It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for — we’re pleased to present the CanonPriceWatch Black Friday Street Price sale. We’ve now lowered our already low street prices on brand new Canon gear (not gray market) from Canon authorized dealers (with a 1-year Canon USA warranty.)
These prices are valid until Friday, November 27th, or sold out — whatever comes first!
There may be secret bonus discounts, so please inquire on items you are interested in!
If you are unfamiliar with our street price program — we help arrange great prices on brand new gear from authorized dealers, at lower prices than they’re allowed to list. Read the FAQ for more details.
The Canon Direct Store restocked their 15%-off refurbished sale.
Check out our refurb stock tracker to see all items in-stock, and most importantly, set notifications so you get e-mailed if the item you want goes in-stock!
The Canon Direct Store has the refurbished EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM for only $179.99. This lens has a regular price of $279, this is a great deal for this very popular lens.
Canon refurbished items come with a Canon USA 1-year warranty, and free shipping. We’re waiting for the Canon Direct Store to restock their very popular refurbished L-lenses before this sale ends next week. Check out our refurbished stock tracker to get e-mailed when items go back in-stock.
The Canon Direct Store is now listing the refurbished EOS 5Ds for $2959.20 and the EOS 5Ds R for $3119.20. This is the first time we’ve seen these cameras available refurbished.
Compare with our street prices of $2949 and $3249.
Canon refurbished items come with a Canon USA 1-year warranty, and free shipping. Check out our refurbished stock tracker to get e-mailed when items go back in-stock.
Another great bundle deal from Adorama: the EOS Rebel T6i with 18-135mm IS STM, PIXMA PRO-100, free Lowepro bag, and photo paper for only $749.00, after a $350 mail-in rebate.
Click here to check out the deal at Adorama. This is an amazing deal as the T6i body-only itself goes for $749, and the T6i+18-135 STM kit usually retails for $949.
Remember that you are only eligible for one printer mail-in rebate during this rebate period (which ends November 28th). Between this stellar T6i deal, the 7D Mark II bundle deal, the 6D bundle deal, or the EOS-1D X bundle deal, we’d be awfully surprised if you make it to November 28th without buying a bundle!
Photography Bay is reporting that Canon USA has sued two of the largest Canon grey market eBay dealers (GetItDigital and BigValueInc), seeking an injunction to prevent them from selling grey market bodies. You can read Photography Bay for the full details and a great analysis of the lawsuit.
We think this is the latest salvo in a war against grey market. We’ll remark that the vast majority of our readers report a very positive experience with purchasing grey market bodies via eBay. Many readers are aware of the risks with grey market: lack of guaranteed Canon USA warranty; a third-party USA power cable provided (to replace a European or Asian cable); but otherwise, a brand-new body that was originally destined for another market.
We think grey market dealers should be more transparent by clearly marking their goods as grey, stating all restrictions up-front, and stopping upsell calls. We do, however, see them as a valuable part of the Canon ecosystem. These dealers put pressure on the authorized USA market and keep prices in-check, so this action by Canon USA is cause for concern. We’ll continue to post deals from reliable grey market dealers via eBay, and continue to clearly spell out all the risks involved with grey whenever we post.
We understand that grey market deals aren’t for everyone. If you’re still uncomfortable, we invite you to check out our street price program with authorized dealers, look at refurbished items from Canon USA, or wait for an advertised deal from a Canon USA authorized dealer.