Overseas market or scam?

Started Oct 13, 2007 | Discussions thread
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drdee Junior Member • Posts: 36
Overseas market or scam?

I've been considering replacing my XT with a 40D. Lately there have been a few sources advertising the 40D for $649 U.S., which is a very, very good price. So far, each source has provided some very odd information of one sort or another. Each source has asked to be contacted about the order. One asserted the camera was an "overseas version for the Chinese market" and didn't have the magnesium body, and was built of polycarbonate instead (I wondered if this was really the 400D instead).

Another source asked about whether I wanted "2 hour" or "4 hour" batteries. Also interesting since the body only box contents list a battery as included. Since I could buy three of the specified batteries for the 40D for what they were proposing to charge, I let that one go too.

Does Canon actually offer a completely different build in China?

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