Most of the big dealers/distributors in Pune & Mumbai seem to have been blacklisted by Canon.
- I'm told that since they were selling Canon products at a rate far less than what Canon recommended them to sell at. I heard this at the Canon Image Square recently. I was shown printout of emails from the Canon officials with exact wordings about black listing, no stock sale to these dealers etc. Example of the dealers: Big Camera, Kashish, FotoCenter etc at Mumbai. Camshot, Kirti at Pune.
- I then double checked with one of such (black listed) dealer and he also confirmed the same - that they were black listed since they would sell products at a very less price. However he also added that they're still selling Canon products at the same low price and such black listing is not affecting the way they do business.
The price of a 7D body (with bill & warranty)
- at this dealer = 76.5K
- At Canon Image Square = 85K
This information is about a week old.