</strong><em>It has been asked a lot as to whether or not these cameras have a warranty that Canon will honour. The simple answer is yes, these cameras have a full one year Canon USA warranty. </em></p>
Yes, but will the camera come packaged with a US/Canada Warranty Card is another question entirely...
As mentioned in a previous thread, I pulled the trigger on this and purchased a 5D3 body on Thanksgiving night ($2,886.06 shipped). After missing the original arrival date (11/29) by more than a week, my camera finally shipped through UPS.
Thing is, my camera shipped from Miami, FL
instead of Somerset NJ. It arrived without a warranty card. It seems like depending on where the camera ships from determines whether it comes with a warranty card or not. I did call Canon USA twice and they did say that Canon will honor the warranty if you can produce your original receipt. However, some folks on this board will have you believe that unless you ordered from an authorized dealer (B&H, Adorama, Amazon, etc) then Canon will not honor the warranty, no matter what...so your mileage may vary depending on who you speak with.
Yes, bigvalueinc does have great feedback, but a quick Google search will show that Bigvalueinc's been caught up in scams before (although they have evidently cleaned up their act). All negative feedback has mainly occurred from the Thanksgiving period, when they started shipping from Florida, canceling orders entirely, or delaying shipments by weeks.
Outside of that, the overall deal for the camera cannot be beat and if you're prepared to accept a lack of customer service, and many levels of "grey," then I say jump on the deal. Just use caution. I hope those who pull the trigger have a better experience than I (and others on the board) did.