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Does anyone know the Cheapest place in the UK to buy a 5D Mk3 ??

 
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Oct 01, 2013 02:57 |  #1

Can anyone please help?? I already know of HDEW as I bought my 60D there. :-)
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Oct 01, 2013 08:17 |  #2

http://www.cameraprice​buster.co.uk …anon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-Body (external link)

That doesn't include grey imports, but is a good starting point.


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Oct 01, 2013 08:46 |  #3

chrismarriott66 wrote in post #16337917 (external link)
http://www.cameraprice​buster.co.uk …anon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-Body (external link)

That doesn't include grey imports, but is a good starting point.

Bl00dy hell !! abit expensive !! maybe HDEW are the cheapest in UK. But I am not sure if they are Grey imports


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Oct 01, 2013 08:48 |  #4

Nick_Reading.UK wrote in post #16337985 (external link)
Bl00dy hell !! abit expensive !! maybe HDEW are the cheapest in UK

I doubt you'll find cheaper. I've seen used ones go for more than HDEW new prices.


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Oct 01, 2013 08:50 |  #5

Nick_Reading.UK wrote in post #16337985 (external link)
Bl00dy hell !! abit expensive !! maybe HDEW are the cheapest in UK. But I am not sure if they are Grey imports

When you said £1900 on the other thread I did wonder where you were looking ;) and yes, HDEW are grey imports...


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Oct 01, 2013 09:20 |  #6

chrismarriott66 wrote in post #16337994 (external link)
When you said £1900 on the other thread I did wonder where you were looking ;) and yes, HDEW are grey imports...

So what exactly is a "Grey import"?? I got my 60D from them about 2 years ago and never had any issues..


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Oct 01, 2013 09:27 |  #7

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So what exactly is a "Grey import"?? I got my 60D from them about 2 years ago and never had any issues..

A grey import camera is exactly the same as a non-grey import camera in terms of the hardware... the only difference really is after-sale support. When you buy from a UK supplier you get a UK warranty with Canon. When you buy a grey import, you don't... so any kind of issues you may encounter have to be dealt with by the supplier as opposed to the manufacturer. So you'd have to ship your camera off to HDEW should anything go wrong - they might then have to send it back to wherever they originally sourced it to be repaired under the manufacturer's warranty for that country. Doesn't necessarily sound like a big deal, and it's not I'm sure, however I believe the turn-around time is probably longer than if you had a UK warranty.

If someone knows different to that, please do correct me :)


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Oct 01, 2013 09:29 |  #8

chrismarriott66 wrote in post #16338067 (external link)
A grey import camera is exactly the same as a non-grey import camera in terms of the hardware... the only difference really is after-sale support. When you buy from a UK supplier you get a UK warranty with Canon. When you buy a grey import, you don't... so any kind of issues you may encounter have to be dealt with by the supplier as opposed to the manufacturer. So you'd have to ship your camera off to HDEW should anything go wrong - they might then have to send it back to wherever they originally sourced it to be repaired under the manufacturer's warranty for that country. Doesn't necessarily sound like a big deal, and it's not I'm sure, however I believe the turn-around time is probably longer than if you had a UK warranty.

If someone knows different to that, please do correct me :)

Cheers for the heads up :-) still worth saving 400squid though...


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Oct 02, 2013 12:38 |  #9

I've sent both my 5D3 and 50L bought from HDEW to Canon RCC (CPS) in the UK multiple times and they never said a word. All they needed was a UK invoice. HDEW provide 2 extra years warranty after the canon warranty is up in addition.




  
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Oct 02, 2013 14:56 |  #10

Nick_Reading.UK wrote in post #16338048 (external link)
So what exactly is a "Grey import"?? I got my 60D from them about 2 years ago and never had any issues..

Did they add Vat onto the avertised price? I thought most Grey sellers did.


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Oct 02, 2013 16:15 |  #11

Re the Grey import bit.

As Ben found above if a Canon product needs repairing (UK based) within the warranty period then they are obliged to repair it - as long as it has a UK issued invoice and VAT paid.

Within UK law that is what is needed and it should override any manufacturers nonsense about specific areas of import, after all the product is the same whether it is sold in the UK, France, the USA or Japan, barring the electrical plug for the charger and (maybe) the instruction manual. However some service centres may try it on.

This is another reason why you get Recommended Retail Price (RRP) within the UK, and NOT a fixed price that you cannot deviate from - price fixing is illegal within the UK ( though some do try to do it ), this means retailers are free to set the price they want - again overriding any manufacturers nonsense about a set price for the product.

HM government are only interested that the tax has been paid correctly, but allow the 'free market' to prevail.

The rest of the world may be different in their views to 'Grey' but the UK makes no difference within law if it comes from a UK based (and registered with Companies House) dealer with VAT paid and VAT number displayed (most importantly), the warranty must be honoured. A Hong Kong import is a different kettle of fish however.

If it is out of warranty then it doesn't matter - you pay, they do. Simples!

I do note HDEW have a section in their terms that state that you ( the buyer ) agree to import the item if ordering through their website - I'm not sure why that is, but when I bought from them I picked it up from their office - they took it off their shelf, so it was obviously within the UK already and since bonded warehouses are confined to such things as alcohol and tobacco, I'm guessing they don't operate one and all taxes are liable to be prepaid by the seller when imported, if not they will be treading on dodgy ground.




  
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Oct 02, 2013 16:46 |  #12

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Re the Grey import bit.

As Ben found above if a Canon product needs repairing (UK based) within the warranty period then they are obliged to repair it - as long as it has a UK issued invoice and VAT paid.

Within UK law that is what is needed and it should override any manufacturers nonsense about specific areas of import, after all the product is the same whether it is sold in the UK, France, the USA or Japan, barring the electrical plug for the charger and (maybe) the instruction manual. However some service centres may try it on.

This is another reason why you get Recommended Retail Price (RRP) within the UK, and NOT a fixed price that you cannot deviate from - price fixing is illegal within the UK ( though some do try to do it ), this means retailers are free to set the price they want - again overriding any manufacturers nonsense about a set price for the product.

HM government are only interested that the tax has been paid correctly, but allow the 'free market' to prevail.

The rest of the world may be different in their views to 'Grey' but the UK makes no difference within law if it comes from a UK based (and registered with Companies House) dealer with VAT paid and VAT number displayed (most importantly), the warranty must be honoured. A Hong Kong import is a different kettle of fish however.

If it is out of warranty then it doesn't matter - you pay, they do. Simples!

I do note HDEW have a section in their terms that state that you ( the buyer ) agree to import the item if ordering through their website - I'm not sure why that is, but when I bought from them I picked it up from their office - they took it off their shelf, so it was obviously within the UK already and since bonded warehouses are confined to such things as alcohol and tobacco, I'm guessing they don't operate one and all taxes are liable to be prepaid by the seller when imported, if not they will be treading on dodgy ground.

A very good read... Thanks !!!!!!!!!!


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Oct 02, 2013 16:52 |  #13

Hay, maybe trying it on with the cash back after buying from HDEW Might work.. ??


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Oct 02, 2013 17:14 |  #14

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Hay, maybe trying it on with the cash back after buying from HDEW Might work.. ??

No it won't.

That's a Canon authorized thing. They will just say it's not authorized by them as they pay you the cash back.

Sorry, but that is different!

I'm afraid the choice really comes down to Canon authorized dealer at about £2300 ish + cashback or HDEW 'Grey' at £1925 ish, you can't get blood out of a stone you know, they do have to pay their Tesco's bill the same as you and I.

Just make a decision and move on with life ;)




  
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Oct 02, 2013 17:18 |  #15

Nalauk wrote in post #16341725 (external link)
No it won't.

That's a Canon authorized thing. They will just say it's not authorized by them as they pay you the cash back.

Sorry, but that is different!

I'm afraid the choice really comes down to Canon authorized dealer at about £2300 ish + cashback or HDEW 'Grey' at £1925 ish, you can't get blood out of a stone you know, they do have to pay their Tesco's bill the same as you and I.

Just make a decision and move on with life ;)

It's gonna have to be HDEW cause as far as I know canon are only doing cash back on the 6D and not the 5dmk3


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