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Price of Xsi

by bb4499 / March 18, 2009 10:40 AM PDT

Hi everyone, I am buying an XSi in the next month. Last week on Amazon the price was $640 (I even wrote it down) and today it is $680 - I know it's only forty bucks but that would pay for the SD card, UV filter, etc. that I am also getting. Why did the price go up in just a week? If I continue to wait, will it keep going up, or might it go down?

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From what I've read
by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / March 18, 2009 11:53 AM PDT
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The price difference is because of the currency exchange. Since Canon and the cameras are not from the US, the change in the US dollar fluctuates the price.

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Price difference
by hjfok / March 22, 2009 5:24 AM PDT
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Also check to see whether it is sold by Amazon itself or from third parties. A lot of cameras are sold by third parties like Adorama, J and R, etc. They all have different pricing. You may also want to pay attention to whether it is covered by US warranty or it is an import gray market camera (which is not backed by US warranty).

Aside from Amazon, you can also try these 2 reputable dealers, B and H Photo ( and I usually buy my camera and camcorder supplies from these 3 places. They may not have the cheapest price, but they are reliable and have reasonable return policies. They also do not try to sell you more things that you don't need or ask for.

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