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|02-02-2014 09:48 PM|
|02-02-2014 10:46 AM|
|ShutterbugPhotog||For the "BODY ONLY" & possibility of warranty issues, too much $ & way too big of a risk. Adorama has better|
|01-31-2014 07:48 PM|
But you're a reseller. I just shoot photos for a living so let's just agree to disagree.
|01-31-2014 07:37 PM|
|rainman65||deleted - someone already posted Abe's not an auth'd dealer, sorry|
|01-31-2014 07:34 PM|
I rather have clean equipment than one that someone has been handling/using around. sure, you might find someone who will give you the example deals. but really. IF they bought it themselves, they used it, afterall you don't go and spend $2800 on camera and not use it. IF they got it as a gift, half the time they wouldn't have the receipt, and even if they do, they know how much it costs new and wouldn't bargain as much.
chances of new items breaking due to defect is way low that I would be willing to take the chance even if it was to save $50.
as for the examples of deals you found, those are one of the time things and you would need to be actively looking for it. I buy stuff every single day for resell at equal your deal or better, but again, those are things you can't buy right away and need to be actively looking.
for this week alone on ebay,
7D + 16-35mm f/2.8 II + canon grip - $1675 shipped BNIB
5D mkii + 24-105mm used - $1500 shipped
70d + 18-135mm STM+ 55-250mm - like new $1025 shipped
also got sony a900, nikon d90, d7000 last week at great prices but you get what I'm saying
|01-31-2014 07:31 PM|
Should add that on lenses and other items, defects are easy to spot.
But on bodies, there are so many things that wouldn't be obvious until you actually check them.
Anyway, to each their own. Maybe I'm just getting old and conservative.
|01-31-2014 07:23 PM|
Usually it's someone who needs to dump it (for whatever reason) & I always get the original invoice from the authorized dealer.
I can also inspect first hand and not worry about s/h, returning, $ being held up on my cc etc...
Examples of what I've bought:
70-200 F/4 non-is $425 mint (this year)
17-40 $500 mint (this year)
50/1.4 $220 near mint (last year)
6D $1,200 BNIB (last year)
70D $800 BNIB (last year, sold it for $900 this year)
A Mark III is a totally different animal. For $2k+, I'd get an amazing deal w/receipt or spend the extra few $ and have a piece of mind.
Years ago, I bought grey mkt, tried non-authorized dealers...not anymore.
But that's just me...
|01-31-2014 06:19 PM|
gray market is not inferior products
they are just packaged and mean't to be for sale in a different country.
and thus one year warranty dosen't apply. and you may get manuals in foreign language etc.
some have different model names.
650D instead of T4i (both identitcal)
why would I want a camera that's been handled by who knows what?
one year warranty is 11 months longer than this deal. (you get 30 days money back)
generally if it's actually defective, you would know it right away.
and expensive cameras like this are built to last, if you accidentally damaged it, it isn't cover regardless you got warranty or not.
|01-31-2014 06:07 PM|
|jdramirez||Was there this much fever by amateurs for the mkii? Orwas this business plan not in effect at the time?|
|01-31-2014 04:24 PM|
An opinion from a pro shooter.
If you're buying this camera, spend the few extra $s and just get it from an authorized dealer. If not, buy it on Craigslist for a near mint/mint/BNIB from someone who did and has the original receipt. Why would you risk spending this kind of $ and ...
|01-31-2014 03:41 PM|
I highly recommend an SLR, as the pictures come at much clearer than non-SLR
I've had a good experience withthis model. A++
|01-31-2014 02:33 PM|
To be fair, all major brand DSLRs are built like tanks and I did have 40,000 actuations by that point (10 months) but having that warranty really helped me.
I personally would never buy from a non-Canon Authorized Dealer.
|01-31-2014 02:10 PM|
|01-31-2014 02:05 PM|
|01-31-2014 01:57 PM|
but as I mentioned...don't rely on "information" on this issue from a post on SD. its a big purchase, big a big boy/girl and actually read the warranty and speak to someone (at canon)
and stop trying to confuse people with "grey market" jargon. my response has nothing to do with non-USA, import versions of the camera as I clearly stated. you are the one confusing people by making it sound like we are talking about import version, which no one was doing.
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