So I purchased a 5d Mark III online from a Canon Authorized dealer. I found the seller on Ebay and made a "best offer' on the kit. I contacted them through ebay to make an offer on the kit with a battery grip and they messaged me back telling me to call them. We settled on a price and they sent me a Paypal invoice. So I went through with the purchase without using Ebay, but I did use Paypal.
I just received the package from UPS and the shipping package is sealed. I unpacked everything and the last thing I pull out of the 'kit' box is the white box that I know is supposed to have the lens inside. Feels a little light! Battery, charger, strap, RCA, USB are all there, but no lens.
With my receipt I received a notice that they will be closed from Oct.1 - Oct.9. So I emailed them letting them know that the 24-105mm F4L IS USM lens is missing, and am patiently waiting on an explanation or instruction of what I should do.
I contacted Canon and opened a claim, and we are just waiting for a response from the vendor.
I am pretty bummed! Also worried thinking about the possible outcomes.
I made sure the seller is on the Canon authorized dealers list. But, Man, this seams real shady. Hopefully its just a simple mistake.
Also, the Ebay listing says "New updated version." How can I tell if my 5D MKIII is this updated version?