index.html

Why is it that the people with the biggest and most
conspicuous watermarks have the photos least worth
stealing?

I instantly disregard any thread or poster that use the
words 'Tack Sharp'.

'Can't help it, I am a Barry fanboy.' - gpr2020 (a.k.a. mzd), Sept. 3,
2009

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