Yeah, I almost know its stupid to consider it, but amazon do say they protect buyers even through third part so long as you purchase through the amazon website. Ive also not found many negative reviews of anyones experience with amazon third party sellers.
Im not that familiar with the term bait and switch. Does this mean they could try telling me its out of stock and give me something at a similar price like a canon 60d and hope id keep it?
Most 3rd party sellers on Amazon are very good. Did you actually try to buy it? I dug up the thread
I was thinking of, and when the cheap 5DII was added to the cart, it turned out it wasn't really available, it seemed.
Yes, a bait-and-switch is where you get something other than what's advertised. Or, the seller contacts you with the info passed along from Amazon, and talks about how the 5DII at that price is the Malaysia-specific version (or whatever) that is missing some features of the regular version and lacks warranty coverage in your country, but they could sell you the better version for a very nice price, along with an extra battery for which they'll charge you $200.
Lots of scams out there...if your common sense tells you it's too good to be true, then it probably is. Even if Amazon or whoever covers you, and you get your money back, you have still had to deal with the hassle of filing claims and waiting for your money.
£800 sounds too good to be true. FWIW, 'brown source marketing' is legit (apparently) but does not list any products from Canon on Amazon, nor any cameras at all.