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  1. ryan7783

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    Been looking for a Canon 40D and have been saving up for a little time now. I was checking the internet at work and I came across this link. A Canon 40D body for $549??? Is this too good to be true? All the places I've been around town want around $1500 for the camera with a 28-135mm lens. Even if the lens is close to $400 alone thats still a savings of around $500-$600. Am I missing something?


    http://www.pricingdepot.com/compare.asp?item=1901B004&show=specs
     
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    Just use B&H or Adorama and save your self the hassle.
     
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    I guess when they say body only, they really mean body only.. lol
     
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    Professional gear has next to no margins. If the price is more than a few percent off B&H or Adorama then all alarm bells should go off at once.
     
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    No way a canon 40D is 500bucks :)))

    Well, a canon 40D is around 1000 bucks and a 28-135mm is 400 bucks... so here you go, that's the catch why the body is so inexpensive :))

    My opinion, as other's opinion, go buy from b&h or, adorama.
     
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    We really need to gather a list of all these crap sites and post them all in one place and stickie it.


    Big Black list, do not buy from. Know.
     
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    Surely that is a joke! You just switched from Nikon to Canon and you are already thinking about going back to Nikon!!! Maybe you should have tried the Canon and check you liked the way it handles before buying. Would you buy a car without a test-drive?
     
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    thanks for your help. just forget I said anything.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Actually, many of those sites come from a small handful of 'retailers'...which have a small 'hole-in-the-wall' stores in New York City. They just create different companies and sites when their rep gets too bad.

    The best protection is to use common sense. If it looks to good to be true, it probably is.
     
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    Ain't that the truth! If you are at all worried about a site...a Google search can tell you a lot.
     

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