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« on: July 11, 2012, 02:30:46 PM »
I'm not sure this is particularly relevant, however Canon Rumours was carrying a banner ad for a British camera retailer offering the 5D3 at £2799 which seemed a favourable price. It boasted that stock was genuine UK imports.

I followed the link, and not being familar with this particular supplier I clicked on the "About Us" button on their homepage. I received the following message:

Page you are trying to check does not exist. Your IP (edited out by myself) has been logged for security reasons and will be used in case of any INTRUSION detected on our servers

This may be merely a technical thing, bit it would hardly persuade me to part with my cash to said supplier.

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 02:47:26 PM »
FWIW, the ads you see on CR are not placed there by CR, for the most part they are served by Google Ads (which is why you see ads for a UK camera store, whereas I see ads for a US camera store, for example).
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 03:15:29 PM »
I Finally Bit the bullet and found a mk3 on craigslist barely used for 3150$. I couldn't resist and going to buy it tomarrow. ;D

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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 03:46:52 PM »
I Finally Bit the bullet and found a mk3 on craigslist barely used for 3150$. I couldn't resist and going to buy it tomarrow. ;D

U gonna LOVE IT....goodluck
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 06:20:43 PM »
I Finally Bit the bullet and found a mk3 on craigslist barely used for 3150$. I couldn't resist and going to buy it tomarrow. ;D

Way to go, we knew you couldn't resist.   ;)
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2012, 06:29:10 PM »
I Finally Bit the bullet and found a mk3 on craigslist barely used for 3150$. I couldn't resist and going to buy it tomarrow. ;D

Way to go, we knew you couldn't resist.   ;)

A good deal also considering I turned my 5Dc around for 700$. Not to shabby.

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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2012, 09:04:50 PM »
I Finally Bit the bullet and found a mk3 on craigslist barely used for 3150$. I couldn't resist and going to buy it tomarrow. ;D

Way to go, we knew you couldn't resist.   ;)

A good deal also considering I turned my 5Dc around for 700$. Not to shabby.

Nice.  You'll have to give us your first impressions.
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2012, 09:52:01 PM »
I Finally Bit the bullet and found a mk3 on craigslist barely used for 3150$. I couldn't resist and going to buy it tomarrow. ;D

Awesome!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2012, 02:38:22 AM »
FWIW, the ads you see on CR are not placed there by CR, for the most part they are served by Google Ads (which is why you see ads for a UK camera store, whereas I see ads for a US camera store, for example).

And this is what I see on the CR page in Norway;)
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2012, 05:20:31 AM »
The add you saw was from DIGITAL REV which is a Hong Kong based company that brings in grey imports to the UK and offers warranties through themselves rather than from Canon.


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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2012, 09:22:04 AM »
I Finally Bit the bullet and found a mk3 on craigslist barely used for 3150$. I couldn't resist and going to buy it tomarrow. ;D

Way to go, we knew you couldn't resist.   ;)

A good deal also considering I turned my 5Dc around for 700$. Not to shabby.

Nice.  You'll have to give us your first impressions.
I also bit the bullet last night. The mouse pointer was hovering over the Checkout button while I was debating, then I had a sudden twitch in my index finger and it clicked the mouse button :P. It must have been fate. I went with Digital Rev in the end, as they were much cheaper and well regarded. I also got the BG-E11 in one of their packages, effectively getting a spare battery free. It's been shipped already, due on the 18th, so I should be able to reschedule delivery when I have a day off on my birthday. I got £872 for my 100-400, so a decent amount to put towards it, even if it could have been higher (but then I only paid £950 to start with over four years ago).
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2012, 10:00:30 AM »
I Finally Bit the bullet and found a mk3 on craigslist barely used for 3150$. I couldn't resist and going to buy it tomarrow. ;D

Way to go, we knew you couldn't resist.   ;)

A good deal also considering I turned my 5Dc around for 700$. Not to shabby.

Nice.  You'll have to give us your first impressions.
I also bit the bullet last night. The mouse pointer was hovering over the Checkout button while I was debating, then I had a sudden twitch in my index finger and it clicked the mouse button :P. It must have been fate. I went with Digital Rev in the end, as they were much cheaper and well regarded. I also got the BG-E11 in one of their packages, effectively getting a spare battery free. It's been shipped already, due on the 18th, so I should be able to reschedule delivery when I have a day off on my birthday. I got £872 for my 100-400, so a decent amount to put towards it, even if it could have been higher (but then I only paid £950 to start with over four years ago).

Good job, you'll love it.  Do you already have the 70-200 2.8II?
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2012, 10:12:50 AM »
If you're in the UK check http://camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod2676.html for 5D prices... and there is someone selling them for under £2799 who is an authorised UK dealer.

I picked one up on new from ebay for £2400 - UK stock with a UK warranty - but do watch out, a lot of the ebay seller with super cheap prices are grey imports. If you're happy to take the chances with a store which offers their own warranty on imported stock you can find them for around £2250, but make sure you understand the warranty issues, and ensure that the item's in the UK, or you might have to pay 20% custom tax

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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2012, 10:16:38 AM »
The add you saw was from DIGITAL REV which is a Hong Kong based company that brings in grey imports to the UK and offers warranties through themselves rather than from Canon.

The ad I saw most definitely wasn't from Digital Rev. It was from a "retailer", trading under another name, based here in the UK. As I previous poster pointed out, I realise the ad wasn't the responsibility of Canon Rumours, and I never suggested or intended to suggest it was.

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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2012, 11:17:14 AM »
I Finally Bit the bullet and found a mk3 on craigslist barely used for 3150$. I couldn't resist and going to buy it tomarrow. ;D

Way to go, we knew you couldn't resist.   ;)

A good deal also considering I turned my 5Dc around for 700$. Not to shabby.

Nice.  You'll have to give us your first impressions.

Disappontment. The man sold the 5d3 to his brother before even got to see it. Looks like I'll have to cancel my 5Dc's auction. >:(

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