Imported grey market Canon 7D II Body Only with 1yr seller warranty for $1150

The Canon 7D II body only goes for $1500 at authorized dealers with free accessories or free Lightroom 6.

But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market items that come with a 1-year seller warranty (not from Canon USA), you can get it for $1150 with free shipping by Electronics Valley on eBay (99.6%, ships from New Jersey). Limit five per buyer.

(ENDED) Imported Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L II IS for $1600

As of 6/3/16 recheck, this eBay listing ended with 283 units sold…

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Nikon D810 Body: $2380 imported or $2800 with lots of freebies and Nikon USA warranty

To the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller Red Tag Camera (99.9%, ships from Brooklyn) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D810 body only for $2380 with free shipping. This only gets a 30-day seller warranty and that’s it. This may have been part of a kit with a lens, with the lens removed (to be sold separately for more $profits$).

The offer may be for more high risk offers, if you happen to need accessories or Lightroom 6, you may be better off paying $2800 for the new condition with Nikon USA warranty from Adorama that has three different bundles with free items going for $2800:

+ with Lightroom 6

+ lots of accessories but no LR6: Green Extreme Extra Battery, 66-inch Takama tripod, Flashpoint remote shutter thing, Flashpoint release cable thing, Lowepro Nova 17L AW shoulder bag, and Corel Software Bundle (five titles including Aftershot PRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X8
+ you get either a 32GB Lexar SDHC or a 32GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC, there’s conflicting info

+ lots of accessories: replaces Lowepro bag with cleaning kit (I think)

Imported Grey Market Fuji X-PRO2 Body for $1500

The Fuji X-PRO2 goes for $1700 with free accessories at authorized dealers, eg Adorama (Corel imaging software included).

But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market items with a 1-year seller warranty (instead of Fuji USA warranty), among the latest eBay Deals, eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, ships from New Jersey) is offering new condition imported grey-market Fuji X-PRO2 Body Only for $1500 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer.

Imported Grey Market Canon 80D Body for $900

To the Chaos and Disorder that is the eBay Deals we return, where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, ships from New Jersey) is offering new condition imported grey-market Canon 80D body only with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Canon USA) for $900 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer.

So you are trading off $300 for the Canon USA warranty. It’s a numbers and risk tolerance type of a decision. Also a sleep better at night type of a decision 🙂 The new condition from authorized dealers goes for $1200 with free accessories.

Imported Canon 6D body only for $1100

Import cameras are frequent “guests” at the eBay Deals and we have another one of those bubbling around now. eBay seller “Get It Digital” (99.4%, ships from Brooklyn) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon 6D body only for $1100 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. There is no mention of any warranty of this in the eBay listing.

At authorized dealers, this goes for $1400 with a variety of free accessories and/or rewards, eg B&H Photo (4 freebies including free Oben alumin(i)um monopod) and Adorama (free Lightroom 6).

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8D for $99

Back to the eBay Deals Top 100 we go where eBay seller “PhotoVideo4Less” (99.9%, ships from Brooklyn) is offering the imported grey-market new condition Nikon 50mm f1.8D lens for $99 with free shipping, with a limit of 50 per customer. No warranty is mentioned in the listing.

In contrast, this goes for $130~ at authorized dealers (eg Adorama).

Speaking of eBay, celebrating Star Wars Day, the The Force Awakens Blu-Ray/DVD/DigitalHD set is on sale for $17 with free shipping (ships from Kentucky; limit 5 per customer; Calipari not included!).

Imported Fuji X-T1 body only for $700 (or w/18-55 for $1150)

The Fuji X-T1 body only goes for $1300 at authorized dealers, while the kit with the 18-55mm goes for $1700. Authorized dealers are allowed to bundle it with free accessories and promotional rewards, eg Adorama.

But if you are more of a risk taker and comfortable with imported grey-market items, among the latest eBay Deals, eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market with a 1-year seller warranty (not Fuji USA) Fuji X-T1 body only for $700 with free shipping. On that listing, you can also select the X-T1 with 18-55mm for $1150. Change the “MPN” option in the menu to switch between the two. It shows product numbers instead of human-readable model names, but there are only two options, 16421452 (Body Only),16432786 (Body+18-135mm Lens).

Kudos to this eBay seller for clearly filling in the warranty details in the eBay “Item Specifics” where it specifies that it does not come with a manufacturer warranty and that it is an import item with a 1-year seller warranty. Also kudos for having a big banner further down the product description saying this is an “IMPORT MODEL”. Annotated screenshot crop below:

imported_model

This is a step in the right direction for retailers: giving the consumer all the information needed to make an informed decision.

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8G for $168

More imported camera gear action at the eBay Deals, with a Nikon prime. eBay seller “PhotoVideo4Less” (99.9%, Brooklyn::NewYork) is offering the new condition imported Nikon 50mm f1.8G lens for $168 with free shipping. There is no warranty mentioned in the eBay listing, so assume it gets no warranty.

This lens goes for $218 with free accessories at authorized Nikon USA dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama (including the Corel software bundle). So it’s up to you to trade off the manufacturer warranty and the free accessories versus paying $50 less.

Panasonic GH4 body and $150 Gift Card for $1300 [OR Imported GH4 body only for $900]

The Panasonic GH4 body only goes for $1300 at authorized Panasonic USA dealers, but they are allowed to bundle it with various free accessories. Adorama has a bundle with a $150 Adorama Gift Card and a 32GB card going for the same price of $1300… They also have other bundles that include different combinations of accessories (video-priority accessories)… Of audio-video interest, they have a bundle of the GH4 + DMW-YAGH Interface Unit + Rode Microphones VideoMic for $1700, the same price as without the free accessories…

On the other hand, if are comfortable with imported items with a 1-year seller warranty, making its way into the eBay Deals Hot 100, eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market with a 1-year seller warranty (not Panasonic USA) Panasonic GH4 body only for $900 with free shipping.

Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USB (Nikon only) for $769 with Canada Warranty only

To the Trending eBay Deals we go now where we find Canadian retailer QuickNDone (99.8%, Ontario::Canada) offering the new condition Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD in the Nikon mount only for $769 with free shipping. This ships to Canada and the USA. People buying in Canada get a 6-year Tamron Canada warranty. Limit 18 per customer (or that’s how many they are left in this offer).

Imported Sony a7S II body w/1yr seller warranty for $2400

The Sony a7S II body only goes for $3000 at authorized Sony USA dealers bundled with free items (eg free Lightroom 6 at Adorama).

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with grey-market products that get a 1-year warranty from the Seller, not the Manufacturer, among the latest Trending eBay Deals you can get the new condition imported grey-market Sony a7S II body only for $2400 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller, not Sony USA. Limit five per customer. The seller is “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, ships from Somerset, New Jersey).

Imported Fuji X-T10 body only with 1-Year seller warranty for $500

The Fuji X-T10 body only goes for $800 or for $900 with the 16-50 at authorized Fuji USA dealers (eg Adorama).

But if you are more of a risk taker, among the latest eBay Deals, seller “Electronics Valley” (99.5%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Fuji X-T10 body only for $500 with free shipping, in black or silver, with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not from Fuji USA).

I don’t mean to sound like a broken record, but when buying imported items, don’t just buy them because it’s a much lower price. Make sure you are comfortable with the risks and trade-offs of such purchases. Ultimately you are the one who is going to have to sleep and live with the decision and as such, you are the ultimate decider of what’s an acceptable risk to take. (all apologies if this may sound a little Nanny-State-ish but some people may not be familiar with the whole imported vs authorized kerfuffle. In situations like this it is mayhaps better to err on the side of caution).

Imported Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 non-VR for $1200 [or refurb w/90-day Nikon USA warranty for $1400]

The Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G ED-IF AF-S goes for $1800 in new condition at authorized Nikon dealers, while the VR version goes for $2400. If you don’t want the VR version, you might as well save by going refurbished on the non-VR, it is going for $1400 at Adorama with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty.

If you want to save some more, and don’t object to imported grey-market gear without a warranty, you can get it in new condition for $1200 with free shipping as one of the eBay Deals by eBay seller RedTag Camera on eBay (99.9%, limit 5). Nearly 350 units got sold from this listing as of the time of writing.

Imported Nikon D750 body w/1yr seller warranty for $1300

The Nikon D750 body only goes for $2000 at authorized Nikon dealers which are allowed to bundle it with free accessories (eg free RodeMic OR Lightroom 6 at Adorama or free 4TB external HDD and other extras at B&H Photo).

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with imported grey-market DSLRs, among the latest buzzing eBay Deals, eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.5%, New Jersey) is offering new condition imported grey-market Nikon D750 body only dSLRs with a 1-year seller warranty (not Nikon USA) for $1300 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. Nearly 200 units got sold so far per the eBay listing number there.

As usual with situations like these, it is up to you to decide based on whatever makes you feel comfortable and won’t keep you up at night. Make sure you understand the trade-offs and risks of buying authorized dealer vs imported if you are not already familiar with them.

Imported Nikon 35mm f1.8 for $149 _VS_ $197 in new condition with Nikon USA warranty and Extras and Corel Software

A quick look at the eBay Deals shows a prime lens offer if you are not risk averse. The eBay store of PhotoVideo4Less (99.9%) is offering new condition imported grey-market Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX lenses for $149 with free shipping. There is no manufacturer warranty on this. In fact there is no mention of warranty, so you can assume that you get no warranty (unless you find out otherwise). Limit five per customer. Over 2000 units got sold so far from this eBay listing. This is a simple prime lens, which reduces the risks of issues, but again, do whatever helps you sleep better at night 🙂

On the other hand, if you prefer Nikon USA blessed items and you have use for Corel’s imaging (and other software) Adorama is offering the new condition version of the Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX lens along with the Corel software bundle (includes AfterShot PRO and Paintshop PRO among others), along with a 52mm MC UV filter, a tether, and a cleaning kit, along with $4~ in promotional rewards for $197 with free shipping. This is temporarily on backorder, but you can order it if you like the offer and don’t object to waiting.

Imported White Box Canon 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM for $229 (limit 5; 30-day seller warranty)

For the risk takers out there, the eBay Deals have an imported lens at a big discount, with just a 30-day seller’s warranty. It is the new condition imported grey-market white-box Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM offered for $229 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer by eBay seller “Red Tag Camera” (99.9%). It ships from Brooklyn (NY) with over 600 units sold from this listing per the eBay data over there.

White box typically is when they take a lens out of a DSLR kit. Typically Lens + DSLR kits sell for less than buying them separately, and imported gear sell for less than authorized dealer gear. So there’s a double discount on this, the imported discount and the disassembling the kit discount.

Speaking of eBay, the Star Wars The Force Awakens BluRay + DVD + Digital set continues to sell for $17 with free shipping and free returns by Target’s eBay store. Over 11,500 units sold so far.

Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35 F4 ZA OSS with $100 Gift Card for $1250 [or $1000 Grey Market]

Choices are nice to have! If you are interested in the Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35 F4 ZA OSS lens, aka the SEL1635Z, there are two offers running, one authorized USA dealer, one imported at a lower price with a seller’s warranty.

The authorized dealer promotion is the lens for $1250 with a $100 Adorama Gift Certificate included at Adorama.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with imported grey-market lenses that are covered by a seller’s warranty (instead of a Sony USA warranty), to the eBay Deals we go, where frequent grey-market eBay seller Get It Digital (99.4%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market lens for $1000 with a 1-year warranty from the seller.

Speaking of eBay, the main deal there is a blockbuster doorbuster by Target’s eBay store, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens BluRay Set (BluRay and DVD and Digital HD copy) for $17 with free shipping and free returns, with a limit of three per Jedi. Fans of the Dark Side will just create more eBay accounts and get more 😉

Imported Canon 6D body only for $999 [no warranty]

Back to the eBay Deals, if you are comfortable with imported grey-market DSLRs without a warranty, the Get It Digital eBay store is offering the new condition grey-market imported Canon 6D body only for $999 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. Over 2000 units got sold from this listing per the eBay listing stats.

If you prefer Canon USA warranty models and do not object to mail-in rebates and prepaid gift cards, there is a nice WPPI bundle at B&H for $1150 after coupon and mail-in rebate that includes the Pixma PRO 10 printer and 13×19 paper and 1-year of Creative Cloud Photography Plan (this expires 3/10/16).

Imported No-Warranty Canon 18-135mm IS STM for $229

Back to the eBay Deals, for the more adventurous shoppers, there is a white-box imported grey-market lens without any warranty, it is offered by Get It Digital’s eBay store (99.6%). Ooops, the lens, the lens is the new condition Canon 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM going for $229 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

White box usually means it was part of a kit, but sold separately. If I put on my Miss Maple hat, this is probably how it came to be: they import Canon APS-C DSLRs with 18-135mm kits. Then they remove the lenses from the DSLR boxes, and sell the DSLRs as body-onlies on their own (“onlies” is plural of “only”), and the Lenses on their own.

So that’s why the price is so much lower, it’s an imported item without a warranty. Over 1300 units got sold so far, so there are a lot of people willing to take the risk, but again, don’t decide based on price alone. If the thought of potential future problems with lenses without warranty keeps you up at night, mayhaps it’s not worth the extra stress. We blog, you decide!

Imported Grey Market Canon 5DS Body Only with 1-Year Seller Warranty for $2400

A full frame trip to the eBay Deals brings us (or takes us) to eBay seller Get It Digital (99.6%) offering a new condition imported grey-market Canon 5DS Body Only for $2400 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller Get It Digital (not from Canon USA). Limit five per customer during this promotion.

At authorized Canon USA dealers, the 5DS body only goes for $3700 with a variety of free accessories. There are many bundles at Adorama including one that bundles Lightroom 6. Also offering free accessories is B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

Imported Nikon D750 body only for $1465

If you are comfortable with imported grey market DSLRs, among the many eBay Deals bubbling around, eBay seller GetItDigital (99.6%) offers the imported (grey market) Nikon D750 body only for $1465 with free shipping, with a limit of three per buyer. This does not come with a Nikon USA warranty. It is unclear from the listing whether GetItDigital offers their own 1-year warranty (typically they say so in “Item Specifics” but there’s no mention of it in this particular listing).

At authorized dealers, this goes for $2000, with a variety of free accessories and/or up to 4% rewards (=$80~) offered by Adorama (options include free $250 Audio Technica camera-mount microphone or Corel Software bundle) and B&H Photo ($80~ rewards & accessories) and Amazon itself (free accessories or free AT microphone).

UPDATE:: Speaking of eBay, their current spotlight offer is an HDMI cable for $2 (3 feet) or $3 (15 feet) with free shipping. Limit 50 per customer. This ships from Brooklyn (New York) from eBay seller “BuySuperDeal” (99.5%). Over 5400 HDMI cables got sold through this listing so far. The other sizes sold out.

Imported Canon D-Rebel T6i w/18-55 IS STM w/1yr seller warranty for $600

To the Land of the Many Bays we return (I mean eBay), where GetItDigital is back with another new condition imported grey-market camera offering. It is the Canon D-Rebel T6i with 18-55 IS STM offered for $600 with free shipping with a one year warranty from GetItDigital (not Canon USA). Limit five per buyer during this time.

At authorized dealers, this kit goes for $750, but you can also get a variety of extra free accessories and promotional rewards such as Adorama (includes Corel imaging software bundle) and B&H Photo and Amazon.

Another option if buying from authorized dealers, $800 gets you the Video Creator Kit which includes the T6i with 18-55 IS STM but also a Rodeo VideoMic microphone and a 32GB Sandisk SD card, and free accessories from various retailers such as Amazon itself and Adorama (includes Corel imaging software bundle) and B&H Photo.

Yet another option from authorized dealers, but this one is more involved, is you can get the T6i with 18-55 IS STM, and Pixma Pro 100 printer and 50pk 13×19″ Canon photo paper and extras for $650 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express Gift Card) at B&H Photo and Adorama.

If you are going the Pixma-MIR route, you can get the same promotion but with the 18-135mm IS STM lens (instead of the 18-55) for $150 more, $800 after a $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC) at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Imported Nikon D810 body only for $2220

The Nikon D810 body only currently goes for $2800 at authorized dealers which are allowed by Nikon to include a variety of free extra accessories and promotional rewards (eg Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon).

But if you are comfortable with grey-market imported camera gear that comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Nikon USA), then among the offers bubbling around the eBay Deals is the new condition imported grey-marked Nikon D810 body only offered for $2220 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller “Get It Digital” (99.5%), not Nikon USA. Limit three per customer. Nearly 1000 units got sold from this listing so far according to the page over there.

As usual with situations like this, it is up to you to decide where you draw the line on risk vs price vs other related trade-offs.

Nikon 35mm f1.8G DX: $170 refurbished OR imported/grey-market

We mentioned a few budget Nikon primes offered as grey-market/imported last week, but I forgot to mention the 35mm f1.8G DX lens. It is available in new condition but imported/grey-market with no warranty mentioned in the eBay listing for $170 with free shipping by eBay seller PhotoVideo4Less on eBay. Over 1600 units have been sold so far from this eBay listing. Of those, I don’t know how many understood the warranty trade-offs…

Alternately, also paying $170 with free shipping, you can get this lens manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty from Adorama.

In new condition, this lens goes for $200 at authorized Nikon dealers, eg Amazon or B&H Photo (4% rewards) or Adorama (free UV filter and 2% rewards).

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8D for $99 w/free S&H

The action continues when you scroll further down the eBay Deals (it can take half a day to go through them all). If you are going to take a chance on an imported grey-market lens, a simple prime lens with a double figure price is about as low of a risk one can take. Which brings us to the imported grey-market new-condition Nikon 50mm f1.8D Lens offered for $99 with free shipping by eBay seller “Peach Photo” (99.8%), with a limit of 50 per customer. Perfect quantity limit if you are planning to have an Oprah moment at your office or living room, “Look under your chairs, you get a 50, you get a 50, and you get a 50, and you get a 50!”

Speaking of Nikon primes, also imported grey-market new-condition, it is the Nikon 50mm f1.8G with a UV filter and cleaning kit going for $174 with free shipping by eBay seller “6ave” (98.8%) with a limit of 50 per customer. It comes with a one-year warranty from Six Avenue, not from Nikon USA.

Since we are talking low priced Nikon imports, the grey market new condition Nikon SB-300 Flash is offered for $120 with free shipping with a limit of three per customer by eBay seller Peach Photo.

Imported Canon 70D body only for $650

More eBay Deals action, we return to the Get It Digital eBay store with an imported grey-marked DSLR that was part of a Kit With Lens but was separated from the lens and sold separately. This time it is the new condition Canon 70D body only going for $650 with free shipping with a limit five per customer. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

At authorized Canon USA dealers, the 70D body only kit goes for $1000, but it includes various free accessories and promotional rewards at some retailers such as B&H Photo and Adorama.

Another option, somewhere in-between, you can get it in open-box condition with a 1-year Canon USA warranty for $800 at Adorama.

Imported Canon 6D Body for $1000

To the Trending eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “GetItDigital” (99.5%) is offering the imported grey-marked new-condition Canon 6D body only for $1000 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer.

Based on the eBay listing, this does not specify whether it comes with seller’s warranty. It definitely does not come with a Canon USA warranty. This camera was part of a Canon 6D with Lens kit, but they are selling the camera and the lens separately to “share” the kit discount with the customers 🙂

In new condition from authorized Canon USA dealers, the 6D body only kit goes for $1400 but it also comes with a variety of free accessories and promotional rewards at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Yet another option (if you have no use/need for the extra accessories) is open-box condition of the Canon USA version with a 1-year Canon USA warranty going for $1270 at Adorama.

Amazon starts tagging International Versions of products

Amazon, like eBay and Rakuten and others, is an open marketplace, and such it has more risks since literally anyone can sell items on their website. Unlike closed marketplaces where the retailer is the only one offering an item. I’ve been saying for many years that Amazon and eBay have not done enough to help consumers make informed decisions. Partly perhaps because it’s very hard to measure sales that don’t happen versus sales that actually happen. So if something cannot be measured, it can often be prioritized much lower than tangible.

Regardless, to cut a long story short, Amazon has began tagging “International Versions” of products. Here is an example of the Nikon Coolpix L340 and another example of a bundled kit of the same item. An annotated screenshot shot of the tag is right below:

international_versions_At_amazon

This is definitely a step in the right direction, however, one should not make additional assumptions. This does not mean that items without the tag are all USA warranty items. It only means that items with the tag are International Versions. On the main USA-version page of an item, you can still have a mix of new, imported, refurbished and used by Amazon itself, featured sellers, and everybody else on the internet with an Amazon seller account. Amazon itself is an authorized dealers for almost all the items they sell. And there is a number of well-known third-party sellers there that are authorized dealers (Adorama, Huppins/OneCall, etc). So you still have to pay attention to the actual seller, and if it’s not a familiar or well-known seller, it is very prudent to still research them to your satisfaction.

Another distinction that may not be obvious to those who rarely shop at Amazon is that “fulfilled by Amazon” is eligible for Prime shipping and you get Amazon Customer Support, however, for warranty purposes, it does not “transfer” authorized dealer status. “Fulfilled by Amazon” simply means that a seller sent a box of things to an Amazon Warehouse and when you buy those items, they get processed from the Amazon Warehouse, instead of the seller’s facilities. A manufacturer can still decline warranty service if that particular seller is not authorized.

More commentary on these matters by S.W. Anderson in the Comments section of a previous imported item post.

Canon 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM for $229 (white box/grey)

Also part of the featured eBay Deals, the GetItDigital (99.5%) eBay store is offering the new condition white box Canon 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM for $229 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. There is no mention of warranty in the listing, but it says it is a “white box” lens with all accessories included. Assume this is an imported/grey-market since it doesn’t specify, and does not have a UPC (since it was probably separated from a DSLR kit). Nearly 1200 units got sold as of the time of writing.

White Box Canon 24-105 f4L IS USM for $606 (Grey/Imp)

The Canon 24-105 f4L IS USM lens is bundled with some of the more advanced Canon DSLR kits. Some enterprising retailers are taking advantage of the kit bundle discounts and they sell the camera and the lens separately, partially passing some of the savings to the lens buyers. Once such case is found in the eBay Deals where eBay seller “Get It Digital” (99.5%) is offering the white-box (does not come in outer retail packaging) Canon 24-105 f4L IS USM lens for $606 with free shipping, with a limit of 3 per customer. Over 1400 lenses got sold so far from this listing per the eBay statistics over there.

NOTE: the eBay listing has no mention of a warranty. It does not state whether the lens was split from a USA warranty kit, or if it was split from an Imported kit. To be on the safe side, assume this is an imported grey-market item. They would have probably charged more if it was a USA warranty lens.

The lens on its own in retail packaging with Canon USA warranty goes for $1000 at authorized Canon dealers (eg Adorama with boatload of free accessories). A white box option (again with no specifics on warranty) goes for $610 by AudioDealz fulfilled by Amazon (with six free lens-related accessories).

Imported Nikon D810 body only for $2000 (limit 1)

The Nikon D810 body only currently goes for $2800 in new condition at authorized Nikon USA dealers, but if you want to optimize for a lower price, and you are comfortable with imported grey-market camera gear, you can get it for $2000 with a free 1-year warranty from the seller GetItDigital on eBay (99.7%). Limit ONE per buyer. TL/DR: This does NOT have a Nikon USA warranty… UPDATED to remove reference to the expired Adobe Nikon bundles…

Imported Sigma SD1 Merrill with 17-50 mm f2.8 EX DC OS for $1241

If you are comfortable with imported grey-market camera gear and at the same time you like the convenience of Prime shipping and Amazon Customer Support, Amazon seller “AKIBA JAPAN” is offering the Sigma SD1 Merrill DSLR with the 17-50 mm F2.8 EX DC OS lens for $1241 with free shipping. This is fulfilled by Amazon, so it ships from an Amazon USA warehouse. In other words, they shipped a box of cameras from Japan to Amazon USA storage facilities. If you are a Prime member, you get free 2-day shipping.

NOTE: this is a Japanese model. There are two reviews with three comments on them over there with a few details on this particular option. If any of the above make you uncomfortable, do not buy!

Imported Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II for $150

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with imported-grey-market lenses, B&H Photo is offering a white-box imported Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II for $150 with free expedited shipping and a one year warranty from B&H Photo.

Imported Nikon D810 body only for $2100

If you are comfortable with imported (grey market, non-NikonUSA warranty) camera gear, eBay Deals have a temptation for you. Seller “GetItDigital” (99.7%) is offering the new condition Nikon D810 Body Only for $2100 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. Over 610 units got sold so far from this listing. You get a 1-year warranty from the seller GetItDigital, not from Nikon USA!

In comparison, at authorized Nikon dealers, the D810 body only goes for $2800 with a boatload of accessories at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon (no free accessories at the moment).

Imported Canon 5D Mark III body for $1900

And we are finally back, and back to the eBay Deals where the GetItDigital eBay store (99.7%) is offering the imported grey-market new condition Canon 5D Mark III body only for $1900 with free shipping with a one year warranty provided by GetItDigital (not Canon USA). Limit five per customer.

At authorized Canon USA dealers, in new condition, this goes for $2500, along with a variety of free accessories and extras and promotional rewards, such as B&H Photo and Adorama (multiple bundles with different freebies) and Focus Camera and Amazon itself.

Somewhere in the middle between the two price-wise is an open-box version for $2250 at Adorama (no freebies but retains the one year Canon USA warranty).

Imported Canon 1D X drops to $3900

Back to the eBay Deals we fly. The last time we mentioned the imported grey-market Canon 1D X it was going for $4000. Right now it has dropped to $3900 offered by Get It On Digital (99.7%). Free shipping, one year warranty from Get It Digital (not Canon), limit five per customer.

But the price has also dropped at authorized dealers since then, it goes for $4600. At B&H Photo you get three free accessories (32GB Extreme Pro CF, bag, remote) and 2% promotional rewards (= $92~). You also get 2% rewards at Adorama with two free extra Canon batteries and a 128GB Lexar Professional 1066x CompactFlash card. At Amazon, no rewards and no accessories but you get 1 Year of Unlimited Everything Cloud storage.

Imported Sony RX100 (first gen) for $320

Not only we forgot about Dre, we also forgot about the eBay Deals where we have an imported grey-market new condition camera. If of all the 1-inch compacts with RAW it is the first generation Sony RX100 the one you want, you can get it for $320 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer from eBay seller Electronics Valley (99.1%).

Imported Sony FE 70-200mm f4 G OSS for $1180

This is not a dejavu, this is the third Sony E-mount lens that is offered in grey-market imported condition by Get It Digital (99.7%) as part of the eBay Deals. It is the new condition grey-market with a three year warranty provided by GetItDigital (not Sony) Sony FE 70-200mm f4 G OSS (model SEL70200G) offered for $1180 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

At authorized Sony retailers, such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon this goes for $1400.

Imported Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $250

The new condition price of the Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR at authorized Nikon USA dealers of $500 is out of touch with reality – partly because this lens is bundled with select DSLR kits, and the prices want to nudge buyers towards the kits. Regardless, if you are comfortable with imported grey-market camera gear without a Nikon USA warranty…

… among the latest eBay Deals you can get the new condition grey-market imported Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $250 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer from eBay seller “Peach Photo” (99.9%).

Imported Canon 5DS for $2700 or 5DS R for $3350

After our little “coffee lens break”, we are back at the eBay Deals with one more imported grey-market promotion, also from eBay seller “Get It Digital” (99.7%). They are offering both of the new new-condition imported grey-market Canon 5D S body only cameras on the same listing. The 5DS goes for $2700, while the 5DS R goes for $3350. You have to select under “Model”, below the listing title. Limit five per buyer. They do not come with a Canon USA warranty, but the eBay seller “Get It Digital” provides their own one year warranty to parallel the benefits.

The 5DS body only, at authorized Canon USA dealers, currently goes for $3700 with various freebies depending on each retailer, such Amazon (free Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount mic) or Adorama (2% rewards = $74~) or B&H Photo (2% rewards = $74~).

The 5DS R body only, at authorized Canon USA dealers, currently goes for $3900 with various freebies depending on each retailer, such Amazon (free Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount mic) or Adorama (2% rewards = $78~) or B&H Photo (2% rewards = $78~).

The products from the authorized dealers are eligible for the various Canon USA mail-in rebate promotions, while the imported items are not.

Imported Sony Zeiss 55m f1.8 FE Sonnar T* for $740

The grey market (imported cameras without manufacturer’s USA warranty) party continues at the eBay Deals, this time it is Get It Digital (99.7%) offering the new condition imported grey-market Sony Zeiss 55m f1.8 FE Sonnar T* lens for the E-mount offered for $740 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. It comes with a three year warranty from Get It Digital, not Sony USA. Over 500 units sold so far from this eBay listing.

The warranty is described in the eBay listing as:

sony_zeiss_55_warranty

At authorized USA dealers, in new condition, this lens goes for $900, at well-respected retailers such as Adorama (lots of free lens accessories) and B&H Photo and Amazonia.

PS: if you are having a bit of a deja vu, it’s because last week we also mentioned a different grey-market imported Sony-Zeiss lens, the Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens (aka SEL1670Z) which went (and still goes) for $700, also from Get It Digital.

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8G for $184

Back to the eBay Deals with another grey-market imported prime. This time it is the Nikon 50mm f1.8G SLR lens offered for $184 with free shipping by eBay seller “Peach Photo” (99.9%). Limit five per customer.

At authorized dealers, this lens goes for $220 with free lens accessories at places such as Beach Camera upon Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo. The last two also offer 2% promotional rewards (= $4.xx)

Imported Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens for $90

To the eBay Deals we go with a rare occurrence, a prime lens under $100. It is new condition, but it is imported (grey market). However, a basic 50mm f1.8 prime lens is a much lower risk than $5000 tilt-shift walking-on-eggshells lens, so it’s up to you to enter your risk matrix and reach a decision.

Mumbling aside, this is a new condition imported grey-market Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens offered for $90 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer by eBay seller “Red Tag Camera” (99.9%). Over 2400 units have been sold so far from this listing.

At authorized dealers, this lens goes for $125, such as Amazon and B&H Photo where the imported goes for $110.

Imported grey-market Nikon D810 body only for $2100

And now some imported grey-market action at the eBay Deals… According to the listing subtitle there, this offer expires by 8/31/15… it is the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D810 body only offered for $2100 with free shipping by eBay seller “Get It Digital” with a limit of five per customer…

This comes with a 1yr warranty from the seller, not Nikon USA… The eBay listing says:

“Direct Import Item 1yr US Warranty via Seller
Warranty Provider: Trained Professionals at Authorized Repair Center”

In comparison, at authorized Nikon dealers, the D810 body only goes for $3000 with various free accessories included at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon.

Imported (grey market) Nikon D4S body only for $4000

More eBay action, this time of the imported grey-market variety, without a Nikon USA warranty but with a seller one year warranty. eBay seller Get It Digital (99.7%) is offering the new condition grey-market imported Nikon D4S body only for $4000 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. It does not come with a Nikon USA warranty instead the seller provides a one year warranty (parallel in features to the manufacturer warranty), with the “Item Specifics” on the eBay listing saying: “Trained Professionals at Authorized Repair Center”.

If you are not comfortable with imported grey-market items, you can get it manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty for $5000 at Adorama.

The new condition price, at authorized Nikon dealers is $6000 with some offering free accessories, such as B&H Photo (32GB Extreme, extra battery, shutter release, shoulder bag) and Adorama (2% rewards and extra accessories or free Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount mic) or Amazon (64GB Lexar, camera bag). One benefit of buying new-condition from an authorized dealer is that you can take advantage of the Combined Purchase DSLR-Lenses promotions.

Imported Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens for $700

One of the further-down-the-page eBay Deals is the new condition imported grey-market Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens (aka SEL1670Z) offered for $700 with free shipping and a three year warranty from the seller GetItDigital (99.7%) with a limit of five per customer. This does not come with a Sony USA warranty. Offer ends by 8/24/15.

This lens goes for $900 at authorized Sony retailers such as B&H Photo (4% rewards = $36~) and Amazon and Adorama (six free accessories).

Imported Nikon D750 body for $1400

If you are comfortable with imported grey-market cameras without the “blessings” of the USA instantiation of the manufacturer, among the latest Flea Bottom Deals, the eBay store of Red Tag Camera (99.9%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market without Nikon-USA warranty Nikon D750 body only for $1400 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer.

The new condition price at authorized Nikon dealers at the moment is $2000 with a variety of free accessories at well-known retailers such as B&H Photo (free 12-month Creative Cloud Photography Plan (download card)) or free accessories) and Adorama and Amazonia. At B&H and Ado, you also earn 2% promotional rewards (= $40~)

PS: one of the potential benefits of buying from an authorized Nikon dealer is that you are eligible to participate in the combined purchase discounts – that’s if you also want to buy one or more lenses at the same time as the DSLR.

Imported Canon 5DS R body only for $3500

Back to the eBay Deals where as of the time of writing the featured deal of the day is the new condition imported grey-market Canon 5DS R body only offered for $3500 with free shipping and a one year warranty from the seller GetItDigital (99.7%). The warranty is not from Canon USA. Limit 5 per customer.

At authorized Canon dealers, this goes for $3900, currently in-stock at Adorama (with 2% rewards = $78~) and by third-party sellers at Amazon. Same price at B&H Photo but it is not in-stock there as of the time of writing.

Imported Nikon 24-120mm f4 VR for $550 {vs refurbished for $780}

Back to Los eBay Deals du Jour where GetItDigital is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon 24-120mm f4G ED VR SLR lens for $550 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. It comes with a one year warranty from the seller (GetItDigital), not Nikon USA.

If you are not comfortable with imported grey-market items, but still don’t want to pay new condition full price, there’s a middle path, you can get it manufacturer refurbished with the Nikon USA blessings for $780 with free shipping by Adorama.