Petition to lower A99 price

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BMWX5
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Petition to lower A99 price
Sep 28, 2012

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
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Re: Petition to lower A99 price
In reply to BMWX5, Sep 28, 2012

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

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rothwells
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In reply to miro3, Sep 28, 2012

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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In reply to BMWX5, Sep 28, 2012

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

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In reply to rothwells, Sep 28, 2012

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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In reply to BMWX5, Sep 28, 2012

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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In reply to BMWX5, Sep 28, 2012

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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In reply to Ionian, Sep 28, 2012

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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I instantly disregard any thread or poster that use the
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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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the market will tell Sony to lower A99 price
In reply to BMWX5, Sep 28, 2012

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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In reply to BMWX5, Sep 28, 2012

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

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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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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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In reply to Ralf B, Sep 28, 2012

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

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In reply to sybersitizen, Sep 28, 2012

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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In reply to BMWX5, Sep 28, 2012

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.

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Re: I wish they were charging more!
In reply to dennismullen, Sep 28, 2012

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

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In reply to Rab G, Sep 28, 2012

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?

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

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Sorry not interested at any price (nt)
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You'll miss all the fun shooting with this camera...

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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.

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