Is it safe to buy on Internet not from the major or well known retailers?

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Is it safe to buy on Internet not from the major or well known retailers?
Oct 25, 2012

I have just read in a news section on one of the "rumours" sites, that few major retailers have these new bargain deals on certain DSLRs. I have then checked on internet at a price comparing web-site that the same DSLRs cost in fact a couple of hundred dollars less from a seller on a well-known auction web-site then the deal form the major retailer. And in fact not only from one seller, but from various sellers on the same web-site a customer can supposedly buy these DSLRs cheaper then the deal from the "big" shops. Is it some sort of a trap? Who can one trust? From whom can one buy without risking? Where is the line between - "a good deal" and "too good to be true - a trap"? Is there a gap in quality of the goods? Ie can you get a genuine say 6D, but with a little fault, or refurbished, etc. without knowing? Are there any warranty issues? Is it so called grey market? And what is this grey market? Sorry to be a complete beginner with these things!

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