HyperYagami wrote in post #14980017
It's not Canon authorized dealer but doesn't mean it's a scam shop. They sell grey market items for cheaper and you do get what you are buying. Some people are OK with grey market stuff.
They have been doing business on eBay since forever ago with tons of positive feedbacks.
I got sucked in by a really low price they had on a 5D3. The ad said it was a Canon USA model and had a Canon USA warranty, so I went for it.
Now, I have purchased dozens of cameras over the years, and already have 3 other 5D3's, I have even knowingly purchased grey market camera, so I know what the packaging looks like. This was clearly a grey market body... No warranty card, the books/manuals are different, the battery charger is different, they include a 3rd party cord with the battery charger so it works in the US, all of the menus in the camera set to international date/time format, CLEARLY not a US model.
So I send them an email stating that I'm pissed because they advertise it one way but it's not what they advertise. It was the weekend but I get a response that they'll call me Monday. In the meantime I call Canon and ask if there is a way I can be sure whether it's a US model or not... they actually tell me that theres no way to know, but if I buy it from a "reputable dealer" then it's fine.
So Monday came and sure enough a guy from Get It Digital called me - I actually missed the call and he kept following up. I finally talked to him, and he kind of admitted that the ad is misleading but Canon is pretty loose about the warranty coverage and it will probably be fine. Seriously. That said... he's kind of right, at least in my experience. They of course claim that if I should ever need warranty work and Canon won't do it, they'll cover it... which is not very reassuring. I needed the camera and have decided to keep it, but it still pisses me off that they lie about it.
This is a screen grab of the ad - pretty cut and dry, but it's bull****.
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