Two days ago a fellow Fujifilm X Shooter contacted me, saying that his local store told him the following:
the Fujifilm X-T3 has been removed from the list of current Winter deals, hence the $500 rebate is gone
the Fujifilm X-T3 has been discontinued
So first thing I did was to check the Fujifilm deals page, and indeed, the X-T3 no longer showed up among the rebated cameras.
I then wrote this article, where I informed you about the X-T3 deal being removed and that a local store spread the news the X-T3 is now discontinued.
However, trusted sources immediately reached out to me and yes, they confirmed the removal from the deals list of the X-T3, but they also clearly told me that the X-T3 has not been discontinued but some X-T3 variations (kit combinations) maybe harder to find from now on.
Also, I have been told that the real reason Fujifilm removed the X-T3 deals is that the demand for X-T3 is very high and Fujifilm can’t keep up with it.
So it was important to set things right for you guys.
As a matter of fact, at the time of this post this deal is still listed, but only at Adorama here (deal removed also from Adorama). The same deal is no longer available at BHphoto. Most importantly, it has been removed from the official deal list page of Fujifilm USA (see screenshot above, where the X-T3 is no longer listed).
So what happened? Well, a FR-reader wrote me an email and told me this:
My local store told me that the X-T3 has been discontinued. Over the weekend they also apparently stopped the $500 rebate, that in the U.S. had the camera selling for $999. The sales rep told me the intent is to let any remaining inventory in the supply chain sell at a higher price.
Down below is the list with what remains of the Fujifilm Winter deals.