It's the same every time a deal gets posted this low.
The auction says:
-This lens is 100% brand new.
-These are lenses that were originally packaged with Canon Camera Kits. We sold the Canon Kits in a quantity order, and we had simply removed the Lenses and placed them in their own box with all original foam packaging.These Lenses are limited quantity only.
You get the warranty card and Canon usually isn't strict about their authorized dealer lists. That being said, if worried about it, you can always get a 3 year squaretrade warranty for $89 and still come out less than the $1100 this goes for on Amazon and have a longer warranty.
FYI.... Not an authorized Canon dealer. They claim it is a kit lens:
These are lenses that were originally packaged with Canon Camera Kits. We sold the Canon Kits in a quantity order, and we had simply removed the Lenses and placed them in their own box with all original foam packaging.These Lenses are limited quantity only.
Chances are it's a gray market lens since kit lenses come in a white box-- no need to place 'in their own box'
EDIT: Note the promotion of SquareTrade on their page. Definitely Gray Market. I don't necessarily have a problem with gray market equipment, but I do have a problem with vendors that are intentionally misleading.
Last edited by ninjarobert; 07-08-2013 at 05:58 AM..
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