What Will Price Of X-E1 With 18-55 Be In 2 Months?

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mdb1986
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Debating on getting it now vs waiting?  Just dropped $100, and I'm wondering how much it will drop in the next few months?  Seems Fuji is putting out a lot of new stuff and it may drop even more significantly soon?

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Debating on getting it now vs waiting? Just dropped $100, and I'm wondering how much it will drop in the next few months? Seems Fuji is putting out a lot of new stuff and it may drop even more significantly soon?

Are there going to be any X-E1s left in stock in a couple of months?

Given how close the X-E2 release was to the X-E1's, I wondered how many X-E1s were actually produced.  The X-E1 sales pricing interferes with the X-M1 at that price point; I don't see Fuji keeping this going for long.

In my case, I considered how low the used X-E1 bodies could go and decided to pull the trigger on one for $350.

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mdb1986 wrote:

Debating on getting it now vs waiting? Just dropped $100, and I'm wondering how much it will drop in the next few months? Seems Fuji is putting out a lot of new stuff and it may drop even more significantly soon?

Who knows?

It's already less than some point & shoot cameras.

When you come right down to it, it's a shame that it's so cheap but that's just the way the consumer electronics world works and new digital cameras are way overpriced to start with.

Someday I'll own an X-Pro2 but that day won't come until there's an X-Pro3 announced or I can buy someone's "mistake" on the used market. 

Personally, if I was looking for an X-E1, I'd get one now before all the old/new stock is gone. Sooner or later, dealers are going to be out of them.

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Yeah, my guess is many people who paid a premium a few months ago are really motivated to sell now, since the price is dropping.  I expect that will continue to push prices down.  Similar thing happened to the Nex6.  Values have fallen off the face of the earth in less than a year.

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mdb1986 wrote:

Debating on getting it now vs waiting? Just dropped $100, and I'm wondering how much it will drop in the next few months? Seems Fuji is putting out a lot of new stuff and it may drop even more significantly soon?

Seeing how that $100 price drop puts the X-E1 + 18-55mm at $699, which happens to be the price of the 18-55mm all by itself, how far do you expect the price of a free camera body to go before you're willing to buy one?

Last year I paid $1,399 for the same "kit." I could have saved a lot of cash if I'd have waited until now -- but I'm glad I didn't wait.

The price is low because they're pushing the last of the remaining stock out the door. If you want one, you'd better grab one while they're still available.

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On th Fuji UK website special X series offers, they are selling the X_E1 + XF 18-55 + XC 50-230 for £629.99. If my calculations are correct based on the lens prices, this deal means the Fuji are actually paying you £100 to buy the X-E1 - i.e. it is cheaper than free...

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On th Fuji UK website special X series offers, they are selling the X_E1 + XF 18-55 + XC 50-230 for £629.99. If my calculations are correct based on the lens prices, this deal means the Fuji are actually paying you £100 to buy the X-E1 - i.e. it is cheaper than free...

Haha - you actually subtract VAT, so 19% off that if you're not from the EU.  Unfortunately, they WON'T ship to the USA!

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Last Sunday, I ordered a new Black X-E1 body from Adorama for $499 to replace the X-A1 and XC 16-50mm lens I just sold. They threw in the external grip for free along with some Sandisk memory vault thing. They supposedly had 10 X-E1 bodies left when I placed the order. At the time, there was no price-drop on the kit with the zoom and no one else was offering the X-E1 body for $499.

Then sometime during the week, B&H dropped their X-E1 body price to $499 also. However, B&H kept the kit price at $699 where it has been all along.

I just looked at both sites, B&H is still offering the X-E1 body for $499 and the kit for $699. B&H has also raised the prices on the X_M1 and The X-A1. Now Adorama has raised their price for the X-E1 body back to $599 and the kit to $799.

I think Adorama was probably over-stocked on X-E1 bodies; so they cut the price for a week. B&H probably felt compelled to match them. If you want an X-E1 body, grab it before their price goes up again.

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mdb1986 wrote:

Yeah, my guess is many people who paid a premium a few months ago are really motivated to sell now, since the price is dropping. I expect that will continue to push prices down. Similar thing happened to the Nex6. Values have fallen off the face of the earth in less than a year.

I doubt there's many people that stupid. I paid a fair price for my X-E1, it does an excellent job for me, so why would I sell it?

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B?H shows the X-E1 and 18-55 kit in silver to be discontinued.

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Debating on getting it now vs waiting? Just dropped $100, and I'm wondering how much it will drop in the next few months? Seems Fuji is putting out a lot of new stuff and it may drop even more significantly soon?

The XE-1 will drop off the map is where the price will be.  The camera will be discontinued and you'll have to find it used.

In two years time the XT-1 will be a $600 body as well.  Same cycle.

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My feeling it you may not be able to get the X-E1 brand new in the not too distant future.

With some purists now seeing the image quality advantage of the X-E1 over the X-E2 this has created a second-wind for the X-E1. I've already purchased my second X-E1 at half the price I bought my first and I am seriously thinking about getting a third.

My advice - if you are thinking about getting one you better act promptly.

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davidge wrote:

On th Fuji UK website special X series offers, they are selling the X_E1 + XF 18-55 + XC 50-230 for £629.99. If my calculations are correct based on the lens prices, this deal means the Fuji are actually paying you £100 to buy the X-E1 - i.e. it is cheaper than free...

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With prices so low, many people who would ordinarily sell their E1s because they bought the T1 are just going to keep them. I know that prices have dropped so much I'm not willing to sell mine now. This will reduce the number of them on the second hand market. I can use it for back up, or carry two little little cameras with different lenses.

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mdb1986 wrote:

Debating on getting it now vs waiting? Just dropped $100, and I'm wondering how much it will drop in the next few months? Seems Fuji is putting out a lot of new stuff and it may drop even more significantly soon?

Who knows?

It's already less than some point & shoot cameras.

When you come right down to it, it's a shame that it's so cheap but that's just the way the consumer electronics world works and new digital cameras are way overpriced to start with.

Someday I'll own an X-Pro2 but that day won't come until there's an X-Pro3 announced or I can buy someone's "mistake" on the used market.

Personally, if I was looking for an X-E1, I'd get one now before all the old/new stock is gone. Sooner or later, dealers are going to be out of them.

+1 Snooze and you may lose.

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With prices so low, many people who would ordinarily sell their E1s because they bought the T1 are just going to keep them. I know that prices have dropped so much I'm not willing to sell mine now. This will reduce the number of them on the second hand market. I can use it for back up, or carry two little little cameras with different lenses.

Sal

That's what happened to me. I was going to sell my X-E1 that was less than 9 months old without a scratch on it to help pay for an X-E2 when those came out. When I turned around to do the deal, so many other Owners were doing the same thing I couldn't see giving my X-E1 away at the going market rate. So I kept it, continued saving cash to buy the X-E2, and decided I'd have the X-E1 converted into an dual-spectrum infrared body once the X-E2 body arrived.

As it turned out, I spent the new pile of cash intended for the X-E2 on new Fuji lenses. Now, I'm starting to save for an X-Pro2. What the heck, I might just pick up an X-E1 kit, send to new free body for the IR conversion, and sell the XF 18-55mm to pay for the conversion and needed filters.

I think the end result will be that the price of X-E1's begin to rise; and those who had the cash to invest will begin selling them on e-bay for a profit.

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As of today B&H is showing the X-E1 as discontinued.

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