B&H Photo - USA Warranty vs. Canon USA Warranty

Started Feb 15, 2008 | Discussions thread
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Slave Daddy
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B&H Photo - USA Warranty vs. Canon USA Warranty

Asked a local camera shop if they'd match B&H's Canon 5D/24-105 kit price. The salesperson said that B&H's $2,750 price is more than what they get them for and to be cautious of online stores advertising, "USA warranty" vs. "Canon USA warranty". They're not the same. Is this salesperson correct or full of hot air?

Out of curiosity, I checked out B&H's site for the kind of USA warranties offered. Here's what I found:

Canon 5D - "1-Year U.S.A. Limited Warranty"
Canon 40D - "1-Year Canon U.S.A. Limited Warranty"
Canon 1DMarkIII -"1-Year Canon U.S.A. Limited Warranty"
Canon 1DsMarkIII - "1-Year Canon U.S.A. Limited Warranty"

Nikon D300 - "1-Year Nikon U.S.A. Limited Warranty"
Nikon D3 - "1-Year Nikon U.S.A. Limited Warranty"

Only the Canon 5D does not state, "Canon U.S.A". A simple oversight by B&H? So does the 5D come with a Canon U.S.A. warranty or not?

Has anyone recently sent in a B&H purchased 5D body for servicing and accepted by Canon USA within the 1-year warranty period?

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