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Canon GL2's On Sale!

Posted: Wed, 29th Nov 2006, 11:58pm

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Now that canon has released its new line of HD Cameras alot of stores are selling the Canon Gl2 for cheap. In some stores about $750.00 USD off! The stores Im talking about are not Scams, so dont worry if you see the GL2 for cheap. But please beware of fraud sites, make sure who you are buying from is a legit site. But back to my main point, If you were ever thinking about getting a GL2 now is the time to buy. Christmas is coming up and the GL2 is by far one of the better 3CCD Cameras out there. I just thought I should spread the word.
Posted: Thu, 30th Nov 2006, 12:03am

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Great find, Dancamfx! If I had more Force, I would've given some to you... sad

But what stores are they? Are they online stores or walk-in stores?
Posted: Thu, 30th Nov 2006, 12:18am

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kingofbladeslv wrote:

Great find, Dancamfx! If I had more Force, I would've given some to you... sad

But what stores are they? Are they online stores or walk-in stores?
Yes, I'm also curious!
Posted: Thu, 30th Nov 2006, 1:05am

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http://www.ccicameracity.com/cngl2.html

Pretty nice. This is the best price I could find.
Posted: Thu, 30th Nov 2006, 1:07am

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jmax wrote:

http://www.ccicameracity.com/cngl2.html

Pretty nice. This is the best price I could find.
I am 90% sure this website is a scam.
Posted: Thu, 30th Nov 2006, 1:16am

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It was recommended by shopcartusa.com, which I'm pretty sure doesn't include scamsites in its search engine. Plus, there's a telephone number so you can call and talk to someone. But I guess con artists can talk as well as type...
Posted: Thu, 30th Nov 2006, 1:25am

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Hope this helps you from making a Mistake.
http://www.resellerratings.com/store/CCI_Camera_City
Posted: Thu, 30th Nov 2006, 2:39am

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Some items carry international warranty,USA warranty may vary in cost. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.some international products may not include english manuals. Pictures are for reference only. Some pictures don’t accurately depict the model.
This was on the contact/return policy part of their site.

They can't even capitalize the correct way.
Posted: Thu, 30th Nov 2006, 3:01am

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Yeah. The little "not responsible for typographical errors" and what not was enough for me wink
Posted: Thu, 30th Nov 2006, 3:03am

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Heh, it doesn't really seem like anyone today can give a good deal... and I mean a damn good deal; Canon GL2, Extra Battery, 1-Year Warranty, Protective Case... you know, "The Works"...
Posted: Thu, 30th Nov 2006, 3:42am

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Guys, Canon is offering an official rebate. As long as it's a new camera, every single store will have the rebate. You just have to commit to sending it in ($250, who wouldn't?). Image hosted at Canon USA's official website and featured on their Canon GL-2 page:



In fact, buy it at a physical store if you really want to. Anywhere will suffice, just keep the date in mind.

@topic creator: edit the topic name to say "Canon GL-2 rebate." I'm surprised I clicked on this thread because it really just sounds like people trying to get a GL-2 for cheap on a scam site.
Posted: Thu, 30th Nov 2006, 5:27am

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The site that was listed http://www.ccicameracity.com/cngl2.html has to be a scam. I would not order it from there. The prices are low, but not that low. As you can see in the previous post, Canon Brought back the $250.00 mail in rebate. When I ordered my gl2 over a year ago the old rebate was about to expire. Im glad they brought it back.

Heres a link to a site that is selling the GL2 for $2,002.00 .To any one who has been thinking about getting a GL2 knows this is a deal. And the best part is that this is without the mail in rebate. After the rebat it is only $1749.00. The price has never been this low on this camera before. It usually sells for $2,500.00.

Heres the link. http://www.bwayphoto.com/product.asp?id=cngl2

This website is trustworthy. I got it out of my "Videomaker Magazine" and they screen all there adds before they print the magazines. I did check it out on www.resellerratings.com and it had mixed reviews. The rating was suprisingly low though.

If you check out nextag you can see all the different prices for this camera. But Please make sure the site is trusted and not a scam.
http://www.nextag.com/canon-gl2/search-html
Posted: Thu, 30th Nov 2006, 11:43am

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I recently sold my XM2 (GL2) with the XLR adaptor, 3 massive batteries and wide angle lens, all in the box etc for £850.

sad
Posted: Thu, 30th Nov 2006, 4:24pm

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Ben3308's heart will be broken...
Posted: Thu, 30th Nov 2006, 4:43pm

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on ebay u can add alittle more and get the 24p dvx100b or even the 100a. Isint that a better deal if u are willing to spean over 1750? I'm buying next week another dvx100b http://cgi.ebay.com/Panasonic-AG-DVX100B-AGDVX100B-CAMCORDER-PRO-KIT-NEW_W0QQitemZ120055914315QQihZ002QQcategoryZ20332QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

they are a realy awesome estore.
Posted: Thu, 30th Nov 2006, 4:50pm

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That DVX deal would be awesome if it weren't a gray market cam they probably won't send anyways...
Posted: Thu, 30th Nov 2006, 8:35pm

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Okay. You guys got me. CCI was a scam. But it made me feel a little better that apparently I wasn't the only one who was overtrusting in shopcartusa.com.
Quote from resellerratings.com:
finally hung up as he continued to ramble on, but in a much changed tone. I've contacted the BBB of NYC (www.newyork.bbb.org) and the Federal Trade Commission. I have also posted my experience on ripoffreport.org and this site. I find their website (royalcamera.com) displaying a 5 star merchant for everyprice.com and shopcartusa.com truly stercoraceous!
Posted: Thu, 30th Nov 2006, 8:57pm

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er-no wrote:

I recently sold my XM2 (GL2) with the XLR adaptor, 3 massive batteries and wide angle lens, all in the box etc for £850.

sad
I own the same stuff, minus one large battery and plus a waterproof Kata bag and car charger; and mine was 2700. No fair!

wink

BTW, er-no, P1 still up for sale?
Posted: Thu, 30th Nov 2006, 9:05pm

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Yeah, I let a deal go there, but I know the guy I sold it too and I'll buy it back oneday smile

Project One - Yarr.. I'm 'remaking' the DVD's in the next week or so, to make them even more beautiful.

wink
Posted: Fri, 1st Dec 2006, 2:56pm

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Last week I called one of the places advertised on shopcart for an XL-2. I pretty much knew the price was unrealistic (around $1000). The guy said, "Sure one Canon XL-2, that's $1059. Would you like a lens with that?" The lens was $1099. LOL I did not stay on the phone long enough to find out what else (shown on the site's photo) did not come with it. I'm sure the list was substantial.
Posted: Fri, 1st Dec 2006, 10:37pm

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The same thing happend when I was shopping over the web for my canon Gl2. I ordered it from this one site and the next day they told me that it didnt come with a lense! I had been using my friends GL2 for some time so I knew that the GL2 Lense was not detachable. Even after I told them this they still said that it didnt come with one. I didnt want to risk it so I canceled my order. I really hate those types of websites!
Posted: Sun, 3rd Dec 2006, 9:21am

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those stores u were saying scames i went too. Believe it or not it is owned by the same owner. I made one of the complaints and even thretened them and got all my money back including an apology. It's all the same owner and there all bs. If its to good to be true, it is. I usualy shop on ebay. I bought my first dvx on ebay then the 100b in B and H. yea it is expensive; but dealing with an authorized dealer gives u piece of mind; also if you are spending over 2000 buy authorized all else ebay is awesome providing u check the feedback and all is good.
Posted: Sun, 3rd Dec 2006, 4:34pm

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I wouldnt say they are all scams. There are plenty of people who will back me up saying B&H Photo is not a scam site. I saw the first advertisement about the GL2 on sale in my Videomaker magazine and all there adds are legit. Plus Im also pretty sure that the $250 rebate isnt a scam either.
Posted: Sun, 3rd Dec 2006, 6:07pm

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No thats what I am saying. I am saying buy from B and H. This way you hve peace of mind.
Posted: Sun, 3rd Dec 2006, 10:56pm

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But B&H Photo was on that list that you said were all scams.
Posted: Sun, 3rd Dec 2006, 11:23pm

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o sorry my mistake.
Posted: Sun, 3rd Dec 2006, 11:49pm

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No problem.
Posted: Fri, 15th Dec 2006, 9:17pm

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Actually....check out NewEgg.com....they are selling the DVX100B brand new for $3199 and Panasonic just annouced a $500 rebate for it....i just bought one for a final price of a little over $2700

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16830180049

oh yeah, newegg hasnt updated the rebate, but here's the official one off of panasonic.com

http://catalog2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SpecialOffersForModel?storeId=11201&catalogId=13051&itemId=94944&surfModel=AG-DVX100B
Posted: Fri, 15th Dec 2006, 9:41pm

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This forum is about the Canon GL2 on sale, not your panasonic. Plus the GL2 is cheaper than that panasonic your talking about. Try to stay on topic next time.

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Posted: Fri, 15th Dec 2006, 10:04pm

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Yes, although it was a bit off topic its only one post. He's trying to give out useful information, theres no need to -1 him. He should get a +1 if anything. People might benefit from what he has said, its better not starting a whole new thread. He just saw that we were talking about high end cameras so he thought he'd help out by posting some useful information. Thanks for the information phoenixd
Posted: Fri, 15th Dec 2006, 11:01pm

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Well he actually was off topic. This thread is about Canon Gl2's for under $2,000. He was talking about a panasonic camera for over $2,500. The purpose of this thread is to let people know, who want a GL2 but cant afford one, that now is to time to buy since they are on sale and a new $250 rebate is out.
Posted: Sat, 6th Jan 2007, 3:24pm

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Similar to that other scam website you all found, what do you think of this:

http://www.century21electronics.com/prodetails.asp?prodid=193001
>Notes
- UPS ground shipping is $50 USD
- All prices are "shown after rebates"

http://www.royalcamera.com/cngl2.html
>Notes
- UPS ground shipping is $49.99
- All prices are "after Manufactured mail-in rebates where applicable."

http://www.bananaboatcamera.com/cngl2.html
>Notes
- UPS ground shipping is $49.99

These sites "apparently" have the camera at just under 800, some under 900 dollars. What is your vote, scam or valid?

Im looking at the websites now to think up my own opinion.
Posted: Sat, 6th Jan 2007, 4:02pm

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I knoiw for a fact there all a scam. I looked everywhere for a dvx100b before. These basterds are all scams.
Posted: Sat, 6th Jan 2007, 6:11pm

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Do you think that with the release of the HD stuff from Canon that the GL2's price will go down? I'm looking to purchase one at the end of June [startin to save for it now].
Posted: Sat, 6th Jan 2007, 9:56pm

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Let's hope so. That is a very nice camera. I got so excited when I first looked it up on google and saw "Oh woah, only $750? This camera is mine".

And then it turns out the site was a scam. A disappointment, but I would rather wait for the price to drop and buy it from a reputable company than to have my money taken away from me.

But in my opinion, I believe the price will go down eventually. They always do, don't they?
Posted: Sun, 7th Jan 2007, 4:01am

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Schafe wrote:

Let's hope so. That is a very nice camera. I got so excited when I first looked it up on google and saw "Oh woah, only $750? This camera is mine".

And then it turns out the site was a scam. A disappointment, but I would rather wait for the price to drop and buy it from a reputable company than to have my money taken away from me.

But in my opinion, I believe the price will go down eventually. They always do, don't they?
Not necessarily. HD may be the future, but it in no way means it is making miniDV obsolete anytime soon. IMO, the HD line of Canon cams (however stellar) aren't really a step up in the GL2/XL2 lines, just another format. For this reason, I wouldn't expect a price-break, at least a significant one, anytime soon.

HD is a tricky thing right now for prosumers, and Canon relies on it's miniDV sales more than anything as far as camcorders go, or at least I'd think so.
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Atom wrote:

HD is a tricky thing right now for prosumers, and Canon relies on it's miniDV sales more than anything as far as camcorders go, or at least I'd think so.
Canon, like others, are scaling down their MiniDV cameras in favour of hard-disk, DVD and high-def cameras (which, for Canon, means HDV).
Posted: Sun, 7th Jan 2007, 4:51am

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I think Canon's HD line is leagues above their current line. It's not justa different format. Purely native widescreen, 60, 30, and 24 shooting modes, higher resolution images, superior colour, 1080i high definition, 2 XLR mic ports, awesome preset system with SD card port to transfer settings, and just generally more options. It's a step up, you can't argue that. I'm definately not saying DV has no point. But just look at the A1 and the H1 compared to Sony and Panasonic's HDV cameras. Then look at the price tag on the A1. It basically destroys the others in every aspect.

http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/Canon-XH-A1-XH-G1-XL-H1-Panasonic-AG-HVX200-Sony-HDR-FX1-Compared.htm

Now check out some footage.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=77151

My God. Canon has really stepped it up. I didn't even consider this camera until I saw the price tag, did some research and learned about it all. I thought, in the next few years, I'd be getting Panasonic. Canon has won me over once again. If your wallet and computer can handle the Canon HD line, go for it. I am (in less than a year.)
Posted: Sun, 7th Jan 2007, 5:16am

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Yeah, HD cameras are becoming more common but the GL2 is one of the top selling professional Mini dv cameras and is by far canons top selling camera. I dont think they are going to make it obsolete, but the prices will drop.
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I realize that HD is definately better than SD, but I dont know..... it's almost like im too nervous to spend the money (alot of it!) to buy one of Canon's new line of HD cameras to find out that I needed an XYZ to run ABC. Im usually more into the DV camcorders anyway, but when I saw the GL2, I already thought it was an HD camera (before I read the description/stats). If anything, I would want to start out with a GL2, and then if I became extremely serious I would upgrade to the HD line of cameras. I mean, for the price you pay for a GL2, it looks as though you're getting alot for your money. I've been searching these boards this past weekend, and many people have highly recommended the GL2 as their camera of choice (feel free to give your favorite as a new post).

So my goal is to simply save the money for the GL2 so when the time comes, I'll be ready to purchase it.
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Ive got a GL1, would it really be worth it to upgrade to a GL2? Or is it a waste of time and money?
Posted: Mon, 8th Jan 2007, 12:56am

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I'd say it depends on the condition of the GL1. If your GL1 is in good condition and working fine, I'd say wait. The image on a GL1 looks great still, even if the GL2 is better. Then when your GL1 begins to break down or it becomes painfully obvious that it's time to upgrade, make the move.

NickD
Posted: Mon, 8th Jan 2007, 5:04am

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The gl2 is the gl1 with some new features. Same quality, I would either keep it or save up for one of the new HD cameras.