Discounts on 300D?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by gja1, Nov 6, 2003.

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    gja1 Guest

    I was wondering if anyone has gotten any discounts on the Digital Rebel
    the reliability of the dealers offering them. I've looked several times
    and most
    dealers with any reputation have not discounted.
    gja1, Nov 6, 2003
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    PhotoMan Guest

    The way it's selling there's absolutely no good business reason to discount
    it. They're flying off the shelves. I spent last Saturday morning looking
    for a retailer with one in stock, and had to drive 250 miles to Atlanta to
    get mine.
    PhotoMan, Nov 6, 2003
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    Mark B. Guest

    Why should they? It's selling like hotcakes. Just be glad it' not like the
    new car industry where they jack the price up above list for hot sellers.

    Mark B., Nov 6, 2003
  4. Your best shot at a discount is watching for a 10% off coupon for a store
    that sells them. I got my DR kit for $900 (reg $999) from Best Buy using
    their coupon.

    Ed Stephenson, Nov 6, 2003
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    Stewy Guest

    The biggest discount I've seen here in Japan for the 300D KISS (as it's
    known here) was 128,000 yen which translates to about $1185, with lens.
    However very few dealers here seem willing to ship overseas, probably
    because of insurance or language problems.
    Stewy, Nov 6, 2003
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    peter Guest

    A day or two ago mpsuperstore has the body+lens kit with a 20% discount =
    $800. However, they have since raised the price so high the discount is no
    longer attractive.

    If you can wait till thanksgiving, perhaps such deal would show up again.
    Check or similar sites daily, because such deals tend to
    come and go very quickly.
    peter, Nov 8, 2003
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    Randy Rhine Guest

    The local Fry's is advertising the kit for $997. Wow!!! $2 below list.

    Randy Rhine, Nov 8, 2003
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    Paolo Pizzi Guest

    Typical Fry's... :)
    Paolo Pizzi, Nov 8, 2003
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    PhotoMan Guest

    Since they can't acquire them quickly enough to meet demand, why would they
    want to discount them? I surely wish I could create something (anything)
    that made people stand in line with cash in their hands to buy!
    PhotoMan, Nov 8, 2003
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    PhotoMan Guest

    A further note - I had to make a 480 mile round trip to get mine, and the
    salesperson said they don't even discount counter samples!
    PhotoMan, Nov 8, 2003
  11. Fry's has always been near or above MSRP on their main products. Don't
    think for a minute that they have low prices on anything but their lost

    The one I went to was throwing in a free camera bag but I couldn't find
    one that was any good. I asked for a free lens pen instead. Online
    discounts weren't low enough to offset their increased risk when I was
    out to buy my camera.
    Kevin McMurtrie, Nov 11, 2003
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