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|07-03-2013 01:45 PM|
Wow dude, you are a complete joke, and the only way someone can rationalize the filth you are posting is if you come out and admit you work for GetItDigital.
First, warranty cards mean nothing. The cards are merely for registration purposes. Canon determines warranty eligibility by serial number and their database shows whether or not a serial number is linked to an authorized seller, which GetShitDigital is not.
Second, these scam artists on eBay "honor" the US warranty by making you ship the item to them first and then they send it to Canon themselves for repair. Since these items were never purchased from an authorized seller, the eBay seller will pay out of their pocket to have Canon repair the item and when they get it back, they will send it back to you. It is worth it for them to deal with the occasional warranty this way because they get great profits selling grey-market equipment on eBay. In the end, the warranty turnaround time is much longer and you are forced to pay for shipping.
Third, it is not even a done deal that scammers like GetItDigital will even honor the warranty in the manner I mentioned above. Because they have to pay for repairs, they could just as easily send it to a non-Canon repair center and have the repair work done by random people. Also, considering the high-turnover rate of eBay sellers, if GetItDigital disappears next year, you don't even have ANYONE to hunt down to get warranty repair work done.
You are a fool and an idiot if you think these sellers are legit and you are a reason why these guys are still around. Either that or you work for them.
|07-01-2013 05:47 AM|
Do an internet search for them... read glowing reviews on resellerratings and find some webpages about gray market equipment and bait-and-switch tactics. *shrug*
Could give them a call: http://www.getitdigita
Their storefront using address on their webpage
I'm passing even though I really want this lens -- I have no EF 'walk around lens'.... I would consider buying from them via Amazon at this price since Amazon has a really easy return policy
|06-30-2013 08:05 PM|
what about the gray market?
|06-30-2013 08:00 AM|
0344B002 = white market
0344B006 = gray market
White box is considered 'white market' if it came from a kit that was imported by an authorized dealer.
|06-29-2013 12:31 PM|
Even then, grab the $700 one and add a 4 year square trade 3rd party warranty plan for $140 and you'll still save a boat load of money with 4 times the warranty coverage.
Then again, any issues with any L lenses tend to happen within the first day of ownership really if something is amiss and passed through Canon's quality control, which would still be within most re-sellers return policy period.
L glass are built like tanks, I've dropped them on concrete, brick; miss handled at airports and by assistants, even used a 70-200 2.8 IS as a blunt weapon to knock a drunk assailant harassing some women in a club and they all still work, minus some cosmetic issues. I had a 20 year old 400 2.8 with its original USM that was focusing and tracking as good as a new piece of glass.
If you actually need to send an L glass back to Canon for servicing, 90% of the time, it tends to be something related to a damaged component caused by the owner, which would not be covered by normal warranty and you'd still be on the hook for the cost of repair; the remaining 10% means that you are using the crap out of the lens daily to wear something out (or most likely somehow got sand or dust particles that caused increased wear and tear) during the short warranty period. An error of ~1% are people who did not fully checkout the lens when they got it and find that the lens is back focusing with certain bodies, USM needs tweaking, or rarely the need for the lens elements to be realigned that causes poor image quality (had that happen for me on a 17-40 twice in a row).
After a certain point, its more cost advantageous to just get a CPS account if you have a lot of L glass and working as a pro since you get a lot of out of warrant repair service discount, specially if you man handle your camera's and lenses like a photojournalist; do anything and everything to get the shot. To us, they are nothing more than tools of the trade and if I accidentally trip walking backwards to grab a headline grabbing photo for AP or Getty and smash my gear, we usually stare at it, laugh it off, then make the comments "That's why we have backup camera's and insurance"...
|06-29-2013 05:48 AM|
the more expensive one comes with canon official warranty
the cheaper version does not
|06-29-2013 05:34 AM|
the cheaper version is the same lens from a kit ( usually from 5dmk3 or 6d) coes in white box. The sells usually a third party seller and fullfilled by amazon.
|06-29-2013 05:12 AM|
what is the difference between these two 24-105mm lenses?
|06-29-2013 03:45 AM|
For photographic equipment (as most electronics), the proper industry usage of "grey market" means that the re-seller or dealer is buying the item intended for another region (say Europe instead of US) and reselling it in the US OR they bought them wholesale directly from the manufacture (as in buying 100 units for 10% off without warranties). Mostly now days, it tends to mean that it was bought from another market for the set local price that happens to retail cheaper than the US counterpart (due to exchange rate, tariffs, taxes and so on) and basically just transshipping it to the new market as an already purchased good without having to pay tariffs and taxes again. Even then, the product could be sold in the non-US market so cheap to still warrant paying tariff and US taxes.
Now technically, for Canon, warranty is voided if you bought a retail unit from an unauthorized dealer so technically in effect the retailed US box would have the same voided warranty status as buying an actual retailed non-US box in the US as a grey market item.
I know as both a professional photographer and buying grey market L lenses in the past that required warranty work, Canon is very liberal about fixing grey market L lenses under warranty in the US; mostly because they know many pro's from Europe, Asia and else where may come to the US to do a photo gig and need some repairs or lens alignment done with a fast turn around time and vice versa with US photog going overseas, specially if you have a CPS account.
In Canon's eye's as being such a large company, Retail is Retail; at some point, even with grey market retail items being resold in another region, warranty cost was paid at one point of the sale price. It's more cost advantageous for Canon to say "screw it, fix any serial numbers that is still under warranty" instead of taking time and resources out of the repair service to figure out if an item can or can't be serviced because the owner didn't provide a proper warranty card, signed up for their twitter page or liked Nikon instead of Canon on Facebook... It also adds more lead time if the consumer has to produce a bill of sale or invoice, which would take away from their fast and impeccable repair service times.
Considering Canon has built a rapport with all authorized Canon dealerships to establish a repair service network; their current model would not work if anyone who drops of a lens at a retailer for a repair (that has to be shipped directly back to Canon) needed to have their warranty card or bill of sale/invoice on hand at the time. No working professional would have that kind of document on hand when you are away from home; that kind of info would be tucked nicely away in the camera or lens box a few thousand miles away...
Now, all of this was for L glass; I'm not sure if warranty for regular consumer grey market items was on the same liberalness boat. I would not know, I only have L glass. Also all of my experiences with grey market L lenses were a few years ago and now they are out of warranty so the situation could have changed, but I highly doubt that as their service model hasn't changed. Also to note, I did have a CPS account.
|06-28-2013 11:48 PM|
|RFaccord||darn just bought it at amazon for 778|
|06-28-2013 11:28 PM|
This one as well, FF and APS-C respectively http://www.photozone.d
From lenstip http://www.lenstip.com/index.php?...es
|06-28-2013 11:14 PM|
|06-28-2013 10:25 PM|
An excellent review of this lens is found here:
|06-28-2013 10:03 PM|
My lens was serviced by Canon once, and they explicitly requested the valid invoice from authorized dealer, but no requirement on the warranty card.
The seller apparently know this, but still put "USA warranty" in the title, which fools people who does not know how Canon warranty works. In my opinion, this seller is not trustworthy at all.
|06-28-2013 09:37 PM|
Good Day Mate!
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