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Nov 04, 2007 14:20 |  #1

I was wondering if there is a downfall to buying lenses out of the U.S.
They are so much cheaper from B&H, it makes it hard to buy them here.
One more question, can you get a US rebate if you live in canada?


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Nov 04, 2007 14:23 |  #2

Just bought my 85 1.8 from b&h paid 30% less got the rebate and the service was impeccable. I live in Quebec!




  
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Nov 04, 2007 14:34 |  #3

There's no reason for me to buy camera equipment in Canada. I have bought almost all my gear from B&H, even when the Cdn dollar was weak it was worth the exchange due to Cdn retail prices being unjustifiably high. Now that the dollar is on par or stronger there is even less reason to buy locally. When prices come down to reflect equal pricing between Canadian and US retailers I'll start supporting the locals.



  
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Nov 04, 2007 15:36 |  #4

By all means, buy from the US. Great time to do so. You will only get the rebates if they are instant rebates and not mail in rebates. Right now the rebates at B&H are instant.




  
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Nov 04, 2007 15:50 as a reply to  @ LotsToLearn's post |  #5

Broadway camera in Vancouver has been matching prices with shops in Washington. I just picked up a 70-200 f/4L IS for $1100 from them. It was about $100 more than from B&H but I got to try the lens in the shop and they have a 14 day exchange policy if you are not happy with what you buy.

They are supposed to have their online store up this week I believe.

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Nov 04, 2007 17:02 |  #6

imagine a 27-200 F/4L IS. ;)



  
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Nov 04, 2007 17:32 |  #7

dodorouthier wrote in post #4251101 (external link)
Just bought my 85 1.8 from b&h paid 30% less got the rebate and the service was impeccable. I live in Quebec!

Ditto...

Just received my 85/1.8 from B&H. I did get the advertised Canon USA rebate, too. My final price, after all taxes and shipping were thrown in, was $399 Canadian. Vistek lists the same lens for $539 Canadian, BEFORE taxes. I saved a grand total of $216 Canadian. Savings like that make it hard to buy locally.


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Nov 04, 2007 17:38 |  #8

usa,
all the way.

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Nov 04, 2007 17:52 |  #9

I hate to admit it but B&H sold me my 85II for $300 US cheaper then dealer cost here.
Why ?


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Nov 04, 2007 19:32 |  #10

I saved over $600 by buying from B & H. I got the Canon 24-105. And this was after shipping and $160 for taxes.
Planning on buying more soon while the CAD dollar is up on the US :)


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Nov 04, 2007 19:43 |  #11

I've always used B&H and right now with the Canadian dollar parity USA all the way


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Nov 04, 2007 20:22 |  #12

www.photoprice.ca (external link)

great site for finding deals in the USA

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Nov 04, 2007 21:38 as a reply to  @ pourmeaguinness's post |  #13

B&H for me as well, have had no issues, and saved a ton of $. As much as I would like to buy locally the price difference is far too great...


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Nov 04, 2007 21:39 as a reply to  @ KenG's post |  #14

Forgot to mention I did buy the 40d when Future Shop had it's online sale...


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Nov 04, 2007 22:09 |  #15

Altho Im NZDoug, I am a Canuck so I thot Id join your moaning and groaning.
We call it bleating down under, as were sheep oriented.
Here in NZ a WFT-E1 is $2400 NZ.
At B+H, its $1000 US.
.75 US = 1 Kiwi buck.
Guess where I shop?


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