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Talla

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White Box Mark 3
« on: April 05, 2012, 07:13:47 PM »
Whats the difference/danger of getting a white boxed 5D Mark 3?

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White Box Mark 3
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Re: White Box Mark 3
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 10:53:58 PM »
Is there such a thing at this point in time?  If you are offered one, I'd decline.

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Re: White Box Mark 3
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 05:03:06 AM »
"White Box" 5D3 you say?  I say SCAM!

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Re: White Box Mark 3
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012, 12:48:20 AM »
I've heard of well known dealers separating kits as a courtesy to customers who need just the body or kit lens when stock of the single item is limited or unavailable. 
If the dealer is reputable, it comes down to how important a picture on the box is to you.
Rather than fearing a sinister plot, consider the very real possibility that the friendly dealer wants to make sure you don't have to wait for a popular piece of equipment with its USA warranty.  The white box is more common with kit lenses than bodies.
Keep in mind that some people, God knows why, are willing to pay more for your used gear if you have the original box and wipe the dust off it.
Is it difficult to find the new 5D in stock right now ?



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Re: White Box Mark 3
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2012, 02:34:39 AM »
Its the lens that comes in an white box marked with s/n.
Camera comes in printed box either body only or kit.
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Re: White Box Mark 3
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2012, 09:52:27 AM »
just an update: it was a Kit box that was split. Got my 5D3 and all is well.

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Re: White Box Mark 3
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2012, 03:38:26 PM »
Its not a scam if a reputable dealer openly lists the item as being sold that way.  They dont have the body only in stock but have plenty of kits, solution to meet the demand of body sales, break up the kits.  Usually you get the kit box if you buy a body and a white box for the lens. 

It still carries a complete warranty as if sold as body only, there is really no difference and canon has no issue with this.

These guys are authorized canon dealers in my area:

http://www.cameta.com/index.cfm?fa=display.search&page=1&keywords=5d%20mark%20iii

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Re: White Box Mark 3
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2012, 03:38:26 PM »