I agree with you . I was about to buy one but find it strange all of these "brand new in the box never opened cameras" seems fishy to me also . I also checked RefurbDepot.com and they do not have any. I would like to hear the explanation also.
I've been looking to go from 35mm SLR to Digital. I like the SLR concept and am targeting the Canon Digital Rebel XT. I'm not opposed to saving money, though!
I've seen dozens of these cameras on EBay, many advertised as new, some as unopened. I'm curious where these all come from. I'm thinking some may be factory refurbs or gray market because there are so many of them and some people have 2 or more for sale.
Also, does anyone know if there is a Canon online outlet that sells facroty refurbs?