What happened to Woot being a place to get great discounts??? This EXACT lens WITH accessories is CHEAPER all over the internet. Places like 42nd Street Photo has it for $649. Even AMAZON has it for $619!!! Apparently, one of the only places that isn’t cheaper than Woot is from Canon’s own store… SMH
Make sure you’re looking at the same lens. I’m seeing $999 on Amazon.
$545.40 at this retailer.
I really considered getting this lens the last time they offered it, but it seems it has a high failure rate for some aperture cable inside, which is a costly fix out of warranty. It also can be found cheaper outside woot.
Well, here is the one from 42nd Street Photo for $649:
Only difference is the one on Amazon is a “white box” vs. the Canon packaging…I don’t think a box is worth $80, is it?
I’m not going to buy camera equipment from a site I don’t know. There are a lot of bait and switch sites. If the price on a piece of equipment is significantly lower than that of B&H Photo, I wouldn’t do it.
In fact, I wouldn’t buy a lens anywhere except there. I would from Amazon.com if they didn’t collect sales tax, but they do.
That’s from a third party vendor. It may be gray market or not have a manufacturer’s warranty. So, yes, it’s worth spending $80 from a place you know will actually ship and and you know you’ll actually have a warranty.
I purchased this and what arrived today is the much cheaper Canon EF24-105mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. NOT HAPPY WOOT!
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What’s even more disturbing is that I was given 2 options to deal with this problem, the first being to accept a $70 refund and keep the lens I never wanted. B&H sells the cheaper lens new for $100 less than I paid. Obviously I took the second option, full refund.