Mt Spokane Photography and Roo, thanks guys, I didn't know that. So, I've read some reviews about this kind of sellers, and lots of people complain that the sellers don't send them what they ordered if they don't buy some extra stuff. But does that mean that if one buys something inexpensive extra, the seller will send him what he ordered originally?
Same thing about buying something from ebay. If I need to send DSLR/lenses etc to Canon, I need to submit a copy of the receipt and the warranty card, correct? So, if I bought something from an ebay seller, will Canon honor warranty from this seller?
Thanks again. I hope these are not really silly questions
I guess I have been lucky in choosing who I've bought from as I haven't experienced a seller not sending what I ordered and I have never been forced to buy anything more than what I wanted.
When I was doing my purchase research I was going through ebay and looking at the feedback score but I also googled the store name to see if there were any problems associated with them. I also checked most of them out on facebook although facebook tends to be the place where most negative feedback is generated. In doing that I found that most of the ebay sellers also had internet stores that offered even cheaper prices. So I went with ones that offered paypal etc. Beware though some that seem offer really cheap prices also put a 2% surcharge on all sales that only appears at the checkout - DWI is one of those. Another thing to look at on some sites is individual vs kit pricing. I wanted a 5D3 and 24-105 and I found it was au$40 cheaper to order them as individual items than the kit at Camera Paradise. When it was delivered they still sent me the kit;)
As for warranty claims, the ones I have purchased from in Hong Kong offer a 'door to door' warranty. If there is a claim they will arrange the shipping back to them for repair at Canon. So far I haven't had a claim.