New Contax G2 Kit Price too good to be true

keoj

Active Member
Sorry for this thread, I'd rather be talking about technique and tips that price, but I couldn't help myself. I went on the Kyocera web site, looked around and noted that the the rebates that Contax is giving out for a new G2/Lens/Flash is substantial....$500. I then went on the site and looked around and found a dealer listed that had this kit posted for ~$1100. That means that I can get a new G2/45/Flash after the rebate of ~$600? Whats wrong with this picture. At other companies, the post rebate cost will be ~$900 (like B&H). What should I be wary of in the $600 deal? Thanks. It just seems a little too good to be true.

keoj
 

afranklin

Well-Known Member
> Sorry for this thread, I'd rather be talking about technique and tips > that price, but I couldn't help myself. I went on the Kyocera web > site, looked around and noted that the the rebates that Contax is > giving out for a new G2/Lens/Flash is substantial....$500. I then went > on the site and looked around and found a dealer listed that had this > kit posted for ~$1100. That means that I can get a new G2/45/Flash > after the rebate of ~$600? Whats wrong with this picture. At other > companies, the post rebate cost will be ~$900 (like B&H). What should > I be wary of in the $600 deal? Thanks. It just seems a little too good > to be true.

Whose the dealer? Do the rebates apply to gray market cameras as well?

Regards,

Austin
 
J

jgban

The rebates only apply to cameras with USA warranty. (The filled USA warranty has to be sent to Kyocera to get your check)
 

daleh

Well-Known Member
> I suggest a call to Kyocera USA in New Jersey to settle the matter. They have an 800 number and are very helpful.
 

derekstanton

Well-Known Member
I also was curious about this. I spoke with Ruth in the Contax/Kyocera rebate department (wonderful woman). Gray market products Do Not qualify. Still, the rest of the details were confirmed, and the B&H price for the package, including the TLA flash is $899. Still, a pretty fantastic price.
 

arrow

Member
Starting today they have lowered the prices before rebate! I think it's 10% off the regular price and the rebates are on top of that. B&H the G2-45-tla200 kit is now $1260 minus the $500 rebate the whole deal is $760! I paid that much for the same kit used 3 months ago. It is a amazing deal. Hmm maybe i need a second body...
 

panamacolin

Well-Known Member
So let me get this right. I can buy the kit from bhphoto. for 1260.00 and then I send in the rebate and they send me 500 bucks?

Let me know, If this is correct.
colin
 
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writing4me

This will sound stupid, but can they (Kyocera) even be making any money on this? Are the prices going so low because G2's haven't been selling at all? That is an extraordinarily low price if it is correct in my opinion. -Lynn
 
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writing4me

Here, this might help: Go to B&H's site where they show the G2 kit:

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ku=234298&is=USA

Click on the word "Rebate Available" under the pricing. This will download the PDF rebate form for the G2, G2 lenses, N1 and 645 systems. Nice rebates on offer.

-Lynn
 
J

jgban

Yes, Colin. Keep in mind the check may take a few weeks to arrive (when I used their previous rebates it took almost 2 months).
Juan
 

derekstanton

Well-Known Member
This pricing/rebate thing does make me wonder if they're about to introduce a G3.... Selling existing supply to make way? Nah....
 

arrow

Member
A G3 would be nice but i wouldn't go crazy about conspiracy theorys yet. They have reduced prices and rebates on other cameras systems too. Wonder if my wife would notice another camera around the house?
 
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writing4me

The way to keep spouses or others from noticing extra gear is to keep it spread out. Never let two or more pieces congregate in plain view. Those who don't "do" photography tend not to recognize specific pieces as much as they recognize quantities accumulating :D -Lynn
 

sbrau

New Member
"I purchased the G1 kit 35mm from B&H and had some trouble getting the rebate. They stated the lens rebate was only good for single purchase - not as kit. I eventually did get the rebate from them - but they updated the PDF with the no kit clause. Not sure if they have removed that now."
 

fboz

Member
Yes, Lynn is right. Another way is keeping always your stuff in some disorder, with a lens on a table and a body on a shelf. No one will notice a new one. :)
I very curious about what diane will be secretely writing... No one knows?
 

bobbl46

Well-Known Member
"This pricing/rebate thing does make me wonder if they're about to introduce a G3.... Selling existing supply to make way? Nah...." (Derek)

And ..... what about that Digital G prototype they were experimenting with .... I heard it was well underway ... if only they could iron out the problems with the wide angles.

Cheers, Bob.
 

panamacolin

Well-Known Member
Just wondering if anyone has spoken to anyone at BHphoto to confirm that you get the full 500.00. I have heard something that you dont get 500 rebate for the kit but if you the kit+ a lens. I could be wrong.
Does anyone sell this kit cheaper than BHphoto?
Thanks,
Colin
 

fboz

Member
" if only they could iron out the problems with the wide angles. "
I'm not sure, but i think this problem cannot be easily solved, because the Biogon type of wideangles, because of it's simmetrical construction does not allow perpendicular light on the film plane, and this is necessary on digital sensors, at the moment. So, in some way, we cannot expect a digital g3 (i hope to be wrong)
Fabio
 
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