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Re: IS canon 650D going to be discontinued?
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2013, 12:34:34 PM »

By the way it is cheaper to buy 650D (or any other camera/lens) online from America than to  buy it in the middle east ... in fact it costs less to buy it and get it shipped to the Middle East than to buy it in USA ... coz you pay taxes in USA (especially in NYC) but when you ship it out of the country, there are no taxes.

+1 about the cost being less in the US but I think the warranties do not apply in countries other than US/Canada

warranties is not a must when buying high end device as 5dm3, its a small % of defects appeared.



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Re: IS canon 650D going to be discontinued?
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2013, 12:34:34 PM »

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Re: IS canon 650D going to be discontinued?
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2013, 12:45:25 PM »

By the way it is cheaper to buy 650D (or any other camera/lens) online from America than to  buy it in the middle east ... in fact it costs less to buy it and get it shipped to the Middle East than to buy it in USA ... coz you pay taxes in USA (especially in NYC) but when you ship it out of the country, there are no taxes.

I think the warranties do not apply in countries other than US/Canada
Correct the warranty only applies in USA ... if there is any problem, you have to send it to USA.
However, it is still cheaper to send it back & forth several times to USA for warranty issues than to to buy it in the middle east ... let me give you an example:
I bought 5D MK III from USA for US$ 3199 & got it shipped for US$ 65 & paid US$ 165 (for customs) - total price US$3429... while the local price was US$ 4500 (and it still is) ... so even if there is a warranty issue I can send it back to USA for US$ 65 & another US$ 65 to get it back here. My 70-200 f/2.8 L II IS cost me US$ 2099 (while it was & still is) US$ 4000 here.
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Re: IS canon 650D going to be discontinued?
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2013, 12:46:31 PM »

By the way it is cheaper to buy 650D (or any other camera/lens) online from America than to  buy it in the middle east ... in fact it costs less to buy it and get it shipped to the Middle East than to buy it in USA ... coz you pay taxes in USA (especially in NYC) but when you ship it out of the country, there are no taxes.

+1 about the cost being less in the US but I think the warranties do not apply in countries other than US/Canada

warranties is not a must when buying high end device as 5dm3, its a small % of defects appeared.



Yeah but if something goes wrong you are royally screwed
No you are not screwed ... I bought 5D MK III from USA for US$ 3199 & got it shipped for US$ 65 & paid US$ 165 (for customs) - total price US$3429... while the local price was US$ 4500 (and it still is) ... so even if there is a warranty issue I can send it back to USA for US$ 65 & another US$ 65 to get it back here.
In addition it is faster to ship it to USA, get it repaired and get it back to the middle east than to give it for servicing in the middle east. The official Canon dealer takes 7 working days to clean the camera here ... major issues take a month or longer. While the shipment to USA only 3 working days for just US$ 65 ... also, the technicians in the USA (especially in reputable stores like B&H, Adorama etc) are a lot more professional when it comes to Cameras, and know what they are doing unlike most technicians here.
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Re: IS canon 650D going to be discontinued?
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2013, 12:53:46 PM »
The 650D will definitely be replaced this year, but not quite yet.  There seems to be a new model every year.

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Re: IS canon 650D going to be discontinued?
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2013, 01:01:31 PM »

By the way it is cheaper to buy 650D (or any other camera/lens) online from America than to  buy it in the middle east ... in fact it costs less to buy it and get it shipped to the Middle East than to buy it in USA ... coz you pay taxes in USA (especially in NYC) but when you ship it out of the country, there are no taxes.

+1 about the cost being less in the US but I think the warranties do not apply in countries other than US/Canada

warranties is not a must when buying high end device as 5dm3, its a small % of defects appeared.



Yeah but if something goes wrong you are royally screwed
No you are not screwed ... I bought 5D MK III from USA for US$ 3199 & got it shipped for US$ 65 & paid US$ 165 (for customs) - total price US$3429... while the local price was US$ 4500 (and it still is) ... so even if there is a warranty issue I can send it back to USA for US$ 65 & another US$ 65 to get it back here.
In addition it is faster to ship it to USA, get it repaired and get it back to the middle east than to give it for servicing in the middle east. The official Canon dealer takes 7 working days to clean the camera here ... major issues take a month or longer. While the shipment to USA only 3 working days for just US$ 65 ... also, the technicians in the USA (especially in reputable stores like B&H, Adorama etc) are a lot more professional when it comes to Cameras, and know what they are doing unlike most technicians here.

Thanks. I was not too sure about sending the camera back to US and the timeframe involved ... This news is highly useful to me since I may move to the Middle East later this year.

Cheers J.R.
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Re: IS canon 650D going to be discontinued?
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2013, 01:12:51 PM »

By the way it is cheaper to buy 650D (or any other camera/lens) online from America than to  buy it in the middle east ... in fact it costs less to buy it and get it shipped to the Middle East than to buy it in USA ... coz you pay taxes in USA (especially in NYC) but when you ship it out of the country, there are no taxes.

+1 about the cost being less in the US but I think the warranties do not apply in countries other than US/Canada

warranties is not a must when buying high end device as 5dm3, its a small % of defects appeared.



Yeah but if something goes wrong you are royally screwed
No you are not screwed ... I bought 5D MK III from USA for US$ 3199 & got it shipped for US$ 65 & paid US$ 165 (for customs) - total price US$3429... while the local price was US$ 4500 (and it still is) ... so even if there is a warranty issue I can send it back to USA for US$ 65 & another US$ 65 to get it back here.
In addition it is faster to ship it to USA, get it repaired and get it back to the middle east than to give it for servicing in the middle east. The official Canon dealer takes 7 working days to clean the camera here ... major issues take a month or longer. While the shipment to USA only 3 working days for just US$ 65 ... also, the technicians in the USA (especially in reputable stores like B&H, Adorama etc) are a lot more professional when it comes to Cameras, and know what they are doing unlike most technicians here.

Thanks. I was not too sure about sending the camera back to US and the timeframe involved ... This news is highly useful to me since I may move to the Middle East later this year.

Cheers J.R.
You are welcome ... don't know which part of the middle east you plan to move to but make sure to bring your camera and lenses ... coz life here is pretty dry in terms of entertainment, socializing etc if you are an expat and you really do need a hobby to keep you occupied during your free time, especially between April - October (it is hot as hell goes up to 55 degrees celsius) ... but it is a good place to save money ... no income tax and deductions etc
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Re: IS canon 650D going to be discontinued?
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2013, 01:38:42 PM »

You are welcome ... don't know which part of the middle east you plan to move to but make sure to bring your camera and lenses ... coz life here is pretty dry in terms of entertainment, socializing etc if you are an expat and you really do need a hobby to keep you occupied during your free time, especially between April - October (it is hot as hell goes up to 55 degrees celsius) ... but it is a good place to save money ... no income tax and deductions etc

Thanks for the info. It would be Doha or Dubai (not sure at the moment). I'll surely be bringing my gear along ... Can't live without it (As my friend says my blood group is "P+") :)
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Re: IS canon 650D going to be discontinued?
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2013, 01:38:42 PM »

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Re: IS canon 650D going to be discontinued?
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2013, 01:52:17 PM »

You are welcome ... don't know which part of the middle east you plan to move to but make sure to bring your camera and lenses ... coz life here is pretty dry in terms of entertainment, socializing etc if you are an expat and you really do need a hobby to keep you occupied during your free time, especially between April - October (it is hot as hell goes up to 55 degrees celsius) ... but it is a good place to save money ... no income tax and deductions etc

Thanks for the info. It would be Doha or Dubai (not sure at the moment). I'll surely be bringing my gear along ... Can't live without it (As my friend says my blood group is "P+") :)
Good ... if you move to Doha, let me know ... I've been here for 6 years, I can tell you all the good locations for photo opportunities ... it's a tiny country, you can criss cross the whole country in half a day. Good luck.
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Re: IS canon 650D going to be discontinued?
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2013, 01:52:17 PM »