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EOS-5D-Mark-III- For 2550

 
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Sep 12, 2013 21:58 |  #16

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Just a few weeks ago, Big Value sent someone a 5D MIII with a counterfeited serial number. A few weeks prior to that, someone received a 5D MIII with obvious dirt on it and a fingerprint on the sensor. A few months ago, several people received a 5D MIII with missing parts such as the battery, charger, and eye-piece. Many asked for refunds, but had to eventually go to their credit card companies to get their money back.

They aren't even close to cleaning up their act.

Bryan

Scary indeed I will be waiting for Canon to have the referbs back in stock, the ebay price is tempting.....




  
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Sep 14, 2013 23:52 |  #17

I can understand if you had a 100 feedbacks and had 98%, but at 60,000 feedbacks and ur at 98%, you're pissing a lot of people off or doing something shady....




  
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Sep 15, 2013 00:09 |  #18

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I can understand if you had a 100 feedbacks and had 98%, but at 60,000 feedbacks and ur at 98%, you're pissing a lot of people off or doing something shady....

but then again you gotta keep in mind that most of those 60k feedbacks are from selling $2 hdmi cables....etc you know




  
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Sep 15, 2013 08:09 |  #19

From a math perspective Big Value seems worthwhile. You have about a 2% chance of a hassle, though it seems not an outright loss of your money. For that 2% risk you are saving 20+% on your purchase.

Having said that, I would not order from them. They clearly lack the legitimacy of a B&H or Adorama. I don't think we do ourselves any favors in the long run by using them. If I want risk/reward I'll go to a casino. If I want a camera I'll go to a real camera retailer.


  
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Sep 16, 2013 03:04 |  #20

Dsick wrote in post #16297206 (external link)
I can understand if you had a 100 feedbacks and had 98%, but at 60,000 feedbacks and ur at 98%, you're pissing a lot of people off or doing something shady....

go look at amazon.com's rating on their own website.
the more sales you make the more likelihood of you encountering a customer you cannot please.

edit: well, at least their Amazon warehouse deals, which is amazon: http://www.amazon.com …ef=&seller=A2L7​7EE7U53NWQ (external link)




  
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Sep 16, 2013 04:24 as a reply to  @ post 16291763 |  #21

Man they sold 500 of these cameras, If dealers like this can sell NEW non USA models why are we paying soo much more for a red USA card when the body is the same? $950 more for a the little red warranty card seems like a bit much. What am I missing?

Anyone here actually buy this deal to confirm if the cameras were new?




  
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Sep 16, 2013 07:45 |  #22

photography By Evangelos wrote in post #16300094 (external link)
Man they sold 500 of these cameras, If dealers like this can sell NEW non USA models why are we paying soo much more for a red USA card when the body is the same? $950 more for a the little red warranty card seems like a bit much. What am I missing?

Anyone here actually buy this deal to confirm if the cameras were new?



Some, including myself, are worried about shady dealers. Or dealers that do the bait and switch, if there was a store here that sells it, i'd drive to it and buy it all day long. Just need to open it and snap a couple pics and buy it, not sure what return policy on gray market items if received DOA




  
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Sep 16, 2013 07:55 |  #23

I bought a 5DMIII from them about a month ago. Brand new with USA warranty card in the box.


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Sep 16, 2013 13:10 |  #24

Skrim17 wrote in post #16300378 (external link)
I bought a 5DMIII from them about a month ago. Brand new with USA warranty card in the box.

Well that's good news....;)

In terms of having issues with eBay you are protected thru PP and I would say its a safe purchase.




  
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Sep 17, 2013 00:59 |  #25

I received 5DMIII today that I ordered from BV. US warranty card in the box. correct SN. 0 shutter count. i'm so happy with them. brand new for $2550 is really nice deal.


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Sep 17, 2013 05:57 |  #26

jinwho81 wrote in post #16302820 (external link)
I received 5DMIII today that I ordered from BV. US warranty card in the box. correct SN. 0 shutter count. i'm so happy with them. brand new for $2550 is really nice deal.

May I am kicking my self now I should have gotten one too......:cry:




  
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Sep 17, 2013 08:00 |  #27

jinwho81 wrote in post #16302820 (external link)
I received 5DMIII today that I ordered from BV. US warranty card in the box. correct SN. 0 shutter count. i'm so happy with them. brand new for $2550 is really nice deal.



no way! post some pics please, and what is the serial number. How can they be selling US models at this price




  
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Sep 17, 2013 08:03 |  #28

jinwho81 wrote in post #16302820 (external link)
I received 5DMIII today that I ordered from BV. US warranty card in the box. correct SN. 0 shutter count. i'm so happy with them. brand new for $2550 is really nice deal.

Better update your signature:D


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Sep 17, 2013 14:44 |  #29

The first one was a Japan body only box.
The second was US kit box with lens removed. The USA warranty card was b+w though.


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Sep 17, 2013 15:11 |  #30

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The first one was a Japan body only box.
The second was US kit box with lens removed. The USA warranty card was b+w though.

Then the warranty card is a fake. Of course, it doesn't matter if you get a real warranty card, a fake warranty card, or no warranty card at all. Canon USA never asks for the warranty card. All they care about is a receipt from an authorized dealer showing that you're within one year of purchase and they check (or have the ability to check) your serial number to see if its a USA version. Out of the kindness of their heart, Canon USA will sometimes perform a repair for free on a non-USA product that's within a year of purchase, but they don't always do this nor do they have to.

As for serial numbers, Big Value (or the source they import them from) has been known to affix counterfeit serial number stickers to the bottom of the camera bodies they sell.

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