What are the downsides of buying a camera on eBay? Do you still get the manufacturers warranty?
Norwegian law gives the consumer five years of "warranty" with certain kinds of products, specifically those that can be said to have been made to last for a long time, while as the manufacturers warranty usually only lasts for a year. Even mobile phones fall in to this category. I guess it's been made to combat "planned obsolescence".
I am not sure if other countries have similar regulations.
Having used the 5D I for some years, I have no concerns forgoing the extended national warranty