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Canon 80D body for $839???

 
RodneyCyr
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Mar 16, 2017 20:17 |  #1

I found this deal too good to be true, which means it probably is.

http://www.abesofmaine​.com ...etargeting&utm_medi​um=CPC (external link)

The advertisement does not mention a factory warranty, but does mention extended warranties, but provided by DOP, whatever that is. I have seen other advertisements for $855, but they say "no warranty".

Has anyone done business with this company? I know the company has been around a while. I remember thinking about ordering a lens from them over thirty years ago.


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Mar 17, 2017 02:37 |  #2

Wouldn't trust that. you have two options below:

$989.99 via Street Price

http://www.canonpricew​atch.com .../Canon-EOS-80D-price.html (external link)

Or $885.00 via International Model

https://www.amazon.com ...sr=1-4&keywords=canon+80D (external link)


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Mar 17, 2017 13:51 |  #3

Gray market goods...Canon USA could refuse to service it under warranty.
Nikon even refuses to fix gray market stuff, even if you wanted to pay them!

https://www.usa.canon.​com ...oducts/groups/gray-market (external link)

For opinions of Abe's of Maine, try these comments http://www.resellerrat​ings.com/store/Abe_of_​Maine (external link)

International model? (from the above)...

"Jeff: Just wanted to confirm you want the International model?
Me: Why would I order the international model, and have it shipped to Los Angeles?
Jeff: The website clearly states it is a 240V, and I wanted to confirm that is what you wanted before I charge your card.
(At least *courteous* enough not to charge it right away)
Me: I do not recall seeing the 240V (to myself, why would I even be vigilant for 240V on a US website...at least warn me that it is an international model...ffs)
Jeff: Well this is the international model, I can give you the the US model for $500 more.

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Mar 17, 2017 15:02 |  #4

I got mine straight from Canon for $899. It included a 12-month warranty. The next day it went down to $849. $839 and no warranty does not sound like a deal.


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Mar 18, 2017 11:07 |  #5

Abes of Maine is a bait-and-switch retailer - if you search Google for "abes of Maine complaint" you will find thousands of people with the same experience I'm about to share.

When I was shopping around for my Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary lens I found it at Abes of Maine for about $200 less than anywhere else. I knew it had no warranty, but I was willing to trade the warranty for the savings so I placed my order with them online.

Two days later I still hadn't received any email detailing the shipment so I called Abes of Maine and was forced to speak with one of their [expletives removed] scamming salespeople. He explained that the model I ordered was the international version and suggested I buy the US model, still with no warranty, for $200 more as it would also include the tripod foot, front and rear lens caps and protective case. I pointed out that the specs page listed these items as coming with the international version, but he claimed that was a typo and that if I wanted any accessories I should buy the US version. I told him I understand his job is to up sell but that I wanted the version I ordered and that if it didn't come with the items listed I would stop payment through my credit card company.

So he finally put my order through after about 10 minutes of this, but not before trying to sell me "top of the line" filters for only $150 more (the same junk filters found on Amazon for under $10) and an aftermarket warranty through some company I never heard of who had equally horrid reviews online.

I felt like I needed to take a shower after buying from Abes of Maine, but I did end up with a grey market lens for a good price. However, I vowed to never again contribute to their shady business practices, and try to warn others not to fall for their scams. There's TONS of other reviews of their business claiming the exact same thing. Apparently many years ago when they were actually located in Maine they were a legitimate company, but now they simply rely on their previously established reputation and bait-and-switch tactics to scam unsuspecting buyers. The State of Maine didn't pull their business license for no reason. I would strongly encourage you to shop elsewhere.

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Mar 18, 2017 11:30 |  #6

You can buy refurb from canon directly for 832.32, with the 18-55mm...use code POTATOES
https://shop.usa.canon​.com ...urbished?WT.mc_id=C​126149 (external link)


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Mar 19, 2017 15:53 |  #7

Wilt wrote in post #18303508 (external link)
Gray market goods...Canon USA could refuse to service it under warranty.
Nikon even refuses to fix gray market stuff, even if you wanted to pay them!

https://www.usa.canon.​com ...oducts/groups/gray-market (external link)

For opinions of Abe's of Maine, try these comments http://www.resellerrat​ings.com/store/Abe_of_​Maine (external link)

International model? (from the above)...

"Jeff: Just wanted to confirm you want the International model?
Me: Why would I order the international model, and have it shipped to Los Angeles?
Jeff: The website clearly states it is a 240V, and I wanted to confirm that is what you wanted before I charge your card.
(At least *courteous* enough not to charge it right away)
Me: I do not recall seeing the 240V (to myself, why would I even be vigilant for 240V on a US website...at least warn me that it is an international model...ffs)
Jeff: Well this is the international model, I can give you the the US model for $500 more.

"


I hate the mains voltage scam shown here, since the OEM charger, well just about any charger really, will run on anything from a minimum of 100 up to 240 volts, and at either 50 or 60 Hz. All that happens is that you draw more current where you have lower voltages, to get the same power. So for a 20W device here in the UK at 240V you would only draw 83 mA, while in the USA at 110V you pull 182 mA for the same 20W of power. The ability to work across a wide range of voltage inputs is now pretty much universal on most consumer electronics devices. Usually the only thing that will differentiate consumer electronics across international markets is the language choices in the instructions, and the form the the moulded on plug that is provided on the included mains cable.

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barrie380gt
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Mar 27, 2017 08:59 |  #8

Here in Canada...BesyBuy has an auction site called 2nd Turn Canada.... 80D with 18-135 USm just sold for under $1200 CDN....always deals to be had. They had a 5D mk3 with lense sold for $3000CDN




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Mar 27, 2017 09:21 as a reply to barrie380gt's post |  #9

thanks barrie380,,did not know that, will check that out for sure .




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RodneyCyr
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Mar 28, 2017 10:32 |  #10

As I recall the AbesofMaine.com add was for a USA model, but I didn't trust them, mostly because of other replies from those who had bad experiences with them. Amazon has an international model for $840, but without Prime shipping. The Canon Refurb site is "out of stock" the last time I checked. The only in-stock model was with the 18-55 lens, which doesn't interest me. I might have considered the 18-135 lens, but it too was out of stock.

I ended up ordering the 80D body from Amazon for $1,099. By using the Amazon credit card, I got their regular 5% statement credit plus a special promotion of an additional 5% on "Certain Canon" equipment. This reduced the effective price to about $980.


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Mar 28, 2017 14:16 |  #11

Even if the 18-55 didn't interest you it was still cheaper than anywhere else...plus if you sold the lens for $50 the body is even cheaper


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Apr 07, 2017 20:35 |  #12

Abs of Maine was a legitimate online retailer years back. I believe they filed bankruptcy, and the group that is famous for so many other bait and switch sites bought the domain, to capitalize on the previous good reputation. Now is a good time to stay away. ..


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