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5D3 in Canada at Henry's
« on: March 02, 2012, 01:09:04 PM »
Just got off the phone with them, early April and $3799 Canadian...
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5D3 in Canada at Henry's
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Re: 5D3 in Canada at Henry's
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 01:10:04 PM »
why not just order it from USA?

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Re: 5D3 in Canada at Henry's
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 01:13:50 PM »
why not just order it from USA?

With shipping and the 5% credit card company's BS exchange rate it's the same price.  I ordered from Canada Camera, so I don't have to pay PST (out of province) and I got a 16gb card included, so in the end it was cheaper for me to order from them vs. BH.  BH was too expensive in this case, Canada ftw.  zomg.

$1USD and $1CAD are damn close to par, but your credit card will take an exchange fee, f*ckers.
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Re: 5D3 in Canada at Henry's
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 01:16:31 PM »
Just checked $1CAD is worth more than the USD $ today.
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Re: 5D3 in Canada at Henry's
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 01:20:16 PM »
Just got off the phone with them, early April and $3799 Canadian...

Buy from Camera Canada, they're giving a free 16gb card with the camera.  They told me mid to late March for delivery.  Try the link off the front page from here.  I got my 8-15 there, they seem to be a decent outfit.  I called them once, a person answered, that's with a lot to me.

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 01:43:06 PM »
For canadian shoppers:

http://www.photoprice.ca/product/03868/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-price.html

3 of the 4 sellers are in the USA, lol, sh*t a$$ shopping sites. Also, the price with taxes from the USA sites are questionable, I'de NEVER trust a shopping site to be correct when it come to any import taxes.  Do those prices include brokerage fee?
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 01:54:06 PM »
  Do those prices include brokerage fee?
Click the question mark besides the price for a detailed price breakdown.

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Re: 5D3 in Canada at Henry's
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2012, 12:24:50 AM »
Camera Canada $3800
B&H USA $3500

How can they charge $300 more for the same thing?  I know CC is giving a 16Gb card but that's $120... 

Any reason NOT to send this camera to friends in Phoenix and have it mailed up to me?


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Re: 5D3 in Canada at Henry's
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2012, 01:08:10 AM »
For canadian shoppers:

http://www.photoprice.ca/product/03868/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-price.html

3 of the 4 sellers are in the USA, lol, sh*t a$$ shopping sites.

Canadian stores are always slower in getting new products up. As of Friday evening (launch + 16 hours) we were listing 3 US stores and 8 Canadian stores.

Also, the price with taxes from the USA sites are questionable, I'de NEVER trust a shopping site to be correct when it come to any import taxes.  Do those prices include brokerage fee?

Yes, all the calculations include brokerage fees, applicable provincial/federal sales taxes, duties, and a 3% credit card exchange margin.

e.g. (click the ? button)

$3499.00 USD
+$25.05 S&H
+$0.00 Duty
+$15.21 Brokerage Fee
+$454.87 Tax (13%, Ontario)
$3994.13 USD
x 1.0186 exchange rate (includes 3% CC fee)
= $4068.42 CAD

vs. $4292 cheapest Canadian option.

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Re: 5D3 in Canada at Henry's
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2012, 12:23:56 PM »
I posted this presviously a few days ago in another thread, but it's relevant here.  This example was for Camera Canada which is the same price as Henry's but they throw in a CF card, so a better deal.  But, still not as good as B&H.

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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.

If you live in Canada as indicated above, a website I live by to check prices is www.photoprice.ca.   No affiliation on my part, just a great site for price information.  Because, while B&H often has cheaper prices than in Canada, that's not always true.  In short, it pays to shop around online.
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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2012, 04:20:17 PM »
Ready to order by tonight. An in Canada. Just wanted to know based on past experience who would get this bad boy to me faster. I could use any of the US and Canadian sites as long as I get one delivered the quickest. In the states by preference is B&H. In Canada not so sure.

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Re: 5D3 in Canada at Henry's
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2012, 07:25:05 PM »
In the states by preference is B&H.

Keep in mind B&H will charge your credit card the full amount when you place the order, not just a temporary authorization as indicated at checkout.  As far as I know, Adorama does not do this.

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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2012, 08:09:55 AM »
In the states by preference is B&H.

Keep in mind B&H will charge your credit card the full amount when you place the order, not just a temporary authorization as indicated at checkout.  As far as I know, Adorama does not do this.

I ordered 5D3 last week, saw B&H hit my credit card over the weekend for the full amount, but I just checked my account today and the charge is gone.  This confirms that B&H just did a pre-authorization in my case.  What makes you say that they charge your card prior to shipping?
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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2012, 08:48:51 AM »
In the US, US online retailers cannot charge credit cards until the purchased item is shipped.  Charging credit cards before shipping is a Federal offense and is considered mail fraud.  B&H and Adorama can ill afford to have their online business shut down by US Treasury agents indefinetly.

I just checked the B&H website and here is a break down of the charges:

purchase price - $3499.00
shipping         - $25.05
brokerage       - $1.56
disb/handling  - &14.65

Total              - $3995.13

Shipping is by Purolator ground (2-5 business days).  Given the current exchange rates, your credit card company could charge you as much as 1-1.5% exchange.  I use Amex and typically, this is what Amex charges and does not charge any 3% fee(whatever that is).  When Purolator delivers, there are no additional charges at the door. 

I've orderd many times from B&H/Purolator and the service is cheap, trackable, fast and very reliable.  I would not use UPS, FedX or USPS.
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