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p.1 #1 · Big Value 5D3 - $2,886 on eBay


Back again, this time a little higher.

Big Value has the 5DIII available again on eBay.

This time it is $2,886. The lowest it has been was $2,700 a couple of months ago. Adorama also had it shortly after that at $2,750. But we haven't seen those prices recently, certainly not since MAP.

You also get about $57 in eBay bucks, which lowers the net cost a bit.

As usual, YMMV. Big Value is not a "Canon Authorized Dealer." It also may or may not be a USA body. Opinions vary - look through the threads for the discussion.

It does say "Canon USA Warranty." Canon "may" have tightened policies since 11/1? Again, opinions vary on whether they can even do that legally if it is not a "grey market" camera.

Have fun!



Nov 16, 2012 at 08:48 PM
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Also FWIW: Nikon has the D800 refurb on sale today for $2,430 in their store.

Free shipping, no tax in some (Michigan.) Only a 90 day warranty.

I have heard that Cametta may have it also with their own 1 year warranty? Or maybe you could add a Mack warranty?

(I have both Nikon & Canon right now. I also had Sony NEX 7 & 5n earlier this year. Some of us are weird!)



Nov 16, 2012 at 08:53 PM
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So what's the deal with all the big name sellers all selling the body with similar (but not exactly the same) free stuff (camera bag, memory card, etc)? B&H, Adorama, etc - all the same price and all with 'extras' that someone buying a replacement camera wouldn't need.


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Nov 16, 2012 at 09:59 PM
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Add to what mmurph has summed up:

- "Canon USA" body means that it will come with a Canon warranty card. And, per Canon USA warranty disclosure, Canon USA will provide warranty service to Canon products that come with a Canon USA warranty card.

- There is no statement in the warranty disclosure that Canon USA will only provide warranty service that the products have to be purchased from an authorized dealer. However, you are guaranteed that Canon products will come with a Canon USA warranty card if purchased from an authorized dealer.

- Most of the time, Canon only requires a valid receipt for warranty purpose. There have been reports that Canon will provide services for products even from a retailer that is not an authorized dealer. However, this may have been more strict after MAP policy is in effect.

- Bigvalueinc is not an authorized dealer. But someone here mentioned that he got a 5D3 with Canon USA warranty card, while a friend of mine got one that didn't come with a warranty card. So, don't bank on it that you would get one with a warranty card or expect that Canon will provide service if it doesn't come with one.

Cheers.



Nov 16, 2012 at 10:52 PM
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You may want to read their reviews on eBay, specially the negative ones before buying from them.


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Wahoowa wrote:
Add to what mmurph has summed up:
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Cheers.


That is a great summary!

I have purchased from them twice and been quite happy. I am waiting until spring to buy a 5D3 or a Nikon D800, as I only have a few jobs in the winter. I will get by with my 2 Canon T4i and a Nikon D3200 until March, no sense in buying too early.

If I needed a 5D3 now, I would buy from Big Value at $2,750 or less. If I didn't get a Canon USA Warranty card, I would either send it back immediately on their dime, or bargain them down enough to pay for a 3 year Mack warranty.



Best,
Michael



Nov 17, 2012 at 03:19 AM
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I was able to go to BestBuy today and show them a printout from East Coast TVs for a 5Diii for $2718. They price matched it on the spot, with a manager approval. No Grey Market issues or questions ot be asked. A different store nearby said no last week because East Coast isn't an authorized dealer. Today, no such issue.

Bob



Nov 19, 2012 at 08:24 PM
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;-)



Nov 19, 2012 at 08:39 PM
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Which BestBuy was it? Perhaps, I'll do the same tomorrow.


Nov 20, 2012 at 01:03 AM
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Under 2000 (just) here in the UK....it is always surprising when UK buyers get a deal anywhere near what you get in the USA!


Nov 20, 2012 at 01:06 AM





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