eBay Deal Frenzy: 5D Mark III Import — $2559 from AllNewShop

AllNewShop via eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2559.99. It’s clearly marked as an import model. This is part of the on-going eBay Deal Frenzy.

UPDATE: The retailer has now added a free 3-year store warranty with purchase.

AllNewShop via eBay is not an authorized dealer. However, they are a very reputable unauthorized dealer, the same store as Get It Digital. A few weeks ago they sold 355 copies of the 5D Mark IIIs for the same price, and looking at their eBay feedback for that specific deal the experience was very positive. We didn’t hear any reader complaints.

If you don’t want to read our detailed article here is the summary of what “import model” means:

  1. Import / grey market items were items originally destined to be sold in a different region.
  2. They are manufactured at the same factories as US models, and are physically identical.
  3. Packaging (language on box) may differ from US retail versions.
  4. Although Canon USA has been traditionally lenient in providing warranty service, a Canon USA warranty is not guaranteed. An equivalent warranty is provided by the store itself.

Compare with $3199 at authorized dealers or $2859 authorized through our street price program.

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12 comments on “eBay Deal Frenzy: 5D Mark III Import — $2559 from AllNewShop

  1. CaptainAmerica
    June 10, 2014 at 10:53 am EDT

    Small correction, Last deal from Allnewshop for Import model includes 3 Year warranty for $2559, where as current deal only has 1 year warranty

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      June 10, 2014 at 11:09 am EDT

      Yes, you’re right, in the last deal the seller added a 3-year store warranty (as opposed to default 1) halfway through the sale. But the price ($2559) was the same.

    2. CanonPriceWatch
      June 11, 2014 at 8:43 am EDT

      The seller has now added a free 3-year store warranty. Just like the previous sale.

      1. CaptainAmerica
        June 11, 2014 at 2:39 pm EDT

        Thanks, I pulled the plug and bought it after seller added 3-Year store warranty

  2. Todd Eschberger
    June 10, 2014 at 12:17 pm EDT

    Is there a disadvantage other than the warranty, to buying an import model vs. US dealer?

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      June 10, 2014 at 12:20 pm EDT

      As long as its a reasonably reputable dealer (like this one) warranty is really your only major concern.

  3. June 11, 2014 at 4:36 pm EDT

    Does anyone have any idea how trusty is Allnewshop?

    1. June 11, 2014 at 7:46 pm EDT

      They are quite reputable, but they are an *unauthorized dealer*. You should expect a grey market / import model body.

  4. June 14, 2014 at 4:02 pm EDT

    they are very trusty.. I’ve ordered mine from them and the only difference is that it was set to London time..

  5. John
    June 14, 2014 at 10:17 pm EDT

    The camera I received is the “light leak” version with the 6 digit of sn as 1. The battery charger doesn’t work at all. Have to return it.

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      June 14, 2014 at 10:18 pm EDT

      Ouch. Be sure to ask the seller to cover your return shipping with a prepaid label. Let me know how it goes.