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| p.1 #20 · Canon 1dx for $5936.02 at BigValueInc, what to do?? |
I wouldn't buy anything from this store. Not saying they're thieves, but they are at least deceptive. Also, here's their return policy you can find in their "store policies." Pay attention particularly to the last sentence:
Deceptive is the right word and that's the problem I have with this company.
Discussions at most places turned out to be whether or not you really need warranty, which is not the point. I have no problem with them if they didn't advertise their items as having Canon USA warranty.
I know three persons who bought a camera from them. One of them didn't get a Canon USA warranty card. They just gave him a link to Canon website and told him that he should be able to register. In the end, they offered a full refund, 10% coupon or extended warranty. (Note here that we all know how Canon warranty works.)
Another friend, he got a camera with a fake warranty card. It's a card with only top part without the bottom part that contains serial number. With careful inspection, it's kinda obvious that they printed these cards on their own. (The ink color is different.) Anyhow, the guy just didn't care.
For the last one, he got a camera with a genuine Canon USA warranty card and he's now a happy camper.
Still, to me, I feel that this company basically 'steals' from Canon USA. I use the word 'steal' because I believe Canon USA, more or less, will have to fix some of the equipment that have been sold by them. And they can still continue to sell stuffs far cheaper than authorized retailers.
The reason companies like this can sell product at a discount is largely of Canon's doing. Canon corporate awards huge discounts for volume purchases, thereby creating motivation for authorized dealers to buy more stock than they can to sell before the 30/60/90 invoice is due. So dealers unload the extra stock out the backdoor to liquidators. Hence BigValue has a mixture of official USA imports and imports from other countries. In the end, Canon corporate made out like bandits and I don't think they care much where product went as long as they got their money. However, the buyer needs to realize the discount they received was at the cost of no USA warranty.