D-D-Photographics (singapore) was the cheapest I found. With these, there's two things i want to know.
1) if i'd buy it from let's say U.S., do I need to pay GST when it comes here or just the product & postage?
2) If I need to claim for warranty, do I need to sent it to where I bought it or just send it to the nearest canon center?
Hey april, I've been researching this stuff for a few months now. If you purchase a $3.6K camera from DDP(sing) legally customs is allowed to charge you 10% GST if the products are over $1000... so $360 extra. BUT these grey importers can sometimes put the price on the box as $8-900 or something and hope that your item is not spot checked and you would pay $0 GST and it would arrive on your doorstep as a previous person has commented. A lot of grey importers also offer warranties with MACK serivces here in australia and you can get diamond MACK warranties...water dust damage etc. Ive read that mack can be a bit difficult sometimes in the warranty matters sometimes though.
So you are almost better off looking at DDP in sydney as all there prices are GST inclusive and you wont have the worry of the GST spot check. But yeh look around, Australian shops like camerapro offer aus stock with aus warranty, which can be important if you rely on your camera for work etc.
hope this helps