cyberon wrote in post #12537914
For accessories, I don't care if its 3rd party item or not as long as it is well built and works. So I wouldn't want to pay Canon's prices. But when you are paying more than 3rd party prices and the item was misleading you into thinking that you are getting anything more than a 3rd party product, I wouldn't hesitate to leave them a negative feedback.
I got myself a 3rd party grip from DealExtreme for my T1i and it looks good and works great. Paid something like $46!
It is not that you aren't paying Canon prices for these grips, but rather you are willing to forgo any manufacturing claim or warranty that Canon would give you for what some 3rd party is willing to give you for the grip, and any possible damage to the body should any occur.
Don't get me wrong, I buy ALL 3rd party grips and batteries, and have had great luck with about 95% of them, but I just wanted to make it clear that if you pay Canon prices for Canon goods, you are getting more out of that transaction overall than what you are getting with a cheaper product.