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Eric Dyer December 12th, 2006 06:48 PM

A1 Price Drop
 
For those who are interested in buying an A1, BhPhoto has dropped the price to 3699.95

Anthony Leong December 12th, 2006 07:15 PM

Most of the online retailers recently drop their prices. Not just the Canon XH-A1, but also the Sony FX-7 and Sony V1U.

Steve Nunez December 12th, 2006 08:42 PM

Sheesh- $300 drop within weeks!

Josh Chesarek December 12th, 2006 10:28 PM

That is good for people who are waiting but sucks for those who just bought it. I picked mine up for a little less through a contractor in a bulk order so there is still a little more room for those thing to drop yet :)

Anthony Leong December 13th, 2006 12:44 AM

I paid $3799.95 for my Canon XH-A1 and actually thought the price was very good. Who knew the prices would drop so quickly.

Marlon Torres December 13th, 2006 12:51 AM

why the pricedrop? is there a new model coming out?

Anthony Leong December 13th, 2006 01:15 AM

There is no new model coming out. The Canon XH-A1 & XH-G1 was released just a couple of weeks ago.

Tom Hardwick December 13th, 2006 01:59 AM

There's *always* a new model coming out. What you buy off the shelf now was CAD in the machine two years ago.

Steve Roark December 13th, 2006 04:25 AM

well...
 
on the Sony FX7/V1u forum there seems to be quite a few people trying to decide between the V1u and the A1. Maybe Canon wants to help tip the scale now that the first V1s are about to ship.

Steve Nunez December 13th, 2006 06:30 AM

I think it's just typical marketing where the early adopters and seekers pay the highest prices and soon thereafter when supplies are at normal levels- the manufacturers level out the prices after determining market value.

Nikon did this to much dismay with a digital SLR called the Nikon D2H, which were selling for $4999 only to drop down to $2999 only 5 weeks later, leaving many Nikon buyers very upset at the loss in value (resale as well.)

Welcome to the electronic age!

Anthony Leong December 13th, 2006 08:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Hardwick
There's *always* a new model coming out. What you buy off the shelf now was CAD in the machine two years ago.

I agree there is *always* a new model coming out, but there won't be a new model coming out anytime soon to replace the Canon XH-A1/G1.

Michael Y Wong December 13th, 2006 09:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anthony Leong
I paid $3799.95 for my Canon XH-A1 and actually thought the price was very good. Who knew the prices would drop so quickly.

Hey Anthony, didja have to pay tax/shipping on top of that? if not that is still an excellent price!

Anthony Leong December 13th, 2006 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Michael Y Wong
Hey Anthony, didja have to pay tax/shipping on top of that? if not that is still an excellent price!

No taxes on the Canon XH-A1 and free 3 days Fedex shipping was included with the price.

Bogdan Tyburczy December 13th, 2006 11:01 AM

What's most amazing to me is that with US currency loosing its value thanks to ... [beep... censored...], the prices of imported goods still drop... We all should be happy, even those who bought XH A1 for initial price. Me one of them and me be happy :)

If gas prices followed electronics market, X-large SUVs would inherit the Earth until the end of it all...

Brad Tyrrell December 14th, 2006 12:48 PM

Ordered my XH-A1 from B&H on Sunday.

UPS delivered it on Tuesday.

Read this thread Tuesday evening.

Emailed B&H on Wednesday.

Received an email reply Thursday: "No problem - we will refund you the $300".

I like B&H.


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