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Old Dec 12, 2005, 7:27 AM   #11
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B&H has a niceexchange policy which is good and bad. bad in a sense that you can get returned lenses. I have bought lots of stuff from buydig and very happy with them. They do have 15% restocking fee from what I remember. Either one of them is good.
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Old Dec 12, 2005, 8:51 AM   #12
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I've recently purchased a camera from Beach Camera/BuyDig that was clearly presented as having the USA warranty, but when it arrived, there was no warranty card.

When I questioned them about this, I was told that if there was a problem within one year, they would work directly with the manufacturer to get any needed warranty work done.

This sounds more like a "gray market" warranty than a USA warranty to me.

While I've had good experiences with Beach Camera in the past, next time I'll stick with B&H.

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Old Dec 12, 2005, 11:16 AM   #13
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If you're looking for the rebate/warranty, avoid fotoconnection. I'll repost an e-mail I got from Canon Support regarding online authorized dealers (Note they say nothing about the quality of service you'll receive from any of them).

I've purchased through B&H and Amazon, been happy with both.

Dear Brian Skibinski:

Thank you for writing to us.

Here is a list of some online Authorized Canon dealers:

1. http://www.bhphotovideo.com
2. http://www.amazon.com
3. http://www.skyguys.org
4. http://www.multiplezones.com
5. http://www.dell.com
6. http://www.800.com
7. http://www.photoalley.com
8. http://www.abesofmaine.com
9. http://www.buydig.com
10. http://www.butterflyphoto.com
11. http://www.staples.com
12. http://www.bestbuy.com
13. http://www.officedepot.com
14. http://www.officemax.com
15. http://www.compusa.com
16. http://www.costco.com
17. http://www.ritzcamera.com
18. http://www.onecall.com
19. http://www.americantv.com
20. http://www.electricsam.com
21. http://www.42photo.com
22. http://www.beachcamera.com
23. http://www.MPSuperstore.com
24. http://www.digitalphotoclub.com
25. http://www.frontgate.com

The following is a list of some online stores that are not Canon
Authorized Dealers:

1. http://www.expresscamera.com
2. http://www.cameraexpress.com
3. http://www.buy.com
4. http://www.ebay.com (auction sites)
6. http://www.inoax.com
7. http://www.fotoconnection.com
8. http://www.ccicameracity.com
9. http://www.electrodiscounts.com
10 http://www.digitalliquidators.com
11. http://www.realdealshop.com
12. http://www.bestpricecameras.com
13. http://www.hotbuyselectronics.com
14. http://www.vipcamera.com
15. http://www.newegg.com
16. http://www.simon.com
17. http://www.infinitephoto.com


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Old Dec 12, 2005, 1:24 PM   #14
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looks like you've heard from about everyone, but I'll through in my vote for B&H too. On top of everything else they also ship very quick.
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