Saw this ad yesterday (price was $599 for Father's Day).
I've called a place like this once before, and I couldn't get an honest answer about anything...other than whatever I wanted (no extras) was "out of stock".
Today, a lady answered the phone. I asked her if the body (and body only) was available at the price shown
She said "yes".
I asked if it included software, a battery, a charger, a Canon box, etc - She said it included everything that the body comes with from Canon in a sealed box.
Warranty? "One year with Canon USA".
Sounds too good to be true, but she didn't try to "up-sell" me. I asked if I could order the camera and she said I had to do it on-line (7-10 days before shipment even though it's in stock?).
I saw they also sell the 580EX II flash. But instead of $1000 LESS than the price on Amazon as is the case with the 7D, the flash was $100 MORE with these people.
Anyone have a feel for this...I know the expression "if it's too good to be true"....but I'd love to know exactly HOW this works.
I'd think that their advertised price is lower than the wholesale price a "normal" Canon dealership would pay.
Any thoughts? Anyone ever try (successfully or not) to buy from this web=site? Or any without some high pressure sales guy telling us that a Bower lens costs "a little more than the Canon lens usually included in the kit, but it's a better lens" (and other such nonsense).
My one prior attempt a year or so ago with a place with "too good to believe" prices was when I saw a Canon 100-400 L zoom. The story I got on that was their $700 lens was the Asian version made by Canon, but not for export (even though it would be covered by Canon's warranty)....but the body was made of cardboard (I can just imagine Canon making an "L" lens out of cardboard). The metal lens was also super cheap, but would be "out of stock" for an indeterminate amount of time - possibly "forever".
....He didn't want me to buy a cheaply made cardboard lens (even though it was "made by Canon" as the advertisement said)...he would feel "guilty" taking the order, but he had a different lens (that I never hear of) that was better then the Canon "L" and was only a little bit more...something like $2000. (IIRC at that time the 100-400mm Canon was selling for around $1600 or so).
I understand what went on that time, but this site I posted above had no sales pitch at all.
What's wrong with this picture?
Edit: Just noticed..scrolled down the page and saw 1GB CF memory cards for over $350!!! No name brand, just regular and "high speed"..Regular is $370, "high speed" $400 ???? Looking further down on the CF prices, it gets even more strange!