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Back to the land of always winter, aka eBay Deals, where we find another import (grey market) trade-off. eBay seller “GetItDigital” (99.8%) is offering the new condition imported grey market Canon 7D II body only for $1200 with free shipping and a one year warranty from GetItDigital, not from Canon USA. Limit five per customer with over 700 units sold from this eBay listing.
In comparison, at authorized Canon dealers, this goes for $1500 such as Adorama and B&H Photo which offer a few free accessories each along with 2% promotional rewards (= $30~). Amazon itself is stingy on the bundles but it offers 0% 12-month financing with their Store credit card and potentially 5% rewards for Prime members who apply and get approved for the Prime version of their Store card (5% = $75 in statement credit). As usual with credit offers, read terms and conditions carefully, ask them questions if something is not clear, and do some financial planning to make sure such offers will have a net benefit to you in the long run.
If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates and prepaid American Express Gift Cards, Adorama has a loaded bundle centered on the Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-55 kit. You pay $800 at checkout, receive the order, make sure all is well, submit the mail-in rebate following deadlines and instructions and a few weeks later you receive a $350 prepaid AMEX Gift Card by mail, making this a $450 after MIR promotion. For that, you receive:
- Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-55
- Pixma Pro 100 printer
- Pixma MG-2520 printer
- Lowepro Nova Sport 7L AW shoulder bag
- 50pk Canon 13×19 inch photo paper
- New Leaf One Year Spills and Drops warranty on the camera
Speaking of Canon, a new mail-in rebate promotion is underway.
Back to the eBay Deals we go where RedTag Camera (99.9%) is offering the new condition Canon 6D body only for $1100 with free shipping. Limit five per buyer. Over 300 units sold from this listing so far. There is no mention of warranty on the eBay listing.
This is what some call a “broken kit”, not broken physically but virtually:
“The Canon 6D camera Body for sale is 100% Brand New, Never Used. Lens has been removed from Kit box and sold on a separate auction.”
If you are looking for something in-between, Adorama has an open-box Canon 6D for $1280 but no freebies and no promotional rewards. Their open box includes the one year Canon USA warranty.
If you are comfortable getting flagship cameras as imported grey-marked, among the latest eBay Deals, seller GetItDigital (99.6%) is offering the new condition imported grey market Canon 1D X body only for $4000 with free shipping and $80 eBay Bucks (if you are a member of ebay’s free rewards program). Limit 5 per customer. Over 230 units sold from this listing. Again, note this is imported, the one year warranty is provided by the seller GetItDigital, not Canon USA!
At authorized Canon dealers, this goes for $5300 but you get some free accessories. For example at Adorama you get a free 128GB CompactFlash and two extra batteries, while at B&H Photo you get a different set of freebies. You also get 2% promotional rewards (=$106~).
If you don’t hate mail-in rebates, Adorama has the usual 1D X Pixma Pro 100 bundle with the usual extras for $5300 after $250 MIR (prepaid AMEX gift card, not check).
Amazon itself is stingy on the freebies, but if you qualify for their Store Credit Card (not the Chase VISA), you can get a 12-month 0% APR financing (you have to make equal installment payments and pay in full by the end of the 12 months in order to avoid interest. They have long Terms and Conditions.
So the trade-offs is $4000 without Canon USA warranty vs $5300 with Canon USA warranty and extra accessories or financing.
If you are comfortable with imported camera gear with a seller warranty, not a Canon USA warranty, among the latest eBay Deals, you can get the new condition imported grey-market Canon 5D Mark III body only for $2000 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. You get a one year warranty from the seller, “Get It Digital” (99.6%). Over 2750 units got sold from this listing so far.
If you are okay with mail-in rebates and prepaid gift cards, Adorama has created a loaded Canon 70D bundle. You pay $1250 at checkout, receive items, submit mail-in rebates, and a few weeks later receive $250 prepaid American Express gift card, making it a $1000 after $250 MIR promotion. This bundle includes:
- Canon 70D Body Only kit
- Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II Lens (USA warranty)
- Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Photo Inkjet Printer
- 50pk Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″
- Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag for DSLR with Attached Lens, Slate Gray
- Corel Digital Creativity Suite includes AfterShot Pro 2, PaintShop Pro X7, and more
Zoom zoom! Canon has just revealed a new 1-inch RAWsumer, the G3X with a 1-inch sensor and a zoom-zoom 25x optical zoom lens (24-600mm eq f2.8-5.6 IS). It is available for pre-order for a round mound of rebound of $1000 at Adorama and B&H Photo.
You can find this and other potentially interesting new cameras and lenses of 2015 at the Cameras and Lenses of 2015 page. Swimsuit edition coming soon 😉
Back to the eBay Deals the manufacturer refurbished black Canon SL1 w/18-55 STM is offered for $350 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer by eBay seller “northwest-outdoor” (98.9%). This is described as “Canon Authorized Refurbished Product w/ 90 Day Warranty”.
On the other hand, if you don’t object to mail-in rebates, Adorama has a nice $550 after $250 MIR bundle that gets you the new condition SL1 with three lenses and the Pixma Pro 100 printer and a few extras.
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The new Canon 5DS full frame DSLR is now in-stock and ready to ship with free overnight shipping and 2% promotional rewards (=$74) at Adorama for its starting price of $3700. Meanwhile the 5DS R is back-ordered but also earns 2% promotional rewards on its $3900 price.
The 5DS is also in-stock for $3700 with 2% promotional rewards and free overnight shipping at B&H Photo.
+ Canon SL1 with 18-55 lens
+ 50mm f1.8 II lens
+ 75-300mm f4-5.6 III lens
+ Pixma Pro 100 printer
+ 50pk Canon SG-201 13×19 inch photo paper
+ Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag
You pay $800 at checkout. Once you receive everything and all is well, you submit the mail-in rebate per the instructions and deadlines. A few weeks later, you will receive a $250 American Express prepaid gift card by mail (not a depositable check).
Canon DSLR (70D, 6D, 5D Mk III, 7D II) Pro Audio Bundles (Audio Technica ATH-M50x headphones and AT8024 mic)
Adorama has created Pro Audio bundles for select Canon DSLR kits. Participating DSLR kits include the Canon 5D Mark III, the 6D, the 7D Mark II and the 70D. The bundles include the Audio Technica M50x headphones and the AT8024 camera-mount microphone. Some of the bundles also include the Audio-Technica ATW-1701L System 10 Camera Mount Wireless Microphone System. The items are included automatically by Adorama, no rebates, no coupons, no extra steps. Just add the bundle and proceed to checkout.
Canon 70D body + Pixma Pro 100 + 50pk 13×19 paper + AfterShotPro2 + PSP X7 for $790 after $250 MIR (AMEX GC)
If you are unafraid of mail-in rebates and prepaid gift cards, there’s another Canon 70D body only bundle with the aforementioned. Adorama is bundling the Canon 70D body only kit, along with the Pixma Pro 100 printer, a 50pk of Canon SG-201 13×19″ photo paper, 2% promotional rewards on the full price ($21~) and a Corel software DVD set that includes AfterShot Pro 2, PaintShop Pro X7, Nuance OmniPage 18, and FileCenter for $790 after a $250 prepaid American Express gift card via mail-in rebate. You pay $1040 at checkout, receive the order, make sure all is well, submit the rebate following instructions and deadlines (trust me you don’t want to have to argue with the Rebate Drones), and a few weeks later receive a $250 prepaid AMEX GC.
The Staples free after rebate promotions on photo paper appear to be long dead, but they continue to have straight up discount promotions. For the week of June 7-13 (2015), they advertise 50% off discounts on all Canon photo paper, and HP photo papers. Meanwhile, Epson photo papers have a “Buy One Get One Free” (B1G1) promotion. No coupons, no rebates, just straight forward discounts.
Back to the eBay Deals, where BuyDig’s eBay store is offering the new condition black Canon PIXMA MG6620 Wireless Color Photo All-in-One Inkjet Printer for $60 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. This averages 4/5 at Amazon with 230+ customer reviews.
And also part of the eBay Deals is the grey-market imported new condition Canon 50mm f1.8 II lens offered for $92 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, by eBay seller “Red Tag Camera” (99.9%). Nearly 2000 units sold through this promotion. A simple double-figures prime lens is a lower risk as grey-market purchase than a $3000 pro SLR lens but again, the trade-offs are per individual. We blog, you decide (and deride if you decide to do so)
Speaking of eBay, among the latest offers you can get the new condition 32GB Toshiba microSD card with full size SD adapter (Class 10, up to 30MB/s) for $14 with free shipping, with a limit of 50 per buyer, by eBay seller “qualitycellz” (99.2%).
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If you are a fan of grey areas, you may also be a fan of grey market (imported) camera gear 😉 Among the latest eBay Deals, eBay Seller “Get It Digital” (99.5%) is offering the new condition Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f4L IS for $2600 with free shipping, with a limit of one per customer. This does NOT come with a Canon USA warranty. Instead, the seller GetItDigital offers a similar warranty of their own.
As usual, the trade-off of $500 vs USA warranty and free accessories is up to each individual to make based on their own preferences and circumstances and such.
Speaking of eBay, the current pole position deal of the day over there is the 13.3″ Apple Macbook Pro MF840LL/A (8GB, 256GB) for $1300 with free shipping with a limit of two per customer, offered by eBay seller “digjungle” (99.3%).
Speaking of speaking of eBay, NewEgg’s ebay store is offering the new condition 3TB SAMSUNG D3 Station (USB 3.0, 3.5″ Desktop External Hard Drive, model STSHX-D301TDB Bl) for $80 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. [this was appended to a post yesterday that expired/buried]
The black Canon SL1 body only with the Adobe Elements 12 (Photoshop, Premiere) and 32GB SD card and 4% promotional rewards is offered for $400 at Buydig.com.
Simple primes are getting some new gear love as well, Canon has ushered out their new EF 50mm f1.8 STM available for pre-order with a late May 2015 release estimate for $125 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).
PS: if you are shopping at Amazon, do not confuse the new STM lens with the previous 50mm f1.8 II non-STM that also goes for $125 now and is in-stock.
PS/2: you can find this and most other interesting/non-boring cameras and lenses announced in 2015 at the New Cameras of 2015 Tracking page.