Hold on Buying Canon Rebel XSi?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by alansmallen, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys. I've been looking to buy a Canon Rebel XSi and am ready. The money is there, and I'll I'm waiting for is for me to get in my car and drive down to Best Buy or Circuit City. The question is: with all of the financial crisis and retailers being desperate to sell anything, should I wait? The camera just started shipping in August, so it is fairly new, which makes me doubt that the price will go down. Any ideas?
     
  2. soLoredd macrumors 6502a

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    If you have the money and are sure it's the camera you want, go get it. That's exactly what I did with my XSi. Here's the thing: in my opinion, the XSi is actually being under-sold in relation to the XS. So, I don't see the XSi dropping in price for a long time as the MSRP is somewhere in the $700 range (with kit lens). I got mine for $629 with kit lens. Couldn't (and didn't want to) pass it up.

    Good luck!
     
  3. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Where did you get it for $629 w/ kit?
     
  4. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    I got my XSi right when the model was released and had to fork over $900 for the kit. :(
     
  5. shelbias macrumors member

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    I just bought mine for $669 with IS Lens. Price drops to $599 if you want the regular kit lens with it. Bought it from J&R (over the phone).
     
  6. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That blows.
     
  7. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    The regular kit lens isn't even worth considering. The IS one is leagues better.
     
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    You can't take pictures with a camera you don't have. There will always be a better/cheaper model coming down the road, you can wait and take no pictures, or you can get it and enjoy it- trying to time the retail market is hit or miss and again, you can't take any pictures with it if it's still sitting in the store.
     
  9. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Very good point.

    Now the question is: how can I get Best Buy or Circuit City to price match Amazon?
     
  10. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Why not just buy it from Amazon? Seems as though you're in no particular hurry anyway.
     
  11. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Amazon doesn't have a great warranty.
     
  12. elcid macrumors 6502

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    The warranty should come from Canon. Surely you aren't referring to the in store add on warranty. Yuck.
     
  13. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was. But I guess not anymore.
     
  14. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I went for it. Managed to get 6th Ave to price match B&H. Walked away with the camera and am loving it so far. Going out for a shoot either tomorrow or Sunday. Thanks for the help guys.
     
  15. soLoredd macrumors 6502a

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    Apologies. It was $649 with IS kit from Amazon.

    How much were you able to get yours for from 6th Ave.? And I hope you like the purchase, it's a fantastic camera (in my opinion; I'm sure those more knowledgeable have faults with it but oh well).
     
  16. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was able to get it for $669. Plus, I got a 4gb 20mb/s SD card from $100 to $30.
     
  17. compuwar macrumors 601

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    Noooo, you have to go out shooting tomorrow AND Sunday! :p

    Congrats on the camera!
     
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  19. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ha. Thanks man.
    Ya, but I decided to get the warranty. Even it takes forever. I'd rather have it
    And not use it, then need it and not have it. Plus I got a free extra year to compensate manufactur warranty.
     

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