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Old May 29th, 2005, 10:07 AM   #1
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Next XL2 Price Drop?

Alright, when it came out, it was about $4999, then it went down to $4399. Now its $3999 at B&H photo.

With the release of the HD cameras (or any other factors), does anyone have a good estimate of when the next price drop will be? I'm looking to sell my XL1s, and I'm going to grab an XL2.
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Old May 29th, 2005, 01:49 PM   #2
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Hi Bryan,

Fair question, but we just had a thread in the XL2 forum along those lines that unfortunately turned rapidly into a combination of sponsor-bashing and Wanted-to-Buy posts. Since any answer to this question will only be speculation, I've decided to move it to the AREA 51 forum.
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Old May 29th, 2005, 02:23 PM   #3
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Alright, cool. To narrow my question then (and hopefully prevent some of that), I'll let everyone know that I'm only interested in buying it at B&H, and care not for the prices at other merchants. I'm interested in what and when products are to be released, and what other events might occur that would cause a drop in the price. I plan on buying it around December, and if it hasn't gone down by them, I'll still be buying it. I'd love to pay $3500 for it though. It's a shame for cannon that it's dropping so fast (it's a beautiful camera) - but good for me since I'm not the wealthiest nineteen year old in the world.
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Old May 30th, 2005, 07:30 AM   #4
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As great as B&H is, don't forget that DVinfo has several other sponsors who also sell the XL-2. Have you checked their prices?

http://www.dvinfo.net/sponsors/index.php
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Old May 30th, 2005, 04:50 PM   #5
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sorry didnt read all mes.

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Old May 30th, 2005, 07:31 PM   #6
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It appears the XL2 purchase price isn't decreasing at all.

The price for the XL2 with 20x was $4200 and the XL2 body was $3600. Then the price for the XL2 with 20x dropped to $3999 while the XL2 body remains at $3600. So logically, the XL2 is retaining its purchase premium while the 20x lens value has dropped dramtically. ; )

(All prices from B&H)
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