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Sep 24, 2011 01:11 |  #1

I'm looking to buy a Canon 7d body and was looking online and found this price for a new one: $1,285.00 from bestpricephoto.com. I've never heard of that website, has anybody bought from here? Is that a good deal? It's either that or getting one refurbished from the Canon Loyalty program for $1,087.20 + tax + shipping which will bring it to about $1200 probably. I'm planning on giving my 60d to my husband who is using an Xti right now and seeing if I can upgrade, I'm just hoping that the 7d will be worth it!


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Sep 24, 2011 01:32 |  #2

I've never bought there, but they have decent reviews here http://reviews.pricegr​abber.com/bestpricepho​tocom/r/14160/ (external link)

It looks like they'll try and sell you accessories you might not want.

Me, I'd buy from Canon. I've had very good results with them and will continue dealing with them.

What are you looking for in the 7D that your 60D doesn't offer?




  
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Sep 24, 2011 01:38 |  #3

Please do a Google search on complaints on bestpricephoto.com, they are not good !




  
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Sep 24, 2011 01:39 |  #4

Actually, I'm pretty happy with the 60d, but since I'll be giving it to my husband I have the chance of getting a little bit of an upgrade, I like that it's weatherproof, has more fps, has a nicer viewfinder, better build quality, MFA, etc. I know both have the same sensors so I won't be seeing an improvement in picture quality, but I think those extra things would be nice.


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Sep 24, 2011 01:45 |  #5

jenks188 wrote in post #13154473 (external link)
Please do a Google search on complaints on bestpricephoto.com, they are not good !

Yeah, I've been searching, I think there are mixed reviews about it, but it's not really convincing me... I know all companies get negative reviews, but I think I'll go directly with Canon since I've seen a lot of positive experiences here on POTN.


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Sep 24, 2011 02:11 |  #6

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You better check and see if this store is an official "Authorized canon dealer/reseller", otherwise they are most likely another one in the long line of scam artists. It is not worth the risk to try to save a $100 or so and receive no form of warranty. I too, ideally am looking for the 7d and I would prefer the Canon 1 year parts/labor warranty that comes with a new Canon camera, but it is very tempting to purchase from the Canon CLP program and save a good chunk of change and accept the 90 day warranty that comes with the "refurbished" model. By the way, with the Canon CLP program the shipping is free 2 day shipping. Good luck with your purchase, you will be very happy with the 7d. glenphoto




  
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You better check and see if this store is an official "Authorized canon dealer/reseller", otherwise they are most likely another one in the long line of scam artists. It is not worth the risk to try to save a $100 or so and receive no form of warranty. I too, ideally am looking for the 7d and I would prefer the Canon 1 year parts/labor warranty that comes with a new Canon camera, but it is very tempting to purchase from the Canon CLP program and save a good chunk of change and accept the 90 day warranty that comes with the "refurbished" model. By the way, with the Canon CLP program the shipping is free 2 day shipping. Good luck with your purchase, you will be very happy with the 7d. glenphoto

Oh, thanks for the info, I didn't know it was 2 day free shipping with CLP.
Yeah, I got that website from www.pricegrabber.com (external link), I was assuming that it was an official website since websites like Adorama and B&H are there too, but I think I'd rather stay safe and purchase from Canon. Thanks again!


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Sep 24, 2011 03:01 as a reply to  @ arch.cm's post |  #8

You wont have any regrets buying from Canon. The same cannot be said about some retailers. Certainly you would have been getting grey market and the upsell for overpriced accessories.

Something like a premium camera you will be glad you went direct or at the very least from a Canon Authorized. Good luck with the 7D - LOVE mine!!


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Sep 24, 2011 09:02 |  #9

If you're happy with the 60D and want to upgrade your husband why not get him a 60d via CLP for 639.99 ?


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Sep 24, 2011 10:10 |  #10

Canon is good, you'll be happy. Ff you call the order in they're nice people to talk to, very helpful and pleasant.




  
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Sep 25, 2011 00:28 |  #11

Mistabernie wrote in post #13155293 (external link)
If you're happy with the 60D and want to upgrade your husband...

Aren't those two separate issues?


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Sep 25, 2011 00:47 |  #12

Mistabernie wrote in post #13155293 (external link)
If you're happy with the 60D and want to upgrade your husband why not get him a 60d via CLP for 639.99 ?

Yeah, that's an option as well. That and getting another lens. But, the 7d is very tempting :cool:


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Sep 25, 2011 10:04 |  #13

cacawcacaw wrote in post #13158562 (external link)
Aren't those two separate issues?

Touche!

In seriousness, get a 2nd 60D for him and then spend the savings on a refurbished or used 70-200 f/4 (so hubby can use the 55-250)


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