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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2599 Shipped
« on: December 16, 2012, 08:54:03 AM »
From BigValueInc
Again, Big Value Inc is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2599 including shipping within the United States.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2599 via eBay (Save $400)

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We have received word that some people are getting grey market cameras from previous sales. While I have known grey market cameras to still be covered under warranty, I can’t guarantee that to be the case for everyone. Canon Rumors has never received a single complaint about Big Value Inc, however I think it’s still important to share this information.

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You can also get the 5D Mark III body from Getitdigital via eBay for $2799. These folks have near perfect feedback.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2599 Shipped
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2599 Shipped
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2012, 09:59:12 AM »
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2599 Shipped
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 10:00:04 AM »
Caveat Emptor (i.e., "let the buyer beware") -- @HDSLRnow on Twitter https://twitter.com/HDSLRnow is reporting that some customers are receiving grey market bodies and missing accessories from this Ebay seller...  :(
« Last Edit: December 16, 2012, 10:07:19 AM by rocketdesigner »

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2599 Shipped
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 10:04:05 AM »
I have updated the post to show that some people (not all) are receiving grey market cameras. I have yet to get a direct complaint from previous sales, however I appreciate the information.
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2599 Shipped
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012, 10:57:46 AM »
I missed out on the last sale by a couple of minutes, so when I read this post, I bit the bullet and bought one. So, I'll let you know when I get the package how it turns out. Speaking of which, how do you tell a gray market body from a US body? Is it just the warranty card or something on the body itself? Serial number perhaps?
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2599 Shipped
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2012, 11:11:24 AM »
I missed out on the last sale by a couple of minutes, so when I read this post, I bit the bullet and bought one. So, I'll let you know when I get the package how it turns out. Speaking of which, how do you tell a gray market body from a US body? Is it just the warranty card or something on the body itself? Serial number perhaps?

Grey Market generally doesn't have a warranty card and the charger may be different. However, I have bought grey market cameras before when stocks were low for my rental business and had repairs done in warranty with Canon Canada. I don't think warranty is a big issue with Canon products, I know that's not the case with Nikon.

As I said, no one has directly emailed me to complain that they were done wrong by these sales. If there is an issue, please let me know and I can help deal with it.
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2599 Shipped
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2012, 12:04:43 PM »
They are reselling cameras bought from various sources, and if the source has popped one that had accessories removed, Big Value would not know it, but they will refunnd your money.  If they don't, ebay will refund it and backcharge them.

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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2012, 12:21:35 PM »
A few weeks ago I bought a 60D body from them on ebay as the price was the lowest I had seen around and their seller rating was excellent.  They shipped very quickly.  It was when I received it that I discovered it was grey market.  It was missing the normal Canon documentation and CD software and the instruction manual was not genuine.  It almost looked like a copy of the real thing.  Everything else was genuine (battery, charger, strap, cables).  It also came in a kit box but just included the camera body so it looks like they were removing the kit lenses and selling the bodies.  I was still ok with all of that but when I turned the camera on and tried to shot, it had the err 30 issue.  Since I had no USA warranty I knew I was screwed so I called them up and they issued a RMA # and sent me a prepaid shipping label.  Once it was returned it was about 3 days before I got a credit for the return.

In looking at a few of their other listings, it appears that the non-grey market item will specifically state "USA Warranty" in the listing.  My listing did not state this.  It seems like if you are willing to take a gamble on the low prices they are worth the risk as their customer service was great in my dealing with them.   
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2012, 01:56:54 PM »
I'm in the market for a 5D III and I was tempted by this sale.  I noticed that it said a warranty cost $299 extra but the box contents said that it came with a USA warranty.  Any explanation for this?  Thanks all.

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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2012, 02:20:24 PM »
I'm in the market for a 5D III and I was tempted by this sale.  I noticed that it said a warranty cost $299 extra but the box contents said that it came with a USA warranty.  Any explanation for this?  Thanks all.

My friend bought a 5D3 from BVI.  Even though BVI is not an authorized dealer, it sells US model with US warranty.  What my friend did was registering on Canon's website and claiming that's a gift from a friend.  Canon will take care of the camera in the warranty period without invoice, since it's a gift.
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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2012, 02:24:36 PM »
I'm in the market for a 5D III and I was tempted by this sale.  I noticed that it said a warranty cost $299 extra but the box contents said that it came with a USA warranty.  Any explanation for this?  Thanks all.

I notice that too. I'm not sure what it means.

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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2012, 02:54:54 PM »
Does anyone know if they will ship to Canada?
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2599 Shipped
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2012, 03:22:06 PM »
I'm in the market for a 5D III and I was tempted by this sale.  I noticed that it said a warranty cost $299 extra but the box contents said that it came with a USA warranty.  Any explanation for this?  Thanks all.

I believe the $299 is for one of those 3rd party warranties, not a warranty from Canon.
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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2012, 05:07:00 PM »
Does anyone know if they will ship to Canada?
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2599 Shipped
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2012, 03:54:54 AM »
I'm in the market for a 5D III and I was tempted by this sale.  I noticed that it said a warranty cost $299 extra but the box contents said that it came with a USA warranty.  Any explanation for this?  Thanks all.

The additional warranty is an optional aftermarket deal that SquareTrade offers for pretty much every electronic device that you can buy on eBay. It's totally different from the Canon USA warranty, which you get when you purchase a Canon USA item. Each item will have a different price, depending on how much the item was. It is a supplement to any existing manufacturer warranty, and covers mechanical and electrical failures, including normal wear and tear. If you want accident coverage, that's extra. Here's the link to lean more about it: http://pages.ebay.com/warranty/squaretrade.html
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