Is a warranty worth $200? Canon 300D/Digital Rebel

Discussion in 'Canon' started by BenOne©, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. BenOne©

    BenOne© Guest

    Hi all,

    I live is Australia and can save about $200 if I buy a 300D from B&H over the
    'net instead of from a shop here in Oz. That will mean no warranty, so is a
    warranty really worth that much?

    What problems have 300D owners had that has been fixed under warranty and what
    would it have cost had you not had the warranty?
     
    BenOne©, Nov 9, 2004
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  2. BenOne©

    YAG-ART Guest

    In all the dealings I have had with Canon, suggests that they really
    dont care where you bought the camera, the warrenty still applies.
    You should be able to send your camera to Canon in Australia and have
    it fixed if need be. After all you dont have to tell them were you
    bought it. Or you can say you bought it while on vacation in the USA.

    I've never had any Canon SLR or dSLR need warrenty work, but CPS told
    me that Canon doesn't care where you got it from.
     
    YAG-ART, Nov 9, 2004
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  3. BenOne©

    Alan Meyer Guest

    Better contact Canon in Australia before you count on that. Ask
    them.

    I bet they can tell by the serial numbers on the camera where it
    was intended to be sold. There are definitely some companies
    that will not service a camera in the U.S. if it was not sold with
    a U.S. warranty.

    This is not just a matter of being hard nosed with customers.
    They need to do this to satisfy their dealers. The prices of
    equipment charged to authorized dealers may be higher than the
    prices charged to wholesalers or others in other countries. If
    they don't enforce the warranty provisions, they're undercutting
    their own buyers in Australia, or wherever. The people selling
    Canons or whatever in Australia may decide that Canon is
    not serving their best interests, and push Nikon or Minolta
    or some other brand to their customers.

    Alan
     
    Alan Meyer, Nov 10, 2004
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