September 21, 2014, 02:12:04 PM

Author Topic: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2928  (Read 8359 times)

1kind

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 37
    • View Profile
Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $749
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2012, 12:41:58 PM »
Misinformation!!!

bigvalueinc is not an authorized dealer! They will lie to your face that their products have Canon USA warranty. They don't! If you know about Canon warranty and complaint enough, they will give you extended warranty through Consumer Priority Service (CPS) for free.

This happens to a friend of mine who bought something from them and their product didn't have Canon USA warranty card.
Correct. If you go to the auction and click on the Canon USA Warranty in the description, it takes you to Canon USA's website. Here, you will enter the information for the product whether its a lens or body and Canon will give you an ESTIMATE for the repair.

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $749
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2012, 12:41:58 PM »

Wahoowa

  • Power Shot G16
  • **
  • Posts: 20
    • View Profile
Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $749
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2012, 01:16:47 PM »
Just remember one very important thing regarding MAP, it ONLY applies to the minimum price a retailer can advertise an item for.  It does NOT establish a minimum a retailer can SELL an item for.  So if you see the 5D MkIII listed or advertised for $3,499 starting tomorrow, call them and just ask would you be willing to sell it for $2,999?  If they say no, they can't do that because of Canon.  Explain that no factory or distributor can legally set a minimum sell price, they can establish a minimum adverstised price in the United States.  Big difference between the two.

True and false. It's true that a retailer can do that. However, if it's known to do something like that and if Canon is really strict about it, it's not that difficult for Canon to figure it out and then suspend the account of such retailer.

In golf business, this policy has been implemented for years. And I know a retailer that had their account suspended for one whole year because they're known to have phone orders at way below manufacturer's minimum price.



Misinformation!!!

bigvalueinc is not an authorized dealer! They will lie to your face that their products have Canon USA warranty. They don't! If you know about Canon warranty and complaint enough, they will give you extended warranty through Consumer Priority Service (CPS) for free.

This happens to a friend of mine who bought something from them and their product didn't have Canon USA warranty card.
Correct. If you go to the auction and click on the Canon USA Warranty in the description, it takes you to Canon USA's website. Here, you will enter the information for the product whether its a lens or body and Canon will give you an ESTIMATE for the repair.

To be more specific, from knowing Canon's customer service in the past, Canon USA provided warranty service even for a product from unauthorized dealers if customer can provide a valid receipt from any USA retailer. This is for courtesy. However, the last time I talked to Canon, they told me that this was not guaranteed as this policy might change anytime soon. And I highly suspect that Canon will now strictly implement warranty support for authorized dealers only, especially when the price gap is getting wider between gray market and USA products.

Basically, one should think about this deal as "new with no warranty".
« Last Edit: November 01, 2012, 01:50:05 PM by Wahoowa »

RLPhoto

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 3452
  • Gear doesn't matter, Just a Matter of Convenience.
    • View Profile
    • My Portfolio
Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $749
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2012, 01:29:24 PM »
Just bought it. I've been looking for a good deal on one. 8)

Also Ordered my B&W filter for it as well.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2012, 02:54:43 PM by RLPhoto »

xtaski

  • Guest
Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $749
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2012, 02:52:25 PM »
Thanks - just bought one! That was the final enticement I needed to upgrade my 28-135.

Greg_M

  • Guest
Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $749
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2012, 03:33:40 PM »
I bought one too.

HughHowey

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 102
    • View Profile
    • My Author Site
Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $749
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2012, 04:38:00 PM »
Crazy deal! I just bought one. Couldn't pass that up.

I wonder if space is being made for the new 24-70 f4?
T2i ~ 28mm 1.8 ~ 50mm 1.4 ~ 15-85mm ~ 55-250mm ~ 100mm 2.8L Macro ~ 135mm 2L ~ 200mm 2.8L

expatinasia

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 925
    • View Profile
Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $749
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2012, 06:03:24 PM »
Wow. That is an amazing deal, for what is supposed to be a very good lens. Shame it is not a global sale!!
1D X + backup + different L lenses etc.

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $749
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2012, 06:03:24 PM »

ddashti

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 143
    • View Profile
Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $749
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2012, 06:49:39 PM »
That's a significant price drop, but is it worth getting when you could get better lenses for just a bit more?

BL

  • 7D
  • *****
  • Posts: 409
  • Great gear is good. Good technique is better.
    • View Profile
Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $749
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2012, 06:58:50 PM »
Anyone else find it strange the first half of this thread is talking about what looks like a price drop in the 5D III, and not this lens? lol
M, 5Dc, 1Dx, some lenses, a few lights

Greg_M

  • Guest
Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $749
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2012, 07:12:29 PM »
Gee whiz......I already got a FedEx shipping number!

RGomezPhotos

  • 7D
  • *****
  • Posts: 330
    • View Profile
    • Ricardo Gomez Photography
Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $749
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2012, 07:32:02 PM »
Thanks - just bought one! That was the final enticement I needed to upgrade my 28-135.

I have the 28-135mm and have used the 24-105.  Really, not much of a difference especially with my Canon 5D MKII.  Okay, no lens-creep and it's a tougher design.  It can take a decent beating.  But the reach just isn't enough.  It needs at least another 30mm.  I would buy an 'L' version of the 28-135mm if they had it in tougher casing and 'L' glass.
EOS 5D MKII & 50D, Zeiss 50mm f1.4
www.ricardogomezphotography.com

madspihl

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 31
    • View Profile
    • Northbound
Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $749
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2012, 05:36:27 AM »
Anyone else find it strange the first half of this thread is talking about what looks like a price drop in the 5D III, and not this lens? lol

For some reason the "deal" post on the lens carried the comments from the "deal" post on the mark iii over into a new thread. Kinda weird - and my original post about the mark iii suddenly fell out of context. so I deleted that.

But agreed - it can cause confusion.
2 x 5DIII and various Canon and Sigma lenses + a small Fuji X lineup of stuff.

http://500px.com/northbound

Greg_M

  • Guest
Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $749
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2012, 09:33:48 AM »
Looks like they sold 200 of them (very quickly) and then ran out.

Thanks to CR for this money saving alert!

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $749
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2012, 09:33:48 AM »

xtaski

  • Guest
Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $749
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2012, 12:03:01 AM »
I have the 28-135mm and have used the 24-105.  Really, not much of a difference especially with my Canon 5D MKII.  Okay, no lens-creep and it's a tougher design.  It can take a decent beating.  But the reach just isn't enough.  It needs at least another 30mm.  I would buy an 'L' version of the 28-135mm if they had it in tougher casing and 'L' glass.

I'm experimenting a bit. I've never owned L glass, just played with it in the store, but my 28-135mm is very soft so I'm hoping to get sharper shots with the 24-105mm. I don't think I really need the reach for what I shoot so not too concerned there unless I move to a FF down the road and lose the crop factor (I have a t3i). I like the extra width with the 24 vs 28mm but it's probably not enough to sell my wide angle.  I would definitely buy a 28-135mm L if it existed - it's a very good range and could be done higher quality. An f/2.8 would be nice too...

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $749
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2012, 12:03:01 AM »