Spoke with Regina @ BVI, It is the USA model, but it does not include Canon warranty because they are not an authorized reseller (her words)
So there's that. As some said, they're new and they're USA, Canon MAY choose to honor the warranty.
That said, I was waiting for this, now I'm nervous. *rofl*
So you don't want to pay retail price and you want Canon to give you 100% warranty?
What a pu**%...let roll those balls and pull the trigger NOW
Well, that WAS quoted both out of context AND out of order
We'll let that pass though
1) A MK3 body refurb is $2977 w/tax -- I wouldn't begrudge Canon that, NEW, but I do begrudge the state of CT, since I pay city, state, land, water and (wait for it) car tax --- it's a principal thing
2) It's roll the bones BONES, not balls. If you roll balls, they keep rolling, because they're, well, spherical
3) @ $879 w/ 1-year warranty refurbed, I'm going to hop on that 7D deal from Adorama and wait a bit on replacing the 5DmkII
I just need a new toy that's an upgrade from what I got now
I can't afford a Panamara Turbo, which, in my opinion, is the only way to upgrade from my 2009 Mazda6 GTi w/manual transmission (and 100k miles) . . . so the 7D is cheaper. Now that I think about it, if I buy BOTH it's cheaper! Bwahahaha