WHY NOW MAY BE THE BEST TIME EVER TO BUY A SILHOUETTE CAMEO 3

May 17, 2019

WHY NOW MAY BE THE BEST TIME EVER TO BUY A SILHOUETTE CAMEO 3

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With the recent announcement that Silhouette CAMEO 4 will be released later this year, now may be the best time ever to get a Silhouette CAMEO 3.

If you’re considering getting your first Silhouette CAMEO or already own one but want to upgrade or need a back up - here are five reasons to think about getting a CAMEO 3 now…before you no longer can.  

Silhouette's current plan is to discontinue the production of Silhouette CAMEO 3 machines over the next few months making way for the Silhouette CAMEO 4.  Personally I'd like to see the CAMEO 4 as an addition to the Silhouette cutting machine line up, instead of a replacement for the three year old CAMEO 3 model - but as of now there are no plans to continue manufacturing the CAMEO 3. For that reason, I think now is about the best time to buy a one..and here's why!

Silhouette CAMEO 3 Price

Silhouette CAMEO 3 machines can be found as low as $199....sometimes even less.  This is a full $100 cheaper than what the Silhouette CAMEO 4 will start at for the base machine. You can often score a Silhouette CAMEO 3 Bundle for $229 - $269Silhouette CAMEO 4 bundles will start at $329 and go up from there.


If you're content cutting vinyl, HTV, and paper and don't have business or crafting needs where speed or cutting thicker materials is a real factor, the CAMEO 3 may actually be more than what you need for your crafting hobby.  Combine that with the $100 swing between the price of the CAMEO 3 vs CAMEO 4 and you may want to consider getting a CAMEO 3 now to save yourself some money while you can.

Silhouette CAMEO 3 to be Discontinued

As of now, the plan is that once production on the Silhouette CAMEO 4 gets into full swing, production of the Silhouette CAMEO 3 will stop and the CAMEO 3s will be discontinued.  That means you'll no longer be able to get a 12" Silhouette cutting machine around the $199 price point...and you won't be able to get a feature-wise more straight-forward, entry level 12" machine from Silhouette.  

You should also keep in mind once the CAMEO 3's are completely sold out - which many retailers and Silhouette expect will be prior to the holiday season - the Silhouette machines price points will be around $160 for an 8" Silhouette Portrait and then jump to almost twice that for a CAMEO 4. My point is we are losing the middle pricing area for 12" Silhouette CAMEOs.

 

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