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$2000 off 1DX Am I missing something?

 
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Dec 18, 2014 15:43 |  #1

I'm not really looking for a new camera, but I ran across an ad for a Canon 1Dx at 42nd Street Photo for $4500. Is there a new model coming out, or is this a bait and switch of some sort? If not, it seems like a pretty good deal. Joel


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Dec 18, 2014 15:58 |  #2

Do a search of this sight for "42nd" and see what threads come up.


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Dec 18, 2014 16:48 |  #3

If it seems too good to be true... it must be 42nd Street Photo.


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Dec 18, 2014 16:55 |  #4

Generally internet transaction motto: "If you wouldn't sell it at that price then it is probably a scam."


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Dec 18, 2014 17:02 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #5

Very solid advice. Lots of bad experiences to be found with this seller. Buyer beware.


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Dec 18, 2014 17:04 |  #6

I'm missing $4500. :)


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Dec 18, 2014 17:41 |  #7

"42nd Street Photo" is a bait & switch store we list by name on our warning post (external link).

The other notorious ones are Abe's of Maine, Ryther Camera, Fumfie, and DigitalOutlets. Stay away.




  
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Dec 18, 2014 19:53 |  #8

Does this look like a legit seller???


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Dec 18, 2014 20:59 |  #9

If you buy from 42nd street you will be missing some things:


  1. A warranty, because 42nd isn't an authorized Canon reseller, and is infamous for selling grey market goods;
  2. Standard accessories included with the camera, because 42nd is infamous for stripping things like batteries, chargers and straps then selling them to you at an additional cost as a "retail kit."
  3. A smooth and pleasant experience, because someone from 42nd will call to try and sell you a 3rd-party warranty and the missing retail kit accessories, and blackmail you with the threat of a 5%-20% "cancellation fee" if you refuse.

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Dec 19, 2014 16:09 |  #10

You'll be missing your money if you go with them.

I would stick with very reputable vendors when spending that kind of cash.


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Dec 29, 2014 21:14 |  #11

go through Canon Price Watch for your 1dx! I got a great deal on mine.


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Jan 07, 2015 17:34 |  #12

Seems like a deal to me.




  
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Jan 07, 2015 20:01 |  #13

CPW is the best way to go.
Got my 1DX through them as well.
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Jan 13, 2015 08:28 |  #14

1Dx is yesterday's technology. The 7DII already has better AF.

Bide your time. As soon as its replacement arrives, there'll be a veritable firesale on 1Dx's.

Mark my words.




  
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Jan 13, 2015 11:57 |  #15

And I can't wait. :)


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