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Canon 55-250 for $155 Shipped at Calumet

 
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May 18, 2011 13:21 |  #46

I really don't like dealing with Abe's. Feels like one of the shady Brooklyn outfits with the call to try and upsell you, but I guess 10 seconds of "Im not interested, just the lens" was worth the 10 bucks and free shipping.


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May 18, 2011 14:49 |  #47

Adorama and BH Photo are selling it at $199 as well.


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May 18, 2011 14:58 |  #48

It's part of Canon's 3 lens spring rebate. I would expect almost all authorized Canon resellers to be selling it for $199. Abes just happens to have a $10 off coupon, making it $189.


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May 20, 2011 06:05 as a reply to TaDa's post |  #49

Crutchfield selling the 55-250 for $179.99 with coupon code: 3A825
None are in stock but they're supposedly allowing orders at this price.

http://www.crutchfield​.com ...250mm-IS-Lens.html?tp=279external link




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Jun 06, 2011 23:31 |  #50

spotz04 wrote in post #12445409external link
Crutchfield selling the 55-250 for $179.99 with coupon code: 3A825
None are in stock but they're supposedly allowing orders at this price.

http://www.crutchfield​.com ...250mm-IS-Lens.html?tp=279external link

Never bought from them before. I did the purchase and for some reason the coupon didn't take. Crutchfield is hemming and hawing about refunding the coupon amount now. Not a big deal. Still got it for a good price. But I won't use them again if they can't honor their committments.

Also, be aware that this lens does not come with a hood. Canon hoods run about $24. But you can get a petal hood (non Canon) off of ebay for this lens for less than $5 shipped.



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Jun 07, 2011 07:23 |  #51

HoosierJoe wrote in post #12549533external link
Never bought from them before. I did the purchase and for some reason the coupon didn't take. Crutchfield is hemming and hawing about refunding the coupon amount now. Not a big deal. Still got it for a good price. But I won't use them again if they can't honor their committments.

Also, be aware that this lens does not come with a hood. Canon hoods run about $24. But you can get a petal hood (non Canon) off of ebay for this lens for less than $5 shipped.

The front element on this lens rotates, so I would not get a petal hood for this lens, stick with the knock off version of the Canon hood.


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Jun 07, 2011 16:39 |  #52

Crutchfield coupon 3A825 is not working for me.

The offer details specifically exclude DSLRs and lenses. Lucky for those of you who got an extra $20 off of the 55-250.


Tools: 70D, 10-22, Tamron 24-70 VC, 70-300L, 135 f2L

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Jun 07, 2011 20:32 |  #53

jrbdmb wrote in post #12553602external link
Crutchfield coupon 3A825 is not working for me.

The offer details specifically exclude DSLRs and lenses. Lucky for those of you who got an extra $20 off of the 55-250.

It didn't work for me at first either. I had to email their customer service and they gladly applied it.



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Jun 08, 2011 09:47 |  #54

I just picked up this lens locally for the $199 price. I guess I could have saved $10 or so buying online but it was nice to actually see the lens I was buying and to keep my $200 local I guess. I am still learning my camera but so far this lens seems to be a major bargain!


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Jun 08, 2011 10:51 |  #55

meisen wrote in post #12557553external link
I just picked up this lens locally for the $199 price. I guess I could have saved $10 or so buying online but it was nice to actually see the lens I was buying and to keep my $200 local I guess. I am still learning my camera but so far this lens seems to be a major bargain!

It's nice to have that option. The only local place with any selection of DSLRs is Best Buy. :cry:


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