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Canon outlet shop on ebay

stumo 10 22 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2007 7:55PM
I'm just new to the forum so apologies if this has been covered recently.

Has anyone ever used the Canon outlet shop on ebay? They've got some really good prices on EOS 400D's that I'm planning to buy.

Has anyone had problems or does anyone envisage problems with 'refurbished' stock?

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cambirder 13 7.2k England
13 Jan 2007 8:01PM
Not heard of any problems with the kit. They are however famous shillers so you may pay a bit more than you should.
stumo 10 22 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2007 8:03PM
What's a shiller?

One other thing - does anyone know if the spec of the silver 400D and the black 400D is identical?

Is it solely a colour difference?, as the silver one seems to sell for a good bit less.
v4forlife 11 80
13 Jan 2007 8:10PM
i think that may be down to desire, as black cameras are more desirable, therefore can be sold for more and still bought. but identical
Centurion 12 1.2k England
13 Jan 2007 8:10PM
Black looks more pro, so thats why it costs more!

Westers 13 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
13 Jan 2007 8:12PM
Thank god I'm an amateur, it means I can buy the cheap silver stuff.

walliswizard 10 403
13 Jan 2007 8:15PM
Shiller - I think means shill bidder (?)

Getting somebody you know to put bids in on your item so as to bump the price up.
stumo 10 22 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2007 8:24PM
Thanks for the replies guys. Even with shillers the 400d is going for a pretty tasty price! I think I'll go for the less-pro silver one and put the saved difference towards a lens in the future!!

13 Jan 2007 8:40PM
Bought my 20D from them in Oct.05, very pleased, had no problems.

guidoa 16 1.4k United Kingdom
13 Jan 2007 9:32PM
Bought a 350D from them-"B" stock but indistinguishable from new with full guarantee and quick delivery.
PAllitt 11 3 England
14 Jan 2007 8:50AM
I have bought a Canon G5 and a printer from them. Both advertised as refurbished and both came in a condition and packaged so that you could not distinguish from new.
The prices were very good too. I had no problems dealing with them.
whipspeed Plus
13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2007 8:58AM
Have a look at a trader on ebay called Kerso, he has some good prices, even better if you email him & buy them direct. He brings the kit in from the states, but sells them from the UK. Got a great deal on a 70-200 in December.
guidoa 16 1.4k United Kingdom
14 Jan 2007 10:04AM
What's Kerso's e-mail?
da_nige 13 1.2k Scotland
14 Jan 2007 11:25AM

Does bodies and lenses. Got my 1D2n from him along with all my lenses

EDIT: And you still get a warranty, if Canon UK wont honour it he will take the stuff back and send a replacement
User_Removed 13 17.9k 8 Norway
14 Jan 2007 1:51PM

Quote:He brings the kit in from the states, but sells them from the UK.

So no UK Warranty then...


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