« on: October 04, 2012, 03:48:14 PM »
Mt. SpokaneThey are not a authorized dealer. The sales receipt from them may not be recognized by any Canon repair facility anywhere in the world for warranty repair. However, you can likely pay for repair, or pay $200 for a third party warranty.
So how does that work buying from a place like BigValueInc? they're a non-authorized deaaler. Unless there are tiers of canon dealerships I'm not sure I understand your answer.
Big Value buys surplus from authorized dealers at a low price. they then turn around and liquidate it on ebay for a quick profit. Since the Canon warranty only applies to the original purchaser from a authorized dealer, there is no warranty. Its the same as if you bought up a bunch of cameras from a big sale and sold them on ebay. They may be new and have a US warranty card, but Canon will not or may not honor the warranty, because you are not a Canon dealer.
Its probably not a big deal for most, only a very few fail within a year. But, if it does fail, and needs $2000 repair, you are not going to be happy.