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Old Jul 25, 2005, 2:08 PM   #1
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What is the cheapest place to buy the 20d body only?
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Old Jul 25, 2005, 3:20 PM   #2
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I wouldn't go to the cheapest place.

I would go to B&H Photo Video (online) and pay a fair and competitive price, knowing that a trustworthy organization is backing up the sale.
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Old Jul 25, 2005, 7:19 PM   #3
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Usually i would too but not this time. Decided to take a risk and buy off ebay. We'll see how it goes.

Got the Outfit Kit (body + lens) for $1271, shipped. That's ~$125 less than the on-line retailers. Going to sell the lens, and my current camera (C-8080) and apply all the funds to a great Canon lens.

So, here's hoping i get an honest trading partner.
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Old Jul 25, 2005, 9:18 PM   #4
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I think I'm going with Tristate when I order myFriday. I've had good luck with them on other items and they are a little cheaper than B&H on the 20d. I'm a little reluctant to go the e-bay route for the camera, although I have bought some lenses off e-bay.
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Old Jul 26, 2005, 1:40 AM   #5
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I think I'm going with Tristate when I order myFriday. I've had good luck with them on other items and they are a little cheaper than B&H on the 20d. I'm a little reluctant to go the e-bay route for the camera, although I have bought some lenses off e-bay.

I hope you're not talking about this reseller:

http://www.resellerratings.com/seller2622.html

Their lifetime rating at reselleratings.com is very poor at only 5.75 and a mediocre 6 month rating of 7.34. Compare this to B&H who has a lifetime rating of 9.0 and a six month rating of 9.26.

The ONLY thing Tristate scores high on is price:

4.64 for likelihood of future purchases (very bad)
5.50 for shipping and packaging (bad)
3.33 for customer service (extremely bad)


The 20D is an expensive camera, so personally I wouldn't buy from any on-line reseller that doesn't have close to 8 for likelihood of being a repeat customer.

You do what you want though ... it's your risk to take.



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Old Jul 26, 2005, 9:39 AM   #6
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The cheapest reliable place I've ever found on the 20D is Dell. From time to time, they have a 20% off coupon code laying around andadditional dollar off codes. In addition, there's the $100 mail-in rebate from Canon (not sure when this expires). Combined, I was able to price out a body only for about $960 and kit for about $1050 after coupon codes and rebate. Add any applicable sales tax. So if you're in no hurry, wait for these codes.
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Old Jul 27, 2005, 2:01 PM   #7
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Alpineman,

Where do you find these discount and dollar off codes, the best thing I saw on dells site is 149.00 off their regular price of 1499.00 for the body only. that comes to 1349.
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Old Jul 27, 2005, 2:06 PM   #8
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I PM'd you.
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 8:12 PM   #9
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could you please private message me the coupn codes and such? thanks!!
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 8:14 PM   #10
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Currently, Dell does not have the 20 to 25% off promo on the Canon EOS 20D...but that can change any time. Anyway...I PM'd you too where you can find the coupon codes.


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