Hi All. This is my first post here, and maybe I should calm down a bit before telling this tale, naw, I'm going to write it out any way.
I called Canoga, after checking them out on the web for customer satisfaction results, which were all positive, and ordered a Canon 1Ds Mark II body, a 85mm f/1.2, and a 24mm f/1.4 lens.
The sales guy wanted me to order "on the web site", but I told him I was more comfortable dealing with a live person, because I specifically wanted to be assured that they would not send me a re-packaged body or lens that had been demoed or returned for some reason.
He took my order and transfered me to the finance dept. where I gave my CC info to one of the owners, chatted a bit, was told the equipment would was in stock, that she would personally make sure that it was fresh and un-opened, and ship tommorrow.
Several hours later I got a call from a guy who told me that he wanted me to order from the web, so I would see their "terms and conditions", and it was important that I ordered from the web because the order was large and this was my first order with them.
He had not even tried to run the charges on my CC. So, after trying to discuss why he would insist on me re-placing the order that had already been placed on their web site, I canceled the order.
Stranger still, when I checked the web site, NONE the items I wanted were even listed on the web site and I would have to have spoken to someone to place the order anyway.
Do any of you know where I can order this equipment and be assured that it is un-opened?
I feel better now, and hope someone will give me a reliable source for Canon gear.
Thanks and Best Regards