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Buying refurbished Canon 5D from Canon (Opinions)

 
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Jan 08, 2018 13:32 |  #1

I’m considering purchasing a refurbished Canon 5D3 or 5D4.
Has anybody purchased a refurbished Canon Body and what was your experiences?
Would your recommend refurbished?
What body would you recommend of the 2 listed?

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Jan 08, 2018 13:35 |  #2

I bought a 7D and an XSi refurb from Canon. Both like new and no issues. Sold 7D but daughter still using the other one years later.




  
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Jan 08, 2018 13:48 |  #3

I've purchased refurbished 500D, 60D, 70D, 80D, and several lenses directly from Canon. I've never had problems with any refurbished gear.


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Jan 08, 2018 14:05 |  #4

I've bought refurbished .. t4i, 80d , 5d4.. efs 24mm, 10-18, 50 1.4 , 85 1.8 35 1.4.

No problems at all.. it's almost the only way I buy canon

Dirty sensor on the 80d was the worst.. easier to clean than to send back


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Jan 08, 2018 14:07 |  #5

I purchased a refurbished 5D III a few months ago and have had no problems at all. It's like brand new. I've also purchased a few refurbished lenses and they were perfect. I wouldn't hesitate to buy refurbished from Canon.

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Jan 08, 2018 14:11 as a reply to  @ scobols's post |  #6

What everybody else has said. Also, you get a 14 day return period and a full 1 year warranty.



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Jan 08, 2018 19:38 |  #7

My experience, 60D, 80D and a flsh unit. The 60D had about 45 clicks, the 80D I didn't bother to check. I sincerely doubt anyone could tell that anything was not new once out of the plain white box.




  
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Jan 08, 2018 20:53 |  #8

Some people think that "refurbished" means that the gear was used for a while, then returned to Canon, and then Canon overhauls it. . 90% of the time this is simply not the case at all.

90% of the time, gear that is sold as refurbished has never been sold or used. . What happens is that Canon sends, say, 100 cameras to a retailer such as Best Buy, B&H, etc. . If the retailer doesn't sell all 100 cameras within a given time period, by contract they are able to return the unsold gear to Canon. . When this happens, Canon will not sell the gear as new, because it has left their facility and then come back. . Yes, even though the boxes have never been opened and the cameras never taken out of their sealed plastic bags, the cameras are listed as "refurbished" and sold at a big discount.

It cracks me up when someone actually thinks that a refurbished camera, or computer, or whatever, has been sold, opened, used for a while, and then traded in. . It just doesn't work that way.

Ok, some joker will come on here and post that they bought a factory refurb that had obvious signs of wear on it, and try to disprove my statement with their little anecdote. . This happens in very rare instances, the other 10% of the time. . But like I said, 90% of the refurbs are brand new items that were never sold and never used.

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Jan 08, 2018 23:13 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #9

I did read some time ago that people received {bought} refurbished and were posting there shutter count. So it would seem some were used.


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Jan 09, 2018 07:09 |  #10

Sure, and I am one of them. However there are many, many threads discussing Canon refurbs and the overwhelming consensus is that you will likely receive a new or very like new camera for a great price with the same 1 year warranty as from a store. There is no downside here. You have 2 weeks to decide if you want to keep it, or exchange it.


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Jan 09, 2018 07:13 |  #11

k9trainer wrote in post #18536797 (external link)
I did read some time ago that people received {bought} refurbished and were posting there shutter count. So it would seem some were used.

Yes, my 60D had 40+ clicks on it. But sitting in a display counter at Best Buy people do try before buy and hence it racks up clicks. At the other end of things is a neighbor that for years went and bought a nice camera and returned it after a 2-week vacation. Yep, seriously! He quit doing that when the stores started keeping records and doing a restock fee.




  
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Jan 09, 2018 07:22 |  #12

Go for it, with confidence. I’ve purchased multiple items from the Canon refurb pages with no issues. Go for the 5D4 if you can swing it. Personally if I was to buy a 5D3 now I’d buy used because the deals will be better, albeit no warranty.


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Jan 09, 2018 07:53 |  #13

John from PA wrote in post #18536953 (external link)
Yes, my 60D had 40+ clicks on it. But sitting ina display counter at Best Buy people do try before buy and hence it racks up clicks. At the other end of things is a neighbor that for years went and bought a nice camera and returned it after a 2-week vacation. Yep, seriously! He quit doing that when the stores started keeping records and doing a restock fee.

One of the cameras I purchased from the Canon refurb had 19,000 clicks on it. ;) The other 6 or so had under 100.


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Jan 09, 2018 10:22 |  #14

John from PA wrote in post #18536953 (external link)
Yes, my 60D had 40+ clicks on it. But sitting ina display counter at Best Buy people do try before buy and hence it racks up clicks. At the other end of things is a neighbor that for years went and bought a nice camera and returned it after a 2-week vacation. Yep, seriously! He quit doing that when the stores started keeping records and doing a restock fee.

My wife works in retail for a company with a liberal return policy. She has a small number of customers who buy on Friday and return the items on Monday. By now she has a good idea which purchases are just for weekend use. These returned items are sent back to their warehouse as used. Big expense for the company.

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Jan 09, 2018 20:04 |  #15

I just received my $2,209 5D Mk IV, refurbished body from Canon. It does not have a mark on it and it has 21 clicks. I'm pretty happy.


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