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Anyone order a 5DmkIII to Canada yet?
« on: March 02, 2012, 12:15:34 PM »
What site did you use? How much did it cost? If you purchase through B&H do you get nailed with customs?

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Anyone order a 5DmkIII to Canada yet?
« on: March 02, 2012, 12:15:34 PM »

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Re: Anyone order a 5DmkIII to Canada yet?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 02:22:19 PM »
I bit the bullet and ordered from Camera Canada.  The price is much more than US shops, but they include a free 16 GB CF card with the first 100 pre-orders. I would have purchased from a US store, but I suspected customs / duty would have applied, making the US price about equal to the Canadian. 

Anyone know more about this stuff?

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Re: Anyone order a 5DmkIII to Canada yet?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 02:25:54 PM »
You think you have it bad. The UK body-only price is GBP£2,999. As of today, that equates to US$4,753.

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Re: Anyone order a 5DmkIII to Canada yet?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 02:29:16 PM »
I do not believe you get dinged with customs if you buys from B&H. Infact B&H calculates all payables before shipping out. They are very good. But by the time you calculate the CC surcharges the diffrence is not more the 200 after tax between the US and Canada.

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Re: Anyone order a 5DmkIII to Canada yet?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 02:30:10 PM »
I bit the bullet and ordered from Camera Canada.  The price is much more than US shops, but they include a free 16 GB CF card with the first 100 pre-orders. I would have purchased from a US store, but I suspected customs / duty would have applied, making the US price about equal to the Canadian.

Anyone know more about this stuff?

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From BH it will cost you more.  I ordered from Camera Canada.  Go to BH and shop a 5d3 in to your cart, use purolater and add the duties, get the total, phone your credit card and ask the exchange.  It's not worth it, besides, why not buy it in Canada?  I'm sick of buying stuff from the USA, support the shops here, keep them open.

The bonus for me is that I'm not in Ontario, so, no PST when I buy from Camera Canada.

You get a 16gb card from Camera Canada too.  Use it or sell the card.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2012, 02:33:12 PM by Daniel Flather »
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Re: Anyone order a 5DmkIII to Canada yet?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 02:32:31 PM »
I live in Montreal, and was about to pre order mine (to replace my beloved 5d MK I) from camera Canada BUT ever with customs and shipping it is cheaper with B&H ( in CA$ it is3,456.61 $).

So I sent an email to cameracanada to tell them how much I was disappointed with the price and pre order it with B&H.

They are taking care of customs so there is no hidden fee. I already bought 2 expensive lenses from them and was very very happy. So for 300$ less I took my chances.

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 02:41:23 PM »
SubTotal: $3,499.00
Customs Clearance  : $189.82
Shipping: $25.05
Order Total: $3,713.87


Add exchange and the factor in the card from Camera Canada and it's the same if you can avoid the PST.
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Re: Anyone order a 5DmkIII to Canada yet?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 02:41:23 PM »

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Re: Anyone order a 5DmkIII to Canada yet?
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 03:24:57 PM »
I just called Henrys, and they have 4 preorders for the mkIII . . . the price is 3899. They are asking for $500 deposit. I told them I'll think about it  ::) (April mid May availability they just added the code to their computer systems today)

@3500 clean I did not mind too much . . .but  after you add a grip and taxes, another 1500 will get you a 1Dx. 2 5DmkIIs even (if ISO and AF is not much of a problem for you)
« Last Edit: March 02, 2012, 03:28:49 PM by Orion »

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Re: Anyone order a 5DmkIII to Canada yet?
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 03:34:20 PM »
Sadly I can't avoid PST, so I will just order it from B&H, send it to border and go pick it up.

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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 03:39:10 PM »
i'm from Montreal, and ordered from B&H too at 00:45... never had bad experience and surprise with taxes and customs fees.
Lozeau is asking 3999$ and all others 3799$ !
i normally prefer to buy local... but there is a limit to be F... it's a huge difference after both taxes here in Qc.

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Re: Anyone order a 5DmkIII to Canada yet?
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2012, 09:21:48 PM »
I too, am from montreal. I checked out the prices on Henrys then checked B&H....

B&H
SubTotal $3499.00 (US? already clicked canada doesn't specify)
Customs CLearence $184.41
shipping $25.05
total $3,708.46 (+tax...~200) = $3,908.46

Henrys
Subtotal $3,799.99 (CAD)
Shipping $0
Taxes $190.00
Total $3,989.99

Then, I went to my local camera store (Camtech Photo)... from whom I've bought a couple of lenses from at the best prices...

Camtech Photo
Told me $3900.... then told me that that wasn't the final price but they would know on monday and would call me then...they expected it to be much less then that (~3600 I'm thinking???) ... and they went and checked all of the sites for me...and said that they would definitely be lower then that...

So, I've supported my local business and left a $100.00 deposit with them to put me as #3 to have pre-ordered a 5DmkIII from them. (they did say that if i decided not to want the camera they would give me my deposit back and no big deal)

Hopefully they will be just as quick as the online dealers, and I will have supported a local, canadian business.. :)


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Re: Anyone order a 5DmkIII to Canada yet?
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2012, 09:30:24 PM »
I'm ordering a 5DmkII the week the price drops!
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Re: Anyone order a 5DmkIII to Canada yet?
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2012, 09:43:09 PM »
Buying from BH is cheaper. I ordered the body and the kit.

I'm in Ontario and HST is 13%
Camera Canada is listing the kit price at 4600 + (*1.13) = 5200 Canadian Dollars

BH I paid 4909 US included tax and duties = 4857 Canadian

Generally speaking everything is more expensive in Canada than US anyways.

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Re: Anyone order a 5DmkIII to Canada yet?
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2012, 09:43:09 PM »

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Re: Anyone order a 5DmkIII to Canada yet?
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2012, 10:53:07 PM »
B&H 5DIII Body Only 

$3499.99
$189.82 (Boarder Fees, mostly the 5% GST $174.95)
$25.05 (S&H)
= $3713.87

Camera Canada 5DIII Body Only + Lexar 16 GB PRO 400X CF Memory Card
$3799.99
$190.62 (GST)
$13.44 (S&H)
-$69.00 (Lexar 16 GB Prov 400X - Their price is $119.99 for the card, but B&H sells it for $69.00)
=$3935.05

Price difference = $221.18 - 6% price difference, if I bought from a shop in my province, I'd have to add on another 7% PST.

Factoring in the exchange rate as of right now, it's essentially par $1 USD = $1 CAD.  Also to avoid extra credit card fees on USD transactions, I use a Bank of Montreal USD Mastercard (Costs $25/yr, but free if you spend more than $1k/yr).

And this is why B&H makes it so painless to ship to Canada, I imaging they do a very good business shipping to here.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2012, 10:57:09 PM by bigblue1ca »

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Re: Anyone order a 5DmkIII to Canada yet?
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2012, 09:57:47 AM »
A little follow up.
Like I said earlier I pre order it at B&H (at midnight on the release date).

My Credit Card has been charge yesterday and the price (with Federal + QC taxes and shipping) is 3885,66 CA$.
I wrote to some Canadian Stores and still waiting for an explanation about the price (I am sure that is Canon fault).

I waited 5 years before upgrading my beloved 5D classic but now I am counting the days :P !
 

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Re: Anyone order a 5DmkIII to Canada yet?
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2012, 09:57:47 AM »