I try to buy local for the following reasons
- It supports local businesses who are often small businesses fighting to survive and our retarded governement seem to actively try and destroy small businesses when they are in reality the life blood of our country (dont really want to digress into politics though
- Many of these local camera stores provide sponsorship of prize money vouchers or the like to many local art awards, yes it is promotion of their business but it also helps to give some momentum to developing artists who are most likely also not in the greatest financial position.
- For a body I see there being more potential things to go wrong so prefer having the store close by just in case something goes wrong.
- I wont choose to buy online over local for a small price difference but when the difference is as much as 50%
you have to look at the.
I do like digital rev in particular as an ebay vendor and canon lenses flashes etc that are under $1000 I usually buy from them.
another issue that makes grey market items attractive is the fact that canon only give you 1 year warranty anyway. typically stuff is either DoA and can be sent back straight away and continues to work well past warranty expirey, I find very rarely does something fail after say 9 months if its worked fine from day 1.