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Authorized and unauthorized dealers

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mw:
I am seeing big discount, i.e. 5d3 or 1dx, from the unauthorized dealers (sold on Ebay) vs. the authorized dealers (B&H, Adorama, etc.)

What are the differences or consequences if I was to buy from the unauthorized as oppose to the authorized dealers?

neuroanatomist:
Basically, Canon does not have to honor the warranty if something goes wrong.  They might anyway, but they might not.  There's also the obvious risk of a shady deal...yes, fleeBay offers buyer protection, but you'd have to jump through some hoops, most likely.

RLPhoto:
No USA warranty service if purchased grey market or through an un-authorized dealer. If something breaks because of bad manufacturing, It will not be repaired for free. You have to pay.

I buy off Evil bay because my Insurance covers this anyway and I have no issues with that.

Good stuff.  8)

Botts:
What type of insurance do you have?

Is it homeowner's insurance, or specific photo gear insurance?

RLPhoto:

--- Quote from: Botts on November 23, 2012, 05:04:46 PM ---What type of insurance do you have?

Is it homeowner's insurance, or specific photo gear insurance?

--- End quote ---

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