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RJ1020

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Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« on: April 21, 2012, 10:08:26 PM »
Hi, I found someone selling 5D for $3500 cash since I don't want to pay taxes. He claims it's a US version with USA warranty card and all. Anything I should be woried about? I can look upon prior plunging down that much cash at a starbucks? please help, this is will be my first FF coming from 40D..
Thanks alot! :)
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Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« on: April 21, 2012, 10:08:26 PM »

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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2012, 10:26:05 PM »
If you purchase off of B&H you pay no taxes either at the same price. I would push your seller to lower the price.

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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2012, 10:27:48 PM »
unfortunatelly I would, since i live in NY I'd be paying taxes..

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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2012, 11:06:28 PM »
You do realize that you are obligated to pay sales tax, right?  It's not like "because it's sold on the Internet, taxes are optional".  Any taxes that aren't collected at the time of purchase should be filed when you file your yearly state income tax.
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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2012, 11:08:52 PM »
I would NOT buy a new camera on CL. Buy from a reputable source or you will regret it.

RJ1020

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2012, 11:17:55 PM »
I know I'm obligated, but i doubt people who purchase over the internet from adorama or from b and h outside of NY pay taxes unless they're pros and would show on their tax forms, I'm a poor student who has been saving money for a year to puchase this..
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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2012, 11:58:54 PM »
I'd have no issue, just meet him in a safe place like your bank and check out the camera.  I would not meet him at a place of his choosing.

If he doesn't want to meet there, pass it up.  Norman Camera had them earlier today, so check them out.

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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2012, 12:03:10 AM »
I'd have no issue, just meet him in a safe place like your bank and check out the camera.  I would not meet him at a place of his choosing.

If he doesn't want to meet there, pass it up.  Norman Camera had them earlier today, so check them out.

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and/or, take a friend with you.

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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2012, 12:07:06 AM »
I'd have no issue, just meet him in a safe place like your bank and check out the camera.  I would not meet him at a place of his choosing.

If he doesn't want to meet there, pass it up.  Norman Camera had them earlier today, so check them out.

Thx, I probably will go with someone, but would i need to check for anything like FCC tag on the bottom o anything? I heard there is a  sign in the battery door that says its  US vesion.
 I'd have no issue ordering online from a reliable place like Crutchfield's or Norman's but theyre   out of stock online, and nowhere near their brick stores..

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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2012, 12:23:26 AM »
Camera stores are getting them in about every week or two.  Often they have them but haven't put them on the internet.  Call them and ask.
 
Kenmore camera in Seattle (Kenmore) is another good small store that will help you out, but you likely have to call.
 
Place a pre-order, the cameras pass thru so fast that actually finding one in stock is tough.  Particularly on a weekend.

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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2012, 12:32:13 AM »
Camera stores are getting them in about every week or two.  Often they have them but haven't put them on the internet.  Call them and ask.
 
Kenmore camera in Seattle (Kenmore) is another good small store that will help you out, but you likely have to call.
 
Place a pre-order, the cameras pass thru so fast that actually finding one in stock is tough.  Particularly on a weekend.

this sounds pretty good i'll probably will sart calling Monday see who's got one left :)

thank you
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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2012, 01:01:48 AM »
I'm not a fan of buying big ticket items from a stranger on the street corner. If you are a student on a budget and want to move up to Full Frame, I would consider a 5d mark ll as an entry level full frame. The Mark ll still has great IQ and you can get one new from BH or Adorama for 2,199(I have seen as low as 1999.), they are in stock and you can return it. Then you can wait for the bugs in the Mark lll to get worked out. You can always sell your Mark ll at a later date and upgrade if you feel the need later.
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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2012, 01:15:11 AM »
I'd have no issue, just meet him in a safe place like your bank and check out the camera.  I would not meet him at a place of his choosing.

If he doesn't want to meet there, pass it up.  Norman Camera had them earlier today, so check them out.

+1

and/or, take a friend with you.

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Always a good idea!!

A buddy of mine always packs a gun with him when meeting people off the internet for expensive transactions. Then again, we're Texans ;D

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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2012, 02:01:16 AM »
A buddy of mine always packs a gun with him when meeting people off the internet for expensive transactions. Then again, we're Texans ;D
Does he has the license to carry weapon with him outside??? that's shitty scary to know he did that.

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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2012, 11:17:58 AM »


A buddy of mine always packs a gun with him when meeting people off the internet for expensive transactions. Then again, we're Texans ;D

 
I bet he doesn't live in NYC.

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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2012, 11:17:58 AM »