Hot: 5D Mark III (Import / Grey Market) for $1999, GetItDigital via eBay



This is the price drop we’ve all been waiting for: Get It Digital via eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $1999.99. This is the new lowest price that we’ve seen yet on this camera, $150 below the previous low of $2149!

This is likely an import, as Get It Digital via eBay is not an authorized dealer. As a result, a Canon USA warranty is not guaranteed (the store provides a warranty instead). Historically Canon USA has provided warranty service on grey market bodies anyway — but this is at the discretion of Canon USA, and can change at any time.

Although this retailer has been a reliable eBay seller based on eBay feedback and reader feedback, we will caution that they have recently attempted up-sell calls (asking you to upgrade to a USA model). Stay firm and insist that they process your order at the $1999 price, there are no physical differences between import models and USA models, even though they may attempt to convince you otherwise.

UPDATE: As usual, the grey market vs. USA model debate! You can read our FAQ on the topic here.

UPDATE 2: 337 sold during this sale, and still counting. This is now one of the most popular 5D Mark III deals in the past year.



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52 comments on “Hot: 5D Mark III (Import / Grey Market) for $1999, GetItDigital via eBay

  1. fullframe
    February 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm EDT

    Wow! I paid $400 too much for the ebay black friday deal. How low can it go! Such a great camera, so well worth it 🙂

  2. February 17, 2015 at 8:46 pm EDT

    Not into ” Import Grey Market ” junkola ….

    1. fullframe
      February 17, 2015 at 8:59 pm EDT

      Ain’t junk, but if you want go ahead and pay $500 more for USA version just to get what? Oh, a 1 year warranty, that’s all..for $500 bucks. Same exact camera. Seriously, I bought the import model off ebay, and received a USA model. Registered it and good to go. A lot of folks report the same, but if you do get an import, no real loss other than a 1 year warranty that Canon will probably honor anyway. When was the last time someone had to send back a 5DM3 to Canon? Calculated risks…Sometimes you just have to take a chance in life 🙂

    2. February 18, 2015 at 3:24 pm EDT

      It’s the exact same camera as you’ll get from an authorized retailer.

    3. February 18, 2015 at 4:17 pm EDT

      Same warranty, serviceable if necessary in the USA ?

    4. February 18, 2015 at 6:47 pm EDT

      You clearly don’t read.

    5. February 18, 2015 at 7:15 pm EDT

      LOL. .. I have been tied up, intermittently spot checking, looking at some posts. Lighten up Stos… always been a BH PHOTO shopper.

  3. February 17, 2015 at 9:03 pm EDT

    Matthew Ramos

  4. February 17, 2015 at 9:08 pm EDT

    Chamblee Hughson

  5. February 17, 2015 at 9:22 pm EDT

    Grey market

  6. February 17, 2015 at 10:16 pm EDT

    4k canon in April

    1. February 18, 2015 at 9:37 pm EDT

      Doubt it

    2. February 18, 2015 at 9:44 pm EDT

      Already have a 4k Canon. It’s called the C500. If you’re talking about a 4k DSLR than it’s possible, but they’re likely to push it off as long as possible… to avoid hurting market share of their other products.

    3. February 18, 2015 at 11:08 pm EDT

      Yes Shaun , something to compete with the GH4, could explain all these price drops

    4. February 18, 2015 at 11:08 pm EDT

      IMO

  7. February 17, 2015 at 10:16 pm EDT

    Ebay or Amazon??

  8. February 17, 2015 at 10:18 pm EDT

    I bought one from them on Black Friday and I’m loving it. Just as nice as my US model 🙂

    1. February 18, 2015 at 1:49 am EDT

      It is the same camera. Just the warranty is different. I’m glad you like it. It a great camera

  9. February 17, 2015 at 10:22 pm EDT

    Need to save my pennies !!

  10. February 17, 2015 at 10:50 pm EDT

    Lol @ all the people drinking the USDM koolaid. Grey market is fine.

    1. February 18, 2015 at 12:43 am EDT

      Lol mine was grey market. Mine was set up for the UK, and im in the US haha. Its still made from Canon.

    2. February 18, 2015 at 1:29 am EDT

      Exactly. My 7D has been flawless and it’s a grey.

  11. February 17, 2015 at 10:51 pm EDT

    Jess Kuznicki what do you think about this?

  12. February 17, 2015 at 10:52 pm EDT

    Sherri Mager what do you think about this?

  13. Tom Jacobson
    February 17, 2015 at 9:58 pm EDT

    In the last 4 months I’ve bought both a 5DIII and a 6D from GetItDigital. They are good folks. I’ve been buying both USA and gray Canon product since the early 80’s, from many sources, and never had any issues. I also work my gear to death like the tools they are. Cosmetically they still look great but by the time I’m done the curtains and mirrors are shot.

  14. February 17, 2015 at 11:05 pm EDT

    Grey market is not JUNK !!! It it the exact same stuff sent to the U.S. And everywhere else.
    Due diligence before you say something stupid.

  15. February 17, 2015 at 11:21 pm EDT

    Warranty: YES. Import Model with 1 year USA seller Warranty

  16. February 18, 2015 at 12:05 am EDT

    Israel Castillo

  17. February 18, 2015 at 12:19 am EDT

    I need a raise!!!

  18. February 18, 2015 at 12:22 am EDT

    Grey market = same factory as your usa model.

  19. Ken
    February 18, 2015 at 12:06 am EDT

    To buy or not to buy? That is the question.

  20. February 18, 2015 at 1:17 am EDT

    Grant Aroundtuit

  21. February 18, 2015 at 8:59 am EDT

    If you’re wondering about grey market vs. USA model, please read our FAQ on this topic (written for last year’s Black Friday sales, but still relevant today. Also note the $400 price drop since Black Friday.)

    http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2014/11/ebay-black-friday-week-deal-frenzy-starts-tonight/#q1

  22. February 18, 2015 at 9:50 am EDT

    If you’re on a tight budget, grey market items are fantastic– I pulled the trigger on my 5D3 on Black Friday 2012, when eBay had a (then) amazing price on it of $2886 (it was still $3500 retail at the time). However, I will caution everyone to be careful regarding WHICH VENDOR they go through on eBay. Some sites (Such as the place I purchased mine from) have horrible customer service/reputations, while other grey market vendors have top notch ratings across the board.

  23. February 18, 2015 at 10:16 am EDT

    I purchased one in December. Since day one the serial number sticker was coming off because they switched it out. When I connected to shutter count app from desire studios on Mac the serial number was completely different than the one on the sticker. I tested my girlfriends t3i and hers was a match. The camera still worked just fine but was harder to sell.

    1. February 18, 2015 at 5:48 pm EDT

      See, THAT Sucks …..

    2. February 18, 2015 at 5:52 pm EDT

      Yea it does, but it is finally gone and now I have the fuji X-Fujifilm X-T1! Much smaller though, need a battery grip and better lenses.

  24. February 18, 2015 at 9:17 am EDT

    Any thoughts on this kit for $2689? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-Canon-28-135mm-3-Lens-16GB-Camera-Kit-NEW-/140988017961?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20d38a6d29. I was wanting to get the 28-135 lens with this, but not sure why their “kit” with just the lens and body is more expensive than this full kit. I’m assuming the extra stuff is just junk that I wouldn’t use, but still cheaper than the combined kit of body and lens.

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      February 18, 2015 at 9:45 am EDT

      You are much better off buying the body for $1999 and that lens for $250 (if even), then putting the difference towards better quality accessories.

    2. One more thought
      February 18, 2015 at 2:31 pm EDT

      That 28-135 lens is for crop sensor cameras and not full frame. Don’t buy.

      1. Jimbo
        February 18, 2015 at 7:29 pm EDT

        Wrong

    3. February 18, 2015 at 2:34 pm EDT

      I had mistakenly thought this was the 24-105. Yes. I will not be buying this. Thanks for the advice.

      1. CanonPriceWatch
        February 18, 2015 at 3:36 pm EDT

        Yes, the 28-135mm is only worth ~$200-250.

    4. one more thought
      February 18, 2015 at 4:07 pm EDT

      That kit has every cheap accessory imaginable. I really don’t like it when merchants do that. As the CPW admin notes, much better to order the camera body alone. These accessories are just used to pad their profit margins.

      A correction from me: the 28-135 is indeed an EF lens and will work on FF; however, it is an inexpensive lens. I was confusing this with the 18-135 crop sensor lens, which incidentally is generally a higher rated and more expensive lens than the 28-135.

  25. February 18, 2015 at 1:53 pm EDT

    Fro Knows Photo

  26. February 18, 2015 at 3:14 pm EDT

    When is 5d mark 4 coming out? Must be soon…

    1. February 18, 2015 at 5:51 pm EDT

      The 5dS and 5dsr will be coming in June. With that I would imagine the mark 4 would take a while.

  27. February 18, 2015 at 3:26 pm EDT

    Oh yeah too late hahaha

  28. February 18, 2015 at 5:58 pm EDT

    Christopher Santiago

  29. February 18, 2015 at 6:45 pm EDT

    I want this camera

  30. February 18, 2015 at 9:30 pm EDT

    Brandon McCray

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