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Old December 3rd, 2004, 01:36 PM   #1
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woo-hoo! B&H Finally dropped their price...

I've been waiting because I wanted to buy from a sponsor... They were one of the last to drop the price on PriceGrabber. It's now $4499.
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Old December 3rd, 2004, 02:42 PM   #2
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hi rich,

i see you have XL2. when you have it, let me know (hint we're both in boston) =). heh heh heh.
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Old December 3rd, 2004, 11:39 PM   #3
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So the next question is: will any of B&H's legitimate (by that i mean non-gray market) competitors slash their prices to compete? Zotz, etc.?
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Old December 5th, 2004, 01:36 AM   #4
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I knew that was going to happen, but for someone who purchased it early, makes me wonder if I shouldn't have waited a bit to save that extra $500. Looks like it's a great time to buy what with three excellent cameras available now (AG-DVX100A, Canon XL2, and the Sony HDV for those who want HDV).
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Old December 6th, 2004, 11:53 AM   #5
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heh heh. that's why i'm waiting til next year =). hopefully the body price will drop as well. looking at the price drop for the package vs body-alone means that 20x is "only" $500? what? doesn't make sense.
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Old December 6th, 2004, 02:25 PM   #6
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<<<-- Originally posted by Yi Fong Yu : heh heh. that's why i'm waiting til next year =). hopefully the body price will drop as well. looking at the price drop for the package vs body-alone means that 20x is "only" $500? what? doesn't make sense. -->>>

You would have to be almost stupid to not get the full kit at that price. $500 more for that awesome lens is a steal. Even if you use it rarely it is still very valuable
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Old December 6th, 2004, 03:25 PM   #7
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this is why i'm hoping for the body-only kit to drop to $3.5k. THEN it'll be a STEAL (notice the sacrasm)! the problem is people like me have sold their XL1s body but kept the 16x for use with the XL2. if we knew that 20x was only gonna cost $500 we would have sold the 16x as well!
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Old December 8th, 2004, 11:42 AM   #8
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I have seen the xl2 being sold for 3999 at the B&H website.
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Old December 8th, 2004, 11:54 AM   #9
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<<<-- Originally posted by Jose di Cani : I have seen the xl2 being sold for 3999 at the B&H website. -->>>
Are you sure that's not the body only kit?
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Old December 8th, 2004, 10:02 PM   #10
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it is the body kit =^).

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=339004&is=REG

what i DO find funny is if you lookup price for XL2 whole kit they make you enter your name to look at the price of $4500. why is this? it's just another extra step.
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Old December 9th, 2004, 12:24 AM   #11
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That price might be below the manufacturer's Minimum Advertised Price (MAP). If so, B&H would not be allowed to "advertise it", but if you type in your name they're allowed to quote it to you and not violate their contract with Canon.

I have no idea if $4499 is below the MAP or not, but it's one possible explanation.
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 07:49 AM   #12
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At B&H today: $4299.00 Free shipping!
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 10:50 AM   #13
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<<<-- Originally posted by David Clark : At B&H today: $4299.00 Free shipping! -->>>

Now that is a steal.

I'm picking up my XL2 on Monday from a retailer in New Hampshire. There's something to be said about putting your hand on the camera you want before you buy it. Granted, I'll be paying $4700 for it, but I'd pay a little more to ensure that I get it safely.
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 11:01 AM   #14
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i see that the body kid is now $3,600. WOO HOO! this is awesome! think it'll go lower?

PS does this mean the 20x is worth just $700? i mean $4300-3600=700 ya know?
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 11:13 AM   #15
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Full retail on the 20x lens is about $2000. Here it's looking like it's worth $1700, because it's always assumed that you're saving about $1000 when you buy the full camera kit with the lens.
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