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Feb 26, 2009 19:28 |  #1

Do you guys recommend this? I am thinking of purchasing a 5d mark I from canada on ebay, are there any disadvantages to this?


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Feb 26, 2009 20:21 |  #2

if the price difference is huge, enough for me to forget about the warranty, i will definitely buy it. i bought my 5D mark I from another country because it was approximately 30% cheaper from the units available where im from...


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Feb 26, 2009 20:33 |  #3

Well if you buy from Canada it's the same warranty. Your dollar is stronger, so you might have an advantage. You could very well get a 5DII for about $2500 US (on exchange) or so (don't quote me). Not sure what shipping is like the other direction but if you go ground from US to Canada you get KILLED with Brokerage fees up the wazoo.

Pay for the fast "express" shipping to be safe. I don't know about taxes, but you MIGHT have to pay GST (government sales tax), but I think you can claim it. Check www.ccra.gc.ca (external link) for information about what taxes you have to pay (if any), so maybe some one here can tell you. I think BigBlueDodge recently purchased from Canada, and might know more.

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