I'm in the market (well, as soon as I have a job again) for a body upgrade and I am looking primarily at the d90. With a replacement coming (hopefully sometime in the next 6 months, although I'm hoping for much sooner :) ) I was wondering what you guys have seen in terms of the pricing of discontinued models when the new models are released.
NikoDoby affirmed kind of what I expected and said:
"Usually though older models don't come down in price after a new model. They are just no longer made and become harder to find in-stock. This happens a few months before a new model comes out. The D90 price is already as low as it's going to get.
You might get lucky with a local retailer and find an older model on clearance after a new model comes out but Nikon's tend to sell out quickly unless nobody wants the old model."
but I was just wondering if you guys have had any experience with this? A local photo store here is having a major sale in may and literally everything in stock will be on sale, including DSLR's, so if timing is right (even if the percentage or knockoff price isn't much) I might go that route. Of course it also depends on what happens with the d90 successor, if it is feature rich enough I may have to save up a bit more and go for that, although the rumors of it losing the internal motor are a bit disappointing for me. But enough, before I turn this into another d90 thread, back to the pricing issue,
do you guys/gals have any experience with this situation?