GX7 is already $100 off at adorama

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miro3
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GX7 is already $100 off at adorama
Sep 29, 2013

for both body only and kit.

Does it mean that there is not enough interest?

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miro3 wrote:

for both body only and kit.

Does it mean that there is not enough interest?

It very well might mean that they know people are looking for this camera, and they want to attract more orders now that the pre-orders have been shipped.

I ordered mine from Aden in Canada; they were offering CDN$100 off from the very beginning of the pre-order listing.

I believe this camera will be relatively successful for Panasonic. However, all M43 is still plagued by lack of retail presence. One has to be on the internet, actively involved in camera-related sites or groups, or have friends in the know. Few customers will become acquainted with the GX7 or the E-M1 by chance or by random retail browsing.

I will say that, other than the questionable decision of Panasonic USA to offer only one color and not all kits, they've done a somewhat better job (than usual) of making the new model available quickly, with not much delay from Asian and European availability to USA availability. Also, just in the past couple of weeks there have been many new reviews and they are mostly very positive.

Olympus has also done a good job of racing to get the E-M1 to retail right on the heels of the GX7. I'm sure that pulled some customers away from the GX7, or at least made them wait a while longer to make a decision.

Panasonic might do well to mount a real promotion themselves, especially with Christmas coming. The Adorama $100 off could well be a Panasonic-incentive promotion, i.e. Panasonic taking most or all of the discount off of their wholesale price. Like "factory money" for car dealers. This practice makes sense in some ways, but it also discourages smaller camera stores who can't get the same deal from Panasonic. That's one big reason that Lumix has poor representation in camera stores. The problems with poor placement in Best Buy et. al. are probably somewhat different.

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Same discount at Amazon and B&H.

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It's disappointing that black isn't available in the US. That was such a stupid decision by Panasonic USA.

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Sgt_Strider wrote:

It's disappointing that black isn't available in the US. That was such a stupid decision by Panasonic USA.

yes!

Is the Canadian black version the same as what the US black version would have been?

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Sgt_Strider wrote:

It's disappointing that black isn't available in the US. That was such a stupid decision by Panasonic USA.

yes!

Is the Canadian black version the same as what the US black version would have been?

No, Canadian black is bilingualĀ 

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miro3 wrote:

Sgt_Strider wrote:

It's disappointing that black isn't available in the US. That was such a stupid decision by Panasonic USA.

yes!

Is the Canadian black version the same as what the US black version would have been?

No, Canadian black is bilingual

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But the video formats should be the same, right?

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Joel Halbert wrote:

Panasonic might do well to mount a real promotion themselves, especially with Christmas coming. The Adorama $100 off could well be a Panasonic-incentive promotion, i.e. Panasonic taking most or all of the discount off of their wholesale price. Like "factory money" for car dealers.

I asked a guy in Jessops in the UK the other day, as to how come the prices of the GX7 are identical everywhere (there's laws against price-fixing in the UK). He said that Panasonic effectively set the price by charging them so much for the GX7 that they can only put it on for sale at RRP. Only when Panasonic bring the price down can the stores start to discount.

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But is it French Canadian?

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If you can get someone into the store and sell them a GX7 it's easier to " Add On" to the sale with a few lenses, filters, batteries & such.

Joel Halbert wrote:

miro3 wrote:

for both body only and kit.

Does it mean that there is not enough interest?

It very well might mean that they know people are looking for this camera, and they want to attract more orders now that the pre-orders have been shipped.

I ordered mine from Aden in Canada; they were offering CDN$100 off from the very beginning of the pre-order listing.

I believe this camera will be relatively successful for Panasonic. However, all M43 is still plagued by lack of retail presence. One has to be on the internet, actively involved in camera-related sites or groups, or have friends in the know. Few customers will become acquainted with the GX7 or the E-M1 by chance or by random retail browsing.

I will say that, other than the questionable decision of Panasonic USA to offer only one color and not all kits, they've done a somewhat better job (than usual) of making the new model available quickly, with not much delay from Asian and European availability to USA availability. Also, just in the past couple of weeks there have been many new reviews and they are mostly very positive.

Olympus has also done a good job of racing to get the E-M1 to retail right on the heels of the GX7. I'm sure that pulled some customers away from the GX7, or at least made them wait a while longer to make a decision.

Panasonic might do well to mount a real promotion themselves, especially with Christmas coming. The Adorama $100 off could well be a Panasonic-incentive promotion, i.e. Panasonic taking most or all of the discount off of their wholesale price. Like "factory money" for car dealers. This practice makes sense in some ways, but it also discourages smaller camera stores who can't get the same deal from Panasonic. That's one big reason that Lumix has poor representation in camera stores. The problems with poor placement in Best Buy et. al. are probably somewhat different.

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Andy Turner wrote:

Joel Halbert wrote:

Panasonic might do well to mount a real promotion themselves, especially with Christmas coming. The Adorama $100 off could well be a Panasonic-incentive promotion, i.e. Panasonic taking most or all of the discount off of their wholesale price. Like "factory money" for car dealers.

I asked a guy in Jessops in the UK the other day, as to how come the prices of the GX7 are identical everywhere (there's laws against price-fixing in the UK). He said that Panasonic effectively set the price by charging them so much for the GX7 that they can only put it on for sale at RRP. Only when Panasonic bring the price down can the stores start to discount.

lol! There are laws against price fixing in both Canada and the United States as well. It's not unique to the United Kingdom.

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Sgt_Strider wrote:

Andy Turner wrote:

Joel Halbert wrote:

Panasonic might do well to mount a real promotion themselves, especially with Christmas coming. The Adorama $100 off could well be a Panasonic-incentive promotion, i.e. Panasonic taking most or all of the discount off of their wholesale price. Like "factory money" for car dealers.

I asked a guy in Jessops in the UK the other day, as to how come the prices of the GX7 are identical everywhere (there's laws against price-fixing in the UK). He said that Panasonic effectively set the price by charging them so much for the GX7 that they can only put it on for sale at RRP. Only when Panasonic bring the price down can the stores start to discount.

lol! There are laws against price fixing in both Canada and the United States as well. It's not unique to the United Kingdom.

Well I wondered about this.  Decades ago, there used to be variance in retailers' prices.  I remember B&H, Adorama, etc., being much cheaper than in store prices (and there was a ton of other New York mail order shops that were even cheaper).  The something happened in the past 10 years, because we've seen single pricing throughout the US for camera products.  It seems that the only time different discounts are available is when products are discontinued and are on close out clearance. Occasionally there are some additional discounts - and then internet vendors cannot display those prices, instead you have to add items to the shopping cart to see the price.  If they cannot display an "unauthorized" sales price - what do you call that, if not price fixing?

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miro3 wrote:

Sgt_Strider wrote:

It's disappointing that black isn't available in the US. That was such a stupid decision by Panasonic USA.

yes!

Is the Canadian black version the same as what the US black version would have been?

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miro3 wrote:

for both body only and kit.

Does it mean that there is not enough interest?

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miro3 wrote:

for both body only and kit.

Does it mean that there is not enough interest?

This is pathetic.  Sad to see that Panasonic is already screwing people who buy their new cameras.

Which is why I won't buy a Panasonic body until they are $200.

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miro3 wrote:

for both body only and kit.

Does it mean that there is not enough interest?

No biggy. I bought the kit at $999 (already discounted) from Samy's Camera, with the intention of selling the 14-42, because I ordered the new 14-140.

I sold the 14-42 kit lens for $170, so in reality the GX7 body cost me $829.

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With Panasonic's previous record, I would venture to guess that it would happen at Christmas time.

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Jeff Tokayer wrote:

With Panasonic's previous record, I would venture to guess that it would happen at Christmas time.

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Looking at Mikes Camera web site in Denver they call it a sale till Oct 12th. $999.00 w/kit. I'm still waiting for their shop in the Colorado Springs to see one & handle it before laying down any cash.

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