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Sony A7/A7R is $300 off if you bring in ANY old camera at Mikes Camera

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount News and Rumors' started by f/otographer, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 20, 2013
    Im going to copy this word for word from another site I posted to as to save time. :)

    Well I pulled the trigger. I called up my local Mikes Camera today (the only local real camera shop that sells Sony) and asked if they had an A7 body only in stock. The Salesman that had been helping the last few weeks (by letting me bring in a ton of old lenses to try on their demo) informed me that a new promotional just started this morning...

    If you bring in any old camera, film or digital, working or not, you get 300 bucks off the price of a new A7 or A7R. Holy wow, my timing for once was perfect.

    I told him to hold me one and quickly went thru the old film cameras. Way in the back of the camera cupboard was an old non functioning Minolta SRT 101 that I had purchased just for the Rokkor 55/1.4 on the front. I loaded up the little thing and headed down to Mikes.

    The promotion went off without a hitch. $300 credit, so my A7 was 1399.99. I also took advantage of the $50 savings when you buy the grip with an A7 so I got that for 249.99. Not a bad deal at all. An A7 and grip for less then what the A7 cost yesterday.

    This deal also seems to work with all the other promotions Sony is running now, like on the 55/1.8 and 35/2.8 and flash.

    Oh, the guy at Mikes told me that Sony only chose two retailers in the country to do this...Mikes is one and he is not sure of the other one. Anyway just wanted to let everyone know. Heck of a deal if your on the fence about an A7.
     
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  2. Yves Gajardo

    Yves Gajardo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 7, 2011
    Pittsburg, CA
    Yves
    Good deal!

    Mikes is in Santa Cruz... pretty close to where my parents live.

    Unless it's somewhere else.
     
  3. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 20, 2013
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    They are simply going to resale it themselves.

    Make sure your getting enough.
     
  5. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 20, 2013
    Dave, it was a BROKEN MINOLTA SRT 101 which is non functional and that I payed about ten dollars for, which was way more then the lens on it was worth. I kept the lens btw, took it in for the trade without it. I think its safe to trade that for a 300 dollar reduction in price for a new A7.

    And you can bring ANY camera to them. A broken old 110 film camera, a crappy Vivitar, heck even a disposable camera...
     
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Well that's different.

    Most of these kinds of deals give you "Fair Market Value."
     
  7. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder TalkEmount Veteran

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    Feb 7, 2012
    No they aren't. I doubt they do anything more than throw it in the trash.

    This deal has been going on for a while. I posted it a while back but no one seemed to care. It's just not this particular store.

    https://www.talkemount.com/showthread.php?t=5985
     
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  8. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 20, 2013
    Huh, I missed that one lenshoarder. Seems this promo is going around with different retailers at different times. Apparently Sammies camera had it to.
     
  9. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder TalkEmount Veteran

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    Feb 7, 2012
    It's still going on everywhere I think. Sammy's had an extra kicker this week until Wednesday because it overlapped their no sales tax sale. Focus still has it going on. They stopped for a while because they ran out of A7s but they got more in.

    I don't think there's any doubt that this is a Sony sponsored promotion. They basically did the same thing with the RX10.
     
  10. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Do they give you a light leaking A7/R or did they address the issue??? :p Sorry, just kidding :D