expired Sony A7 III (ILCE7M3B) Camera Body + 24mm-105mm Lens Kit $2567.42 + 2000 Qantas Points Delivered @ Qantas Store

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My first deal post so let me know if I've done anything wrong.

I think this may be a pricing error as the body and 28-70 kit lens is the same price.

The a7iii body went as low as $2000 from memory and the 24-105 went as low as 1500. So if my math is right this particular kit is the cheapest by approx $730.

The cash portion of the purchase also earns you 5541 PTS.

I'm not sure if the Qantasstaff code works (from the Sony WH-1000XM3 post), but if it does it could savd you another 10%.

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  • +6 votes

    Keep your hope up guys, the WF-1000XM3 from another post here are shipping now…

  • +9 votes

    Haha.. the more i check back here, the more invested I feel! Must….stop….checking…comments…

  • +2 votes

    I also rang up the Qantas store this afternoon.

    Was a waste of time. Operator simply informed me that my order is currently being processed and that I will receive an email once the product ships (typically 5 to 10 business days). She did mention that this camera seemed very popular lately :)

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    Wierd.. Order went through I thought and I have been charged $1 on my Credit card but No email confirmation and nothing showing in my Qantas FF account as an order being present. They have just taken $1

    Edit : Just went back in and it said it was reset as I didnt have enough points ( even though I have 400,000 + points ). Obviously staff code no longer exists so tried checking out again and it say no stock left… grrrrr

    • +3 votes

      You're lucky it didn't go through

      that'd have been an absolute waste of 400k points (worth ~$8000 if redeemed on flights)

      it's a bargain if paid in cash tho

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        nah didnt use the points - Dropped down to the 2000 when I placed the order which has now mysteriously vanished

  • +1 vote

    Plot twist… Qantas honours the deal, but one week later Sony announces the A7iv with an RRP of $2000 to blow Canon and Nikon out of the water.

    • +2 votes

      but…. a true ozbargainer would have paid with 28degrees card to claim the price protection if the price drops

      like a boss

      • +1 vote

        doesn't cover you if your purchase becomes obsolete because a new model is released though!

        • +2 votes

          but if a new model is released at a cheaper price than older model surely stores will drop the price of older model to less than new model

    • -1 vote

      That would be a dream and Sony would have to kill all the models before it to achieve this.

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        I’m clearly joking but stranger things have happened lol. May as well have some banter (and wild conjecture) while we wait for this to run its course!

    • +2 votes

      yeah and in that same week I'll meet the Queen of England and she'll say 'do you need money m8'

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    So far we had a good weekend from Qantas, one day for Sony 1000XM3 and one day for Alpha 7 iii with great lense. I may need to start convert Woolies points to Qantas for future deals😁

  • +1 vote

    Just got an email from my bank saying they have processed the debit of $2,567.42
    Sounds promising :)

  • +2 votes

    I am positive it's going through. Headphones are shipping even with staff code so I think this will go through too. No one has received any cancellation email in the headphones thread.

    • +2 votes

      Where are they going to get 1000 units? (Estimate)

      • +5 votes

        This is a sacred comments section where we are all banding together, hanging on to a glimmer of hope. Please take your "facts" and "real news" somewhere else.

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        They'll probably fill what they can and backorder (or refund) the rest. IIRC the delivery estimate was 10+ days which makes me think they're probably fulfilled by a third party (or maybe even Sony directly).

      • +2 votes

        I think they partner with retailers like JB hifi or even with Sony directly for the goods. They don't keep stock themselves. When I bought my Fitbit charge it was delivered by JB hifi

      • +2 votes

        what makes you think there would be 1000 orders. There was about 7000 views I think on the Qantas site. So for there to be 1000 orders that would mean 1 in 7 people who clicked the link spent 2.5k which I'd think is unlikely.

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        even at 500 units is not that much … sony can fly some units over if they dont have all the stock, i highly doubt there was more than 200 units sold anyways.. probably most likely 100 at most. not many people can drop 2.5k for a new camera willy nilly… my cc was charged the moment i made the purchase… a7iii is not a new camera anymore… uses the same parts from their other models.

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          Can’t agree more. I received an sms from my credit card company a second after I placed the order. Not many people can or want to invest over $2.5k on a camera. I clicked the page of the Sony headphone a few times, but didn’t order. I certainly can afford it, and did want it until I watched an unbiased review on YouTube. The number 1000units must be estimated from the bottom…

  • +3 votes

    On the Qantas store website now, there is a banner saying there is a current sale on the entire range of Sony products up to 45% off…so maybe the pricing for the Sony camera and lens us not a mistake…

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      That was already there yesterday. I saw it when I ordered mine.

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      On the Qantas store website now

      It was from the beginning of the sale. even got an email advertising the Sony discount

  • +1 vote

    I WANT TO BELIEVE!

  • +2 votes

    I'm sure there are people at Qantas who are seeing that $1-2million revenue (in 24 hours just on this one item) and doing whatever they can to make sure they can honour it. That's what I tell myself anyway :)

  • -1 vote

    If this deal falls through I reckon with our purchasing power we can go straight to the distributor and ask for 6000 units at a discounted price.

  • +9 votes

    I just call the customers service for help me cancel order or change the payment method to 2000 points+$ ( I was paid with 187k points + $1290 :( ) but they said the order had been sent to suppliers and can not cancel or change anything. they also said my order will be ship by 29/08, when i received the order i can return it for refund, just pay for the post back fee.

    • +1 vote

      Looks like we're all getting our cameras then!!

    • +1 vote

      I’ll buy it from you.

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      sounds promising at least. if true, the only major hurdle (which should become apparent within a week) will be if the supplier network is out of pocket due to however their payment/supply agreements are set up with Qantas. I imagine Qantas has multiple suppliers for common products like this. Best chance is if Sony Aus is the supplier, they can afford to cut their huge margins (vs the normal camera retailers who may refuse to honour cos they are copping a loss).

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        That's not how supplier agreements work. If it's a pricing error Qantas will have to cop the loss.

    • +1 vote

      what time did you order?

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      I think you're actually more likely to get your order because of the high points usage

  • +1 vote

    Just found some further info which may or may not be helpful lol.. an ozbargainer posted a photo of their sony headphones delivered from a Qantas FF deal using the same staff code on the previous day https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/476020

    In the photo, you can see the sender on the packaging listed as "DRUIN PTY LTD". A quick google shows this is a franchise of Harvey Norman Commercial. I wonder if the cameras come from them as well, and whether that's a good thing?

    Here's the screenshot, originally posted as a comment in the deal linked above, by @neilpatrickharris:
    https://ibb.co/hMd9zxt

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      Interesting. Qantas must have a few fulfillment centers for different products. I wonder who is supplying these cameras but they surely won't have enough cameras for all the orders that went through.

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        Hopefully they have agreements with multiple wholesale suppliers (as most insurance companies do). There are commercial divisions of The Good Guys, JB Hifi, HN, and most likely Bing Lee among others, maybe even Sony themselves…

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      I very recently bought Arlo security from Qantas store and it was drop shipped from JB hi Fi. They probably have agreements with various retailers.

  • +1 vote

    After reading some updates above, this thing becomes really interesting now… I guess someone may get it and someone may not…

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      I wonder how many orders they actually got.

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      surely their online system stops taking orders when stock is depleted.

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        You'd think so, but probably not lol it feels like it was up for way too long. Probably hard to do when they have many different supplies for different products.

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          I still doubt there would be more than 100 orders. The link only had ~7000 views. Remember this ain't a $50 product. $2,500 is a lot of cash for a lot of people. I ordered one though and I pretty much just use my iPhone and GoPro. But I do want to get into photography more.

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        It doesn't run out of stock because Qantas doesn't carry any stock

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        90% chance they wouldn't have live monitoring of stock levels with their suppliers. I would say it's most likely they'll do their best to fulfil what they can, then with any luck they may offer to keep the other orders alive until they are fulfilled (could be a month or two) but they may also have protocol that means they refund anything they can't fulfil within a certain timeframe.

  • +1 vote

    I think this is a deliberate Qantas FF marketing tactic, even if they don't make a profit/slight loss from the A7 sales (unlikely though). It generated so much free discussion and publicity, not to mention quite a few $ from people buying 2000 points for $86 (overpriced at 4.3c per point). And of course now they have many customers wanting to move reward points into Qantas FF. It would normally take a lot of marketing $ to achieve all that (physical and virtual ads/clicks etc). Well played.

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    If they do go through I hope date in receipt is shipping date. I go overseas on 16th Oct.

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