Buying New grey market any worse than buying used?

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Paul Lowe Regular Member • Posts: 174
Buying New grey market any worse than buying used?

I'm seeing some pretty sexy prices on new DSLRs on ebay-

They aren't scams-  judging by the large numbers sold & positive feedback- but I'm fairly sure they are grey market (non usa) models.

So, I get that I will not have a warranty coverage in the US.... however, Im weighing it against buying a gently used DLSR and frankly the prices are nearly identical.

So I guess Im thinking Im not going to have manufacturers warranty with EITHER choice, why not get the new one?

Am i missing some other critical detail? btw- for the sake of giving some detail, Im looking at a Canon 5Dmkiii, but i think the issue is model agnostic.

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