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Canon General / Re: Living in Canada - buy Canon Mark iii in USA cheaper?
« on: January 13, 2013, 12:54:29 PM »
I live in Vancouver and would like to purchase the above.  I would like to know:

1) Where is the cheapest/best place in Canada to buy this camera?


PhotoPrice is your friend:
http://www.photoprice.ca/product/03868/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-price.html

It compares all the prices of US stores to Canadian stores including tax & shipping. (Make sure you set your province to 'BC')

Looks like cheapest for warranty (non grey market) is Adorama shipped to Vancouver for $3380.05 incl tax.

Cheapest Canadian is Aden shipped to Vancouver for $3665.03 incl tax.

2) Is it better to drive across the border and purchase from the USA (eg have B&H deliver to a UPS in Washington state to pick up?


If you plan on declaring it at the border -- you will have to pay tax anyway. The only thing you save is about $20 of shipping as shipping to the US is free and shipping to Canada is about $20.

If you don't plan on declaring it at the border you'll save the HST.

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Pricewatch Deals / Amazon 5D Mark III Deal - $3289 kit, $2796 body only
« on: December 23, 2012, 08:10:01 PM »
"The effective price (after reward) is $2796 body-only and $3289 for the kit while quantities last.
See details here: http://www.canonpricewatch.com/amazon-bonus-rewards/"

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: EF 85 f/1.2L II & EF 135 f/2L Deals at Amazon
« on: December 17, 2012, 12:51:37 AM »
how often does this lens come on sale? I've been eyeing it for quite sometime and haven't seen anything except on e(vil)bay for similar items or used.



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6D body only + SanDisk Extreme SD + Bag is $1899 now at BuyDig when you add to cart:

http://www.canonpricewatch.com/product/04039/Canon-EOS-6D-price.html

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Pricewatch Deals / Massive Nikon D600+24-85VR Deal - $1996
« on: December 14, 2012, 01:02:32 AM »
Nikon has a massive deal on the D600 (full-frame) with 24-85VR - $1996 now, as of midnight. Most stores are throwing in lots of extras too.

http://www.nikonpricewatch.com/product/04031/Nikon-D600-with-24-85mm-Kit-price.html

Makes the 6D body-only at $2099 look like a complete joke.

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Does it really save a bit after the handling charge, custom duties and taxes and will the Canon Canada honor the USA warranty ?

Just curious.


For sure. First of all, the US warranty works in Canada, and the final price calculation according to photoprice:

From B&H:

$3599.00
+$33.30 S&H
+$0.00 Duty
+$13.26 Brokerage Fee
+$467.87 Tax (13%)
$4113.43 USD
x 1.016 exchange rate includes 2.5% exchange fee
= $4179.24

From cheapest Canadian store Vistek

$3899.00
+$0.00 S&H
+$506.87 Tax (13%)
= $4405.87

$225 more in Canada for the exact same thing with the same warranty.

Source: http://www.photoprice.ca/product/03870/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-with-EF-24-105-IS-Kit-price.html

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body is $2999 Most Places
« on: December 05, 2012, 08:41:36 AM »
Hurry up, here is a deal on ebay for 5D Mark3, $2,842.19:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-MARK-3-BODY-22MP-Digital-SLR-w-1-Year-Warranty-/220982844953


That one ships from HK so it's definitely Grey Market. You can get a US model (which looks like it's eligible for US warranty) for $2783.99 via eBay.

http://www.canonpricewatch.com/product/03868/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-price.html

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 for $299 at B&H
« on: December 04, 2012, 08:39:31 AM »

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body is $2999 Most Places
« on: December 03, 2012, 09:00:32 AM »
Your post is already out of date.

Prices have moved at Adorama.

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EOS Bodies / Canon Warranty on Unauthorized Dealers and/or Grey Market
« on: November 27, 2012, 06:03:49 PM »
I saw this on another forum...

CPW started a poll to see if unauthorized dealer items are eligible for warranty. Also to see if grey market items are eligible for warranty. Canon "says" one thing in their policies but what they actually do might be different.

Poll: http://www.canonpricewatch.com/warranty-poll/

So if you've tried to get warranty service on an unauthorized dealer item, please report your experience on the poll. And then we'll all know whether or not they honor warranty on unauthorized or not.

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Best deal out there.

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With this deal, I'm tempted to pull trigger on 2nd body.

As am I! 58 sold last night, and it's been re-listed with 50 more...

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Pricewatch Deals / 5D Mark III + 24-105mm + 600EX-RT - Smoking Hot Deal!
« on: November 23, 2012, 09:09:18 PM »
I just got this e-mail from CanonPriceWatch:

You are receiving this e-mail because you are signed up for a price notification
on the 5D Mark III.

Adorama via eBay has a bundle deal on the 5D Mark III.
It includes: 5D Mark III + 24-105mm Kit + 600EX-RT

http://www.canonpricewatch.com/bundles/1126

The price is really good, and too low for us to write here (due to MAP).

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