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Old November 21st, 2003, 11:53 AM   #1
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GL2 Discontinued

I went to buy the Gl2 from a store but they said it had been discontinued and they could only sell me what they had left over. anybody know anything about this?
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Old November 21st, 2003, 12:02 PM   #2
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This sounds like an excuse from a dealer. I spoke to a dealer yesterday that had just placed an order that included GL2's and Canon accepted it.
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Old November 21st, 2003, 12:04 PM   #3
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The Store was Best Buy by the way
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Old November 21st, 2003, 12:05 PM   #4
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We had another thread recently featuring a fellow (in Europe?) who was told that the XM2/GL2 had been discontinued.

All evidence at-hand, however, points to the contrary. Switch dealers.
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Old November 21st, 2003, 12:17 PM   #5
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Not in London! Just searched the place where I bought it 1 year ago - they had the pric down by 50 quid . .it's now back up to 1599 gbp - so o o o go figure.
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Old November 21st, 2003, 01:18 PM   #6
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The last time prices dropped like that (rebates and all), the GL1 was replaced with the 2. Hmmmm. Now, when you consider that Sony and Panasonic are releasing new model upgrades, perhaps the GL3 can't be to far away?
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Old November 21st, 2003, 01:57 PM   #7
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I don`t know...

Here where I live XM2`s are far from discounted. Director of an exclusive Canon distributer for my country said nothing about these models beeing discounted. He also laughed at a possibility of XM3 in next 7 to 9 months - at least he said so... i tend to believe him.

Yet I would like sooooo much to see the next brainchild of Canon... I can`t wait !
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Old November 21st, 2003, 02:17 PM   #8
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I hope this is true, because it means that the XL2 AND GL3 are around the corner. This could be very very interesting if it's true.
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Old November 21st, 2003, 02:32 PM   #9
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Here in Norway, the XM2 is available and NOT discontinued.
I checked it again today with a local dealer.


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Old November 21st, 2003, 04:50 PM   #10
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Discontinued could just mean the store has discontinued carrying it. The GL2 is not exactly a mass-market camcorder - and Best Buy is a mass market store.
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Old November 21st, 2003, 04:58 PM   #11
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They will order the Xl1s for you though through canon, They said they couldnt order the Gl2 cause Canon doesnt sell it anymore and i would have to buy it from there online store becasue that would take it from three whearhouse where they have extras, I dont know if it was discontinued or not thats just what they told me and wanted to check it out with the forum since best buy makes a lot of mistakes (had bad experiences with ordering equip. before)
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Old November 21st, 2003, 05:07 PM   #12
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I just checked Bestbuy.com & it is still available online but not in stores. Very much overpriced at $2658.99
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Old November 21st, 2003, 05:49 PM   #13
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I decided to buy it from best buy because they have a deal that if you find it for cheaper they will give you the deifference plus 10% of the difference, I found it for cheaper and bought it from best buy knowing that i could find it cheaper and get the difference price plus 10% thus making best buy the cheapest seller. and you are working with a big company
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Old November 21st, 2003, 07:46 PM   #14
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Kevin, how did the "10% plus the difference" go? I've always thought that sounded like there was a catch somewhere, especially when dealing with a product that expensive (and with that big of a price difference from vendor to vendor). Also, did it have to be another physical store in your area? I'm guessing that internet deals don't count, but that would sure be nice.
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Old November 21st, 2003, 08:37 PM   #15
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<<<-- Originally posted by Nicholi Brossia : Kevin, how did the "10% plus the difference" go? I've always thought that sounded like there was a catch somewhere, especially when dealing with a product that expensive (and with that big of a price difference from vendor to vendor). Also, did it have to be another physical store in your area? I'm guessing that internet deals don't count, but that would sure be nice. -->>>

ITS WAS THE BIGGEST PAIN IN THE @$$ TO GET THE MONEY!!!!!


Best buys deal says ANY local competitor other than internet deals. When i went into get my refund the guy told me (after waiting an hour) that they could not give me the money because the price i had found it at was too much of a discount and if he gave me the difference best buy would not make any money (I found it for $300 dollars cheaper at Sammys cameras a very reputable store) after being a very angry customer and telling him it was BS and that if you have a policy like that you have to honor it, he decide to give me only a hundred dollars I told him to kiss my @ss and walked out. I went to another nearby Best Buy and tried to get the refund there (internet orders you can go to any Best Buy you please) after waiting an Hour the guy comes to tell me that the Camera store is not accepted as a local competitor because it is a specialty store. He says there competitors are only electronics stores like circuit city or the good guys. but not specilty stores (another excuse) after arguing for another hour he says that he will give me the FULL difference even though he doesnt want to (this was only after walking back in with the camera telling them to take it back because i no longer wanted it for the price) So they go to work trying to get the camera charged cheaper on my credit card but to no luck guess what It didnt. So they told me that they would call me to finish it a couple days later. They never called. but i received my billing statement from them and somehow while they were trying to discount the 300 dollars they removed the whole price of the camera and never recharged me so i got the camera for NO charge yeah thats right they remocved the 3000 dollar charge from my camera and forgot to put it bak on so now i have to go back in there to tell them that there idiots and i have a 3000 dollar camera from them that they never charged me for.

sorry so long but i was really mad at best buy
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