Just called Photo Continental in Brisbane about a 7D price. Really good, friendly service by the way.
When I got to the price for extended warranty, they said $248 for 3 years and that it covered accidental damage. Immediately, I remembered what I read about how MACK offers this. I asked if it was MACK warranty and he said it was. I asked if there were any other extended warranty options and he said that unfortunately there was a legislation change that meant that they cannot sell genuine Canon warranty anymore and need to use third-party warranty dealers who then outsource to Canon repair centers, and this change impacts all retailers.
He assured me that they are an authorised australian dealer, but the MACK warranty part worried me. I've read some less than favourable reviews on MACK and so wanted to avoid going with them. If I have to go with MACK I might as well buy grey and use MACK.
Anyone heard any truth to this change? Is it true the extended warranty that other retailers like JB sell you is actually MACK and they just don't use the warranty business' name?