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Jun 30, 2013 05:31 |  #31

Coral wrote in post #16077129 (external link)
I agree I wish adorama would match it.

For price matching questions you need to email me directly with a link to the item on our website, and on our competitor's site: Helen@adorama.com (external link)



  
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Jun 30, 2013 12:24 as a reply to  @ HelenOster's post |  #32

Bought my 600 MK II at Allens camera. Free shipping, no sales tax. The price was by-far the best. I live just outside the city and could have driven to B&H or Adorama. Allens was still cheaper and the service was incredible.

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Jun 30, 2013 13:23 |  #33

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Bought my 600 MK II at Allens camera. Free shipping, no sales tax. The price was by-far the best. I live just outside the city and could have driven to B&H or Adorama. Allens was still cheaper and the service was incredible.

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Jun 30, 2013 13:31 |  #34

Helen, do you guys do pricematching with canadian store?


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Jun 30, 2013 13:35 |  #35

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Helen, do you guys do pricematching with canadian store?

You need to email me directly with links to the item on our website and on our competitor's site: Helen@adorama.com (external link) - BUT, matching to non-US stores is less likely because they wouldn't be providing a US warranty



  
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Aug 08, 2013 15:14 |  #36

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Allen's Camera in PA. I bought my 500 from them $9979. three months ago. Very knowledgeable people.

Canada has great prices on the lens but credit card surcharge, shipping and "possible" duty made that avenue less attractive.

After looking high and low in USA and trying to get price matches I ended up purchasing my lens from Allen's Camera in PA. Price was $9974.00 plus shipping. Bottom line I saved $400.

I'll share a picture when I get to go outside and test it out.


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Aug 09, 2013 20:12 as a reply to  @ Coral's post |  #37

Now that got the lens I have to upgrade my tripod. Looking like another grand is going bye bye.


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Aug 10, 2013 14:02 |  #38

HelenOster wrote in post #16078181 (external link)
You need to email me directly with links to the item on our website and on our competitor's site: Helen@adorama.com (external link) - BUT, matching to non-US stores is less likely because they wouldn't be providing a US warranty

With all due respect, your comment is incorrect and I'm surprised it is coming from a knowledgeable authorized Canon re-seller. Aden does not sell gray market Canon products, nor does any Canadian authorized Canon dealer, as per their Dealer agreement. The warranty included with all Canon (non gray market) purchases is a US/Canada warranty as evidenced by the US/Canada Canon warranty card.




  
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Aug 10, 2013 18:19 |  #39

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With all due respect, your comment is incorrect and I'm surprised it is coming from a knowledgeable authorized Canon re-seller. Aden does not sell gray market Canon products, nor does any Canadian authorized Canon dealer, as per their Dealer agreement. The warranty included with all Canon (non gray market) purchases is a US/Canada warranty as evidenced by the US/Canada Canon warranty card.

All USA dealers refused to match any prices on this lens regardless whether USA or Canada. So it was strictly who had the best price at that point and that was Allen's Camera. Allen's provided at great purchase experience. That's my plug for the lowest price.


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Aug 11, 2013 04:18 |  #40

notastockpikr wrote in post #16196754 (external link)
With all due respect, your comment is incorrect and I'm surprised it is coming from a knowledgeable authorized Canon re-seller. Aden does not sell gray market Canon products, nor does any Canadian authorized Canon dealer, as per their Dealer agreement. The warranty included with all Canon (non gray market) purchases is a US/Canada warranty as evidenced by the US/Canada Canon warranty card.

Nevertheless, Adorama is less likely to price match to a Canadian retailer than to a US retailer



  
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Aug 11, 2013 08:19 as a reply to  @ HelenOster's post |  #41

Helen,

I was told on first request that Vistek was not an authorized Canon dealer and they had a poor reseller rating, this was from Meyer and no match . So a found a USA based authorized dealer with a lower price and gave you and Meyer an opportunity to keep my business. I was told by Meyer via voice mail and by your email sorry we will not match on this lens period. I am a loyal VIP customer and wanted to keep my business with you, but a $400+ savings is to big to pass up. Yes I'm disappointed that I did not get the VIP warranty and other perks I get, but no hard feelings.


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Aug 11, 2013 11:37 |  #42

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Helen,

I was told on first request that Vistek was not an authorized Canon dealer and they had a poor reseller rating, this was from Meyer and no match . So a found a USA based authorized dealer with a lower price and gave you and Meyer an opportunity to keep my business. I was told by Meyer via voice mail and by your email sorry we will not match on this lens period. I am a loyal VIP customer and wanted to keep my business with you, but a $400+ savings is to big to pass up. Yes I'm disappointed that I did not get the VIP warranty and other perks I get, but no hard feelings.

Again more inaccurate statements from Adorama. Vistek is indeed an authorized Canadian Canon dealer. In addition, where does the "poor reseller rating" originate from. :confused:

I have bought from Vistek and they are professional and very customer oriented. Their prices can be a little higher however.




  
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Aug 11, 2013 13:21 |  #43

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Again more inaccurate statements from Adorama. Vistek is indeed an authorized Canadian Canon dealer. In addition, where does the "poor reseller rating" originate from. :confused:

I have bought from Vistek and they are professional and very customer oriented. Their prices can be a little higher however.

I agree, but I was not in a position to argue, so I found a USA dealer at a lower price and still no match... Lets just end this topic.

I have my new lens and I'm happy now.

Oh and next purchase I will be shopping for is a new 5D3.


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Aug 11, 2013 13:27 |  #44

notastockpikr wrote in post #16198613 (external link)
Again more inaccurate statements from Adorama. Vistek is indeed an authorized Canadian Canon dealer. In addition, where does the "poor reseller rating" originate from. :confused:

I have bought from Vistek and they are professional and very customer oriented. Their prices can be a little higher however.

If you read the previous post more carefully, it wasn't Adorama that said this, it was Meyer.


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Aug 11, 2013 14:18 |  #45

Isn't Meyer and Adorama one in the same? He was representing the store when he talked to me.


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