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Sassie
Sassie  7189 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Oct 2007 - 10:37 AM

I'm planning to order the 40D from Keaphoto in Hong Kong. I've dealt with them before several times and cannot recommend them highly enough. The price has come down. I can get it for 655 plus 39 for a Canon 3 year extended international warranty.

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Alcor
Alcor  735 forum posts Scotland
8 Oct 2007 - 2:41 PM


Quote: I am struggling to justify all the cost of a new 40D at the moment anyway.

Sorry i meant i cant justify it to myself. I agree that sub 700 is a great price, but i am a humble student and the turbo on my car has just packed up and i occasionaly have to eat, not to mention drink!!

But i am looking into Keaphoto, they look pretty good to me and its more of an incentive as they come recommended.

Last Modified By Alcor at 8 Oct 2007 - 2:42 PM
zogfield
zogfield  754 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Oct 2007 - 7:44 PM

Sassie, do you mean you recommend using Keaphoto via Ebay or just through their actual site? Their proper site doesn't seem to work at the mo..

Sassie
Sassie  7189 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Oct 2007 - 8:14 AM

I buy from Keaphoto through ebay and haven't had any problems at all. Apparently, the chaps who run it are photographers themselves, so they take pride in doing the best for their customers.

nickfrog
nickfrog  7333 forum posts
10 Oct 2007 - 10:23 PM

Kea are great. But buying in HK to save 30 or so ???? Sounds daft to me.

Unless the saving is significant (at least 20%), I would not bother.

bazhutton
bazhutton  725 forum posts England
11 Oct 2007 - 9:58 AM

When you cost in all the expense of decent photography gear, getting stuff from HK to save a mere 30 does sound daft to me too. It also seems a waste of time waiting around for a camera to drop in price by a few too. If it is stretching the finances to such a point as this- save all the anguish & get a 30D.

Sassie
Sassie  7189 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Oct 2007 - 6:55 AM

I might be totally wrong, but don't most suppliers only offer a one year guarantee?

Last Modified By Sassie at 12 Oct 2007 - 7:22 AM
p3asa
p3asa  8676 forum posts Scotland
12 Oct 2007 - 10:52 AM

Yes. The 3 year extended warranty will be with a 3rd party outfit. Probably a MACK warranty or something similar. The only problem being you might have to return the camera to the supplier for them to get it repaired which would mean packaging it up and returning it with insurance to Hong Kong. Not cheap!!! Always look at the small print in extended or 3rd party warranties.

Steven.

arnieg
arnieg  10682 forum posts England
12 Oct 2007 - 11:04 PM

just found this canon 40d on gumtree
http://www.gumtree.com/london/98/14578398.html
300 and limited stock?

arnie

strawman
strawman  1022010 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2007 - 11:17 PM

Why would any one sell the camera new for over 450 less than the standard rate. They are either generous to a fault, it is a con or a miss-labled product.

A business that trades through hotmail, this one screams stolen goods or con to me. Probably worth reporting it as a suspicious advert.

Last Modified By strawman at 12 Oct 2007 - 11:22 PM
arnieg
arnieg  10682 forum posts England
12 Oct 2007 - 11:34 PM

the rules on gumtree are that you meet up and exchange the goods for cash
so that rules out paying for and not receiving

strawman
strawman  1022010 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2007 - 11:37 PM

That leaves stolen goods.

sorry but why would a legitimate business sell the camera for about 400 less than it costs most shops to buy it?

And you can still get the duff goods in box scam.

It's your money, and I wish you luck, it may be the deal of the month.

But I have always found, deals that are too good to be true, are.

Last Modified By strawman at 12 Oct 2007 - 11:39 PM
Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2007 - 11:41 PM

Arnie, if you search the forum, there was an advert in gumtree for 5D for 400+. And I have also received email from the same website telling me I have won a versace handbag.
If you want to go for it, then good luck.

arnieg
arnieg  10682 forum posts England
12 Oct 2007 - 11:41 PM

sounds like stolen
wonder if canon have lost any

geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2007 - 11:55 PM

I hope you like your new handbag Cole Wink

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