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Re: Canadian 5D MIII action?
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2012, 02:31:07 PM »
Henry's offer an additional 3yr warranty on the 24-105 kit for $469 - does anyone have any experience with this? Is it worth it (besides the obvious, "if you don't ever need it - it was a waste of money")?

Good copies of 24-105 can be had for 850-900 on the used market so I don't think almost a $500 premium for insurance would be worth it unless you are planning to give it a real beating for the next three years. Also consider that you may want to resell within the three years and you may not be able to recoup that money having to compete with other ones priced below $900.

If the warranty is for the whole kit, it may be different a bit. This is a really expensive camera after all so an extended warranty may be justified if you are planning to make money with it.
The lens tend to add $800 to the kit price plus tax. I just checked and I was wrong about the extended warranty pricing. It is $469 for the body only and $599 for the body/lens. Yikes, that is a lot of ca$h extra.

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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2012, 03:33:46 PM »
I just talked to McBains and Vistek.  My understanding is that McBains has them in hand but does not have enough to cover pre orders.  Vistek does not have them but believes they will be able to cover pre orders.

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Re: Canadian 5D MIII action?
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2012, 05:23:04 PM »
Probably because so many people ordered from the states and saved a lot of money. People not willing to do that will have no problem getting one from a Canadian retailer I suspect.

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« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2012, 05:58:41 PM »
Just got off the phone with Camera Canada and things are looking good for alot if not all of their pre-orders. The exact words were "we just got dumped on by the canon fairy"  :D

Hopefully we are all in the safe zone, I was told that things are being organized right now and they are going to be getting things ready to ship, and prep for tomorrow. Not sure if that means calls or emails but they shouldn't be far off.

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« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2012, 06:42:36 PM »
Right on...awesome updates fellow Canucks.  Hopefully get one for the weekend.  I got a hockey game to shoot eh!

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« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2012, 07:09:24 PM »
Go eh!  Just git 'er done.  I was in Henry's Toronto today and told "next week" but they probably won't get enough to fill pre-orders.  Second shipment will likely be a few weeks later.  The staff are likely just guessing about how many will arrive in the first wave.

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« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2012, 07:36:54 PM »
Got confirmation that my local store has only very very few, not enough to fill pre orders... but I'm #2 on the list! They said they couldn't sell it to me until tomorrow morning since Canon said they weren't allowed? (weird considering our american friends a lot have them!) Anyway, tomorrow will be a glorious day! Get in there and shoot some of this incredible spring weather we're having! ; :D
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« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2012, 08:16:45 PM »
Got off the phone with Memory Express. Apparently they have plenty of stock even if you didn't pre-order. The sales rep asked if I wanted one right now lol.

They also do price match.

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Re: Canadian 5D MIII action?
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2012, 08:19:34 PM »
Camera Canada has filled all their preorders and have cameras in stock.
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« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2012, 09:40:14 PM »
Wow Camera Canada really is on the ball with this. I'm impressed, i've never ordered anything from them seeing as i'm in Mississauga and they are in London but I definitely will from now on. I just wish I wasn't on the fence about pre-ordering when the kit was 4599, now I have to pay and extra $50. Free Lexar CF card was nice of them though and their help over the phone.

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« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2012, 10:05:33 PM »
I pre-ordered mine from The Camera Store in Calgary. I'll pop by on my way back from work tomorrow afternoon and report back. I REALLY hope I'm close enough in the queue to get mine in the first shipment.

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« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2012, 10:10:04 PM »
Camera Canada has filled all their preorders and have cameras in stock.


Yes, I received an email from them tonight.  They have my camera in-hand and it will ship tomorrow with overnight service.  So it seems I'll have mine Friday. 
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« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2012, 10:11:15 PM »
Wow Camera Canada really is on the ball with this.

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« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2012, 10:20:22 PM »
Got my email from Camera Canada as well :) I'll be picking mine up tomorrow at some point, can't wait.

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« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2012, 10:24:06 PM »
Probably because so many people ordered from the states and saved a lot of money. People not willing to do that will have no problem getting one from a Canadian retailer I suspect.

Everyone has posted useful information to this thread, except —you.  Do your suspecting in another thread.  Ordering from a Canadian store cost me about an extra $100, and ordering from a Canadian store is worh the extra $100 to me.  The guys at Camera Canada gave me advice to get maximum value for my used gear when I sold it locally (not through them).  So another + 1 to them. 
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Re: Canadian 5D MIII action?
« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2012, 10:24:06 PM »