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Jul 03, 2014 14:06 |  #1

I'm looking to buy another 5d Mark III as my secondary camera, and currently there are no used ones on here so I did a quick google search and found that the lowest priced ones are at Abe's of Maine as well as other places (See links below) These cameras are $600-$800 less than the other stores B&H or Adorama. Does anyone have experience with these places or insight on whether its a good idea to buy there or not.

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http://www.abesofmaine​.com …9u2v9H7jAttpMae​ihKbDw_wcB (external link)

http://www.fumfie.com …zzWB30en4ayAcKp​0EOcDw_wcB (external link)

https://americacameras​.com …er=product&gmc_​currency=1 (external link)


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Jul 03, 2014 14:18 |  #2

Abe's was a good place to buy a few years back. Haven't bought recently; HOWEVER, NOTE THEIR PRODUCT DESCRIPTION SAYS "IMPORT MODEL", I suspect that means gray market, but worth checking.


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Jul 03, 2014 14:47 |  #3

They are not recommended.

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=152480


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Jul 03, 2014 16:38 |  #4

Stay far far away.

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Jul 03, 2014 19:28 |  #5

Used to be good. Went into bankruptcy. Believe business was sold....to a very shady bunch. Avoid.


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Jul 03, 2014 22:08 |  #6

Stay away. I already went through with them in May. BAIT AND SWTICH. Check out a thread I put up. Folks before me knew about them after they were bought out.

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1377621


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Jul 03, 2014 23:43 as a reply to  @ rcheung07's post |  #7

What everyone else has said - stay away from them!


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Jul 04, 2014 00:13 |  #8

run, don't walk, run far away from those.


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Jul 04, 2014 00:25 |  #9

If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck...


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Jul 04, 2014 09:10 |  #10

Thanks,

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Jul 04, 2014 13:13 |  #11

Avoid,just went through a dispute with them.


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